Tuition & Finances

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Master's students in thesis-based programs like the Master of Arts in Media Studies at Western have a number of places to access funding.

Financial information for MA Media Studies students

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the Master of Arts in Media Studies program are set by the University. For full information, visit the Office of the Registrar's Fee Schedules page.

Internal Funding Package

All full-time MA students in good academic standing at FIMS will be offered a minimum funding package of $12,250 for each of the first and second years. A typical funding package consists of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (involving up to 10 hours of work a week) for the fall and winter terms of the first and second years.  Funding is guaranteed pending continuous full-time enrolment, maintenance of a minimum average of 78%, meeting the required progression benchmarks and successfully performing TA duties.

The funding package is designed to cover a substantial portion of a student's expenses for the eligible period of funding in his/her program. Funding is not provided in the summer terms, so students will need to be prepared to pay tuition and living expenses each summer.

Additional Funding Sources


The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also maintains a comprehensive listing of both internal and external funding sources. This includes grants, bursaries and workstudy programs.

Funding for International Students

Full-time international master's students will receive additional funds to partially offset the international tuition and ancillary fees for up to two years. Our funding package for international students does not provide additional support to help defray living expenses while enrolled in the program. International students are expected to cover living expenses and other costs from their own resources.



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