The Theory Centre aims to provide every qualified student offered admission to the program with sufficient financial resources to accept their offer.
Full-time students in Theory and Criticism receive a guaranteed minimum financial support package -- funding is awarded automatically and no application is required. This support package may consist of a combination of a Graduate Research Scholarship and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. The package is designed to cover a substantial portion of a student's expenses for the eligible period of funding, and may be adjusted based on external awards and overall levels of student support.
Master's students are eligible for financial support for the first six terms (two years) of full-time registration. Qualified students are provided with a minimum funding guarantee of $30,000 over two years and up to a maximum of $51,000 over two years, including any external scholarships.
Doctoral students are eligible for financial support for the first twelve terms (four years) of full-time registration. The Centre for Theory and Criticism provides a minimum funding guarantee to all full-time PhD students of $80,000 over four years, up to a maximum of $157,000 over four years, including any external scholarships.
In addition to these sources of program support, students are encouraged to apply to external sources. The School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies provides additional information on funding opportunities which can be found here. During their period of fundabilty, students must apply for any external awards (OGS, SSHRC) for which they are eligible. The program awards each student holding an external scholarship with The Centre Excellence Award valued between $6,000 - $8,000.
Tuition fees for 2015 are listed below. For the most current information about tuition and fees for domestic and international graduate students at Western, click here.
Domestic: 2,275.67 (3,111.80 incl. ancillary fees)
International: 5,758.67 (6,798.80 incl. ancillary fees)
Domestic: 2,246.67 (2,551.61 incl. ancillary fees)
International: 5,537.33 (6,058.27 incl. ancillary fees)
Domestic: 2,246.67 (2,554.20 incl. ancillary fees)
International: 5,537.33 (6,060.86 incl. ancillary fees)