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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, through its colleges and divisions, awards more than 7,100 admission scholarships, totalling more than $166 million, and over 7,900 in-course awards each year. The majority of our admission scholarships are awarded automatically. A separate application is not required for these academic merit-based admission awards.

In-course awards are open to current U of T students; graduating awards are awarded to graduating students who are in the final year of their degree. These awards are issued based on academic merit and/or financial need.

Be sure to browse through the various awards in Award Explorer, as some awards do require a specific criteria and may require an application.

You can apply for as many awards as you like, and most awards can be combined with each other. . .

Each faculty and college at U of T offers non-repayable merit- and need-based awards. To learn more about Divisional Aid, contact your specific college or faculty directly.

For more general information, please visit Finances and Funding at U of T.

Graduate 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.