The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University attempt to provide equal funding for students, regardless of which university they select as their home institution. Full-time graduate students at both universities are automatically considered for teaching assistantships and scholarships, both of which may be held concurrently.
- Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account grade-point averages, recommendations, and other indicators of academic performance and promise.
- A student’s financial assistance package may be adjusted to account for external awards such as Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships and Ontario Graduate Scholarships.
- Candidates hired to teach undergraduate courses will be paid the standard rate for part-time faculty.
- Students presenting papers at academic conferences may apply to one of the graduate studies offices for assistance with travel expenses.