Hungarian Helicon Foundation (Ontario) Graduate Award (OSOTF)


Hungarian Helicon Foundation (Ontario)


Up to $3,000.00

Number of Awards Available

One to three recipients annually

Eligibility Criteria

At the time of application, an applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person, under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), at the time of application;

  • Be a resident of Ontario*, as defined by one of the following criteria, at the time of application:

    • Student has always lived in Ontario; or

    • Ontario is the last province student lived in for 12 months in a row before beginning their current graduate program; or

    • Student lives in Ontario now AND has lived in Canada for less than 12 months in a row.


    • * Full definition and criteria for Ontario residency available on SGS University-Wide Financial Need Assess​ment Guide

  • Be either a currently registered student in a U of T graduate degree program or an applicant who has received and accepted an offer of admission to a full-time U of T graduate degree program (commencing September 2018 or January 2019), and will maintain full-time registration throughout the academic year immediately following the current competition;

  • Be pursuing advanced studies in any aspect of Hungarian studies (e.g. Hungarian language, literature, ethnology, culture, history or society);

  • Demonstrate financial need within the application’s Financial Need Assessment section; and

  • Have achieved at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed.

NOTE:  Previous recipients of this award may submit a new application to hold this award more than once, provided they remain eligible.

Application Process

Each applicant must ensure that a complete application package (including their referee's letter) is provided to the Graduate Awards Office via email by 4:30pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Application Package

A completed application will include all of the following items (no other supporting documentation will be accepted):

  1. Completed and signed application form (including the Financial Need Assessment section);

  2. Original or certified copies of official transcripts from all universities attended in the last two years of full-time studies; or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must include transcripts for all graduate studies;

    • ACORN print-outs are sufficient for the U of T transcript;

    • Certification/validation may be performed by the graduate unit. If the graduate unit is not able to certify/validate a transcript, it is each applicant's responsibility to obtain and provide within their application package an original official transcript that was issued by the appropriate institution

    • Grading legends must be provided with every transcript. Copies of unofficial transcripts from other institutions will not be accepted. Transcripts should not be separately mailed to the Graduate Awards Office

  3. One page plan of study/research proposal in non-technical language (the introduction must state how the applicant's research meets this award's research criteria); and

  4. One letter of reference addressing the applicant's academic merit from an academic supervisor/advisor or a faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic work (one page maximum)

    • The referee must email the letter from an institutional email address to​ no later than the deadline
    • The letter must clearly state the referee's name and contact information


4:30pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018 to

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