Applicable to the specific masters and doctoral programs of Waterloo, the QNX Graduate Scholarship program is an excellent financial aid for new students. The scholarship doesn’t have any restrictions in terms of citizenship or residency as it is applicable to all students beginning their studies at the University of Waterloo.
The university intends to award the QNX Graduate Scholarship along with the OGS and QEII-GSST awards. So, the scholarship recipients who fulfill this requirement are awarded an amount of 15,000 CAD. However, in case of students where this is not feasible, awards are made at 5,000 CAD (paid over 3 academic terms).
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, Awards, College-Specific|
|Organization||University of Waterloo|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies-postdoctoral-affairs/awards/qnx-graduate-scholarship|
To be considered for the QNX Graduate Scholarship program, applicants are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria given below:
Apart from the requirements mentioned above, the university has set one more requirement. That is, the applicant must be a recipient of one of the following awards:
Those who fulfill this requirement will be considered for the QNX Graduate Scholarship valued 15,000 CAD. However, if this is not possible, the scholarship will be valued, 5,000 CAD.
The University of Waterloo doesn’t have any additional application process for the QNX Graduate Scholarship. Applicants who fulfill the scholarship eligibility criteria and have secured admission at the University of Waterloo will be automatically considered for the award.
Applicants must note this entire process will be administered by the Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, and School of Computer Science.
As mentioned above, the evaluation and selection of the recipients will be managed by each participating faculty. Recipients of the QNX Graduate Scholarship will be selected based on the overall potential of their admission application.
Some of the factors which might play a significant role at the time of selections are:
Since recipients are shortlisted from different programs of the University of Waterloo, there is no specific number of awards that are distributed.
Waterloo’s QNX Graduate Scholarship program was created by Mr. Dan Dodge. He was the founder and establisher of QNX Software Systems. The scholarship program is designed to create opportunities for graduate students of the University of Waterloo, similar to those created for the undergraduate students of the university.
For a prospective applicant’s reference, the details of the QNX Graduate Scholarship have been tabulated below:
|Basis of granting the award||Admission applications|
|Number of Scholarships||Varies every year|
|Application Timeline||Same as the Fall graduate admission deadline|
|Result Date||Declared along with the admission notification|
|Separate Application Needed||No|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Award Value||15,000 CAD or 5,000 CAD (depending on fulfillment of eligibility)|
|Citizenship Eligibility||Open to all|
|Colleges||University of Waterloo only|
|Department||Mathematics; Engineering; Science; Physics; Computer Science|
|Study Level||Masters and Doctoral|
Overall, QNX Graduate Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for all incoming graduate students. Not only this, since is it can be combined with the OGS and QEII-GSST, applicants get additional financial support to study in Canada.
In case of any further questions, applicants are advised to contact the Waterloo’s Department Graduate Co-ordinator.