Financial Support

Annual Financial Support Packages are offered to Western's Philosophy graduate students to help off-set tuition and fees. Eligibility for financial support is conditional upon full-time registration and meeting our conditions for progression towards the degree. Annual Financial Support Packages are subject to change.

Students who are offered admission to one of our graduate programs will receive details of the minimum financial support they will receive, however recent standard financial support details are provided here for reference.

Financial support packages may come from a variety of sources, including external scholarship funds (such as SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, OTS, OGS, QEII, etc.), a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, internal scholarship support (such as Western Graduate Research Scholarships, program-based scholarships, endowments, etc.), and university employment other than a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

Additional Resources

Western Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies - Regulations: Financial Support 

Western Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies - Financial Management: Living Costs

MA Domestic

Western Graduate Research Scholarship: $4,550
Graduate Teaching Assistantship: $13,345.70

MA International

Western Graduate Research Scholarship: $3,000

PhD Domestic

Western Graduate Research Scholarship: $10,050
Graduate Teaching Assistantship: $13,345.70

PhD International

Western Graduate Research Scholarship: $10,650
Graduate Teaching Assistantship: $13,345.70

Major External Scholarship Holders

Financial support packages may come from a variety of sources, including:

-  External scholarship funds (such as SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, OTS, OGS, QEII, etc.)
-  A Graduate Teaching Assistantship
-  Internal scholarship support (such as Western Graduate Research Scholarships, program-based scholarships, endowments, etc.)
-  University employment other than a Graduate Teaching Assistantship


If you are awarded a major external scholarship, please let us know immediately, as your standard financial support package may change.