Funding for International Research Master's Students

Guaranteed funding

Incoming international research master's students in the Faculty of Environment are guaranteed a funding offer of $22,500 over the course of their program. This applies to full-time incoming students in good academic standing. Many students receive more than the minimum funding.

Funding questions

Questions regarding funding can be directed to:

Cynthiya Subramaniam
Administrator, Graduate Studies
519-888-4567 x42784

2024 Funding packages for exceptional research masters students

Highly qualified international students within a research masters program may be selected for an International Master’s Award of Excellence (IMAE). No application is required, candidates are automatically assessed upon applying to a program. More information on the IMAE can be can be found here. 

Eligibility: Open to international students (those studying in Canada on a study permit). Must be enrolled in a research masters program full-time (Geography [thesis option], Sustainability Management, Planning [thesis option], Social and Ecological Sustainability [thesis option]). More selection criteria for the IMAE can be can be found here. 

Waterloo awards and scholarships

The University of Waterloo has over 100 awards and funding opportunities for students in the Faculty of Environment. Some awards require an application, while others are awarded through Faculty/Department selection. The full database of awards and scholarships can be found on the GSPA webpage.

Notable awards that you may be eligible for are listed on the current graduate student funding webpage.

External funding

External awards are offered by federal and provincial agencies, foundations or private companies. Full details about external funding are available here.

If you are successful in being awarded an eligible scholarship (including CIHR CGS-D, NSERC CGS-D, and others) Waterloo is pleased to provide you the President’s Graduate Scholarship (PGS). Full details on the PGS are available here.

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