2018-19 Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship
This award was established by Edwin Siu Hung Leong, the Chairman of Tai Hung Fai Enterprise Co. Ltd., a diversified property investment and development company he founded in 1977. Dr. Leong founded the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation in 2005. His generosity is focused on the health and well-being of the aged and underprivileged.
Two prestigious scholarships each at $55,000 were awarded for 2018-19 to attract outstanding candidates with financial need, to graduate programs at the University of Toronto. Preference was given to residents of Hong Kong applying to study in the following areas: science, physics, management, math, or computer science.
This award was available for the 2018-19 academic year only. Applications are no longer being accepted.
C. David Naylor University Fellowships Endowed by a Gift from the Arthur L. Irving Foundation
The C. David Naylor University Fellowships, funded by Arthur and Sandra Irving, at the University of Toronto were established to support outstanding scholars who are active in community service and commencing the first year of a graduate degree program.
Created by Arthur and Sandra Irving through the Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation, this program honours the University of Toronto’s 15th president, Professor C. David Naylor. During his eight-year tenure, President Naylor worked to ensure the global success of the University. As he elevated its academic quality, he brought greater awareness to the country and the world of the University’s prominent faculty, students, alumni, and their many contributions.
As a Rhodes Scholar, world-class researcher and teacher, President Naylor epitomizes a distinct combination of academic excellence, leadership and commitment to our country’s continued growth through education. The fellowship bearing his name embodies this ideal.
Much like the man this fellowship is named after, The C. David Naylor University Fellowships focus on developing strong leaders who demonstrate leadership, academic excellence and community commitment.
Two prestigious entrance fellowships each at $30,000 will be awarded annually to attract outstanding candidates from Atlantic Canadian provinces to research-stream graduate programs at the University of Toronto. These entrance fellowships must be awarded in addition to the program’s normal funding commitment.
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) Program
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M) Program
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The Tri-council allocates CGS M awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually. CGS M awards can only be offered to students pursing graduate studies at eligible Canadian universities, and the award must be held at the university that has made the offer.
China Scholarship Council: Scholarships
In partnership with the University of Toronto (U of T), the China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers scholarships to outstanding Chinese students who will pursue doctoral or postdoctoral studies at U of T under the established collaborative program: China Scholarship Council – University of Toronto Joint Funding Program.
The CSC aims to fund in its annual competition:
- 20 Chinese students for U of T’s PhD program for up to 48 months
- 20 Chinese visiting PhD students at U of T, for up to 24 months
- 10 postdoctoral fellows for up to 24 months
- 10 visiting scholars for up to 12 months
For the 2019-20 academic year, CSC received 12 applications for U of T, of which 6 were successful. The average U of T success rate for receiving a CSC has been approx. 50%. Successful applicants typically have excellent grades and one or more publications.
Connaught International Scholarship
The Connaught International Scholarship for Doctoral Students is a cost-sharing initiative designed to assist graduate units in recruiting and supporting top international students by providing a top-up scholarship to each recipient, which will be paid in addition to the program’s normal funding package provided by the graduate unit.
Value & Duration
- The scholarship is provided as a $10,000 top-up, in addition to the program’s normal funding package (base amount + tuition and fees), to a combined total of no less than $35,000 annually;
- The graduate unit is responsible for providing recipients with the program’s normal level of funding, which may consist of various internal and external funding sources, including awards, such as a University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF), on-campus employment (e.g. teaching assistantships), and/or research assistantships;
- The cost of UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) coverage is in addition to the cost of tuition and incidental fees and should be factored into the program’s funding for Connaught Scholars; and
- The Connaught is renewable on an annual basis in accordance with the program’s normal period of funding (e.g. for a total of 4-5 years) provided the student remains eligible, in good academic standing, and meets the terms and conditions of the award. * A 5th year is available for programs that have a 5-year funding commitment.
Latin American Scholarship Programs (CALDO)
Today, U of T is home to approximately 650 students from Latin America, many of whom are graduates of the region’s leading universities.
International PhD students in most programs at U of T are charged the same tuition fees as our domestic students. To further attract and support Latin America’s best and brightest students, U of T has established a number of scholarship agreements with government agencies and foundations in Canada and Latin America.
Mackenzie King Open & Travelling Scholarship
Two types of Mackenzie King Scholarships were established to support graduates of Canadian universities who are pursuing graduate studies. U of T is permitted to nominate two (2) candidates from each category to the national competition.
The Travelling Scholarship is awarded to applicants who have a degree from a Canadian university and are pursuing graduate studies in the areas of international or industrial relations within the United States or the United Kingdom. The Mackenzie King Board receives about 25 nominations annually for four scholarships, each of approximately $10,500 (number of recipients and value are subject to change).
