Laurier has a minimum funding policy to support full-time doctoral students to a minimum of $19,000 per year for the first four years of doctoral-level study. Students are expected to apply for any financial awards for which they are eligible. Funding may come from a combination of sources (and can differ from student to student), such as scholarships from WLU, external scholarships and on-campus employment income from teaching or research assistantships.
Financial support for full-time PhD in English students is available from several sources including:
- Assistantships for the fall and winter term are available to all full-time students.
- WLU Graduate Scholarships, awarded on a competitive basis to full-time graduate students who achieve high academic standing. These scholarships are tenable for study at Laurier while enrolled as a full-time student.
- Ontario Graduate Scholarships, subject to provincial funding levels. These are competitive awards for which all students seeking graduate admissions should apply. Awards are based on merit.
- SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships. These scholarships are awarded based on merit, and are subject to federal funding levels. These competitive awards should be considered as a potential source of funding for all students seeking graduate admissions.
Information about graduate awards is available from the WLU Graduate Studies website.