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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 24, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Minimum Guaranteed Funding

Laurier provides an annual minimum level of support for eligible doctoral students for 3 or 4 years of full-time study. Such support is made up of teaching assistantships, internal and/or external scholarship awards, studentships and research assistantships, where available. The minimum guarantee is $19,000 per eligible year of full-time study.

Across all doctoral programs, the average level of annual funding for eligible doctoral students at Laurier exceeds $20,000. To be eligible for the minimum guaranteed funding, doctoral students must be registered full-time. Incoming students must meet the minimum academic requirement for the program to which admission is sought (this varies by program). Normally, continuing students must demonstrate satisfactory progress in their doctoral program, as indicated in the annual progress report, in order to maintain their funding eligibility.

During their first year of doctoral level study at Laurier, doctoral students must apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) if eligible. In the second and subsequent years of doctoral level study, doctoral students must also apply for the Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR) awards for which they are eligible. Application to the major external scholarship competitions is a requirement for renewal of internal financial support.