Tuition & Finances

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Master's students in thesis-based programs like the Master of Health Information Science at Western have a number of places to access funding.

Financial information for Master of Health Information Science students

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the Master of Health Information Science 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 Canadian Master of Health Information Science students in good academic standing will receive a funding package of $12,000 a year for up to two years (six terms).

*External funding sources such as OGS/CGS may affect the amount you are awarded on a year-to-year basis.

Additional Funding Sources

Eugenia Canas Memorial Award in Health Equity

Awarded annually to a student enrolled full-time in a graduate program in Health Information Science. Preference will be given to a student from an equity-deserving group and/or a student who is conducting research in health equity with a preference for students conducting research involving youth. A committee that includes the Health Information Science Program Chair, Associate Dean Graduate of FHS/FIMS (or their delegate), and at least one individual who is a faculty member with the Health Information Science Program and a member of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will select recipients of the award. This award was established by a generous donation from Helene Berman & Mark Flink, Nadine Wathen & Family, and many generous friends of Eugenia Canas. Value: 1 at $1,500.

FIMS Dean's Entrance Award, Health Information Science

This scholarship is awarded to students entering full-time into the graduate program in Health Information Science based on excellent academic achievement (minimum of 80% average). The Dean of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, in consultation with a committee that includes the Manager, Graduate Student Services and Health Information Science Program Coordinator, will select recipients of the award. At least one member of the committee will hold current membership in the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Value: up to $5000 each.

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.