University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships in Canada

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The University of Manitoba and the Faculty of Graduate Studies offer more than 2 million dollars in the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) every year to full-time graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.). This offer is designed to recognize academic excellence and is offered to students who have displayed exceptional intellectual ability and academic accomplishment.


The University of Manitoba is a public research university in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was founded in 1877 and is the oldest post-secondary institution in Western Canada. The University of Manitoba offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs across a wide range of disciplines. The University of Manitoba is one of only two universities in Canada designated by the Government of Canada as ‘Research Universities’ (the other being the University of Waterloo).

The University of Manitoba consistently ranks among the top Canadian universities for academic reputation, according to the U.S.-based magazine Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which ranks universities based on their performance across eight subject areas: medicine (No. 1), engineering (No. 6), agriculture and veterinary medicine (No. 15), arts & humanities (No. 55), business & economics (No. 53), social sciences & management studies (No. 91), computing & information sciences (No. 108), life sciences & biotechnology (No. 109) and law (No. 114).

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The university’s research focuses on health sciences, including medicine and dentistry; education; economics; business administration; communication studies; engineering and computer science; geography; humanities and social sciences; law; nursing and health studies.

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The University of Manitoba has been named as one of five Canadian universities to be awarded “Tier 1” status by Maclean’s magazine, which means it will continue to attract top scholars from across North America who want to study there for their graduate degrees or pursue post-doctoral studies abroad.

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Brief Description of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

Scholarship Location: Canada

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Scholarship Host: University of Manitoba, Canada

Course/Level of Study: Any graduate degree programs offered by the University (except those in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration – MBA).

Eligible Country: All students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible to apply.


Worth of Scholarship: UMGF master’s awards are valued at $14,000 annually for 12 or 24 months, for up to $28,000.

UMGF doctoral awards are valued at $18,000 annually for 12, 24, 36, or 48 months, for up to $72,000.

Eligible Criteria for the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

To be eligible for the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships, students are required to adhere to the following:

  • Students must have a minimum admission GPA of 3.0 to be considered for the award. Please contact your Department, as they may have a higher GPA requirement.
  • Students must have been admitted as full-time students without provision or have cleared provisional admission as a Master’s or Ph.D. student in a graduate program at the University of Manitoba.
  • The UMGF is tenable in the department or unit in which it was offered at the University of Manitoba.

Note that the maximum UMGF support for any graduate student is five years (60 months). This means that a student who has received a UMGF for two years in their master’s program will only be eligible for three years of UMGF funding at the doctoral level.

Please refer to the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) Award Holder’s Guide for additional details.

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Method of Application

Please consult your department or unit for the UMGF application process and deadline. Once the department/unit determines its selection, students are recommended to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. FGS will notify the award recipients with an official letter via email. Note that the Deadline varies per faculty.

For more information and how to apply, visit the official scholarship website below.

Official Scholarship Websites

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