Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program 2024/25 ($25,000)

This informs the public about the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program. Details about the Program are given below.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program 2024/2025

Program Details

Students in graduate studies at the master’s and doctoral levels can apply for a merit-based scholarship through the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program. Awards are available to graduate students for all disciplines of academic study at participating schools in Ontario.

Each award is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario (two-thirds) and the school offering the award (one-third).

The OGS awards maximums are:

  • Master’s students: 2 academic years
  • Doctoral students: 4 academic years
  • Lifetime limit (all students): 6 academic years

Award Prize

OGS awards are based on the number of terms of your consecutive studies within an academic year:

  • $10,000 for two consecutive study terms
  • $15,000 for three consecutive study terms

Each OGS award is issued for:

  • a minimum of 1 academic year (2 or 3 consecutive academic terms)
  • a maximum of 2 years (up to 6 consecutive academic terms).


OGS is a merit-based scholarship. Your application is assessed and ranked using criteria determined by the school you plan to attend.

To be considered, you must also meet the following criteria:

  • You’ll be in graduate studies at the master’s or doctoral level
  • You’ll be enrolled in a full-time program for two or more terms (21 to 52 weeks in total) during the academic year you’re submitting your application for.
  • You’ll be attending one of the following participating Ontario schools:

Participating Ontario Schools

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • OCAD University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Toronto
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University

How to Apply

This is for those interested in the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program. They are generally available in October.
If you’re applying to multiple graduate programs at different schools, submit an OGS application for each school. Contact the Graduate Studies Office at the school you plan to attend for details on their application process.

Application Deadline

  • The application, document, and review details for this scholarship vary by school. Check with your school’s Graduate Studies Office for details.

Open this link for more details about the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program. If you have any questions about your application, contact the Graduate Studies Office at the school you plan to attend.

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