The Open Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who has a degree from a Canadian university and is pursuing graduate studies in any discipline, within Canada or elsewhere. The Mackenzie King Board receives approximately 90 nominations annually from all universities to award one scholarship of approximately $8,500 (value is subject to change).
Mexico Scholarship: CONACYT
The National Council for Science and Technology/The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) is an organization funded by the Mexican government that has been encouraging the development of professionals of the highest quality for more than 30 years.
The University of Toronto and the Government of the United Mexican States’ National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) have renewed their partnership by signing an agreement to support up to 150 scholarships over the period of the 5-year agreement (starting Fall 2018) for Mexican students to pursue doctoral stream education at the University of Toronto.
Mexican state governments and other national government agencies (e.g. Ministry of Energy, FUNED) offer other forms of scholarship assistance to Mexican nationals in partnership with CONACYT, including those for pursuing research and professional programs, and postdoctoral studies at overseas universities. Faculty members interested in admitting students applying to CONACYT scholarships are encouraged to connect with SGS.
Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship
Are you a Mitacs Globalink alumnus interested in graduate or post-graduate studies at the University of Toronto?
The Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship provides support to former Globalink students interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies, in collaboration with their partner universities.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study. The scholarship program at U of T is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto. The Province allocates OGS awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually.
Ontario Trillium Scholarship
The Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) program is a provincially-funded initiative to attract top international students to Ontario for PhD studies with Ontario universities. Using a 2/3 to 1/3 government to institution ratio, approximately 15 Ontario Trillium Scholarships for PhD students had been awarded annually at the University of Toronto.
Please note: Funding support for new Ontario Trillium Scholarship offers is currently suspended. Existing award holders will continue to receive the balance of their renewable scholarship.
Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology
The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII‐GSST) program is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. The program is supported through funds provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector.
Established with initial funding from the Donner Canadian Foundation, the School of Graduate Studies and Massey College provide this Fellowship, on an annual basis, as an established mechanism through which the University of Toronto is able to support eligible candidates who meet the criteria listed below. The Fellowship offers financial support for academic endeavours and the opportunity to participate in the Massey College community.
Value and Duration
Up to $10,000 for one year. Fellowships will be awarded and held by current or incoming students in addition to the program’s normal funding commitment (for those within the funded cohort).
Recipients are granted the status of Scholar-at-Risk at Massey College in the University of Toronto. Scholars-at-Risk Fellows are invited to become a member of the Massey College community, with the membership fee waived by the College as part of the Fellowship.
SGS Bursaries for Junior Fellows at Massey College
The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to provide funding for bursaries, developed in collaboration with Massey College, which is a graduate students’ residential community affiliated with, but independent from, the University of Toronto. Designed for Black Canadian, Indigenous, and International graduate students, these bursaries create opportunities that can provide academic and personal enrichment for high-achieving candidates who would not be able to afford the Resident or Non-Resident fees associated with the Junior Fellowship.
In joining Massey College, recipients will be welcomed into a community of scholars and professionals from across Canada and around the world.
Please review Massey College’s Junior Fellows webpage for more information.
U.S.A. Indigenous Graduate Student Fellowship
The U.S.A. Indigenous Graduate Student Fellowship is an entrance award for U.S.A. Indigenous students pursuing a master’s degree at The Faculty of Arts and Science or The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. The fellowship alleviates international tuition fees to the equivalent of the domestic rate plus UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) fees.
University-Wide Award: Agnes M. Ireland Award (OSOTF)
University-Wide Award: Hungarian Helicon Foundation (Ontario) Graduate Award (OSOTF)
University-Wide Award: Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship
The University of Toronto has established the Iranian Student Memorial Scholarship Fund in honour of those who lost their lives in the crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, including eight members of the University of Toronto community. This endowed fund will provide needs-based awards to international undergraduate and graduate students from Iran who have been admitted to the U of T or students from any background studying Iranian studies at the U of T. The first of these needs-based awards to be awarded in Spring 2020 for students studying at the U of T in the 2020-21 academic year.
University-Wide Award: SGS Fellowships and Bursaries for Black and/or Indigenous Students
Approximately 21 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are available within the SGS University-Wide Awards competition. Applicants must meet all award specific eligibility criteria required, as outlined within each award description (review list with links in the Application Process section below).
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health. The Vanier CGS program strongly encourages candidates to pursue their studies beyond the university that granted their previous degree(s).
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships
Up to 40 Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships will be awarded nationally to doctoral students who are registered or about to commence studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.