At Waterloo, graduate students may be able to receive funding from various sources such as Teaching Assistantships (TA), Research Assistantships (RA), Graduate Research Studentships (GRS), internal awards, external awards, bursaries and emergency loans.

Graduate funding and awards database

Visit our Graduate funding and awards database to identify internal Waterloo award opportunities for current and prospective students. 

Many internal Waterloo awards have been made financially possible through donations from the Waterloo community of Faculty, Staff and Alumni, as well as donations from the public sector and private donors. Graduate students who receive a Waterloo award from an endowed or donated fund from a specific donor will be notifed of this via email. Recipients will be asked to complete a short online form expressing how the award has impacted them personally. The Office of Development will then share these stories with the donor.

The majority of internal awards do not require an application. Instead, students are nominated by their departments based on specific award & selection criteria. Graduate students can also contact their Department Graduate Co-ordinator for further details about internal Waterloo awards. 

President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS)

Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold certain major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.