Graduate Entrance Scholarships

Please select a program category to explore scholarship opportunities you may be eligible for, including those inside and outside the University.

Tip: Prospective students are also encouraged to explore the funding opportunities available to our current graduate students here on the current student website.

Professional Programs (EdD & MPEd)

The Faculty of Education recognizes the financial commitment required to pursue professional graduate studies.

As the majority of our programs are fully online, we offer students flexible learning that allows them to fund their education by remaining in their current employment. Some employers offer subsidization or time release opportunities for the professional learning of their employees. As a result, internal funding is not available for these programs.

There are some internal university awards for which professional programs students may be eligible. Download this PDF file for a list of internal awards

There are also many external funding opportunities for competitive candidates in our professional programs. Download this PDF file for an additional list of over 30 external awards (see more information below). Also, visit online sites that contain numerous award opportunities.

Please note that students must apply for these awards individually. Read the qualifications carefully, and contact the award provider for more criteria and award information. Some application support is available from the Research Office for research-based awards only.

Many private financial institutions offer financing options (with particular rates and payment plans) to full-time students. Please contact a representative of your preferred financial institution for more information.

Provincial governments offer a variety of loan programs to help students finance their studies. Ontario residents may be eligible to apply for OSAP.

The Government of Canada's CanLearn website provides a listing of contact information for the offices of all government student financial assistance programs. Please visit CanLearn to find your province or territory listing. The Government of Canada implemented the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) to encourage higher education and training. The LLP allows you to withdraw up to $10,000 a year from your registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to finance training or education for you or your spouse or common-law partner. For further information on this plan, visit the government's website at

Research Intensive Programs (PhD & MA)

Doctoral Funding

Doctoral students receive a funding package that includes the cost of annual tuition plus an additional $12,000. A portion of the funding package involves either a Research Assistantship (RA) or Departmental Teaching Assistantship (DTA) requiring 10 hours of work per week for 28 weeks (September to April) in the Faculty of Education. Details of the assignments are determined in consultation with students after they have formally accepted the offer of admission from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Taking on the role of RA or DTA provides students with crucial experience for their academic career after completion of the Ph.D. The maximum term for funding is 4 (four) years or 12 (twelve) terms. Please note that those who win major financial awards (OGS, Tri-Council or other awards valued at $15,000 or more) will be responsible for their own tuition fees.

Please Note: The Faculty of Education is only able to admit one international student per year.  Applications in the Field of Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership will be given priority consideration for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology/Master of Arts in Psychology in Schools

All applicants offered admission to the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology in Schools will be considered for a Graduate Student Assistantship role that will provide approximately $3500 of funding in each year of the program.

Graduate Student Assistantship offers will be communicated via email from the Graduate Programs Office.

Master of Arts in Education Studies (Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics)

All applicants to the Master of Arts in Education studies (Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics) will be considered for the following entrance scholarship opportunities,

2 scholarships valued at $25,000 over two years

8 scholarships valued at $12,500 over two years

Successful applicants will receive an entrance scholarship offer from the Education Graduate Office via email.

All applicants who receive an offer of admission will be considered.

Master of Arts in Education Studies (Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership)

Scholarships of $12,500 will be offered to eligible full-time Master of Arts students studying in the area of Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership Studies (CPELS). Normally eligible applicants will have achieved an average of 85% in the two more recent years of full-time study or equivialant. CPELS will also take into consideration the full range of academic, personal, professional and cultural knowledge that applicants being to our program in order to be considered for our competitive scholarships.