Tuition & Finances
Master's students in thesis-based programs like the Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture at Western have a number of places to access funding.
Financial information for MA Popular Music & Culture students
All full-time MA in Popular Music and Culture students in good standing will receive a funding package for five terms (out of which students are expected to pay their tuition and fees), including a 10-hour per week Teaching Assistantship for the Fall and Winter terms of Year 1 and Year 2, and a $5,000 Western Graduate Research Scholarship for the Summer term of Year 1. Funding is guaranteed pending continuous full-time enrolment, maintenance of a minimum average of 78%, and meeting the required progression benchmarks. The funding package is designed to cover a substantial portion of the student's expenses for the eligible period of funding in his/her program.
*External funding sources such as OGS/CGS may affect the amount you are awarded on a year-to-year basis.
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program
- Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Program
- Bursaries and other funding through the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS)
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.