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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

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Applying for Scholarships

 

PhD Year 1 students in the Funded Cohort are required to apply OGS in the first year of their program.

PhD year 2 & 3 students in the Funded Cohort are required to apply for a major external award in the second and third year of their program (i.e. SSHRC or OGS).

Applying for scholarships is a condition of your funding package. Students who do not apply for external awards will be ineligible for funding in the following year.

Many awards will increase your funding and the process of writing such an application serves to prepare you for future grant writing. Receiving an external award is also a significant credential on the job market. If you are successful in winning a major external award, the award will be applied to your base funding. This policy ensures that funding is distributed as equitably as possible for all of our graduate students.

 

Scholarship Recognition Award

Furthermore, PhD students who have obtained major scholarships (equal or greater than $15,000) for all or most of their period in the graduate student funded cohort may be eligible for a Scholarship Recognition Award for the year following the end of their funded cohort status. The Scholarship Recognition Award will cover the value of tuition and incidental fees, plus $2,000 if they are registered in the year following the end of their funded cohort status and who are not holding awards equal to or greater than the value of the Scholarship Recognition Award.

To be eligible for the Scholarship Recognition Award students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • For students covered by graduate funding for both the M.A. and Ph.D. – they must hold a major scholarship for 4 of the 5 years of their funding period.
  • For students covered by graduate funding for the Ph.D. only - they must hold a major scholarship for 3 of the 4 years of their funding period.
  • Students must be in Good Standing and making satisfactory progress towards their degree (i.e. achieved candidacy).

Students who are eligible for the Scholarship Recognition Award will be notified by the Graduate Funding Office.