Financial Support

As one of Canada's leading research institutions, we place great importance on helping you finance your education. While at Western, you will want to devote your full energy to the successful completion of your studies, so every qualified student in Theory and Criticism will be provided with sufficient financial resources to complete their studies. 

Some funding is awarded to you upon entry into a program, some is based on recommendations from the program that is admitting you, and others you must apply for yourself, either to Western or to an external funding agency.

Learn more about funding opportunties and tuition payments. 


Program Funding

Qualified students in Theory and Criticism are supported with a financial package which may consist of a combination of a Western Graduate Research Scholarship and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship during the eligible period of funding. Learn More


External Scholarships

Graduate scholarships are available to students a competitive basis from the SSHRC Doctoral Research Awards, Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's, and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). Learn More


Research Funding

Students may apply for internal funding to cover conference and research expenses related to registration, travel, accommodation and more. Learn More



Fellowships and Grants

There exist several fellowship programs offered to prospective and current graduate scholars each year.  Learn More