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Canada – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2024/2025 For International Students


The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) programs encourage excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Both programs are jointly funded by the Ontario government and participating institutions. The government contributes two-thirds of the value of the awards and the university provides the remaining one-third.


Each OGS and QEII-GSST is valued at a maximum of $15,000 per year. The award is paid as $5,000 per term for either two or three terms.

Waterloo celebrates outstanding academic achievement of its graduate students by offering the President’s Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to students receiving an OGS or QEII-GSST.


There are three areas of evaluation under which the application will be considered. Each department and Faculty will determine the weight placed on each of the following criteria within the ranges indicated:

Academic Excellence (30-50%*); as demonstrated by:

  • academic transcripts

  • list of competitive scholarships, awards and honours

Research Ability and Potential in Program of Study (30-50%*); as demonstrated by:

  • publications

  • conferences

  • presentations

  • originality, artistic performance and creations broadly defined (where relevant to field of study)

Communication and Leadership Abilities (10-20%*); as demonstrated by:

  • list of relevant volunteer, leadership and academic work experience.

Deadline: 1st February 2024

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