Toronto Fellowships & Financial Aid

University of Toronto takes the matter of graduate financial support very seriously. For many students in doctoral-stream programs, the program commits to a minimum level of funding at the beginning of each year, for up to five years of study. For further information about the funding available from specific programs, see the Graduate Funding Structures document at

Entrance Awards
Graduate Entrance Awards are offered by graduate programs and departments to the best and brightest incoming masters and doctoral students for full-time graduate study or research. Inquiries about these awards should be addressed to the head of the graduate program or department concerned.

Internal Awards
The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers a number of internal awards to meritorious graduate students such as the University of Toronto Fellowships (UTF), the Connaught Scholarship as well as other endowed awards.

External Awards
Canadians and landed-immigrants may also apply for external support in the form of scholarships and fellowships offered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). All three granting councils (NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR) also offer Canadian Graduate Scholarships (CGS). The Government of the Province of Ontario provides graduate scholarships tenable at Ontario universities. Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) are available for graduate studies in all disciplines. Sixty of these awards are available to visa students. Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST) are designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. Only available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
The federal and provincial governments provide financial support to qualified students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Ontario. The amount of the loan depends on your calculated financial need. Students can apply online at OSAP.

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