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International Student Funding

Please note that while a broad offering of award options is available to students coming from abroad to study at U of T, the list below highlights awards that are open exclusively to international students.

In addition to these awards, we encourage you to consult the Government of Canada’s international scholarships database for non-Canadians. Searchable by country of origin, it features government-supported awards that facilitate study and research in Canada.

  • Architecture, Landscape, and Design

    MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

    This comprehensive scholarship provides talented yet financially disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to relevant university education. The Program aims to educate and enable students to contribute to the economic growth and social development of their countries of origin. If you are selected for the program, the scholarship will provide you with full financial assistance for tuition, travel expenses (including obtaining a passport), housing, food, books and other expenses for the duration of a four-year undergraduate degree.

    Hatch Engineering Entrance Scholarship

    This award, established in 2012 by a generous donation by Hatch Ltd., is given to an international student from Serbia entering the first year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. The award is granted primarily to candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and promise. Consideration may also be given to performance at international competitions in areas such as math, physics and chemistry; demonstrated language proficiency; and evidence of extra-curricular activity and involvement. The scholarship may be renewed for each of the candidate’s four years of study provided a minimum 80 per cent average is maintained each year.

    Otegbade Scholarship for Students from Africa

    This award was established in 2014 through a generous donation by Adediran Otegbade. The award is given to a student from Africa with preference for students that have shown a marked and consistent improvement from one academic year to the next, and for students involved in Skule activities including international student clubs and associations.

    Robert M. Friedland Scholarships

    These scholarships were established in 1996 through a generous donation from Robert M. Friedland, Chairman of Indochina Goldfields Ltd. and Bakyrchik Gold PLC. The awards are granted on the basis of academic standing, and preference is given to international students entering the first year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program. If there are no suitable candidates in the Program, the award can be granted to international students entering the first year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty. If there are no suitable candidates in the Faculty, the award can be granted to students entering the first year in any Faculty at U of T. The admission awards are renewable in second year provided honours standing is maintained at the end of first year and that the candidate proceeds to the second year of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program.

    Salim Majdalany Scholarship

    The scholarship was established by the family and friends of the late Salim Majdalany (B.A.Sc., 1980, Civil Engineering). The award is granted on academic standing to a student from Lebanon, Syria, Jordon, Iraq or any other member state of the Arab League, who is entering or is enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Law. The award is open to students in both Faculties; however, priority is given to candidates from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

    Arts & Science*

    MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

    This comprehensive scholarship provides talented yet financially disadvantaged students from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to relevant university education. The Program aims to educate and enable students to contribute to the economic growth and social development of their countries of origin. If you are selected for the program, the scholarship will provide you with full financial assistance for tuition, travel expenses (including obtaining a passport), housing, food, books and other expenses for the duration of a four-year undergraduate degree.

    Ting Fang Chung Scholarships

    Established through a bequest from the late Mr. Ting Fang Chung. For Any Year/Grad – Student in the Dept. of East Asian Studies, to continue education at a university in China; or Chinese student resident in China, to continue education in the Department of East Asian Studies.

    New College

    David Clandfield Scholarship for International Students

    Awards are made in July and are based on academic results from the previous fall/winter session.

    Trinity College

    Neil Reid McLeod Scholarship

    One award either to a student registered in Trinity College for one year’s study at one of University of Edinburgh, Glasgow University, University of St. Andrews, or to a student from one of these three universities to study at U of T.  Open either for an undergraduate year of study or for a graduate year of study.

    Victoria College

    Lawrence and Sharen Ho International Scholarship

    Donor: Lawrence Ho of the Victoria College Class of 1999, Chairman and Chief Executive Officerof Melco International Development Limited.

    Terms: Scholarships for international students with preference for students from Asia. Renewable for Second, Third and Fourth Year if an A average (GPA 3.50+) is maintained.

    Sarah Russell Bursary

    Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Russell of Toronto in 1984 in memory of their daughter Sarah Orian Russell (1958-1981), a student of Victoria College who was killed in an automobile accident in January 1981 while she was a visiting student in Mexico; the U of T Endowment Adjustment Fund.
    Terms: Awarded, when funds permit, to a student from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) to enable him or her to participate in the U of T-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México student exchange program. Preference will be given to students who were charges of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH).

    Sylvia Woodsworth Campbell Bursary

    Donor: Family and friends in memory of Sylvia (Woodsworth) Campbell (1917-1988), daughter of Ada and Harold Frederick Woodsworth (1883-1939, Victoria College Class of 1907) of Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, who devoted her later life to the cause of continuing education for mature women. Established in 1990.
    Terms: Awarded every two or three years to a female student of Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan who is a participant in the student exchange between that university and U of T and who registers at Victoria College.

    Law

    Salim Majdalany Entrance Scholarship

    The scholarship was established by the family and friends of the late Salim Majdalany (B.A.Sc., 1980, Civil Engineering). The award is granted on academic standing to a student from Lebanon, Syria, Jordon, Iraq or any other member state of the Arab League, who is entering or is enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Law. The award is open to students in both Faculties; however, priority is given to candidates from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

    Various academic divisions

    Canada-Israel Innovation Initiative for Student Mobility

    Made possible with the assistance of Global Affairs Canada, the Canada-Israel Innovation Initiative for Student Mobility is designed to enable graduate and senior undergraduate Israeli students to conduct research at U of T. Students in Engineering, Medicine, Business, and Global Affairs from recognized post-secondary institutions in Israel have the opportunity to undertake research projects at the U of T over periods of 3-6 months, under the joint supervision of professors from their home and host institutions. The program awards up to CAD 10,000 to each successful applicant in support of travel and living expenses associated with the project.

