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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 25, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Graduate Student Funding



Although Wilfrid Laurier University provides competitive guaranteed funding to students enrolled in full-time graduate studies, it is important to be well-informed regarding the cost of graduate studies before making your decision to apply for a graduate degree program.

Research-intensive master's programs

Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis†in research-based masterís programs are guaranteed financial support averaging approximately $13,000 for each eligible year of study.

Such support is made up of teaching assistantships and internal and/or external scholarship awards. Some research assistantship support is also available; students are encouraged to contact their academic program for more information.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) in the research master's programs are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Professional Master's programs

Full-time students in the professional masterís programs (MBA, MFin, MMT, MSW) are automatically considered for internal scholarships upon admission and are encouraged to apply for external awards; research assistantships may also be available and students are encouraged to contact their academic program for more information.

Doctoral programs

Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis in†doctoral programs are guaranteed a minimum of $19,000 per year for up to four years. The average level of annual funding for eligible doctoral students at Laurier exceeds $20,000. Such support is made up of teaching assistantships, internal and/or external scholarship awards and research assistantships, where available. Students must meet the scholarship eligibility requirement of the university.

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