Exploring Scholarships at OISE University of Toronto

Graduate studies can be a large financial investment. Planning ahead is critical.


The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University at Toronto is a global-leader in research and graduate studies in education, ranking ninth in the world overall and first in North America among public institutions. OISE is Canada’s only all-graduate institute of teaching, learning and research in education, offering world-class programs including graduate preparation for a career in teaching. We invite you to explore our graduate degree and teacher education programs.

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Tuition and Living Costs - How Much Will It Cost?
Pursuing graduate studies abroad can be a large financial investment. For international students, planning ahead is critical -- securing adequate funding is essential to ensuring that your graduate education is successfully completed. The first step is to take stock of any financial resources.

To help you plan ahead, here are the costs involved in studying with us.

You’ll also want to make sure that you factor in other living costs such as housing, food, clothing, local transportation, books and supplies. Our U of T Housing Services website provides a breakdown of what this might look like for 2014-15.

Taking Stock…What Scholarship Options Are Out There?
Upon receiving an offer of admission, international students are required to obtain a Canadian study permit. In order to qualify for a study permit, international students must demonstrate that they have sufficient resources to meet their financial needs.

However there are some scholarship opportunities available to international students to help alleviate some of the costs. While the funds of the scholarships may be small relative to the full tuition costs, they provide some resources into which you can tap. Pooling together any resources can be of great value.

For full scholarship details, make sure you visit the respective scholarship website directly. It is important to become aware of the scholarship eligibility requirements and any scholarship application deadlines. Here are 3 ways to access links to individual scholarships:

  1. School of Graduate Studies > International Student Awards
    Our U of T School of Graduate Studies has collected a list of scholarships targeted for international students. Read more >
  2. School of Graduate Studies > Which Awards Can I Apply For?
    Explore in a handy chart (pdf) the wide range of financial support available in the form of scholarships and merit-based awards for all graduate students at the University of Toronto. The chart identifies scholarships for international students. See chart >
  3. School of Graduate Studies > Internal University of Toronto awards (in course awards)
    Here are some examples of U of T graduate awards for which international students are eligible:

    Jeanne F. Goulding Fellowship
    Kwok Sau Po Scholarship
    Ranjit Kumar Graduate Fellowship
    Scace Graduate Fellowship

What About Financial Emergencies?
Emergencies can sometimes arise despite our earnest financial planning. International students at OISE may be eligible for emergency assistance if their financial needs are the results of unanticipated circumstances. Read more >

What About Financial Support for Research-Stream Programs?
The University of Toronto is fully committed to providing financial support (Graduate Funding Packages) for students in doctoral-stream programs (MA and full-time PhD). Note however that these programs are very highly subscribed and are currently closed for application (the deadline was December 1, 2014). Learn more about Graduate Student Funding >

How Can I Apply to OISE for Graduate Studies
To help you with the application process, review the 5 application steps > .

Your program of interest may have pending a pending application deadline -- review Deadlines & Closing Dates >

Contact Us We understand that you may have questions as you explore graduate studies with us at OISE. We’re here to help. Contact us:
OISE Registrar’s Office
Tel 1-416-978-1848

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