Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (CGSM)


The CGS M Program provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible Masters or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields. The CGS M Program supports 3,000 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the university level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the university at which they propose to hold their award via the Research Portal.

Value and Duration

  • $17,500 for one year



  • December 1, 2020

How to Apply

To submit an application, please follow the online application instructions provided by CGS-Master's program.

In addition, students submitting a CGS-Master's application through York University are required to submit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship & Tri-Council Scholarship Information Form by December 1, 2020.


Transcripts with your complete academic record (undergraduate and graduate studies, completed and ongoing) are required. Accordingly, applicants are responsible for collecting, uploading, and confirming legibility of previous and current (including Fall 2020 even if no grades are available) post-secondary transcripts and upload them directly on to the application portal.

Due to the pandemic, the Tri-Council has indicated for the Fall 2020 scholarship competition, they will accept unofficial transcripts if official transcripts cannot be obtained. For details, please visit this joint news release from the Tri-Council.

To access your York University unofficial transcript, please visit the Transcript Request for Scholarship Applications page and request for your unofficial transcript to be emailed to you.


Live Question and Answer Session hosted by NSERC (no sign up required):

Applicants are encouraged to view the Scholarships and Fellowships Program Application Video Tutorials, produced by the Tri-agency, which provides detailed information on the following topics:

FGS encourages all graduate students applying for external scholarships to consult the following guides:


  • 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