Funding your education
Kinesiology offers competitive funding for our graduate students. Financial support is available from many sources: graduate research studentships from supervisors’ grants, teaching assistantships, federal and provincial government scholarships, institutional scholarships, bursaries, and loans provided by the government of Ontario.
Graduate Research Studentships
Highly qualified MSc and PhD thesis-based students could receive graduate research studentships (GRS) from their supervisors. Effective May 1, 2017, the minimum value of a GRS is $19,000/year for the MSc thesis program and $22,647/year for the PhD program. The PhD funding is based on good standing in the program and is guaranteed for four years.
A thesis-based graduate student in the MSc or the PhD program could be assigned one or more teaching assistantship (TA) tasks each year. Each TA task involves 10 hours per week for one term. Please refer to compensation rates on Finance's website.
University Awards and funding
We believe that excellence in graduate studies is reinforced by providing funding so you can devote time and energy to your studies.
The Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) works closely with our Faculties, academic departments, the Office of Development and external agencies to develop and promote competitive-based scholarships and awards.
There are also opportunities for support for those who demonstrate a financial need.
For more information, review the following web pages or contact the Kinesiology Graduate Co-ordinator.
University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarships are awarded at the departmental level for excellent progress and high academic achievement.
All full-time graduate students are strongly urged to apply for external scholarships. These include;
- NSERC scholarships (for master's and doctoral students in science and technology fields)
- CIHR scholarships (for doctoral students in any discipline who are involved in health-related research)
- Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) (for any students enrolled in a graduate program at an Ontario university).
Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.
The PGS is provided each year that you hold an eligible graduate scholarship at the University of Waterloo. PGS-eligible scholarships include Tri-Agency Doctoral and Master's, OGS, QEII-GSST.
Students will be alerted to upcoming scholarship deadlines by the graduate co-ordinator and by your supervisor.
Search for more funding opportunities
The Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Awards Database helps current and future University of Waterloo graduate students to identify funding opportunities. Details on awards, bursaries and other scholarships administered through UWaterloo are found within. Students are advised to check the database often as changes to award information including eligibility criteria, award value, application process, deadlines and the availability of funds can occur at any time.