Carleton offers a variety of funding opportunities to our students. As a new or current graduate student, there are a number of internal, external and special awards that you can apply for. Please check the relevant application deadlines for the awards that you are interested in. Specific details are available below.

To read about graduate students who have received prestigious awards, please click on our Awards of Distinction page.

Admissions Funding

When you submit an application to a program, administrators will automatically consider you for a possible admissions funding offer at the same time — a separate application is generally not required. If you are eligible for this funding, you will be notified on your Offer of Admission and Funding. For more information, visit our funding options on our Admissions website.

Government Assistance

If you are a student coming from Ontario, you may be eligible for loans or bursaries through the Ontario Student Assistance Program. If you are currently living outside of Ontario, you may be eligible for loans and bursaries through your home province or territory. “Home” province or territory is usually defined as the province in which your parents currently reside, or, if you are an independent applicant, the province in which you have most recently lived and worked for 12 consecutive months (excluding residence for full-time attendance at a post-secondary institution). For more information on each province or territory’s loans and bursaries, visit the Awards Office website.

Costs & Fees

Estimating the cost of a year at Carleton will vary depending on your program of study and lifestyle preferences. You can see an estimated breakdown of costs and fees on our Admissions website.

Alternatively, you can use the Fee Estimator tool to determine your estimated tuition fees based on your program of interest.