Finances

Tuition and Fees

A complete description of the current fee structure will be forwarded to each student by the Graduate Studies Office once they have been admitted.

Prospective graduate students are considered for financial support at the time their application is considered. All students who are accepted by (GWC)2 will receive an annual stipend which may consist of a combination of scholarships, research studentships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. The minimum stipend for Canadian students and students who are permanent residents as of Sep 2011 will be $24,581 for Masters students and $24,821 for Doctoral students. Those holding major scholarships (NSERC and CHIR) can expect to receive a bonus of at least $5,000. International student stipends are regularly adjusted to account for the fee differential which is levied by the Universities.

Awards and Prizes

The Centre has many awards and prizes which are awarded each year to our students in all areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry. For an idea, take a look at the results announced at the most recent Annual General Meeting.

The Centre has many awards and prizes which are awarded each year to our students in all areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Please look at our listing of Available Scholarships for details concerning the large number of available (GWC)2 awards.

Scholarships

There are a number of in-course and entrance scholarships available. At the University of Guelph, students must have achieved an 80% (A-) standing in their most recent year of study to be eligible for some awards, and 75% (B) for others. Eligible students will be automatically considered. International students are eligible for some small, directed awards. At the University of Waterloo, students must have achieved an 80% (A-) standing. Eligible students will be automatically considered. International students are eligible for many of these awards. 

Many scholarships target specific programs or research interests, so it is important to carefully review the full list of current scholarships. Please refer to the following websites for information on graduate awards and scholarships:

University of Guelph - http://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/graduate/current/gradawards

University of Waterloo - http://www.grad.uwaterloo.ca/scholarships/scholarships_main.asp

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Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Guelph/Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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