Funding and Opportunities

Funding and Opportunities

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Your university education is one of the most important investments you'll make in your lifetime. A variety of scholarships, assistantships, and other forms of financial aid are available for graduate students in the Faculty of Environment.

2019 Funding Packages

Waterloo is proud to offer nationally competitive funding packages to the majority of incoming graduate students. 

The amount of graduate funding offered to individual students depends on the particular graduate program and, most importantly, on the applicant’s overall academic merit, as evidenced by the application support documents (transcripts, letters of reference, applicant statement).

Domestic Eligibility

You are a domestic student if you meet one of the below criteria.

  • You are a Canadian citizen, living in or outside of Canada
  • You are a Permanent Resident of Canada

Minimum Funding

Doctoral Students

Doctoral students in good academic standing are guarenteed a minimum funding amount for the first four years of full-time enrollment. For information and levels of financial support, visit the Minimum Funding page on the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website.

Research Masters Students

Incoming research master's students in the Faculty of Environment are guarenteed the following funding amounts:

  • International students: $22,000
  • Domestic students: $15,000

This funding applies to full-time incoming students in good academic standing.

Scholarships administered by the Faculty of Environment

KEEN Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Funded by KEEN Footwear, this scholarship will be awarded annually to two exceptional graduate students entering our Economic Development and Innovation, Development Practice, or Climate Change masters programs. Successful applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 80% and apply to one of the three listed programs by the application deadline. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership and community engagement assessed through the student's admission application. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and will normally be paid out in the fall term.

George Mulamootil Graduate Scholarship

Established in honour of Dr. George Mulamoottil, a past faculty member in the Faculty of Environment, this scholarship will be awarded annually to outstanding graduate students conducting research in the field of environmental planning in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. The scholarship will be valued at $1,500 and will normally be paid out in the winter term.

Download the George Mulamoottil Graduate Scholarship application form (DOCX).

Emily Ruston Mann Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This $1,800 scholarship has been made possible by donations from family and friends of the late Emily Ruston Mann, a 2016 SERS graduate. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate student registered full time in a Master's or Doctoral program in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, who is researching the area of food security or sustainable agriculture.

Download the Emily Ruston Mann_Memorial Graduate_Scholarship_Application Form (DOCX).  

Scholarships and funding administered by the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)

Clicking the links below will bring you to the Discover Graduate Studies website, administered by the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.