# Graduate Studies Parental Leave Bursary application

Graduate Studies Parental Leave Bursary application (pdf)

Use this form to:

• Apply for a Graduate Studies Parental Leave Bursary.

Value:

The bursary is intended to maintain income at about 95% of the average level of income received by the student during the three previous academic terms, net of tuition, to a maximum of $5,000 for the first term and$3,000 for the second.

The amount of the Parental Leave Bursary is based on the following information for the three academic terms preceding the leave:

A = average income per term from sessionals, TAs and RAs;

B = average income per term from scholarships and bursaries (both internal and external);

C = average tuition paid per term (does not incidental fees and UHIP)

If the student has been registered at Waterloo for two or three academic terms prior to the leave, then the average financial support and tuition fees for that duration will be used in calculating (A), (B), and (C). However, if the student has only been registered at Waterloo for one academic term prior to the leave, then the student’s current funding, expected funding and financial details in the Offer of Admission will be used in the calculation of the bursary amount.

Eligibility and Requirements:

To be eligible for a Graduate Studies Parental Leave Bursary, a student must:

• be a full or part-time graduate student (with no outstanding fees) who has been registered for at least one academic term prior to the start of the leave
• be receiving financial support (ie. TA, RA, scholarship, bursary, awards)
• be taking a parental leave
• not take up employment at the University of Waterloo, in any capacity, for the period during which the bursary is being paid
• if both parents are graduate students, only one of them may apply for the bursary