Decisions regarding the structure, sources and annual amount of your graduate funding over the course of your program are made primarily at the Faculty and/or graduate program. The best contact for you regarding funding is always your Faculty and/or graduate program.
Some funding is awarded to you upon entry into a program, some
PhD Student Supplemental Funding for Unavoidable Timeline Extensions
Graduate programs across campus are working with PhD students to support adaptations to their dissertation plans and will be reviewing these plans through students’ annual reports (via Pathfinder). Programs will provide supplemental funding for a limited time (normally not exceeding one term) for students who meet specific eligibility criteria.
Graduate Program Funding
Graduate programs are the primary source of internal funding for many of our graduate students through the Western Graduate Research Scholarships (WGRS) program, and teaching and research assistantships.
- Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS)
- Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)
- Graduate Student Assistantships
- Graduate Research Assistant
Generous donations from our alumni and from corporations, foundations and other friends of Western University have helped to create many graduate student