Graduate Student COVID-19 General Information

The entire University community is focused on maintaining a healthy environment on our campuses and preserving your educational experience to the extent possible.

Check the University of Toronto’s coronavirus updates and frequently asked questions pages for updates relevant to the whole U of T community. It is also important to stay up to date with COVID-19 Information for University of Toronto Students and the information provided by your department/Faculty

Please go to the SGS page for general information and updates on COVID-19

Graduate Student Emergency Bursary

The Faculty of Arts & Science has established a Graduate Student Emergency Bursary to help alleviate immediate financial stress that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and related fallout.

All currently registered graduate students in a Master’s (professional or research-stream) or PhD program, enrolled in an Arts & Science administered (Tri-campus) program are eligible. This includes graduate students affiliated with any of the UTM, UTSC, and St. George campuses in an A&S administered program. Students are eligible, whether they are domestic or international, and whether they are in a funded cohort or not.

The Graduate Student Emergency Bursary is intended to provide immediate and short term financial relief based on need. While we understand that many graduate students are facing significant uncertainty and financial challenges, and that even more challenges loom in the future, we also recognize that no single program can address such a broad range of issues. Students in need of greater financial help may consider accessing the School of Graduate Studies’ Emergency Grant and Emergency Loan programs or the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit that will pay $2,000 a month to workers who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply for the Faculty of Arts & Science, Graduate Student Emergency Bursary