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Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program

Students in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels can apply for a merit-based scholarship through the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program.

Awards are available to graduate students for all disciplines of academic study at participating schools in Ontario

Each award is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario (two thirds) and the school offering the award (one third).

How much can I get

OGS awards are based on the number of terms of your consecutive studies within an academic year:

  • $10,000 for 2 consecutive study terms
  • $15,000 for 3 consecutive study terms

Each OGS award is issued for:

  • a minimum of 1 academic year (2 or 3 consecutive academic terms)
  • a maximum of 2 years (up to 6 consecutive academic terms).

Lifetime Maximums

The OGS awards maximums are:

      • Master’s students: 2 academic years
      • Doctoral students: 4 academic years
      • Lifetime limit (all students): 6 academic years

Who is eligible

OGS is a merit-based scholarship. Your application is assessed and ranked using criteria determined by the school you’re planning to attend.

To be considered, you must also meet the following criteria:

  • You’ll be in graduate studies in the master’s or doctoral level
  • You’ll be enrolled in a full-time program for 2 or more terms (21 to 52 weeks in total) for the academic year you’re submitting your application.
  • You’ll be attending one of the participating Ontario schools.

Learn more and apply at https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR019245.html.

Areas Funded

  • Comparative / Regional Studies
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • International Affairs - General
  • International Business, Trade, and Finance
  • International Law
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Public or Intercultural Communication
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Science and Technology
  • Security Studies
  • Sustainable Development

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States
  • Africa
  • Other
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Middle East
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Americas

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral
  • Graduate