Graduate Stipends and Finances
Graduate students in the Department of Biochemistry are paid a yearly stipend available through a variety of sources depending on their degree program.
As of September 1 2017, domestic PhD graduate students will receive a total financial package of $30,000, including a Teaching Assistantship position.
International PhD graduate students will receive a similar financial package including a Teaching Assistantship position. Please contact Biochemistry's Graduate Program for more details.
Thesis MSc Students
As of September 1 2017, MSc thesis students receive a stipend of up to $22,000 at the discretion of their supervisor. Applicants are asked to clarify their financial arrangements with potential supervisor(s) before committing to a position. Any financial arrangements agreed to will be included in an offer letter. MSc students are eligible to apply for available TA positions.
Non-thesis MSc Students
Non-thesis MSc students will not receive a stipend, but are eligible to apply for available TA positions.
The Department of Biochemistry offers several entrance awards that are offered annually to outstanding applicants. To be eligible, students must apply to the PhD program by Feb. 1st. These awards are partially funded through the Bishnu Sanwal and Theodore Lo Graduate Endowment Fund. A separate application is not necessary. Awards are made upon acceptance to the program.
A variety of competitive scholarship opportunities also exist. Details can be found on Western's Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website under Student Finances. In addition, several awards are available through the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.