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Award Explorer

Explore Awards at U of T

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 – this tool can help you explore the diverse funding opportunities that recognize your achievements and financially support your studies.

For more information about awards, eligibility criteria, applications and search tips please visit our Help Page.

New awards are being added to Award Explorer frequently, so please check back on a regular basis.

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Undergraduate Awards

U of T offers over 5105 distinct awards to undergraduate students. Some awards may have multiple recipients, while others may only have one.

The University has comprehensive scholarship programs that recognize outstanding achievement at different levels of study.

Overall the University, its colleges, faculties and divisions award approximately 4500 admission scholarships that total nearly $20 million.

Students have access to nearly 5900 in-course scholarships every year. These scholarships are for current students who are excelling in their programs. . .

Top students will automatically be considered for most of these awards, but be sure to browse through the various opportunities, as some do require applications.

With some exceptions, students are permitted to combine awards so keep applying for awards even after you are admitted to U of T.

For more general information on finances at U of T, please visit U of T Awards.

Graduate & Postdoctoral Awards

U of T offers over 2400 awards to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Awards listed in this repository are typically ones where an application is required. There are numerous awards not publicly displayed as students are automatically considered.

Funding opportunities for graduate students vary depending on whether you are enrolled in a professional or research-stream program.

Students accepted into most research-stream master's and PhD programs will receive funding from their graduate unit. Funding packages vary by individual program and may comprise of a combination of the following: U of T fellowships, scholarships or awards, and teaching and research assistantships. The amount of your funding package, the number of years you will receive it, and how the funding is composed will depend on your specific program; as such, your graduate unit is the best contact for answers to your questions.

While students in professional graduate programs typically self-fund their educational expenses through a variety of programs including student loans and student lines of credit, a number of graduate units have select awards available to students in professional programs. You can now search for these using the above tool.

For additional information and funding options please see: How funding works: professional programs.

There are a variety of opportunities for those seeking funding for their postdoctoral fellowship. Funding may be sourced from your supervisor’s research grant or resources, government and health organizations, and fellowship programs.

For additional information about graduate and postdoctoral awards, please visit the School of Graduate Studies awards list.

Disclaimers: The Award Explorer tool provides information on awards available to current and future students at University of Toronto. Meeting the eligibility requirements of an award does not guarantee a student will receive an award. Students should check the award details, including the links, as the award applications may be competitive.
An award displayed in Award Explorer is subject to change depending on available funding, changes to the eligibility criteria, and new award opportunities.
The Award Explorer is a supplementary tool for searching awards at the University of Toronto. Existing online award content hosted by faculty, department, college, or program websites is still available.