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Funding and opportunities

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Funding for graduate students

Domestic students

The Faculty of Mathematics and the University of Waterloo’s Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) have developed a $1.5 million funding initiative for full-time domestic graduate students.

Funding opportunities available for full-time domestic students include:

  • if you are a new doctoral student with an average of at least 80%, then you will be considered for a Mathematics Domestic Doctoral Scholarship (MDDS) worth at least $5,000 per year for up to 2 to 4 years.
  • if you are a new research Master’s student with average of at least 80% and do not hold a other major scholarship, then you are eligible for the $5,000 Mathematics Domestic Masters Scholarship (MDMS) (not available for Winter 2021).

International students

There are a variety of funding opportunities available for international students. Visit the GSPA's International student funding website.


Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship

Female student smilingThe Faculty of Mathematics is pleased to offer the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship. As co-creators with the Faculty of Engineering, we are committed to increasing the diversity of the Canadian workforce by enhancing the Faculty’s efforts to support and prepare tomorrow’s diverse leaders.

Two IBET Momentum Fellowships are available to Faculty of Mathematics doctoral students registered full-time in Spring 2021 or later. Each Fellowship is valued at $25,000 per year with an additional $5,000 per year in the form of a Graduate Research Studentship (GRS) for a maximum of 4 years/12 terms. This will allow recipients to pursue advanced degrees and undertake both traditional and/or non-traditional areas of research without incurring financial hardship.

Visit the IBET Momentum Fellowship website for more information on eligibility and the application process.


Additional funding and opportunities

For other funding opportunities to support your graduate career, please see our Current Graduate Student Financial Support page. Contact the graduate coordinator in your department/school for more information: