The PhD in Neuroscience is a research intensive program that emphasizes the development of individual scholarship and excellence through the collaborative interactions within this interdisciplinary program. Students in the program experience a very wide exposure to all aspects of neuroscience research from cellular molecular to cognitive neuroscience. Student with an MSc usually complete this program within 4 years. Direct entry into the program by students with a BSc is possible for outstanding candidates.
The strength and reputation of our PhD program is a result of our internationally renowned faculty, world-class facilities, and the students who thrive in an intellectually stimulating environment. Western is pleased to offer Own Your Future, a unique Doctoral professional development program that supports students in their academic studies and career engagement. Through Own Your Future, students will develop insight into their current and evolving skill set. To learn more, visit www.uwo.ca/ownyourfuture.
PhD students are typically given a minimum annual stipend of $23,000 (or higher) which includes (pending eligibility) a Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS) given directly toward the tuition amount; as well as a Teaching Assistantship, pending they have no external scholarship. The remainder is supplied by their supervisor grant account.
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language: