Our Funding Commitment to Students
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.
PhD Program Funding
The PhD Program recognizes and appreciates the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations who invest in our students.
Competitive Scholarships and Loan Options
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.
BMO Bank of Montreal and TD Canada Trust Preferred Loans for Ivey PhD Students Only
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.
|Minimum Eligibility: Canadian citizens & permanent residents.|
(519) 673-6020 x223
|$48,000 (assuming no undergraduate debt)|
|Minimum Eligibility: Canadian citizens & permanent residents. International students who do not yet have permanent residency status, but do have a strong Canadian co-signer may consider a loan with TD Canada Trust.|
Residents of India may also consider a loan from their home country by contacting HDFC Bank.
|Minimum Eligibility: For residents of India.|
US Government Direct Lending Program
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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