Students who are admitted to our Program receive a competitive four-year funding package from various sources including awards, scholarships and research assistantships. International students also receive a PhD tuition grant that covers the difference between domestic and international tuition. There is no formal application process.
The current minimum PhD funding package is $27,700 per year. This amount will increase significantly if students win an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, SSHRC Fellowship, and other eligible scholarships.
We also offer our students $2,000 in each of their first four years to present their research or serve as discussants at eligible conferences and an additional $3,000 to help defray expenses related to their thesis research. Students whose thesis research has an international focus may apply for additional funds from the Engaging Emerging Markets Centre.
To remain eligible for support, students must demonstrate acceptable progress in their studies and maintain full-time registration in the program.
The PhD Program recognizes and appreciates the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations who invest in our students.
Bank of Montreal PhD Scholarship
Andrew Chisholm Doctoral Scholarship
The Berdie & Irvin Cohen Fund for Doctoral Business Scholarship
G. Mark Curry Doctoral Scholarship
C.B. (Bud) Johnston Ontario Graduate Scholarships
Professor Al Mikalachki PhD Research Fund
John F. Rankin Doctoral Scholarship
S. Chum Torno PhD Scholarship
Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship Doctoral Scholarships
Students are strongly encouraged to apply to external scholarships including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Social Sciences and Humanities Doctoral Fellowship if eligible. Links to these and other scholarships may be found in the following list.
Ivey has partnered with the BMO Bank of Montreal and TD Canada Trust to create competitive loan packages for Ivey PhD students. The loan resembles a personal line-of-credit where you are charged interest every month. Each assesses your application against their lending criteria.
Each institution has designated one London branch to handle all Ivey PhD loans. This allows more personalized and efficient service for each student. We encourage you to compare the fees and terms of all student loan products in the chart found below, to determine which is best suited to your needs.
$60,000($15,000/year for 4 years)Minimum Eligibility: Canadian citizens & permanent residents.
Residents of India may also consider a loan from their home country by contacting HDFC Bank.
Western University participates in the US government Title IV program known as the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. American students may apply for Stafford loans; parents of dependent undergraduate students may apply for PLUS loans. In addition to the Stafford loans, graduate and students in professional programs may apply for Grad PLUS loans. Students attending a school outside of the US are not eligible for grants offered through the Direct Loans program.
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All PhD students must register and pay fees three times during the academic year (September, January and May). Tuition is set by Western University and is subject to change each year. For further information, please click here.