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Financial Support/Awards

Normally 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, the funding would comprise two teaching assistantships, one in the Fall Semester, and one in the Winter Semester (at the current rate of $5,260 per appointment, this amounts to a guarantee of $10,500 for the academic year). In addition, the School has a limited number of scholarships which are awarded on a competitive basis to students who qualify.

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.

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.

Internal Awards

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.

Faculty Grants

Several faculty members are the recipients of major research grants that allow for the hiring of graduate research assistants:

Prof. Daniel Fischlin
 
Prof. Susan Brown
 
Prof. Ajay Heble
 
Prof. Mark Lipton
Media Education Project
 
Prof. Sky Gilbert
The Shakespeare Experiment
 
Prof. Jerrard Smith
Asterion: A Journey through the Labyrinth
 
Prof. Alan Filewod
Political Intervention Theatre in Canada
 
Prof. Daniel O’Quinn
Despotic Alliances, Romantic Interculturalism, Islam & the War with France, 1790-1825
 
Prof. Martha Nandorfy
The Concise Guide to Global Human Rights
 
Prof. Ric Knowles
Performing Intercultural Toronto
 
Prof. Christine Bold
Around 1902: Towards a Different History of Popular U.S. Westerns
 
Prof. Jennifer Schacker
Cross-Dressed Tales: French Fairy Tales and the British Pantomime Tradition
 
For additional information about Scholarships and Financial Aid, please see the University of Guelph's Office of Registrarial Services: Student Financial Services

Bursaries

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.

External Scholarships

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:

OGS: https://osap.gov.on.ca/eng/not_secure/ogsapply.htm

SSHRC:www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/doctoral-doctorat-eng.aspx