Tuition and Financial Support

The Theory Centre aims to provide every qualified student offered admission to the program with sufficient financial resources to accept their offer. 

All full-time students in the Theory and Criticism programme receive a guaranteed minimum financial support package -- funding is awarded automatically and no application is required. This support package consists of a combination of Graduate Research Scholarship and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. The package is designed to cover a 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.

Domestic 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 $35,800 over two years and up to $51,250 over two years including external scholarships. 

All 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 all full-time PhD students with a minimum funding guarantee of $93,600 over four years, and up to $170,000 over four years including external scholarships.

In addition to sources of university support, students are encouraged to apply to external funding sources. During their period of fundabilty, students must apply for external awards (OGS, SSHRC) for which they are eligible.

Learn more about funding opportunities and tuition payments.

2021 - 2022 Tuition Fees

For the most recent information about tuition and fees for domestic and international graduate students at Western, click here.

Master's

Domestic: $3,125.93/term*
International: $7,585.93/term*

Doctoral

Domestic: $3,125.93/term*
International: $3,125.93/term*

*includes ancillary fees