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 $25,030/year for Masters and $26,030 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 2017-18 - Domestic Students

Masters Students 

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $12,330

 $12,700

-

 $25,030

OGS

 $12,217

 $6,350

 $15,000

 $33,567

Doctoral Students 

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $13,330

 $12,770

-

 $26,030

OGS

 $13,217

 $6,350

 $15,000

 $34,567

Tri-Council Doctoral

 $14,823

 $3,175

 $20,000

 $37,998

CGS-D

 $9,030

-

 $35,000

 $44,030

Vanier CGS

 $6,030

-

 $50,000

 $56,030

 

Sample Funding from 2017-18 - International Students

Masters Students 

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $23,330

 $12,770

-

 $36,030

OGS-Int

 $11,030

 -

 $40,000

 $51,030

 

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Students

 

WGRS

GTA

External Award

Total for the year

No External Award

 $24,330

 $12,770

-

 $37,030

OGS-Int

 $11,030

 -

 $40,000

 $51,030

Trillium or Equivalent

 $11,030

  -

 $40,000

 $51,030

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 is estimated to be2017-2018 is $9,128
Tuition for International Students is estimated to be 2017-2018 is $20,206