Michael Smith CGS Foreign Study Supplements (CGSFSS)


The CGS-MSFSS Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at recognized universities abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGSMSFSS recipients contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian universities and affiliated research institutions and universities, or other research institutions outside of Canada.

Value and Duration

  • Up to $6,000



*NOTE: Applications are accepted twice a year as below. In 2017-2018, additional MSFSS applications are accepted in the third cycle of the competition. Please see the deadline below:

FGS internal

  • Student deadline: Monday January 22, 2018 by 3:30 pm.
  • External deadline: February 1, 2018

Deadlines for June and October competitions

  • Student deadlines: June 1 by 3:30 pm and September 28 by 3:30 pm.
  • External deaclines: June 10 and October 10.

How to Apply

Please submit your application package to Scholarships and Awards Coordinator, Richolette Freckleton in FGS by the internal deadline. Reference letters should be submitted to her at fgssac@yorku.ca. For further information about the applicatoin process, please visit the program websites below:


  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 44168
  • Scholarship Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 33954 

      • Technical eligibility support;
      • Collects information at the application stage.