Scholarships and Awards

The Faculty of Arts & Science offers over 300 admission awards and in-course scholarships to undergraduate students. They recognize academic excellence, and may also take into account community involvement, leadership, creativity and other qualities.


Admission Awards

Admission awards are for those individuals applying to the University for undergraduate studies. Students are automatically considered for a variety of admission awards when they apply to the University. There are also admission awards that require students to complete a separate application or awards profile. Newly admitted students are encouraged to visit U of T's scholarship sorter to browse awards and scholarship details including eligibility, application requirements and applicable deadlines.

New for Fall 2020: University of Toronto International Scholar Award - Faculty of Arts & Science

The University of Toronto International Scholar Award - Faculty of Arts & Science is awarded to incoming international students upon registration in Arts & Science on the basis of merit and at the discretion of the Faculty. Students are automatically considered for an award valued up to $100,000 to be allocated over their four years of study. For more details, see the University of Toronto International Scholar Award - Faculty of Arts & Science Terms & Conditions.


In-course Scholarships

After first year, students are eligible for in-course scholarships. In-course scholarships are awarded to students who are excelling in their studies. Top students will automatically be considered for most of these awards, however, some opportunities do require applications. In addition to the scholarships offered by The Faculty of Arts & Science (see chart below), students may be eligible for other scholarships as awarded through each College and many academic departments

Current students are encouraged to visit U of T's scholarship sorter to browse scholarship details including eligibility. 


Faculty of Arts & Science Scholarships and Awards

International and Research Awards These awards are offered to students who are either studying abroad or undertaking research abroad.
Dean's Student Initiatives Fund

The Dean’s Student Initiatives Fund has been established to provide financial support for student initiatives that aspire to create dialogue and foster a greater sense of community through special events, lectures, or other forms of community engagement.

Undergraduate Research Fund

The Undergraduate Research Fund provides funding for research projects initiated by students, related to their degree, and supervised by a faculty member either through a regular course, an independent study, a research essay, or other academic project.

ASSU Graduating Student Leadership Award

The ASSU Graduating Leadership award provides funding to graduating students who are enrolled in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Hansa and Dharm Jain Science Scholarship

The Hansa and Dharm Jain Science Scholarship provides funding for students in their second and third years who are enrolled in a science program.

Michael and Ida Shankman Bursary

The Michael and Ida Shankman Bursary is awarded to a third-year student who is an Ontario resident.


College Awards

Each college offers awards based on leadership, merit and other criteria. Visit the Scholarships page within each college for more details:


Academic Departments

Most academic departments offer scholarships for undergraduate students. Visit your departmental website or speak to an advisor for help with department scholarships.


Graduate Awards

The School of Graduate Studies maintains a list of major graduate awards accessible through their website.


Scholarships to Study Abroad

The Centre for International Experience coordinates a variety of scholarships to help students study abroad.