Tuition & Finances

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Doctoral students in thesis-based programs like the PhD in Health Information Science at the University of Western Ontario have a number of places to access funding.

Financial information for PhD in HIS students

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the PhD in 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 PhD students in good standing will receive a funding package consistent with Western’s Doctoral Funding Guarantee
Funding is guaranteed pending continuous full-time enrolment, maintenance of good standing in the program, meeting the required progression benchmarks, and acceptable performance of any employment duties, such as teaching assistantship.

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

International doctoral students who meet the minimum funding average will receive the standard funding package plus additional funds through the Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS). These additional funds are intended to reduce tuition normally assessed to international students to the rate paid by Canadian students.