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Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships are an important source of funding for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science. These, plus teaching assistantships and research assistantships, form the principal components of graduate student "funding packages." There are two basic types of scholarships: external and internal.

External scholarships are granted by agencies external to the University of Toronto. Major external scholarships include NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council), SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), and OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarships); applications for these awards are normally submitted through students' home departments. More information about these government-funded awards and other external awards may be found on the School of Graduate Studies web site.

Internal scholarships are awarded by various divisions of the University of Toronto. The largest source of internal scholarship support are University of Toronto Fellowships, which are awarded by departments as stipend or tuition fellowships, in accordance with the department's graduate funding policy and with School of Graduate Studies regulations.

Other internal scholarships that are awarded by departments and by the Faculty of Arts & Science are listed on this web site as Scholarships by Department. Information about internal scholarships awarded by the School of Graduate Studies, including the Connaught Scholarships, may be found on the School of Graduate Studies web site.