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turburka

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Hi all, 

I was fortunate to receive both the NSERC PGD3 and FRQNT B1 (I am in the US) scolarships. 

It seems that while NSERC does not care, FRQNT does not allow to have both although they have some exceptions which are not totally clear to me.

I was wondering if anyone has been in this situation and can offer any advice?

Thanks

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Hey there, congrats! I was in the same boat (NSERC and FRQNT doctoral funding) and the rule is that, if you receive both, you must accept the federal funding instead of provincial. You cannot hold both. The extra detail is that if FRQNT offers you funding for a longer period than NSERC (say, 4 years when NSERC a offers 3) then you can receive NSERC for its full duration and then FRQNT for the extra period. They don’t stack, though. Hope that helps!

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3 hours ago, jakeopolis said:

Hey there, congrats! I was in the same boat (NSERC and FRQNT doctoral funding) and the rule is that, if you receive both, you must accept the federal funding instead of provincial. You cannot hold both. The extra detail is that if FRQNT offers you funding for a longer period than NSERC (say, 4 years when NSERC a offers 3) then you can receive NSERC for its full duration and then FRQNT for the extra period. They don’t stack, though. Hope that helps!

 

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Hey there, congrats! I was in the same boat (NSERC and FRQNT doctoral funding) and the rule is that, if you receive both, you must accept the federal funding instead of provincial. You cannot hold both. The extra detail is that if FRQNT offers you funding for a longer period than NSERC (say, 4 years when NSERC a offers 3) then you can receive NSERC for its full duration and then FRQNT for the extra period. They don’t stack, though. Hope that helps!

Thanks jakeopolis!

I am guessing you are in Quebec, but maybe you (or someone else) can answer this: it seems that there is an exception in which case cumulation of the two scholarships is allowed and that is for students outside of Quebec whose tuition fees are greater than the FRQNT scholarship (Sec 3.5.6 in guide). It is not clear for me however, because it says after that "The tuition fees must not be reimbursed by any other organization". Does any organization includes the advisor/graduate school? My tuition fees are covered by my advisor/school.

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On 7/13/2018 at 10:06 AM, turburka said:

Thanks jakeopolis!

I am guessing you are in Quebec, but maybe you (or someone else) can answer this: it seems that there is an exception in which case cumulation of the two scholarships is allowed and that is for students outside of Quebec whose tuition fees are greater than the FRQNT scholarship (Sec 3.5.6 in guide). It is not clear for me however, because it says after that "The tuition fees must not be reimbursed by any other organization". Does any organization includes the advisor/graduate school? My tuition fees are covered by my advisor/school.

Hi turburka! 

I am currently in the same situation. I did some research online and I noticed that some people did in fact receive both for phd studies in the US, assuming that most phd positions include a tuition waiver. Were you able to get both? Thanks. 

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