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Financial support

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 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 Scholarships
PhD level
Up to $15,000/year
Description :

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.

Eligibility criteria :


Information :


Hugh Hood Scholarship
Master’s level
Variable amounts
Description :

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 Fund
Master’s and PhD level
Description :

Grant helping graduate students with travelling costs related to conferences, colloquiums and symposiums.

Eligibility criteria :
  • 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.

Complete procedure and Alma Mater Travel Fund application form.

Faculty of Arts and Science Scholarships

Alma Mater Scholarships
Master's and PhD levels
Description :

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 Scholarship
Master's level
Sector :

Literature and humanities

Description :

A fund created in 1955-1956, thanks to a subscription, organized by the University, 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.

Angers-Poulin Merit Scholarship
Master's and PhD levels
Sector :

Literature and humanities

Description :

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.

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).

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 interns, 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.


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.