Hallway with wooden partitioned sections and artwork hanging on the sections.

View of the hallway between the graduate studios.

Upon acceptance, each student receives a letter stating the funding available through the University of Waterloo for their studies. This funding includes teaching assistantships, travel money for the Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarship as well as other scholarships. A benefit of our smaller size is that we offer one of the most generous funding packages in the country. In 2017, the funding offered for five consecutive terms (full-time study) was approximately $34,000.

Students pay fees for all five terms of the program, so we encourage a careful review of funding while in the acceptance process.  Other sources of funding are available such as Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarships and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program.  It is the student's responsibility to learn the application details and procedures.

More information about funding is available at Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.