Life as a graduate student can be costly, and sometimes the financial and funding systems may seem daunting to navigate. U of T provides a variety of resources and services to help!
Instructions on how to make a tuition fee payment (including a fee payment from outside of Canada) may be found at www.fees.utoronto.ca. To verify your tuition owing, check your invoice at www.rosi.utoronto.ca. Students enrolled in combined programs may be required to pay additional fees. Contact the SGS Student Services Office or your home graduate unit for details.
Outstanding fees/charges on your student account are subject to a 1.5% monthly service charge (19.56% per annum). Service charges are assessed on the 15th of every month beginning November for the fall/winter session, February for the winter session and June for the summer session.
If you decide to withdraw from your program, any refund will be based on a full year registration according to the refund schedule posted at www.fees.utoronto.ca.
U of T is committed to the financial support of graduate students in doctoral stream programs. Although financial support cannot be guaranteed for all graduate students in all programs, we encourage you to ask about financial assistance at your graduate unit.
The Graduate Awards Office provides a variety of financial aid programs, as well as comprehensive financial counselling appointments to assist with planning and identifying all possible sources and options of additional financial aid.
The Graduate Awards Office administers a wide range of scholarships and awards including external scholarships, federal awards such as NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR scholarships, as well as provincial awards like the OGS.
Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)
A university-wide competition for doctoral students in which participants have 3 minutes or less to present their doctoral research to a panel of non-specialist judges.
The Graduate Awards Office offers a range of scholarships, travel and conference awards as well specialised grant programs.
Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students
The Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students is an entrance scholarship (renewable for 3 to 4 years, valued at $35,000 per year) for outstanding international scholars in U of T’s graduate programs.
The W. Garfield Weston Doctoral Fellowship
The W. Garfield Weston Doctoral Fellowship Program annually provides 16 Canadian doctoral students from the University of Toronto — across the humanities and the social, physical and life sciences — a travel award of $50,000 to further their research and broaden their skills and networks in a global setting.
Available to graduate students with a disability who have registered with U of T Accessibility Services, UTM AccessAbility or UTSC AccessAbility Services, the grant was established to assist with accommodations necessary to meet unexpected needs arising from the particular demands of the graduate program.
The SGS Conference Grant is intended to encourage doctoral-stream students to present their research at a regional, national or international conferences. Preference is given to applicants who have not previously attended a conference in their current program and who are in the early stage of their academic program. Applications are available early in the fall and winter sessions.
SGS Masters Tuition Fee Bursary
The Master’s Tuition Fee Bursary is intended for master’s students in both course-work and research programs who are beyond the program length required for their degree, but who still have a small amount of work outstanding, due to unanticipated reasons and factors that are beyond their control.
The SGS Research Travel Grant is designed to assist full-time PhD students in Humanities and Social Sciences, pursue research travel that is necessary to the completion of their research. The competition is run annually and applications are available early in the winter session.
Numerous scholarships of varying value been established at the School of Graduate Studies that are open to all U of T graduate students.
The Graduate Awards Office also provides administrative support for a wide range of awards offered outside the University of Toronto.
Government agencies offer external support in the form of scholarships and supplements to Canadians and landed immigrants:
Numerous scholarships and awards funded by the Province of Ontario are administered through the School of Graduate Studies:
Provincial Student Loan Programs
Students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for financial assistance from their provincial governments. Questions or concerns about provincial government financial assistance should be addressed to Admissions & Awards and/or the appropriate provincial financial assistance website: