Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) and QEII Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

Since 1975, the Ontario government, in partnership with Ontario's publicly assisted universities, has encouraged excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels through the awarding of Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of graduate study. The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) program is in addition to and harmonized with the OGS program. QEII-GSST awards are merit-based scholarships available to domestic students in graduate study undertaking research in science and technology fields. The OGS and QEII-GSST programs are jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and Ontario universities. The Province of Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of every award and the university provides one-third through private donations to Western.

Both OGS and QEII-GSST awards are annually allocated to eligible universities in Ontario. Western’s allocations for the 2018-2019 OGS and QEII-GSST competition are as follows:

At Western, applicants are automatically considered for both the OGS and the QEII-GSST through one application - Western’s Online OGS/QEII-GSST Application.

Value and Duration

Timeline and Deadlines


Applicant Eligibility
To be able to access the Online Application and be considered for an OGS/QEII-GSST at
Western, an applicant must:

Social Insurance Number
As a Canadian Citizen or Permanant Resident of Canada, you are required to provide your Social Insurance Number (SIN) before you can access the OGS application.  This is a requirement of the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

Provide your SIN through your secure Student Center account:

  1. Log into the Student Center (student.uwo.ca)
  2. Click on the Demographic Data link in the Personal Information section
  3. Click on the Edit button within the National Identification Number section
  4. Follow the instructions to enter your Social Insurance Number

Time in Program Eligibility

An OGS/QEII-GSST applicant must have enough eligibility time left in his/her graduate program current or proposed graduate program, to be able to hold the OGS/QEII Scholarship if successful. The determination is measured for the current competition as of January 1st 2018.

OGS/QEII-GSST Applicants seeking Doctoral Support for:

OGS/QEII-GSST Applicants seeking Master’s Support for:

Also, a OGS/QEII-GSST applicant:

Academic Eligibility


How to Apply:  2018-2019 OGS Application will open October 2nd, 2017

OGS Application Handbook - visual aid of Western's OGS/QEII-GSST Application

The Application is divided into five components and can be completed at your own pace:

All information that you are asked to provide should be relevant to your university academic career. Please ensure that you fulfill all of the conditions of eligibility before continuing with the application.

As you progress in the application will be able to save and continue the application at anytime.  Once your referees have submitted their references you will be able to ‘finalize and submit’ the application.  After you have ‘finalized and submitted’ the application you will no longer be able to update or modify the application.  Your application must be 'finalized and submitted' by the application deadline in order to be considered.

Scholarship Support

Holding the Award at Western

Acceptance and Activation

Initiate the payment process at Western by following these steps:

Method of Payment

Terms and Conditions

Faculty Specific Processes