Funding

Graduate students at The University of Western Ontario have significant opportunities for funding to support their studies.  Please consult the department for information regarding specific packages being offered in the present academic year.  Below is a guide to other funding available at Western and beyond.


  • School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - Financial Support
    Learn more about how to fund your graduate program here.

  • Donor Funded Award Search
    Awards that are made possible by generous donations from alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends of Western in support of student scholarship.

  • External Funding Opportunities
    All graduate students are encouraged to apply for external funding. These are funds provided beyond Western through federal and provincial department and agencies, foundations, private companies and other sources.

  • Work Study Program and Bursary Program
    Western’s Work Study program offers an opportunity for students to work part-time on campus in jobs that accommodate their studies. Bursaries are non-repayable, taxable grants awarded on the basis of financial need. Financial need is determined in a manner similar to the Canada and Ontario Student Loans assessment.

  • UWO Visual Arts Graduate Students TA program
    Learn more about Graduate Teaching Assistantships here.

  • UWO Bursary Information
    Did you know that bursaries are non-repayable, taxable grants awarded on the basis of financial need. Financial need is determined in a manner similar to the Canada and Ontario Student Loans assessment.

  • International Funding Opportunities
    Featured funding opportunities that support international students applying to graduate research degrees at Western.