    Killam American Fund for International Exchange

    This award is for undergraduate students who are participating in exchange programs between U of T and US universities. Awardees may be either legal residents of the US who are studying on exchange at U of T, or U of T students studying on exchange at any US partner universities.

  • Arts & Science

    Ting Fang Chung Scholarships

    Established through a bequest from the late Mr. Ting Fang Chung. For Any Year/Grad – Student in the Dept. of East Asian Studies, to continue education at a university in China; or Chinese student resident in China, to continue education in the Department of East Asian Studies.

    Trinity College

    Neil Reid McLeod Scholarship

    One award either to a student registered in Trinity College for one year’s study at one of University of Edinburgh, Glasgow University, University of St. Andrews, or to a student from one of these three universities to study at U of T.  Open either for an undergraduate year of study or for a graduate year of study.

    Law

    Salim Majdalany Entrance Scholarship

    The scholarship was established by the family and friends of the late Salim Majdalany (B.A.Sc., 1980, Civil Engineering). The award is granted on academic standing to a student from Lebanon, Syria, Jordon, Iraq or any other member state of the Arab League, who is entering or is enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering or the Faculty of Law. The award is open to students in both Faculties; however, priority is given to candidates from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

    Social Work

    PPEF-Dollars for Global Scholars

    To be awarded to an international student in the PhD program at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

    Yip Scholarship

    To be awarded to an international PhD student from China who is studying full-time at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. If in any year there are not students who meet these conditions, other international students from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work may be considered.

    Various academic divisions

    African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

    The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program will grant scholarships to young African women and men to pursue a master’s degree in public administration, public policy, or public finance in Canada. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit to young professionals from a range of sub-Saharan countries. Special consideration will be given to equitable representation across the continent and to the advancement of female leaders.

    Canada-Israel Innovation Initiative for Student Mobility

    Made possible with the assistance of Global Affairs Canada, the Canada-Israel Innovation Initiative for Student Mobility is designed to enable graduate and senior undergraduate Israeli students to conduct research at U of T. Students in Engineering, Medicine, Business, and Global Affairs from recognized post-secondary institutions in Israel have the opportunity to undertake research projects at the U of T over periods of 3-6 months, under the joint supervision of professors from their home and host institutions. The program awards up to CAD 10,000 to each successful applicant in support of travel and living expenses associated with the project.

    China Scholarship Council Scholarship

    In partnership with 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. For doctoral students selected by the CSC, U of T undertakes to cover the cost of tuition while the CSC will provide the student with a stipend sufficient to cover living expenses, return airfare and visa application fees. For selected postdoctoral fellows, the CSC will provide a postdoctoral award and U of T supervisors will provide additional financial support.

    Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students

    The Connaught International Scholarships assist graduate units in recruiting and supporting top international graduate students. The award value to each Connaught scholar is $35,000 per year, which includes the cost of domestic rate tuition, incidental fees, and the program’s standard minimum stipend. This scholarship is renewable on an annual basis and will continue throughout the standard period of the program’s funding commitment (i.e. four to five years). Nominees must be new international applicants who have been or will be offered admission to full-time doctoral or doctoral-stream programs with a funding commitment.

    Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowships

    The World Fellowship Fund was established to provide opportunities for women from foreign countries to pursue graduate studies in Canada and the United States. Eligible applicants must be female, international registered, full-time master’s or doctoral students. Applicants cannot be a citizen or landed immigrant of Canada or the United States. The award value is $4,000 USD.

    Fulbright Programs

    The Fulbright Program offers grants to Canada for U.S. citizens. U.S. students and young professionals may apply for a grant to pursue independent research in Canada, while U.S. scholars may teach and/or research in Canada through Fulbright. In addition, U.S. faculty and professionals may apply for Fulbright Specialist grants or the Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies to study in Mexico and Canada, while U.S. students are eligible for the Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program.

    Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship

    The Fellowship provides support to former Globalink students interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies, in collaboration with their partner universities. Eligible candidates are top undergraduate students who have completed the Mitacs Globalink summer research program. Applicants will be pursuing research-based master’s or PhD studies at U of T.

    Neil Reid McLeod Scholarship

    One award either to a student registered in Trinity College for one year’s study at one of University of Edinburgh, Glasgow University, University of St. Andrews, or to a student from one of these three universities to study at U of T.  Open either for an undergraduate year of study or for a graduate year of study.

    Ontario Trillium Scholarship

    The Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) is designed to attract international PhD students to U of T. U of T will have 15 awards to distribute annually. The OTS is held for four years and renewed to the student for each of the three years following the first year, provided the student maintains good academic standing and continues to meet recipient eligibility requirements.

  • Various academic divisions

    Fulbright Programs

    The Fulbright Program offers grants to Canada for U.S. citizens. U.S. students and young professionals may apply for a grant to pursue independent research in Canada, while U.S. scholars may teach and/or research in Canada through Fulbright. In addition, U.S. faculty and professionals may apply for Fulbright Specialist grants or the Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies to study in Mexico and Canada, while U.S. students are eligible for the Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program.