Carleton University Graduate Scholarships

Carleton University offers huge financial aid to its graduate students.

Graduate Scholarship Programs in Carleton University:

1. Domestic Entrance Scholarships

A one-year domestic entrance admission scholarship may be given to newly admitted domestic graduate students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants). To be considered for a domestic entrance scholarship, applicants need an admission GPA of 10.5 or higher and must register full-time at Carleton for the duration of the scholarship.


  • New Master’s Students: $2,000
  • New PhD Students: $3,000

2. Research Assistantship

Research Assistantships are hired by faculty members (normally your supervisor) to assist with a research project that will be directly related to your own research. Research Assistantships are paid for with funds from the faculty member’s external contracts or research grants. The employment consists of on-campus work where you may be asked to help with the research being conducted, such as scholarly review of journals, conducting experiments, recording data, conducting interviews, etc.

Value: Varies depending on the Researcher

Requirements: a minimum GPA of 10.0 or higher

3. Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are based on your academic grades of your previous degree and are available for top-quality students. Recommendations for these scholarships are made by your department during the application per year.

Value: $1,000 – $12,000 per year

4. Donor-Funded Awards

These awards are financial awards administered by Carleton and are awarded based on academic merit, financial need and/or specific research areas. You will need to contact the department offering the endowed award for more information.

Value: maximum of $20,000

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