Financial assistance

 

There are many scholarships and grants available for students in mathematics, actuarial science and statistics. For those funded totally or in part by the Department, a portion of the assistance is offered on a merit basis. You will be informed of the decision on Departmental assistance when you are recommended for admission. Contact the heads of the Mathematics and Statistics programs for information on the applicable conditions and decisions on assistance.

Although most of these scholarships are reserved for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, there are some competitions intended for international students. If you are an international student, we would encourage you to apply for a scholarship covering differential tuition fees even before you arrive at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as soon as your admission has been confirmed

Many countries also have bilateral agreements with the Canadian government. For more information, see the Bureau des étudiants internationaux website.

Resource people in the Department : undergraduate, graduate.

 

Master's and Doctoral

Integrated funding

The Department guarantees funding for certain master's and doctoral students

Integrated funding

Master16 000 $

Description

Financial assistance of up to $16,000 per year, renewable, for a maximum of two complete years, is available for master students in mathematics or statistics. The renewal of a grant is contingent on continued and satisfactory academic performance. 

Integrated financial assistance is typically provided through funds from the FESP managed by the Department, through the research grants of the student’s supervisor, and through teaching assistantships*.

Only the best qualified candidates will be offered this funding.

 

* Under the collective agreement signed by the University of Montréal and the Union of student employees of the University of Montréal (SÉÉEUM), students selected for financial assistance must apply for teaching assistantships advertised by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Integrated funding

Doctoral20 000 $

Description

Financial assistance of up to $20,000 per year, renewable, for a maximum of three complete years, is available for doctoral students in mathematics or statistics. The renewal of a grant is contingent on continued and satisfactory academic performance. Financial assistance for a fourth year is possible.

Integrated financial assistance is typically provided through funds from the FESP managed by the Department, through the research grants of the student’s supervisor, and through teaching assistantships*.

Only the best qualified candidates will be offered this funding.

 

* Under the collective agreement signed by the University of Montréal and the Union of student employees of the University of Montréal (SÉÉEUM), students selected for financial assistance must apply for teaching assistantships advertised by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

 

Scholarships

All scholarships are listed in one place, but the main ones are described below.

Departmental scholarships

Different amounts

Serge-Tardif

The Serge-Tardif scholarship is awarded every year to a graduate student in Statistics on the basis of academic excellence. The scholarship is made possible by a gift from the family of Professor Serge Tardif, who passed away in September 1998.

Winners

YearName
2016Aurélien Guetsop Nangue
2013Joseph Tagne
2012Folly Adjogou
2011Maciej Augustyniak
 

Serge-Bissonnette

The Serge-Bissonnette scholarship is awarded every year to a graduate student in Mathematics. The scholarship is made possible by a gift from the family of Serge Bissonnette. The eligibility criteria are academic excellence, research potential, leadership and communication skills.

Winners

YearName
2016Frédéric Ouimet
2013Lenka Motlochova
2012Guillaume Poliquin et Michelle Larouche
2011François Charest
 

Morneau-Shepell

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded every year to a Master’s student in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) or Statistics.

The eligibility criteria are academic excellence, and a letter of recommendation.

To be eligible, you must :

  • Receive your bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) during the current year.
  • Be admitted to graduate studies in Mathematics (Actuarial Science) or Statistics.

Winners

YearName
2016

Alexandre Carbonneau

Gabrielle Trudeau

2013Sandra Aziz
 

Morneau-Sobeco

This scholarship has no longer been awarded since 2013.

This scholarship was awarded every year to a Master’s student in Mathematical and Computational Finance. The eligibility criteria were academic excellence and a letter of recommendation.

Winners

YearName
2012Gabriel de la Chevrotière
2011Pierre-Alexandre Ratelle
2010Dominique Chassé
2009Mbaye Ndoye
 

Other scholarships

Amounts variable

Alma mater scholarships

This $5,000 scholarships recognizing exceptional academic performance by new graduate students in the Faculty.

Eligibility criteria

  • The Department recommends its best candidates.
  • There are no forms to be completed and no applications necessary.
 

Georges-Baril scholarships

This $4,000 scholarship was created in 1956, at the initiative of Professor Roger Barré and a committee of professors, and augmented in 2012 by the daughter of the late Georges Baril, Cécile Baril Paradis. Her gift made it possible to increase the value of the existing undergraduate award and create a Master’s-level recruitment scholarship.

The Georges-Baril scholarships are intended to encourage talented young students to undertake Master’s-level studies in science.

Eligibility criteria

  • 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: Physical Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics, or Computer Science and Operational Research.
  • You must have maintained 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 the group average for all courses combined.
  • You may have done your undergraduate studies at a university other than the Université de Montréal.

Application

Your application must include :

  • Undergraduate transcripts (originals, if not from the Université de Montréal).
  • A description of your research project (500 words maximum).
  • A letter to the members of the jury in which you explain why you wish to pursue graduate studies in science (500 words maximum).
  • A letter of recommendation from your thesis supervisor at the master’s level or from a professor who taught you at the undergraduate level.

You must submit 1 original and 4 copies of your application.

 
 

FESP merit scholarships

Every year, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FESP) administers several merit scholarships on behalf of certain foundations, firms and individuals, to provide financial support for graduate students in various disciplines.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be enrolled full-time in a Master’s or PhD program
  • You must have very good marks (≥ 3.7 / 4.3).

