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Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

Program

Domestic Applicants

International Applicants

Description

Since 1975, Ontario, in partnership with Ontario’s publicly–assisted universities, has encouraged excellence in graduate studies at the masters and doctoral levels through the awarding of Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). OGS awards are merit–based scholarships available to students in all disciplines of academic study. The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and Ontario universities. The Province of Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third.

Value and Duration

$15,000 per year for a one year maximum, beginning September 2014

Institutional Quota for 2014–2015

230

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Deadline

Each Graduate Program will set their own internal program deadline. Please consult the applicable graduate program.

Each Graduate Program will set their own internal program deadline. Please consult the applicable graduate program

Technical Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person [under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protections Act (Canada)] at the time of the OGS application deadline date.
  • Or be a foreign student who is studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa–student study permit, under the immigration and refugee protection act
  • be enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution in Ontario (one offering graduate programs).
  • be taking an eligible program on a full time basis. An eligible program is defined as a full–time program of study of two or three terms at an eligible institution leading to a graduate degree. Eligible programs must be approved as eligible for funding by MTCU.
  • have a minimum GPA of (A-)

Required Documentation

  • Complete Application Form
  • 2 Academic Assessment Reports
  • All university transcripts

How to Apply

Submit a complete application package (application form, transcripts and 2 academic assessments) to the appropriate graduate program by their internal program deadline.

Application Form

Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Application (Adobe .pdf file)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Academic Assessment Report (Adobe .pdf file)
Régime de bourse d’études supérieures de l’Ontario (Adobe fichier .pdf en français)
Bourse d’études supérieures de l’Ontario — Rapport d’évaluation du rendement scolaire (Adobe fichier .pdf en français)

Who applies through York?

Current Graduate Students at York: Current graduate students will submit an OGS application through their graduate program of study.

Prospective Students to a York graduate program: Prospective students will submit an OGS application through the program(s) from which they seek admission

Evaluation Criteria

Academic Excellence 50%; Research Potential 40%; Communication 10%

Results

Domestic Applicants will be notified no later than May 1st, 2014 with respect to the adjudication decision.

Visa Applicants will be notified no later than May 31st, 2014 with respect to the adjudication decision.

Appeals

There will be no appeals accepted for University OGS decisions.

 

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