Tuition and Costs
Tuition and fees vary by program. Tuition rates for the 2015-16 academic year range from $535 - $795 per semester hour.
Tuition and fees are paid through the Office of the Registrar. Payment is due two weeks prior to the start of classes in each semester.
Graduate Program Scholarships and Aid
Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies. Students should contact their graduate program for specific questions regarding scholarships and aid. All awards are contingent upon the availability of funds.
Some Graduate Programs offer Merit-Based Scholarships to students who demonstrate outstanding academic ability. Scholarship amounts vary by program ($500 - $7,000).
Need-Based Grants are available to students who demonstrate financial need. Funds are limited.
Endowment Awards are provided by donors of the University and the criteria is unique to each award.
Teaching Assistantships (TA): Most graduate programs offer a limited number of teaching assistantships to support full-time graduate students. This may involve a part-time role in teaching or other academic related activities.
Research Assistantships (RA): Professors who are Canada Research Chair holders or who hold research grants are able to offer research assistantships to support full-time graduate students in their specific area of study.
Scholarships and Aid by program:
Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships
The Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's programs in Canada. This program supports up to 2,500 students annually in all disciplines as is administered jointly by Canada's three federal granting agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The scholarship value is $17,500 for 12 months. Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
For eligibility and application information contact:
Diane Beaton - Scholarship Liaison Officer, School of Graduate Studies
External Scholarships and Funding
Many external agencies offer scholarship and study-abroad opportunities for graduate students. It is important to note that external agencies have defined policies regarding their awards and may restrict the amount of funding students can receive from other awards.
Graduate students enrolled in eligible programs can apply for government assistance which includes loans and grants. Financial institutions also offer assistance through student lines of credit. Specific questions regarding loan funding should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
Loans for International Students
International students can access most forms of financial aid administered by TWU. However, Canadian Government Student Loans are only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
International students may qualify for government student loans granted by their home country. Students should refer to the foreign school policies for their student loans in their home country. Banking institutions in Canada offer student lines of credit to those who have a credit history in Canada. Otherwise, it is recommended to research options in their home country.