Rio Tinto Scholarships

Scholarships for students whose research topic touches on one of Rio Tinto’s fields of activities:

  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Electrolysis
  • The metallurgy of aluminium
  • The environment
  • Analytical techniques
  • Modeling and control.

Amount and duration

  • Master’s or doctorate: $18,000 per year.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be accepted or enrolled full-time in the 1st year of a master's (with thesis or 15-credit project) or in the 1st or 2nd year of a doctorate program;
  • Never have received an award in this competition.

Selection criteria

  • An internal selection process will determine which candidates will be recommended to the Rio Tinto selection committee;
  • After evaluation of the candidates by the Rio Tinto committee, each of the participating universities (including ÉTS) could benefit from a scholarship.

Documents required

The application dossier, including all the required documents, must be submitted to the office of Ninon Leduc at the Dean of Studies Office (A-1700) before the deadline. It must include the following elements:

  • Attestation of registration or acceptance from where the candidate is in graduate studies;
  • Description of the research project which gives the name of the thesis supervisor, accompanied by a schedule (maximum of four pages, double-spaced);
  • Official transcripts for all university studies;
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or researchers, including the thesis supervisor (if applicable), who followed the student’s progress in the course of his university studies;
  • Up-to-date CV.
Study program Master's Degree with Project
Master's Degree with Thesis
Legal status Canadian citizen
Permanent resident
International students


For more information

Write to Ninon Leduc, Dean of Studies Office.