Financial Support

Graduate Diploma in IPA

Bursaries may be available for Diploma students. For an estimate of tuition fees, please use the fee estimate calculator.

Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) with concentration in IPA

Top-ranked MPPA applicants for full-time study, who are Canadian citizens or permanent-residents, are eligible to receive substantial financial assistance from Carleton in the form of scholarships and teaching assistantships.

Students are considered for funding and financial support when they are admitted into the program. A separate application is not required. In order to be considered for funding, you must submit a completed application (including all required documents) before February 1.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit students applying to the IPA programs are encouraged to self-identify on the online application and/or in their Statement of Intent as specific funding may be available to you.

Current and prospective MPPA students are encouraged to apply for SSHRC scholarships and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), which are awarded annually to outstanding students by the federal and provincial governments.

Please note that for international students, financial assistance from Carleton University (including teaching and research assistantships) is limited and is only available to a few outstanding applicants.

For more information on awards and funding, visit the Graduate Admissions website. 

Financial Awards

The School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA), the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Post-Doctoral Affairs (FGPA), and the Indigenous Policy and Administration (IPA) Program, have partnered with Indspire to offer an award for Indigenous students enrolled in the IPA Graduate Diploma. The maximum amount of the award is $8,000 and will be distributed annually in the summer term.

If you are an Indigenous student enrolled in the IPA Graduate Diploma, please consult Indspire for further information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply for the award.