Scholarship Description: The University of Waterloo is now accepting applications for Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) in Canada. Domestic and International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
About University: In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions, and communities.
The official language of instruction at the University of Waterloo is English. It’s our responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient English language skills to be successful in your graduate program.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue graduate programme.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Science and Technology.
Scholarship Benefits: Each OGS and QEII-GSST is valued at a maximum of $15,000 per year or $5,000 per term. Waterloo celebrates the outstanding academic achievement of its graduate students by offering the President’s Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to students receiving an OGS or QEII-GSST.
Students have the option to take up the OGS or QEII-GSST award for a minimum of two terms (receiving $10,000 total) or three terms (receiving $15,000 total). The awards are non-renewable.
Number of Scholarships: The allocation breakdown of domestic OGS and QEII-GSST awards for 2018-2019 will be made available when institutional allocations are received in the fall.
There will be 5 international OGS awards available for 2018-2019.
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
In order to be considered for an OGS or QEII-GSST, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) at the time of the application deadline;
- Be an international student studying in Ontario with a student study permit under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada). Note: International students are not eligible for QEII-GSST awards.
Minimum Academic Requirements*
- Be registered full-time in a graduate degree program; students who can only register part-time because of permanent disabilities may still be eligible. Note: to be considered for QEII-GSST, applicants must be enrolled in or plan to register in a research-based masters or doctoral program in a STEM discipline.
- Have achieved a first-class average, (minimum of A-/80%)*, in each of the last two full-time academic years (eligibility averages are based on grades up to August 31, 2017).
*Please note, at Waterloo competitive applicants normally have a minimum academic average of 85%, as well as publications.
Eligible Nationalities: Domestic and International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
Application Procedure: Students must submit their completed OGS/QEII-GSST application to their proposed department graduate coordinator no later than the deadline.
Deadline: Students must submit their completed OGS/QEII-GSST application to their proposed department graduate coordinator no later than:
- October 13, 2017, for international students (only for students currently registered in a graduate program at Waterloo). Note: If you anticipate receiving PR status prior to February 1, 2018, please contact the Coordinator, Graduate Financial Aid & Awards.
- February 1, 2018, for Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents (for current and prospective students).