Fully Funded University of Western Ontario 2022Trillium Scholarship

The Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) program is an important initiative to attract top international students to Ontario for PhD studies. Students interested in the Ontario Trillium Scholarships are encouraged to express their interest in the competition to the graduate program chair when applying for admission to Western University. A qualified international applicant must be nominated for the scholarship by the Graduate Chair of the admitting program.

Aim and Benefits of University of Western Ontario PhD Scholarship

The reward of this scholarship is $40,000 per annum which can be renewable for up to 4 years

Requirements for University of Western Ontario PhD Scholarship Qualification

  • To be an eligible applicant you must have achieved a minimum of 80% in your last completed two academic years.
  • You should be an international student while applying and also while taking up the reward.
  • You should not be registered in any university degree program at the time of nomination.
  • You should be having an exceptional research potential and experience and also excellent academic record at university.
  • Should be planning to take PhD in the university.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Western Ontario on grad.uwo.ca to apply

  • Recruit a competitive candidate(s) and have them complete and submit an Online Application for admission, or identify a competitive candidate(s) from the pool of PhD admission applications already submitted.
  • Confirm that the candidate has performed at a first-class level recently by;
    • Calculating two eligibility averages, one for each of the last two years of full-time study. See Academic Eligibility rule above.
  • Notify the candidate(s) that they are being considered for the scholarship
  • Write the Nomination Letter (max. 2 pages), addressed to the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, that provides a rationale for the choice of candidate, clearly articulating the excellence of the candidate according to the four selection criteria outlined in the Trillium Scoring Rubric
        • Academic excellence
        • Research potential and experience
        • Interpersonal Qualities of the Candidate
        • Quality and reputation of previous university and/or degree program
  • Prepare the nomination file (single PDF) in this order:
    • Nomination Letter
    • Admission Application which normally includes: summary, academic intent, letters of reference, transcripts, supplementary documents
    • CV (mandatory)
  • Submit the PDF nomination to SGPS (pmenzies@uwo.ca) any time after February 1st until SGPS closes the annual call.

SGPS Responsibilities

  • Receive nominations from graduate chairs, select the annual recipients in a timely manner, and determine a ranked waitlist of alternate candidates by August 31.
  • Communicate the offers to the Ontario Trillium Scholars-elect via the admitting graduate programs
  • Update the External Funding Portfolio on an ongoing basis with the results of the annual competition
  • Make offers to waitlisted candidates in the event of declined offers

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