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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.

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: