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Financial Support and Tuition

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due at the beginning of each of three terms. Tuition (Fall 2014) amounts for the MES Program are accessible through the Office of the Registrar (see links below). If you are considering the program for subsequent years, these rates should only be used as a guide as rates are subject to change from year to year.

Tuition Tables for Fall 2014 (to be used as a GUIDE for the 2014/2015 tuition rate)

Basic fees include tuition, general university ancillary fees and a student bus pass.The Program Specific fee, as listed under the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, is not included in the basic fee calculation, and is assessed separately. The Program Specific fee supports unique aspects of the MES program. Please note, tuition fees are subject to change from the previous year. Changes in tuition are effective September 1st of each year and will be posted here and on the Office of the Registrar's site when available (August). For this reason, please use the above fee schedules as guides to estimate tuition fees, only.

Financial Support

Students in the MES Program are not eligible for Graduate Teacher Assistantships (GTA), but may be employed on campus as exam proctors and domestic/PR students may seek off-campus part-time employment (September to April). Since the MES degree is a one-year, interdisciplinary course-based program without a research thesis component, financial support is limited to:

Western Financial Assistance

External Funding Sources

Notes About Ontario Graduate Scholarships:

All applicants to the MES program (domestic and international) are eligible to apply for OGS funding. Applicants seeking OGS funding must have an MES program application on the system before the OGS deadline and, are strongly encouraged to learn more about the OGS application process as early as possible.

Online Application

The Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) Online Application is now available to currently registered Western graduate students, and to active applicants for admission to Western’s graduate degree programs. The Scholarship has a value of $15,000 for one year ($5,000 per graduate term) and will support a scholar during the 2015-2016 academic year. It is important to know that each Ontario university operates its own OGS application process, and that you may apply for an OGS through each university to which you seek admission in 2015-2016.


  • October 1, 2014
    OGS application for program beginning September 1, 2015 is open

  • January 23, 2015
    OGS Application deadline; the On-line Application is closed to new applicants.

  • January 30, 2015  5:00 p.m. EST
    Final Submission deadline; the On-line Application portal closes for the year.

  • May 1, 2015
    Start date for OGS application results released to applicants through The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

For full information on Ontario Graduate Scholarship application please visit the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.