External awards

External awards are offered by federal and provincial scholarship agencies, foundations or private companies who rely on Waterloo to adjudicate competitions and manage payment of awards. At Waterloo, we encourage our top graduate students to apply for external awards including those from Canada’s three major research granting agencies and Ontario's major scholarships programs.

Federal master's

Federal doctoral

Provincial scholarship

Other prestigious external scholarships

Application procedures vary. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check our external awards web pages above, as well as the agency specific websites for complete details on eligibility, application and applications instructions.

Effective September 1, 2016, the Tri-Agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) have harmonized their post-award policies for award holders of research training programs. Please see the official website for the updated Award Holder's Guide.

Graduate students who choose to study at Waterloo and are successful in the major competitions listed above will also receive the President's Graduate Scholarship.

Other external resources