Scholarships and Funding
The School of English and Theatre Studies guarantees funding to all entering students in its MA programs. Funding guarantees are made on the basis of the School’s financial resources and the applicant’s academic merit, but typically, funding would comprise of teaching assistantships (two [Fall, Winter] for Major Reseach Stream students and three [Fall, Winter, Summer] for Thesis stream students). The current rate per appointment is $6,262 per semester. In addition, the School has a limited number of scholarships which are awarded on a competitive basis to students who qualify.
We encourage applicants to apply for external scholarships before entering one of our programs. Information on Scholarships and Awards should be researched by the applicant. Most applicants wishing to enter the MA program should verify eligibility, and apply to either the Ontario Graduate Scholarship or SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program.
Fees, Tuition and Cost of Living
Cost of living in Guelph and tuition information can be found here: https://graduatestudies.uoguelph.ca/future/cost.
Scholarship and Funding Opportunities
There are numerous opportunities to apply for scholarships and various awards. Please visit the University of Guelph Scholarships and Awards for more information.
The University of Guelph has established a number of ACCESS awards which provide bursaries for students in financial need. To be eligible for these bursaries, students must complete a needs assessment application available from Student Financial Services, or check the website. A variety of competitive research scholarships are also available. Information on awards and funding assistance is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies calendar Link.
Prospective applicants, including foreign student applicants, are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) in advance of applying for admission to the IMPR program at the University of Guelph. Please review deadlines and application details at this link.
Prospective students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents are also encouraged to apply for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant in advance of applying for admission to the IMPR program at the University of Guelph. Please review deadlines and application details at this link
Additional scholarships and awards may be available. Please visit the Graduate Studies funding page for more details and information.
Funding guarantees are made on the basis of the School’s financial resources and the applicant’s academic merit, but typically, the funding would comprise of two or three teaching assistantships, based on the stream of study. Typically students will receive one TAship per semester (Course work stream = F/W position, Thesis stream = F/W/S position). In addition, the School has a limited number of scholarships which are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified students. There are also a number of internal awards and prizes available to graduate students in SETS; please consult the awards website.
Several faculty members are the recipients of major research grants that allow for the hiring of graduate research assistants:
International Financial Support
While our graduate program does provide financial support through a combination of scholarships and graduate teaching opportunities, this funding will not cover the full amount of tuition for international students, which is currently $21,000 for the year. We strongly encourage international students to secure additional funding in their home countries before applying to our program.
Please review the Graduate Studies Viewbook, as it contains general information about the University of Guelph, all our graduate programs and research areas, our admissions process and information for international students.
Prospective international graduate students should review the entrance requirements and other important factors carefully before choosing to submit an application. The responsibility for conducting thorough institutional and program research and due diligence concerning financing and international travel/immigration arrangements is solely that of the applicant before and during the selection and admission processes. The School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph is unable and unqualified to discuss or make referrals on such matters until or after such time as formal offers of admission are issued.
The University of Guelph has established a number of ACCESS awards which provide bursaries for students in financial need. To be eligible for these bursaries, students must complete a needs assessment application available from Student Financial Services.
There are also a number of internal awards and prizes available to graduate students in SETS as well as awards offered by the College of Arts.
The main sources of external funding for MA students are the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS), and the SSHRC/CGS Master’s Scholarships. MA students are strongly encouraged to apply for all sources of external funding for which they are eligible. For more information about terms and conditions of these awards, please consult the respective websites: