Western University PsychologyFaculty of Social Science

Tuition and Funding

Graduate students in Psychology at Western have guaranteed funding for 2 years of Masters and 4 years of Doctoral study. We provide a guaranteed minimum funding of $24,900/year for Masters and $25,900 for Doctoral during these years. Funding from the department is provided via internal scholarships (WGRS) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs).

Many of our students have been successful in obtaining additional funding through external scholarship competitions, including the Masters- Doctoral-level scholarships from SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR, or the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) competition. http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/student_finances/funding_opportunities.html Students who hold an external scholarship may be eligible for a reduced GTA, based on their level of external scholarship support (see below). However, irrespective of the level of external scholarship, the internal scholarship package is sufficient to cover tuition.

Sample Funding Packages in 2016-17 - Domestic Students

Masters Students 

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $12,330

 $12,699

-

 $25,030

OGS

 $12,201

 $6,350

 $15,000

 $33,680

Doctoral Students 

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $13,331

 $12,699

-

 $26,030

OGS

 $13,330

 $6,350

 $15,000

 $34,680

Tri-Council Doctoral

 $10,855

 $3,175

 $20,000

 $40,030

CGS-D

 $11,026

-

 $35,000

 $51,027

Vanier CGS

 $11,026

-

 $50,000

 $66,024

 

Sample Funding from 2016-17 - International Students

Masters Students 

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $23,331

 $12,699

-

 $37,030

OGS-Int

 $9,121

 $3,175

 $40,000

 $52,075

 

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Students

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $24,331

 $12,699

-

 $37,030

OGS-Int

 $9,121

 $3,175

 $40,000

 $52,295

Trillium or Equivalent

 $9,121

 $3,175

 $40,000

 $52,295

Supervisor support

In addition to the funding package above, many supervisors provide students who do not have an external scholarship support with additional funds in the form of travel reimbursement and stipends

Additional Awards

Psychology graduate students also have access to a variety of award competitions from the department, university and external sources, which are merit- and needs-based. These can be used to cover additional travel and research needs.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for Domestic Students for 2016-2017 is $8,411
Tuition for International Students for 2016-2017 is $19,607