The Graduate Awards area of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) works closely with departments to advertise, adjudicate and administer a variety of awards for graduate students. Awards are based on academic performance, excellence in research, or financial need.

The Graduate Awards area also maintains scholarship and award information for postgraduate and postdoctoral studies. The information provided is based on current data. All awards and values are subject to change at any time depending on available funding and conditions. Access to the information is available on theĀ Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) website.

Competition dates are announced at various times during the year. Students are encouraged to contact their department Scholarship Awards Co-ordinators or the Managers, Graduate Studies Financial Aid Programs in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) for further details.

Regulations governing University of Waterloo awards

  1. The first charge against any award payment will be for tuition and fees.
  2. A change in registration status to part-time or inactive, or for program completion or withdrawal will require repayment of the award. Repayment amounts are calculated based on the University of Waterloo tuition refund policy (i.e., 100% return to the end of the third week of term; 50% return to the end of the seventh week of term). Any change in registration status must be reported to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA). More detailed information is available on the Fee payment instructions, withdrawals, program completion and refunds page.