Increase the MEDA scholarship for international students up to $40,000/year

Increase the MEDA scholarship for international students up to $40,000/year

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Nikita Letov started this petition to McGill Faculty of Engineering

Currently most international PhD students of the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University receive the MEDA award in the amount of $32,000 (https://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/students/graduate-students/funding/meda).

However, even the official McGill website states the amount necessary for paying all the fees and living expenses as $38,002 and that is only as of August 2017 (https://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/students/graduate-students/funding/graduate-cost-living-comparison).

Since then, the tuition fee increased from $17,198 up to $18,388.29 and increases every year while the amount of the award stays the same for a decade (https://www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/tuition-charges/fallwinter-term-tuition-and-fees/graduate-fees).

We propose an increase of the MEDA scholarship for international students to at least $40,000/year in order to provide the international students of the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University with decent living conditions.

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