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Scholarships and Financial Awards

Department Head Dr. John Sutcliffe (centre) with Franesk Perpalaj (left) and Mark Mcwhinney (right)

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Department of Political Science are committed to providing funding for graduate students at the University of Windsor. If you are accepted to the M.A. program, we will do our very best to also provide you with an attractive financial package.

The University and the Department of Political Science have a variety of Scholarships and Awards for undergraduate and graduate students.

Please follow the link below for information on University Scholarships and Awards: http://www.uwindsor.ca/studentawards/scholarships-bursaries


External Scholarships and Financial Awards 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

SSHRC scholarships are intended to support the acquisition of research skills and to assist in the training of highly qualified personnel.  Candidates must demonstrate a high standard of academic achievement in undergraduate and graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities.  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Master's:  The Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master's) is a one-year award valued at $17,500.  Students submit their application on-line by the deadline (usually in the fall semester prior to the year the award is received).

For further details on the scholarship and its deadlines, contract the Department's Graduate Chair, the Graduate Studies Office and from the competition webpage.


Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

The Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly assisted universities in Ontario.

The scholarship competitions are managed separately by each university.  The University of Windsor's application deadline is normally in mid-January.  Department deadlines are earlier.  Further details are available from the Department's Graduate Chair, the Graduate Studies Office and the COU website.

For more details on these and other scholarship opportunities, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies scholarship page https://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate-studies/456/scholarships-and-awards


Entrance Awards

The Department of Political Science offers several entrance scholarships for both domestic and international students. These scholarships will be awarded to applicants that have been accepted into the program by April 1 for the following September. All applicants will be automatically considered – there is no separate application process. Entrance scholarships include:

Department of Political Science Entrance Scholarships Awards of up to $2,000 for domestic and international applicants

Stephen & Vicki Adams Entrance Scholarships in Graduate Studies (Political Science) Two awards of $1,500 each to Masters students in the Department of Political Science based on academic achievement and financial need. Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Residents.

Dr Sourinda Dutta Memorial Entrance Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Political Science Award of $1,000 to international Master’s students in the Department of Political Science, based on academic achievement and financial need.

Barbara Faria International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship Award of $1,000 to an international student entering the Political Science MA program in Fall. One scholarship will be awarded each year to the international student with the highest undergraduate average (A minimum of 80% or equivalent is required).


In-Program Awards

Stephen & Vicki Adams Scholarships in Graduate Studies (Political Science) Awarded annually to a Master’s student in the Department of Political Science based on academic achievement and financial need. Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.  Value: $1,000.

Dr Walter L White Memorial Bursary Awarded to graduate students in Political Science to assist with the costs of participation in an academic event (such as conference participation).  Based on financial need. Apply to the Department. Students can only apply once during their degree. Value: $500.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships are also available to students for up to three terms. Students applying to the MA program will be automatically considered for a position. Please also check the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for information on other scholarships or awards that may apply to you.