The A&S Base Funding Package

Graduate units in the Faculty of Arts & Science provide a base funding package to all graduate students in the funded cohort. For 2022–23, the A&S base funding package will be $19,000 ($19,500 in the Sciences) plus tuition and fees. 1 Funding begins in the first session of registration in the funded program.2

A&S ensures students will receive fellowship income to bridge the difference between external awards and/or income derived from paid experience (teaching and research assistantships) and the base package established by the Faculty.

In 2021, A&S announced a three-year increase that will see the funding package increase by $500 a year, as follows:

Humanities & Social Sciences

Academic Year Base Amount Tuition & Fees* Total
2021–22 $18,500 $7,980 $26,480
2022–23 $19,000 $8,055 $27,055
2023–24 $19,500 $8,055 $27,555
2024–25 $20,000 $8,055 $28,055



Academic Year Base Amount Tuition & Fees* Total
2021–22 $19,000 $7,980 $27,980
2022–23 $19,500 $8,055 $27,555
2023–24 $20,000 $8,055 $28,055
2024–25 $20,500 $8,055 $28,555


*The 2021–22 and 2022–23 tuition & fees figure is actual for St. George campus. For subsequent years they are estimates.

The foregoing base amounts apply to all students in the funded cohort. The final total will vary, depending on tuition and fees, which are based in part on domestic or international status and campus affiliation. International PhD students pay the same tuition and fees as domestic students, plus UHIP. International Master’s students pay higher tuition and fees. The A&S base funding package covers tuition and fees for all students in the funded cohort, regardless of their domestic or international status, the incidental fees charged by the campus with which they are affiliated at the start of the academic year 1and individual student decisions on optional incidental fees.

Individual graduate units are welcome to provide enhanced packages. Many graduate units offer packages that exceed the A&S base funding amount.

Student income often exceeds the base package, and may do so significantly in graduate units that have abundant TA opportunities or high-value RA-ships.

1. Campus affiliation fees are St. George Campus fees by default, unless the student has either (a) affiliated with UTM prior to the issuance of funding letters in September or (b) or formally switched campus affiliation and notified the Graduate Administrator by October 31.

2. Funding commences in the first session of registration in the program, unless program design dictates otherwise. If program funding commences in year one, students cannot defer funding to a subsequent session or year.