Admission Awards

Students are automatically considered for a variety of admission awards when they apply to the University of Toronto. Other awards require students to complete a separate application or an awards profile.

Below are some of the admission awards available to incoming Faculty of Arts & Science students. Applicants and newly-admitted students are encouraged to visit our Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid page for information on the full range of awards that may be available to you.  

Scholarships and Awards Frequently Asked Questions

Arts & Science Global Scholarship

Offered upon admission to selected outstanding international students on the basis of merit. Financial need may be considered. Students are automatically considered for this award. The value of the award is equal to the cost of international tuition, including tuition fees, incidental fees and UHIP fees for four consecutive years, or until degree completion, whichever comes first. Residence fees are not included under this award.

This award is for four consecutive academic years (Fall/Winter terms) and the total award value is indicated on your JOIN U of T portal

This award is not tenable with any other admission award offered by the University of Toronto. 

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Summer session tuition fees are not included under this award.
  3. Full-time registration in eight consecutive Fall/Winter terms. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Summer session fees are not included under this award.
  4. Registration as an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible.
  5. Registration in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. As this award is funded by the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus, it is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.  
  6. Registration in a regulated fee program within Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences or Math & Physical Sciences. De-regulated academic programs including Rotman Commerce, Computer Science, Data Science and Bioinformatics & Computational Biology are not eligible in any year. 

Award renewal is based on your academic performance and full-time study following your first, second and third year of study (consecutive). While renewal is not tied to a specific minimum grade point average, we expect that your high academic achievement will continue and that you remain “in good standing” as defined by the Faculty of Arts & Science. The award may be withdrawn due to unsatisfactory academic performance. 

In addition to the monetary award, recipients of the Arts & Science Global Scholarship are entitled to early course enrolment during their first year of study. Having early access enables students to enrol in courses ahead of peers in their first year of study only. 

Payment

The annual award value will be applied to your student account in two installments after your full-time registration in an eligible program is confirmed. The first installment will be made in November and the second installment will be made in February. Recipients of this award are eligible for a tuition fee deferral (registration without payment). Further details regarding tuition deferrals will be communicated to recipients annually in August prior to the registration deadline. 

Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science before dropping below full-time status, withdrawing from your studies or if there is a change in your legal status. Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services

Additional information

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, which is valued at up to $100,000 over four consecutive years, or until degree completion, whichever comes first (up to $40,000 in the first year and renewable for $20,000 in the second, third and fourth years).

This award is for four consecutive academic years (Fall/Winter terms) and the total award value is indicated on your JOIN U of T portal

This award is tenable with other admission awards offered by the University of Toronto, unless otherwise stated. An exception is the Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship and the International Student Admission Bursary.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services.
  3. Full-time registration in eight consecutive Fall/Winter terms. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Summer session fees are not included under this award. 
  4. Registration as an international student (i.e., a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible.
  5. Registration in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. As this award is funded by the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus, it is not transferable to other campuses or faculties. 

Award renewal is based on your academic performance and full-time study following your first, second and third year of study. While renewal is not tied to a specific minimum grade point average, we expect that your high academic achievement will continue and that you remain “in good standing” as defined by the Faculty of Arts & Science. The award may be withdrawn due to unsatisfactory academic performance. 

In addition to the monetary award, recipients of the International Scholar Award are entitled to early course enrolment during their first year of study. Having early access enables students to enrol in courses ahead of peers in their first year of study only. 

Payment

The annual award value will be applied to your student account after your full-time enrolment is confirmed in September. Payment for admission scholarships or awards is applied to your student account after your registration is confirmed for the Fall term, typically by mid-October. 

Should you complete your degree in less than four consecutive years, the award payment will be applied to your student account up to and including your last term of full-time study. Should the annual award value exceed outstanding fees owing in your final year or term, the remaining value will not be disbursed. 

Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science before dropping below full-time status, withdrawing from your studies or if there is a change in your legal status. Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course-load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services

Additional information

International Merit Admission Award

Offered upon admission to selected international students on the basis of merit. Students are automatically considered for this award, which is valued at up to $50,000 in the first year of study. This award is not renewable.

The total award value is indicated in your JOIN U of T portal

This award is tenable with other University of Toronto admission awards, unless otherwise stated. An exception is the Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship and the International Scholar Award — Faculty of Arts & Science.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. The award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services.
  4. Registration as an international student (i.e., a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible for this award.

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science should there be any changes to your eligibility for the award. 

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients of the International Merit Admission Award are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

The award value will be applied to your student account after your full-time enrolment is confirmed. This award is not renewable. Payment for admission awards is applied to your student account after your registration is confirmed for the Fall term, typically by mid-October. 

Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional information

International Student Admission Bursary

The Faculty of Arts & Science has a limited number of admission awards available to international undergraduate applicants who have financial need. These are selected based on academic achievement as well as demonstrated financial need. Students apply through the International Financial Aid Application, available to all international applicants through the JOIN U of T Portal. Canadian applicants (living in Canada or abroad) should not complete the International Financial Aid Application, as they are eligible for UTAPS and other governmentally administered financial aid programs. International Student Admission Bursary decisions will be issued in April. Please note that scholarships and bursaries rarely cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses. 

