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 Media Studies students

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the PhD 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 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 a minimum average of 78% over all courses in each term, with no course below 60%, and meeting the required progression benchmarks.

Additional Funding Sources

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.