The minimum funding provided for full-time research students is $12,000 + tuition per annum for MESc students in the first two years of their program and $12,000 + tuition per annum for PhD students in the first four years of their program (five years for students undertaking the Ph.D. as a first graduate degree). Each student will receive a letter of offer from the Chief Advisor agreeing to supervise the research project and provide financial support prior to commencing studies. This letter states the total annual funding to be provided by Western University to the particular student. Continued funding beyond the two or four year periods is conditional on satisfactory performance in research and the availability of funds. There is no guarantee of funding beyond the period stated in the letter of offer. Funding is not provided for Masters in Engineering (MEng) students.
|Funding Source||Amount for Domestic Student||Amount for International Student|
|Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS)||$1,837.00||$2,833.00|
|Western Graduate Research Assistance (WGRA)||Balance of tuition after WGRS||Balance of tuition after WGRS|
|Graduate Research Assistantship and/or Graduate Teaching Assistantship||$4,000*||$4,000*|
*Graduate Teaching Assistantship is subject to federal income tax deductions.