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International Master's and Doctoral Student Awards (IMSA / IDSA)

Award type: 
Scholarships
Award description: 

Eligible students must be enrolled full time in research-based graduate degree programs at the University of Waterloo and hold a valid Canadian study permit. Students must meet the academic progress requirements of their program, and not have outstanding probationary admission requirements, or be concurrently receiving external awards or sponsorships.

Value description: 

IMSA - the value is approximate to one-half of the differential fee per term

IDSA - the value is approximate to the full differential fee per term

IDSA4 - the value is approximate to the full differential fee per term

Eligibility & selection criteria: 

Master’s students

International graduate students registered full time in a MA, MASC, MES, MFA, MMATH (except coursework) or MSC (except coursework) degree program will receive an IMSA for 2 years (up to term 6.0).

Doctoral students

International graduate students registered full time in a research-based PhD program will receive an IDSA for 3 years (up to term 9.0).

Doctoral year 4 support (admitted from a master's degree)

International graduate students registered full time in a research-based PhD program and who were admitted from a master's degree will receive an International Doctoral Student Award Year 4 (IDSA4) for year 4 (terms 10 to 12).

For information on payment of the IMSA/IDSA, please visit the Graduate Studies International Funding webpage.

Level: 
Masters, Doctoral
Program:
Open to any program
Citizenship: 
International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Student selected automatically by Faculty/Department
Term: 
Winter, Spring, Fall
Contact: 

Please contact your department/program Graduate Co-ordinator for further information regarding this award.