The Faculty of Arts & Science offers over 500 admission and in-course awards to undergraduate students. These awards recognize academic excellence, and may also consider financial need, community involvement, leadership, creativity and other qualities.
Students are automatically considered for a variety of admission awards when they apply to the University. Some awards require students to complete a separate application or an awards profile.
Newly admitted students are encouraged to visit U of T's Award Explorer to find details about awards including eligibility, application requirements and applicable deadlines.
- University of Toronto International Scholar Award: Offered upon admission to selected International students on the basis of merit. Students are automatically considered for this award valued up to $100,000 over 4 years of study (up to $40,000 in the first year and renewable for $20,000 in the second, third and fourth years).
- International Merit Admission Award: Offered upon admission to selected International students on the basis of merit. Students are automatically considered for this award valued up to $50,000 in the first year of studies. This award is not renewable.
- International Student Admission Bursary: The Faculty of Arts & Science has a limited number of admission scholarships available to international undergraduate applicants who have financial need. These are selected based on academic merit as well as demonstrated financial need. In all cases, qualified admitted students will be contacted directly and provided with an application to complete. Please note that scholarships and bursaries rarely cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses. International Student Admission Bursary decisions will be issued in April.
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. Some awards consider financial need as well as academic merit.
Current students are encouraged to visit U of T's Award Explorer to see all scholarship and bursary opportunities available.
Featured Faculty of Arts & Science Awards
- Dean’s Student Initiative Fund: Provides 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.
- ASSU Graduating Student Leadership Award: Provides funding to graduating students who are enrolled in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
- Cyril A. Morong Scholarship of Excellence: Provides recognition and $1,250 to meritorious black students who demonstrate financial need and leadership ability.
International and Research Awards
- Andrea and Charles Bronfman Award in Israeli Studies: Provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students studying Israel.
- Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia Pacific Studies: Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing studies or research related to the Asia Pacific region.
- Daisy Ho Contemporary China Special Undergraduate Projects Fund: Awarded to third-year undergraduate students who are undertaking a special research project on contemporary China.
- 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.
- Walter and Mary Tuohy Award in Arts and Science: Awarded to undergraduate students who are undertaking a period of study at an international post-secondary institution or pursuing international field work in conjunction with their U of T program.
Each college offers awards based on leadership, merit and other criteria. Visit the Scholarships page within each college for more details:
- Innis College Scholarships
- New College Scholarships
- St. Michael's College Scholarships
- Trinity College Scholarships
- University College Scholarships
- Victoria College Scholarships
- Woodsworth College Scholarships
Most academic departments offer scholarships for undergraduate students. Visit your departmental website or speak to an advisor for help with department scholarships.
The School of Graduate Studies maintains a list of major graduate awards accessible through their website.
Scholarships to Study Abroad
In addition to the International and Research awards listed above and in Award Explorer, the Centre for International Experience coordinates a variety of scholarships to help students study abroad.
If you are looking for financial aid to support your academic expenses, or if you are in need of emergent financial assistance, speak to your college registrar's office. You can also apply for emergency undergraduate grants (related to COVID-19 and others) using the U of T Grant Application Portal.