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Graduate Student Financial Support

The University of Toronto is the largest research-based university in Canada and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine places great importance on helping graduate students finance their education. Graduate student support is crucial to help research-stream master’s and PhD students offset the cost of their education during their graduate studies, and serves as an important tool to recruit the best graduate students globally.

All About Graduate Student Funding

Did you know the University of Toronto offers the most generous stipends to graduate students in all of Canada? Learn about the various sources of funding available to you as a graduate student in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Join our Data and Awards Officer, Diane Tang, as she reviews graduate student stipends, entrance scholarships, internal and external awards and top-ups.

Funding for your studies is an essential component of successfully completing your graduate degree. There are numerous programs in place to ensure you thrive during your time at the University of Toronto.

Award Explorer

Interested in awards at the University of Toronto? Whether you’re thinking of coming to U of T – or you are a current student pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies – Award Explorer can help you explore the diverse funding opportunities that recognize your achievements and financially support your studies such as:

  • travel and conference grants
  • international student awards
  • doctoral completion awards
  • entrance scholarships
  • internal and external awards
  • and more!

Award Competitions

Most award competitions require that you contact your graduate unit for more information. Individual graduate units often set internal deadlines, collect applications, and conduct an internal selection process prior to sending their top applications to the School of Graduate Studies or the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Health Science to be centrally adjudicated. 

Stipends for Thesis-Based Programs

Students in thesis-based programs are eligible for funding. Your funding package will cover tuition and a living stipend (i.e., a stipend). You are encourgaed to apply for internal and external awards. Your stipend may be adjusted based on the awards that you receive. To learn more about how funding works visit our Funding and Awards for Research Stream Students page.

Effective Fall 2019, International PhD students are subject to the same tuition fees as domestic PhD students.

Financial Aid for Other Graduate Programs

Students enrolled in a non-thesis program may be eligible to apply for bursary funding from their graduate unit. Students who are in a professional rehabilitation program may qualify for a Scotia Professional Student Plan (SPSP) or ScotiaLine for Students. For more information visit our Financial Aid for Other Graduate Programs page. 


Visit our Funding and Awards page for more details or contact the RHSE Office or the School of Graduate Studies.

To Learn More Visit Financial Support for Graduate Students

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