The Department provides its best students in English with global assistance that includes a scholarship as well as a temporary position as research and teaching assistant. The combined compensation can reach $15,000 per year.
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Many scholarships and grants are available. The options and conditions are outlined below. For many scholarships, the Department screens candidates. You will be informed through your address @umontreal.ca if you have been awarded financial assistance.
The great majority of scholarships are listed in one place, but the main ones dedicated to English studies are described below.
In addition, citizens of many foreign countries may be exempted from foreign student tuition fees through programs administered by their embassies.
English Studies section scholarships
Fellowship ScholarshipsPhD level Up to $15,000/year
Hugh Hood ScholarshipMaster’s level Variable amounts
The Department of Literature and Languages of the World presents students with the best admission dossier a scholarship that includes a temporary position as research and/or teaching assistant.
Alma Mater Travel FundMaster’s and PhD level $400
Grant helping graduate students with travelling costs related to conferences, colloquiums and symposiums.
- Grant intended for PhD students who have completed their comprehensive examinations.
- The attended meeting must be relevant to the student's research.
All expenses must be submitted in advance to the program supervisor, along with event documentation and a letter of support from the thesis supervisor.
The Department also works in collaboration with the Direction des relations internationales (DRI) to provide funding for international travels of academic nature. See the DRI program (Volet 4) or the Maison internationale for more details.
Deadline and procedure:
- February 15 for conferences held March-September.
- September 15 for conferences held October-February.
The deadline date is pushed to the following Monday if the 15 is on a weekend.
Faculty of Arts and Science Scholarships
Alma Mater ScholarshipsMaster's and PhD levels $5,000
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.
Mgr Olivier-Maurault ScholarshipMaster's and PhD levels $3,000
Literature and humanities
A fund created in 1955-1956, thanks to a subscription, organized by the University, of friends of Mgr Olivier Maurault, former Rector of the University, and UdeM staff, to set up a fund in the bishop's memory.
The Mgr Olivier-Maurault Scholarship is intended to encourage research work and thesis writing by master's students in the literature and humanities sector of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
- You must be enrolled full-time in a master's-level research program.
- You must have completed at least 2 terms of courses in the master's program at the time of application and plan to start writing your these no later than the fall term.
- You must have a GPA of at least 4.
- You must be enrolled in the master's program in classical studies or in one of the following departments: English Studies, History, Art History and Film Studies, Linguistics and Translation, Comparative Literature, French-Language Literatures, Literature and Modern Languages, or Philosophy.
May 29, 2015
The application (1 original and 4 copies) must include:
- A covering letter in which you describe your achievements relating to your field of scientific study or career development and explain why you believe you deserve the scholarship (maximum 500 words).
In the letter you must state where you are in your master's-level studies (number of terms of coursework and thesis preparation, steps completed) and your planned timetable. You must mention your achievements showing your aptitudes and competencies relating to your proposed research and career aspirations. In addition to experiences related directly to your field of study and research, you may mention significant accomplishments in other fields (sports, arts, community, etc.) and explain how they contribute to making you a better candidate for the scholarship.
- A description of your research proposal or career development proposal (maximum 500 words).
- A letter of recommendation from your thesis supervisor or the professor responsible for your career development proposal, preferably in French (maximum 500 words).
- A letter of reference from the Department Director (maximum 500 words).
- Your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. You must submit originals, with the exception of those for diplomas from the Université de Montréal. The Department will add the transcript for the winter term.
Angers-Poulin Merit ScholarshipMaster's and PhD levels $6,000
Literature and humanities
The Angers-Poulin Merit and Recruitment Scholarship is intended to encourage research into different aspects of European society and culture in the literature and the humanities sector (film studies, history, art history, French-language literatures, philosophy), from Antiquity to the present.
- You must be newly admitted on a full-time basis to a master's-level program at the Université de Montréal, in one of the following departments: History, Art History and Film Studies, French-Language Literatures, or Philosophy.
- You must have a GPA of at least 3.7 out of 4.3 at the undergraduate level, or the equivalent.
- You must have maintained an average above your group average for all courses combined.
- You must intend to conduct research in a field relating to European civilization and society, from Antiquity to the present.
- You may have done your undergraduate studies at a university other than the Université de Montréal.
April 4, 2016
Applications (1 original and 5 copies) must include:
- A letter to the members of the jury in which you explain why you wish to pursue graduate studies in history (500 words maximum).
- A description of your research project (500 words maximum).
- A letter of recommendation from your thesis supervisor at the master's level or from a professor specializing in European or medieval studies who taught you at the undergraduate level.
- Undergraduate transcripts (originals, if not from the Université de Montréal).
Other sources of income
If you are a doctoral student in your 3rd or 4th year, 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 étudiant(e)s salarié(e)s de l'UdeM (SESUM), eligible students must apply for positions posted by the Department (in French).
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 interns, supervise assignments and lead seminars.
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.
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.