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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
July 3, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Graduate Student Funding



Competitive guaranteed funding is given to eligible students enrolled in full-time graduate studies.

RESEARCH-INTENSIVE MASTER'S PROGRAMS

Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis in research-based masterís programs are provided an average of $14,500 of financial support each eligible year of study (some programs have a higher minimum; consult the program page for details). 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.

PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S PROGRAMS

Full-time students in our 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 4 years. The average level of annual funding for eligible doctoral students at Laurier exceeds $25,000.†

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.

TOP-UP FUNDING FOR MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

Winners of major external awards may be eligible for top-up funding* which includes the Deanís Graduate Scholarship (total value exceeds $10,000).

Awards eligible for this top-up funding are:

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
  • Canadian Graduate Scholarship - Masterís
  • Tri-Council Ė Doctoral (excluding Vanier)

*For students within their normal funding period and in research-intensive programs only. Students enrolled in professional programs (MBA, MSW, MFin or MMT) are eligible for a $1,000 top-up scholarship.

**Students who hold funding at $50,000 or more per year to pursue their graduate studies are ineligible for FGPS funding.