The College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Pandemic Need-Based Bursary will start accepting applications on January 5, 2022.

In early 2021, the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) announced the COVID-19 Tuition Bursary to assist students who had been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With funds set aside in 2021, the college continues to support students who are facing financial difficulties as a consequence of the pandemic. 

  • The maximum value that a student can receive is $2,500
  • The bursary is non-renewable


  • There is no specific application deadline.
  • The first review of applications will be on January 15, 2022.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The need-based bursaries will be allocated until the assigned funding available has been exhausted.


  • All graduate students who are not fully funded and with financial needs as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply.

Fully funded is defined as more than $15,000/year. Tri-Agency award recipients or students being paid from multiple sources (including university employment income) whose total income exceeds $15,000 are not eligible to apply.

Application Process


This financial support is administered through the Graduate Award’s Office. If you have any questions, please e-mail (in the subject line please reference CGPS Pandemic Need-Based Bursary).