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Regardless of the type of graduate degree program you intend to pursue, financial planning is important. We know that thinking about financial matters related to attending graduate school can be stressful and we want to provide you with as much information as possible. Read more about tuition and incidental fees.

Guaranteed Financial Support

Competitive guaranteed funding is given to eligible students enrolled in full-time graduate studies.

Find more information about funding and research scholarship opportunities at Laurier:

Note: Laurier reserves the right to amend the components of the annual funding. Students registered in a graduate program at Martin Luther University College are not eligible for internal funding administered through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Contact Martin Luther University College for more information.

Funding at a Glance

Research-Intensive Master's Programs

Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis in research-based master’s programs are provided an average of $15,000 of financial support each eligible year of study. Note that some programs have a higher minimum. Consult the appropriate program page for details.

Support is made up of teaching assistantships as well as internal and/or external scholarships. Some research assistantship support is also available. Contact your academic program for more information.

Professional Master's Programs

Full-time students in our professional master’s programs (MBA, MFin, MMT or MSW) are automatically considered for internal scholarships upon admission and are encouraged to apply for external awards.

Research assistantships may also be available. Contact your academic program for more information.

Doctoral Programs

Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis in doctoral programs are guaranteed a minimum of $22,000 per year for up to four years. The average level of annual funding for eligible doctoral students at Laurier exceeds $25,000. Students are expected to apply for external awards (specifically Tri-Agency and Ontario Graduate Scholarships) each year while eligible.

Support is made up of teaching assistantships, internal and/or external scholarships, and research assistantships, where available. Students must meet the scholarship eligibility requirement of the university.

Top-Up Funding for Major Award Winners

Winners of major external awards may be eligible for top-up funding, including the Dean’s Graduate Scholarship (total value exceeds $10,000). 

The following external awards are eligible for top-up funding:

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
  • Canadian Graduate Scholarship - Master’s
  • Tri-Council – Doctoral (excluding Vanier)

Top-ups are available for students within their normal funding period and in research-intensive programs only. Students enrolled in professional programs (MBA, MFin, MSW or MMT) are eligible for a Graduate Incentive Scholarship which provides a $1,000 top-up.

Note: External awards form part of the annual funding. Consequently, components of the annual funding from Laurier may be amended at our discretion in cases where an external award is held. Students who hold funding at $50,000 or more per year to pursue their graduate studies are ineligible for Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies funding.

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