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Funding/Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships and Assistantships

Assistantships and Western Graduate Student Scholarships

In order to be eligible for funding, students must have a minimum admission average of 78% or B+, as determined by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, based upon the marks of the last two years (20 half courses) of study.

Students admitted to the MA programs may be offered funding packages which could include a Graduate Teaching Assistant position.

All eligible Canadian Ph.D. students are guaranteed a support package of domestic tuition and fees plus $13,500, which for the 2015-2016 academic year amounts to $21,546, during their first 4 years of study. All eligible International Ph.D. students are guaranteed a support package of international tuition and fees plus $13,500, which for the 2015-2016 academic year amounts to $31,898, during their first 4 years of study. This support package may come in the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Graduate Research Assistantship, Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS), summer teaching positions, and summer research positions.

Outside Scholarships

Candidates are also urged to apply for all outside scholarships for which they are eligible. Students who obtain outside scholarships are eligible for supplementary assistance from the Department of Economics. For certain fellowships the combined support can total $25,000. Consequently, it is very much in a student's interest to win an outside scholarship in addition to qualifying for assistance from the Department.
In the recent past, students in the Department of Economics have held many of the following scholarships, and candidates for admission are urged to apply for all of these for which they are eligible. This is just a partial list of Awards that are available to students. To obtain a full listing, contact The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Room 4180, Support Services Building, London, Canada, N6G 1G9. Since scholarship deadlines are generally early in the fall prior to the awards, candidates should apply during the fall of their last undergraduate year.

1. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowships (SSHRC)

2. National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

3. Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

4. Commonwealth Scholarships

5. Canadian International Development Agency Scholarships