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Funding

Learn more about our competitive four year funding package.

Our Funding Commitment

All PhD students are funded for four years and typically take home at least $25,000 annually in the form of a tax-free scholarship, net of all fees, tuition etc.

We also offer our students $8,000 over the course of their PhD career 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.

There are various other funds linked to our Centres and Institutes that may also be available, and many students successfully apply for other scholarships such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and SSHRC Fellowship. In addition, a variety of other individuals, businesses and organizations have generously committed to further investing in our students (for details click here):

  • Brock Scholarships
  • C.B. (Bud) Johnston Ontario Graduate Scholarships
  • Chisholm Doctoral Scholarship
  • G. Mark Curry Doctoral Scholarship
  • Ivey Energy Policy Centre Scholarship
  • John F. Rankin Doctoral Scholarship
  • Professor Al Mikalachki PhD Research Fund
  • S. Chum Torno PhD Scholarship
  • The Berdie & Irvin Cohen Fund for Doctoral Business Scholarship

A variety of other scholarship and loan options exist, such as:

Tuition Fees

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. International students are required to pay higher tuition than Canadian or permanent resident students, however, Ivey effectively absorbs the difference by providing international students an extra tuition grant.

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Average Cost of Living

Below is a summary on the costs associated with living in London and in other Canadian cities

Expenses

London

Toronto

Montreal

Vancouver

Edmonton

Rent

$900

$1,314

$1,017

$1,350

$1,224

Groceries

$500

$545

$570

$555

$604

Funding Partners

Ivey has also partnered with the BMO Bank of Montreal and TD Canada Trust to create loan packages for Ivey PhD students. Each institution has designated one London branch to handle all Ivey PhD loans. Not all students are eligible, so more information should be obtained as below:

Bank

Contact

Email/Telephone

Bank of Montreal

Cathy Walker

cathy.walker@bmo.com
(519) 667-6308

Carlos Toopitsin

carlos.toopitsin@bmo.com
(519) 667-7992

TD Canada Trust

Ian Rake

ian.rake@td.com
(519) 673-6020 ex. 225

 Other Resources for International Student Financing

There are many additional sources that international candidates should explore for external financing options. Helpful resources include:

  • Government of Canada – International Student Scholarships
  • Indian Association for Canadian Studies
  • Scholarships 4 Students From Developing Countries
  • Canadian Embassies sometimes administer scholarships to international students (i.e. Commonwealth Scholarships) that resulted out of an agreement between Canada and another country
  • US students may apply to programs through the Federal Student Aid.
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