Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Awarded by : University of Waterloo

Updated on Sep 28, 2022
Rashmi Shukla

University Research Analyst

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

  • Applicable for

    University of Waterloo in Canada

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 9,05,250/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Jan 2023 +2 more

  • Final application deadline

    30 Sep 2022

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) programs encourage excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Both programs are jointly funded by the Ontario government and participating institutions. The government contributes two-thirds of the value of the awards and the university provides the remaining one-third.

  • The OGS program is funded by the provincial government to encourage excellence in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels
  • The government contributes two-thirds of the value of the awards and the university provides the remaining one-third.

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: CAD 15,000 => Rs 9,05,250

Conversion rate used: 1 CAD = Rs. 61.18 (last updated 30th January 2023)

Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • Maximum of $15,000 per year or $5,000 per term

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 5

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
UG Required (minimum score 80.0%)


  • Be registered full-time in a graduate degree program; students who can only register part-time because of permanent disabilities may still be eligible
  • Have achieved a first-class average, minimum of 80%, in each of the last two full-time academic years
  • Applicant must mention relevant volunteer, leadership and academic work experience

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +239 more

Application Process for this scholarship

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
Extra curricular activities Required

  • LOR: 2 required. Students must complete the applicable sections of the Waterloo OGS/QEII-GSST Academic Assessment Report and forward it to their referees to finish completing. The referee will then have to write a reference letter (on letterhead), which is signed and dated.
  • Transcripts: copy of all post-secondary transcripts identified on the form to the proposed department graduate coordinator who will attach them to the rest of the application

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date September 30, 2022
  • September 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. (ET) - Deadline to submit transcript request
  • September 30, 2022 – Deadline to submit application and reference letters

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Phone number 519-888-4567

Additional Information

Registration/Admission Status

  • International competition – due to the limited quota of awards available for international students, applications will only be accepted from students who are currently registered in a graduate program (or on an approved inactive term from their graduate program) by at least the fall 2021 term. Current UW undergraduate international students are not eligible to apply.
  • Successful OGS International recipients who are residing outside of Canada due to COVID-19 will be required to show either proof of existing study permit or in-progress study permit application before funds will be released to them.

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