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Funding and awards

Funding from the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo and the Faculty of Arts are proud to offer nationally competitive funding packages to the majority of incoming graduate students. Most funding packages are a combination of graduate research and/or teaching assistantships, and scholarships. An assistantship is essentially a part-time job of 10 hours per week for one or more academic terms, offing students pay and excellent academic work experience. A scholarship is disbursed over the year.

In addition to the scholarships open to all graduate students in the Faculty of Arts, students in the Public Issues Anthropology master's program are eligible for the following specific awards:

Entrance Award:

The Iris Yuzdepski Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship (up to $5000)

Awards available for students part-way through the program:

The Sally Weaver Tuition Award

The Iris Yuzdepski Memorial Graduate Award (application form)

How to apply for Waterloo funding

You do not need to apply separately for Waterloo graduate entrance funding. Each graduate applicant is automatically considered for Waterloo funding and the offer of a funding package is made at the same time as the offer of admission into the program.

Funding from External Sources

We encourage applicants to apply for external funding. Domestic students may be eligible for the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and the Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's (CGS-M). Information about these programs and about how to apply can be found on the Graduate Studies web pages. Please note that these awards have separate application procedures with fall deadlines.