Non-thesis or Professional Masters Programs

2023 Funding Packages

Exceptional students in full-time, non-thesis or professional masters programs starting their studies in 2023 are eligible for the following funding packages. This includes both domestic and international students.

Academic Average of 85%+

  • Entrance award: $4,000 (split in Terms 1 and 2)

Academic Average between 80% and 84.5%

  • Entrance award: $2,000 (Rewarded in Term 1)

Eligibility: Must apply before February 1, 2023 and be pursuing a non-thesis or professional masters full-time (Climate Change, Geography [MRP option], Economic Development and Innovation, Development Practice, Social and Ecological Sustainability [MRP option]). Academic average is calculated from your last two years of full-time study. Students awarded the $4,000 entrance scholarship must maintain a 78% average in the fall term to receive $2,000 in the winter term. 

KEEN Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Funded by KEEN Footwear, this $5,000 scholarship (split in Terms 1 and 2) will be awarded annually to two exceptional graduate students. Successful applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 80% and preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership and community engagement. Eligibilty is assessed through the student's admission application. Full scholarships criteria can be seen on the GSPA website.

    Eligibility: Must apply before February 1, 2023 and pursuing Economic Development and InnovationDevelopment Practice, or Climate Change full-time. Academic average is calculated from your last two years of full-time study. 

    Questions regarding funding can be directed to:

    Peter Deadman
    Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
    EV3-4227 ext. 43111
    pjdeadma@uwaterloo.ca