The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program provides funding to students in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels. It’s a merit-based scholarship, with awards available to graduate students attending participating schools in Ontario in all disciplines of academic study.
The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the university awarding the scholarship. Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third. This year, Ontario provided about $30 million towards these scholarships and participating schools provided $15 million.

Location:

  • Canada

Participating Ontario Schools:

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • OCAD University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Toronto
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University

Amount of Aid:

OGS awards are based on the number of terms your consecutive studies within an academic year:

  • $10,000 for 2 consecutive terms of study
  • $15,000 for 3 consecutive terms of study

One term study periods are not eligible for OGS consideration.
Each OGS award is issued for a minimum of one academic year (i.e., two consecutive academic terms) and a maximum of two years (i.e., six consecutive academic terms).

Lifetime Maximums:

      • Master’s students: can receive OGS awards for a maximum of 2 academic years
      • Doctoral students: can receive OGS awards for a maximum of 4 academic years

All students are subject to a lifetime maximum of six academic years per student

Who Can Get This Aid:

You must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship:

  • You’ll be in graduate studies in the master’s or doctoral level
  • You’ll be enrolled in a full-time program for 2 or more terms (21 to 52 weeks in total) for the academic you’re submitting your application.
  • You’ll be attending a participating Ontario school, as follows:

Deadlines:

Application, document and review details for this scholarship vary by school. Check with your school’s Graduate Studies Office for deadline information.

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