# Graduate Studies Parental Leave Bursary

Award type:
Financial need awards/bursaries
Award description:

The University of Waterloo will provide an eight-month birth and parental leave (includes adoption) bursary to eligible graduate students. The bursary, together with any other continuing support, is intended to maintain income at about 95% of the average level of income received by the student during the three previous academic terms, less tuition.

Value:
$8,000 Value description: The maximum value of the bursary is$5,000 for the first term and \$3,000 for the second term.

Eligibility & selection criteria:

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

Recipients are restricted from employment (in any capacity) within the University of Waterloo during the term(s) of their bursary.

Level:
Masters, Doctoral
Program:
Open to any program
Citizenship:
Selection process:
Application required
Term:
Winter, Spring, Fall
Application details:
• Award bursary application
• Complete the appropriate application on our forms page
• Attach required documentation (as per application form)
• Submit your complete application package to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) by the appropriate term deadline below