Note: The terms and conditions below are applicable to students admitted to the Faculty of Arts & Science as of 2022. This award is not renewable for students admitted to the Faculty of Arts & Science prior to 2022. 

This award is for four consecutive academic years (Fall/Winter terms) or until degree completion, whichever comes first. The total award value is indicated on your JOIN U of T portal

This award is tenable with other University of Toronto admission awards, unless otherwise stated. An exception is the Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarship, Arts & Science Global Scholarship and International Scholar Award — Faculty of Arts & Science.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services.
  3. Full-time registration in eight consecutive Fall/Winter terms. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Summer session fees are not included under this award. 
  4. Registration as an international student (i.e., a non-Canadian requiring a study permit) in the Faculty of Arts & Science. International students charged domestic fees are not eligible.
  5. Registration in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. As this award is funded by the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus, it is not transferable to other campuses or faculties. 

Award renewal is based on your academic performance and full-time study following your first, second and third year of study. While renewal is not tied to a specific minimum grade point average, we expect that your high academic achievement will continue and that you remain “in good standing” as defined by the Faculty of Arts & Science. The award may be withdrawn due to unsatisfactory academic performance.

In addition to the monetary award, recipients of the International Scholar Award are entitled to early course enrolment during their first year of study. Having early access enables students to enrol in courses ahead of peers in their first year of study only. 

Payment
  1. Payment for admission awards is applied to your student account after your registration is confirmed for the fall term, typically by mid-October.
  2. The scholarship payment is first applied to any outstanding fees on your student account. If the award amount exceeds the fees owing, the remainder of the award will be issued to you and deposited into your Canadian bank account via direct deposit. You will be able to view your award information, including pending payments, on ACORN under My Award. 
  3. If you have not already done so, please set up direct deposit on ACORN. For more information on the types of award refund payments available, please visit the Student Accounts website
  4. Should you complete your degree in less than four consecutive years, the award payment will be applied to your student account up to and including your last term of full-time study. Should the annual award value exceed outstanding fees owing in your final year or term, the remaining value will not be disbursed. 
Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

You are required to inform the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Arts & Science before dropping below full-time status, withdrawing from your studies or if there is a change in your legal status. Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course-load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services

Additional information

Edward Blake Admission Scholarship

Offered to an undergraduate student for general proficiency upon admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science. The total award value is $5,500 over four years of study, with $2,500 awarded upon registration in first year and $1,000 awarded in the second, third and fourth years if the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship are met.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus; the award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services.
  4. This award is renewable for three additional years at $1,000, provided you continue to be enrolled full time and provided outstanding academic performance is maintained (Annual GPA of 3.7 or higher). The renewal will be based on your final grades and you will receive an email notifying you of your renewal eligibility upon your fall registration.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science. 

Payment

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN.

Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional information: 

Jack & Adrienne Taylor Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Offered to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident undergraduate student enrolled in an arts program at the Faculty of Arts & Science on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The total scholarship value is $12,000, payable towards the recipient’s first year of study.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus in an arts program. This award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services.
  4. Demonstration of financial need.
  5. Recipient must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

Payment will be made upon confirmation of financial need. Financial need is demonstrated through an application to a provincial financial aid program, for example, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN

Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional information

James Hosinec & Carol M. Isaac Scholarship in the Faculty of Arts & Science

Offered to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science on the basis of academic merit. The total value of this scholarship is $10,000 payable towards the recipient’s first year of study.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus. The award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN

Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional information

The Roberts Scholarship

Offered to an outstanding student enrolled in a science program at the Faculty of Arts & Science on the basis of financial need. The total award value is $25,000 over four years of study, with $10,000 granted upon registration in first year and $5,000 awarded in the second, third and fourth years if the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship are met.

This award is conditional on:

  1. Completion of your secondary school program with high academic standing and fully satisfying the conditions of your offer of admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw this award offer if these conditions are not satisfied.
  2. Registration as a student in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus; the award is not transferable to other campuses or faculties.
  3. Full-time registration to complete at least 3.0 credits by the end of the Fall/Winter session. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services.
  4. This award is renewable for three additional years at $5,000, provided that you continue to demonstrate financial need and maintain good academic standing and full-time registration in a science program in any of the following areas of study: Anthropology, Astronomy, Cell and Systems Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Centre for Environment, Human Biology. The renewal will be based on your final grades and you will receive an email notifying you of your renewal eligibility upon your fall registration.

In addition to the monetary value of the award, recipients are entitled to early access to course enrolment in their first year of study at the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Payment

Payment will be made upon confirmation of financial need. Financial need is demonstrated through an application to a provincial financial aid program, for example, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Outstanding tuition or other fees will be deducted from the total value of the award. Any remaining balance will be directly deposited into your Canadian bank account or mailed in November to your sessional address by the Student Accounts Department, Office of the Comptroller. An online tutorial on how to set up direct deposit with your financial institution is available on ACORN

Withdrawal or transfer to part-time

Students who withdraw or who substantially reduce their course load during the academic year may be required to repay all or part of their award. An exception is made for students registered with Accessibility Services. Please consult with the Office of the Faculty Registrar before dropping below full-time status or withdrawing from your studies.

Additional information