For further information, see the page on merit scholarships on the FESP site.

 
 

Winners

YearScholarshipName
2016Georges-BarilLéonard Houde Therrien
2013Georges-BarilLaura Broley
 Excellence FESPPaule-Marjolaine Bodson-Clermont
Florian Duquerroix
 

Other sources of income

If you are a master’s or doctoral 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 the Université de Montréal (SÉÉEUM), eligible students must apply for positions posted by the Department.

Teaching assistant

A teaching assistant (TA) in the Department is usually assigned to give demonstrations and mark homework and exams. The position involves three hours of work with students per week, for 13 weeks, and pays about $1,800 a term. The Department may assign about 140 demonstrations a year.

Research assistant

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

Lecturer

Students who have completed their doctoral coursework, in general, are eligible for part-time lecturer positions. Teaching excellence is the most important criterion. Duties include :

  • preparing and teaching courses according to different pedagogical methods;
  • updating course content;
  • preparing teaching materials according to the pedagogical methods used;
  • evaluating students’ performance.

Working and studying

Students also have access to an employment assistance service. 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.

Undergraduate

Micheline Gaudreault Scholarships

$3,500

Description

The Micheline Gaudreault Scholarships is awarded undergraduate student  studying in Actuarial Science or statistics program, in recognition of their academic excellence.

 

Winners

YearName
2016

Nicolas Cadieux

 

Eligibility criteria

Check with the Department.

Award criteria

Check with the Department.

 

Deadline

Check with the Department.

 

Morneau-Shepell Scholarships

$2,500

Description

The 2 Morneau-Shepell Scholarships are awarded every year to students beginning undergraduate studies in Mathematics (Actuarial Science), in recognition of their academic excellence and social or community involvement.

Winners

YearName
2015

Michael Moyal

Richard Lussier

2013Nicolas Dubeau
Marie Samson
 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must :

  • Have completed 1 term with an average of at least 3.2 (out of 4.3).
  • Be enrolled full-time in your second term and in the ACT1240 course.

Award criteria

Recipients are selected on the basis of the following criteria :

  • Academic excellence (50% of points).
  • Social/community involvement (50% of points).
 

Deadline

Check with the Department.

 

Intact Insurance Corporation Scholarship

$ 2,500

Description

The Intact Insurance Corporation Scholarship, formerly AXA, rewards the academic excellence and social or community involvement of a Bachelor’s in Mathematics (Actuarial Science and Actuarial co-op) student.

Winners

YearName
2016Nicolas Cadieux
2012Hugo Lafortune-Brunet
 

Eligibility criteria

You must have completed 12 to 33 credits in the program.

 

Award criteria

Winners are selected on the basis of the following criteria :

  • Academic excellence (60% of points).
  • Your contribution to the life of the Department and its student association, or your social, community and/or sports involvement (40% of points).

Deadline

Check with the Department.

 

Maurice-L’Abbé Award

$ 1,000

Description

The Maurice-L’Abbé Award is presented every year by the Department to the top student at the halfway point in his or her undergraduate studies.

This award is made possible by gifts from several donors.

Recipients

YearName
2016Frank Ramamonjisoa
2013Antoine Comeau-Lapointe
2012Joanie Martineau
2011Vanessa Bergeron-Laperrière
 

Eligibility criteria

You must have the top marks at the halfway point in your undergraduate studies in Mathematics.

 

Deadline

Check with the Department.

 

Constance-van Eeden Award

$ 1,000

Description

The Constance-van Eeden Award is presented every year to the graduating student with the top marks in the Bachelor’s in Mathematics (Actuarial Science, Financial Mathematics or Statistics) program.

Professor Emeritus Constance van Eeden made an exceptional contribution to the development of Statistics at the Université de Montréal.

This award is made possible by gifts from several donors.

Recipients

YearName
2016Nicolas Grenon-Godbout
2013Mylène Teasdale
2012Vincent Duranceau-Desmarais
2011Jean-François Bégin
 

Eligibility criteria

You must have the top marks among the graduating students in the Bachelor’s in Mathematics (Actuarial Science, Financial Mathematics or Statistics) program.

 

Deadline

Check with the Department.

 

Jean-Maranda Award

$ 1,000

Description

This award is presented every year to the graduating student with the top marks in the Bachelor’s in Mathematics (Pure and Applied Mathematics) program.

This award is made possible by gifts from several donors.

Recipients

YearName
2016François-Simon Fauteux-Chapleau
2013Kevin Gervais
2012Nicolas Simard
2011Jean-François Gagnon
 

Eligibility criteria

You must have the top marks among the graduating students in the Bachelor’s in Mathematics (Pure and Applied Mathematics) program.

 

Deadline

Check with the Department.

 

Interuniversity Exchange Scholarship

$ 1,000

Description

This scholarship is awarded every year to the student with the best interuniversity exchange proposal, to travel in Canada or elsewhere in the world.

Winners

YearName
2013Jean Lagacé
2012Aron Korenblit
2011Gabrielle Simoneau
Audrey-Anne Vallée
 

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a Bachelor’s in Mathematics student.
  • You must have excellent marks.
 

Deadline

Check with the Department.

 

Faculty of Arts and Science scholarships

Awards from other organizations

You will find the attestation forms for scholarships in the Resources and forms section.