PhD financial assistance

Guaranteed funding

All three universities in the Tri-University Graduate Program in History have adopted a guaranteed minimum stipend for qualified, domestic, doctoral admissions. The financial package will normally consist of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, internal scholarships, and other funding. The level of support that a student can expect will be explained to the applicant at the point when the Tri-University Admissions Committee recommends their admission. 

All applicants are expected to apply for outside funding, such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) or the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellowship, or other appropriate awards. In the past, our students have been very successful in winning these and other competitive awards. Winning such awards is also an important step in building a strong curriculum vitae.

Graduate funding by campus

For other funding information, consult with the university where you are registered:

Conference travel funding

Tri-University students seeking travel funding to make conference presentations should contact Mary Lou Klassen for an application form and funding policies. Funding is subject to availability and submission of this form does not guarantee funding. Please submit the application at least two weeks prior to the conference date.

Study and living costs

The University of Waterloo provides helpful tools to calculate the other costs associated with pursuing a graduate studies program. These estimates would be comparable across campuses.

International students funding

Funding for international students is limited. In addition, it is also important to plan for your other study and living costs that can add up quickly.

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph offers a small scholarship for international PhD students who qualify that covers the difference between domestic and international tuition. This means that the domestic tuition costs must still be covered.

Information on international student funding available at Guelph:

University of Waterloo

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is currently limiting the number of international students they can admit. If you are interested in the program please contact the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies in History, Dr. Susan Roy, prior to applying to discuss your situation.