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Funding and Awards

Minimum funding for graduate students

All full-time students in the MASc and PhD programs are guaranteed a minimum level of funding while they are within their program time limits and in good academic standing. All funding is contingent on satisfactory academic progress throughout the duration of a student's program. 

Departments may choose to offer a higher minimum to all students and individual supervisors may choose to support students above the minimum requirements.  

Minimum levels of funding are inclusive of vacation pay and benefits.

Plan Duration Amount (per year)
MASc 6 terms (2 years) $17,500
PhD-2 (from a complete Master's) 12 terms (4 years) $23,043
PhD-3 (from a Bachelor's) 15 terms (5 years) $23,043

Awards and scholarship resources

The following are a couple sites which may be useful in researching the awards available to students at the University of Waterloo:

Please contact a Departmental Scholarship Coordinator for more detailed information.

Awards administered by the Engineering Graduate Studies Office