Graduate Funding in Arts & Science

The Faculty of Arts & Science provides a base funding package to graduate students who are in funded programs while they are in the funded cohort. Sources of funding include academic scholarships, internal awards, teaching assistantships and research assistantships, which form the foundation of the funding package. If funding from these sources amounts to less than the A&S base funding package, University of Toronto Fellowships are provided to make up the difference.

A&S Base Funding Package

In 2018, the Faculty of Arts & Science announced a $1,500 three-year funding increase, which will see the base amount increase to $18,500 in the Humanities and Social Sciences and $19,000 in the Sciences by 2021-22. Learn more about the A&S Base Funding Package.

Program Level Fellowships

In addition to the base funding package, A&S provides program level fellowship funds of $1,000 per student in the funded cohort, to be allocated as determined by each graduate unit in consultation with students.

Internal Scholarships 

Scholarships are awarded by various divisions of the University of Toronto and through the School of Graduate Studies, which holds an annual competition for University-wide awards. Most Arts & Science academic units also award scholarships; consult your home department's website for details. Learn more about Faculty of Arts & Science awards and School of Graduate Studies awards.

External Scholarships

Major scholarships granted by agencies external to the University 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 usually submitted through your home department. Visit the School of Graduate Studies website to learn more about government-funded awards and other external awards.