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Funding and awards

Waterloo Engineering offers competitive funding for our graduate students. Financial support is available from many sources, including: graduate research studentships from supervisors’ grants, teaching assistantships, internal awards, federal and provincial government scholarships, institutional scholarships, bursaries, and loans provided by the government of Ontario.

On average, in 2017/18 Faculty of Engineering students received the following funding:

  • Master of Applied Science (MASc) $28,000+
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $37,000

100 new awards and fellowships

In spring 2018, we began offering additional fellowships for Canadian and Permanent Resident students entering Engineering Research Programs.  The funding initiative includes PhD Fellowships valued at up to $160,000 over 4 years and MASc Fellowships valued at up to $50,000 over 2 years.

There is also a Dean's Entrance award for all top students!

Students with a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) award will get a President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) top-up of $10,000+ each year.