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.
The PGS is provided each year that you hold an eligible graduate scholarship at Waterloo.
The PGS is valued at up to $15,000 depending on the type of scholarship and where you are in your program when you start it. A portion of the PGS is paid as a scholarship by Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) and for some awards, a portion is paid by your department as either a scholarship, Graduate Research Studentship, Teaching Assistantship (TA) or Research Assistantship (RA).
All annual PGS payments will be reduced if you hold the eligible award for less than three terms. You are encouraged to contact your department graduate coordinator for details regarding how the PGS payment will be disbursed to you.
Students who hold one of the following doctoral scholarships at Waterloo are eligible to receive a President’s Graduate Scholarship as per the detailed parameters in the tables below:
- CIHR CGS-D
- NSERC CGS D and PGS-D
- SSHRC CGS D and Doctoral Award
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral scholarships (effective May 1, 2018)
|PGS paid by||Year 1 of doctoral program||Year 2 of doctoral program (and beyond)|
|GSPA||up to $10,000 paid across 3 terms||up to $5,000 paid across 3 terms|
|Department/Faculty||up to $5,000||up to $5,000|
|TOTAL||up to $15,000||up to $10,000|
|PGS paid by||Annual amount while holding the eligible doctoral scholarship|
|GSPA||up to$5,000 paid across 3 terms|
|Department/Faculty||up to $5,000|
|TOTAL||up to $10,000|
Students who hold one of the following scholarships at Waterloo are eligible to receive a President’s Graduate Scholarship as per the detailed parameters in the table below:
|PGS paid by||Annual amount while holding a CGS M or OGS/QEII-GSST|
|GSPA||up to $5,000 across 3 terms|
|TOTAL||up to $5,000|
*Departments and/or Faculties may choose to provide additional funding. Students are encouraged to contact their department graduate coordinator for details.