Tuition & Finances

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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

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture 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 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.

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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