The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) programs encourage excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study. In 1998, the Ontario government introduced the QEII-GSST, a merit-based scholarship program targeted specifically toward graduate students in science and technology. Both programs are jointly funded by the Ontario government and participating institutions. The government contributes two-thirds of the value of the awards and the university provides the remaining one-third.
As of the 2016-2017 competition, and going forward, OGS and QEII-GSST are awarded through one competition process (one application) with the only difference being that QEII-GSST’s are only available to Canadian Citizens/Permanent residents and are for students registered in a research graduate program in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields at Waterloo. Both scholarships are of equal prestige.
Each OGS and QEII-GSST is valued at a maximum of $15,000 per year or $5,000 per term. Waterloo celebrates outstanding academic achievement of its graduate students by offering the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to students receiving an OGS or QEII-GSST.
For full eligibility and selection criteria, please refer to Waterloo's OGS/QEII-GSST web page.
Please refer to Waterloo's OGS/QEII-GSST web page for application and deadlines.