Scholarships and Fellowships


The OVC Scholarships & Fellowships Program is funded by the Government of Ontario to support new graduate growth for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The program provides competitive stipend support for selected high caliber full-time thesis-based master's and PhD students.

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OVC offers Scholarships and Fellowships to high achieving applicants who are Canadian or Permanent Residents entering full-time OVC masters or doctoral thesis-based studies. Scholarships are available in F22 and W23 semesters. These Scholarships and Fellowships range from $18,500 to $30,000 annually for the duration of the program, and applications are evaluated based on academic excellence, research potential, and personal/interpersonal skills.

Applications from students transferring from one OVC Graduate Program to another OVC Graduate Program may be considered.

Note: Students must remain registered full-time and maintain satisfactory progress for the duration of the OVC Graduate Scholarship, Fellowship, or Award to maintain funding.

Process and Deadline

Step One: Apply for your graduate program through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)

Prospective students to thesis-based programs must secure a faculty advisor prior to submitting an application. The deadline to initiate an OUAC application to be eligible to submit a separate application for an OVC Scholarship or Fellowship is May 6, 2022.

Step Two: Learn more and apply for funding

Once you have initiated an OUAC application you will receive your WebAdvisor login (U of Guelph credentials/email) and will have access to view additional details and complete an eApplication for a Scholarship or Fellowship, due May 20, 2022.


  • Graduate school applications must be completed through WebAdvisor (i.e. not simply the OUAC application)
  • Direct entry students must confirm that referees, identified in OUAC Application, have received links to complete their referee assessments by May 14, 2022, which are due May 27, 2022
  • All information is contained on the OVC Intranet, including the Competition Announcement and Program Description (requires U of Guelph email, which you will receive upon submitting your OUAC application)

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