Financial Support


Minimum Financial Requirements
Change As of January 1, 2024, the minimum financial requirement for living expenses for new study permit applications is $20,635 for an individual student. Please see the Documents Required for a Study Permit Application section for more details.

Graduate Stipends and Finances

Students in our Research-Based Graduate program (full-time) are provided with a yearly stipend package, comprised of funds from a variety of sources. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine guarantees this funding support for: 12 terms for direct-entry PhD students; 15 terms for students who transfer from the MSc Program to the PhD Program; 6 terms for MSc students. View the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's graduate funding model.

PhD Students

As of September 2018, domestic PhD graduate students will receive a total financial package of approximately $30,500.00. This package includes a Teaching Assistantship position. The package amount may be adjusted if the student does not wish to hold a Teaching Assistant position.

International PhD graduate students will receive a similar financial package, including a Teaching Assistantship position.

For more information on domestic or international PhD student stipend support, please contact PaLM Graduate Program.

MSc Students

As of September 2018, domestic MSc graduate students will receive a total package of approximately $19,500.00.

International MSc graduate students that do not have funding from their home country, will be offered a yearly stipend of approximately $32,000.00.

MSc students are eligible to apply for available Teaching Assistant positions.

Please contact PaLM Graduate Program for more details.


There are a variety of competitive scholarship opportunities for students. Details can be found on Western’s Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website under Funding & Fees. In addition, several awards are available through the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Pathology and Laboratory Graduate Program.

Tuition and Benefits

Tuition information can be found on the Office of the Registrar website. All graduate students gain unlimited access to the Western Student Recreation Centre that houses state-of-the-art facilities for aquatics, personal training, fitness and intramural sports. Graduate students (full-time) are provided with an annual London Transit pass providing bus service across the city.

Housing and Living Finances

London has all the benefits of a major Canadian city without the high costs of living. Many apartments and houses for graduate students are located within walking distance of the campus.  It is important to keep track of your Financial Management, e.g. living expenses and planning your finances.

There is a large array of parks and conservation areas and biking paths. The city is home to major summer festivals, theatre and sports teams. In addition, London has an international airport with flights to most major cities and frequent train and bus service along the Windsor-Montreal corridor. For more information see Living in London and Life & Community.