Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

5. Financial Support

Western aims to provide each qualified Category I student offered admission into a program with sufficient financial resources to accept the offer. The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies awards student support based on the initial nomination of the student's graduate program. Application by the student is not required.

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies distinguishes between Category I and Category II programs to determine the specific form of financial support for students.

To be eligible for SGPS Financial Support students must be registered full-time and meet the graduate program conditions for progression towards the degree.

Incoming Doctoral students and continuing Doctoral students who meet the usual eligibility criteria (see Sections 5.02 and 5.03 above), must have access to an annual financial package (i.e., three terms commencing with the initial term of admission) of at least the annual cost of full-time tuition (Office of the Registrar - Fees & Refunds) plus $13,000, with the following caveats:

Effective September 1, 2008, external scholarships were officially added to the Western transcript.
To ensure accuracy of the Western transcript, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) will include external scholarships on the transcript when the adjudication and payment is managed by SGPS.

The University of Western Ontario and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies reserves the right to modify and/or discontinue the SGPS financial support packages. The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website provides complete information on Financial Support available at The University of Western Ontario.