Financial support

There are many scholarships and grants available for students. The options and conditions are outlined below. For many of the scholarships, the Department screens candidates. You will be informed through your @umontreal.ca address if you have been awarded financial assistance.

Contacts:
Isabelle Guillemain
Gyslain Giguère

Scholarships

Graduate

The Department of Psychology offers the following scholarships, but graduate students are also eligible for many others.

Departmental scholarships

Departmental scholarships

Master's and PhD levels Different amounts

Description

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Scholarships offered every year by the Department of Psychology to students enrolled in graduate programs.

The Department offers these scholarships to help students in master's and PhD programs pay their tuition. The amounts vary depending on the number of candidates eligible and the status of each of the students selected (full-time or writing a thesis).

Eligibility criteria

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  • Need financial support.
  • Meet all the requirements of the study program.
  • Not have exceeded the number of terms stipulated to complete the program.

Application deadline

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To be determined.

Jean-Marc Chevrier Scholarship

PhD $5,000

Description

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A merit scholarship for a student enrolled in a research program in the Department. It is awarded annually in memory of Jean-Marc Chevrier, founder of the Institut de recherches psychologiques and a doctor of psychology from the Université de Montréal.

Eligibility criteria

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  • Enrolled as a regular student.
  • In the PhD Research or PhD Research/Intervention program.
  • Research project accepted.
  • Passed the general doctoral examination.
  • A GPA of higher than 3.8/4.3.
  • Not have received the Jean-Marc-Chevrier Scholarship before.

Application deadline

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To be determined.

Louise Bordeleau Scholarship

PhD $5,000

Description

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The Louise-Bordeleau Merit Scholarship is intended to reward a student who contributes to the development of research into the psychodynamic or psychoanalytical approach in clinical psychology.

Eligibility criteria

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  • Enrolled full-time in the PhD R/I program (clinical psychology option) and starting his or her 3rd, 4th or 5th year, or in the DPsy program (clinical psychology option) and starting his or her 2nd, 3rd or 4th year
  • Research project or essay already accepted
  • Passed the general doctoral examination
  • The thesis proposal or essay must contribute to the advancement of research in clinical psychology through activities and accomplishments directly related to the psychodynamic or psychoanalytical approach
  • Not have received the Louise-Bordeleau Scholarship before

Application deadline

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To be determined.

Faculty of Arts and Science Scholarships

Alma Mater Scholarships

Master's and PhD levels $5,000

Description

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A $5,000 scholarship for students with exceptional academic records and who accept an offer of admission to a Université de Montréal Faculty of Arts and Science graduate program.

Students do not need to apply. The departments and schools select candidates to be submitted for approval to the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Édouard Montpetit−Standard Life Scholarship

Master's and PhD levels $5,000 / $10,000

Sector

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Social sciences and psychology

Description

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This fund was created in 2003 by the Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada as a tribute to Édouard Montpetit, a lawyer and economist who held a variety of positions at the Université de Montréal, including Secretary General and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Édouard-Montpetit-Standard Life Scholarship is a merit scholarship intended to salute the academic achievements of master's or PhD students in the social sciences and psychology sector of the Université de Montréal Faculty of Arts and Science.

Eligibility criteria

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Master's level

  • Enrolled full-time in the master's program in fall 2014.
  • At least 2 terms in the program completed at the time of application, following the specified path.
  • A GPA of at least 3.8.
  • Enrolled in one of the following units: Anthropology, Library and Information Sciences, Communication, Criminology, Demographics, Psychoeducation Psychology, Psychology, Industrial Relations, Political Science, Economics, Social Work, Sociology or the MA in International Studies.

PhD level

  • Enrolled full-time in the PhD program in fall 2014.
  • At least 2 and at most 9 terms completed in a PhD program at the time of application, following the specified path.
  • A GPA of at least 3.8.
  • Enrolled in one of the following units: Anthropology, Library and Information Sciences, Communication, Criminology, Demographics, Psychoeducation, Psychology, Industrial Relations, Political Science, Economics, Social Work, Sociology or the PhD in Applied Humanities.

Application deadline

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To be determined.

Other sources of income

If you are a master's or PhD student, you may finance your studies by taking on a position as a teaching or research assistant or a lecturer.

Under the collective agreement between the Université de Montréal and the Syndicat des étudiants et étudiantes employé(e)s de l'Université de Montréal (SÉÉEUM), eligible students must apply for positions posted by the Department (in French).


Teaching assistant

A teaching assistant (TA) is a Université de Montréal student, full time at the undergraduate level or generally full time at the graduate level, who assists a professor or lecturer in supporting and supervising students.

TAs invigilate exams, correct assignments and exams, provide help with documentation, monitor students, perform demonstrations, assist or supervise training periods, supervise assignments and lead seminars.


Research assistant

A research assistant is a Université de Montréal student, full time at the undergraduate level or generally full time at the graduate level, hired to assist professors, researchers and units with research work.


Lecturer

A lecturer is a person hired part-time by the University to deliver class lectures. Duties include preparing and teaching courses according to different pedagogical methods and formulas, updating course content, preparing teaching materials according to the pedagogical methods and formulas used, evaluating students' performance, including, if applicable, revising student evaluations and preparing and correcting deferred examinations, and availability or supervision relating to course preparation and delivery.


Working and studying

Students also have access to an employment assistance service (in French). Find out more about specialized job offers in your field of study, potential employers and the tools you need to search for a job that meets your needs.