Funding and tuition

Guaranteed funding

The Department of Chemistry provides a guaranteed minimum amount of financial support each year to all of our graduate students within their program time limits. Funding is offered through various sources, such as Graduate Research Studentships (GRS), Teaching Assistantships (TA), and awards.

Student status MSc Program PhD Program
Domestic student $28,140 $28,380
International student $28,140 $28,380 (IDSA if eligible)

UW Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Domestic (Canadian or Permanent Resident) students entering with an overall average of 80 percent or above will be eligible for a UW Graduate Entrance Scholarship.

  • MSc students: $1,500
  • PhD students: $3,000

Study and living costs

The costs associated with study and living can be subject to change on an annual basis by the University of Waterloo. Tuition and fees are based on a four-month term.

The graduate fee schedule is available from the University of Waterloo Student Finance Office.

The Graduate Studies Office has compiled estimates of living costs to assist students in budgeting for graduate studies. Individual costs will vary, but we recommend prospective students review this information when planning their future studies.

All of our financial support packages are contingent upon students maintaining continuous full-time registration in the program, meeting academic requirements in a timely manner, and fulfilling teaching and/or research assistantship duties satisfactorily.