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Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Before you begin, please ensure you have all of the information and documentation required to complete the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application.

Personal information

  • field of research* (CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC. If you would like to apply for any of the tri-agency scholarships, you will need to complete separate applications. See our awards web page for information and application instructions.)
  • name*
  • date of birth*
  • Ontario Education Number (OEN) - if one has been provided by the Ministry
  • Ontario Tech University student number (provided upon application for admission)
  • email address*
  • permanent Canadian mailing address*
  • mailing/temporary address (if applicable)
  • citizenship status*
  • if Permanent Resident, Protected Person or on Temporary Resident Visa/Study Permit:
    • date that residency status was received*
    • copy of relevant resident documentation (PDF file only)*


Proposed studies at Ontario Tech University

  • faculty*
  • program of study*
  • name of proposed or current supervisor*
  • proposed level of study in 2023-2024 (master's or PhD)*
  • when you expect to begin your proposed studies (Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024)*

Academic referees

For each of your two academic referees: (Please note that it is the students responsability to send the link to each of their referees)

  • name*
  • email address*

Current status (for students currently enrolled at Ontario Tech University or another post-secondary institution)

  • faculty*
  • program of study*
  • level of current studies (doctorate, master's, bachelor, certificate, diploma or other)*
  • copy of current post-secondary transcript (may be unofficial, i.e. downloaded from your student portal) - PDF file only*

Previous studies

For each previous post-secondary institution attended (whether in Canada or in another country), the following information is required:

  • name of post-secondary institution*
  • month and year you began your studies*
  • month and year you ended your studies*
  • program name*
  • level of studies (doctorate, master's, bachelor, certificate, diploma or other)*
  • date you received a degree (if applicable)
  • copy of post-secondary transcript (may be unofficial, i.e. downloaded from your student portal) - PDF file only*

Previous awards and/or OSAP

Previous OGS and/or other awards

Indicate if any of the following awards have been received and the year(s) you received the award.*

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEIIGSST)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS)
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS)

Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP) status

  • if you have previously received an OSAP loan and if the loan is in good standing (if applicable)*

Statement of interest or plan of study

  • statement of interest (master's) or plan of study (doctoral)* - 1,000 words maximum
  • bibliography and citations - 1,000 words maximum
  • list of significant academic accomplishments (optional) - e.g. internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work. Must not exceed 500 words.

List of scholarships and awards (optional)

For any scholarships, awards or prizes you choose to list, the following information must be included:

  • name of scholarship, award or prize
  • type of award (e.g. national, provincial, internal)
  • year(s) awarded
  • amount (if applicable)

List of publications and presentations

  • Must not exceed one page. Please use Arial size 12 font. Use an "R" to indicate a refereed work. PDF or Word file only.

Notice, consents, declarations and signature

Your personal information provided on this application form, in the required documentation, and in all other communications related to your application and award of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), including previous applications and awards of OGS, will be used by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to administer and finance the program.

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has responsibilities respecting the proper collection, retention, use, and disclosure of personal information. The personal information on this form is collected in accordance with Section’s 382) and 411) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31 as amended. The information provided will not be used for any purposes other than those stated upon this form unless the applicant provides expressed consent. Should you have any questions concerning your personal information, please contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, 905.721.8668, ext. 6209. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is fully compliant with FIPPA and endeavours at all times to treat your personal information in accordance with this law.

Administration includes: determining your eligibility for an OGS; verifying your application; verifying your OGS award; considering any requests for review; maintaining and auditing your file; collecting overpayments and repayments; public reporting on the administration and financing of the OGS program; planning, delivering, evaluating and monitoring the OGS program for quality and improvements in both content and delivery; conducting risk management; error management; audit and quality assessment activities; conducting inspections or investigations; and conducting policy analysis, evaluation, and research related to all aspects of the OGS program. Financing includes: planning, arranging or providing funding of the OGS program.

  • I agree that the university may, without limitation, collect, use and disclose personal information about me that is relevant to the administration and financing of OGS with: its authorized financial administration agents and auditors; my academic references; SSHRC; NSERC; CIHR; bodies identified on this application form and other bodies, including government bodies within and outside Canada that administer scholarships for graduate study or student loans; the ministry’s contractors, auditors and third party administrators; Ministry of Government Services and collection agencies it operates or retains; and consumer reporting agencies.*
  • I agree that the university can, without limitation, collect, use and disclose personal information about me that is relevant to the consideration of my OGS application and its report to the Minister with respect to the granting of the OGS with: the ministry, my academic references and the selection panel it appoints to assess my application.*
  • I have given complete and true information on this application form and in the required supporting documentation.*
  • I understand that I am responsible for providing all required supporting documentation as indicated on my application or as directed by the ministry or my eligible Ontario institution in respect of my eligibility for an OGS.*
  • I understand that information I provide will be verified and audited and the ministry may also conduct inspections and investigations.*
  • I will keep a copy of my application and all required supporting documentation in the event that I am required to produce this information for audit, verification, inspection or investigation purposes.*
  • I will promptly notify the university in writing of any changes to the information that I have provided and of any changes to my eligibility for an OGS, including ceasing to be enrolled in an eligible program at an eligible Ontario institution; receiving a NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, Vanier, Trillium or QEIII‐OGSST or becoming employed for more than an average of 10 hours per week.*
  • I understand that any change to the information I provide and any change resulting from verification and audit will result in a reassessment.*
  • I understand that if my application is reassessed, it may affect my eligibility and the amount of my OGS and, if required by the Minister I will promptly repay all or part of my OGS.*
  • I have read and understood this section, including the notice of collection, use, and disclosure of my personal information and my signature attests to my consent to the indirect collection, use and disclosure of my personal information and that my declaration is complete and true. I understand that any fraudulent or misleading statement may result in proceedings for academic misconduct.*
  • signature*

*required field

Applicants should note that meeting or exceeding the minimum stated requirements does not guarantee an offer of funding.

Allocations will be based on the number and quality of applicants. All decisions are final.

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