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Scholarships at University of Toronto

There are 17 scholarships available at University of Toronto.

Scholars and Students At Risk Award Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Scholars at Risk Award Program was established in response to the Syrian crisis which highlighted the growing refugee population worldwide.  The award is open to refugee students on admission to the University of Toronto.

Eligibility:

  • To be awarded to refugee students on admission to the University of Toronto in an undergraduate or graduate program of study.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

Application details

Undergraduate applications for this program are administered by Enrolment Services  and will be reviewed on a rolling bases. Submit your application form:

  • Complete the U of T Student Awards Application Form
  • Letter describing your refugee status. Please include your date of entry into Canada, and any financial challenges you face in pursing your academic goals.
  • Submit a letter of reference from an individual who is in support of your application. This letter should also indicate if you are being sponsored and details of the sponsorship.
  • A copy of your transcript.
  • Email the completed form (in PDF format), reference letters and all supporting documents as an email attachments to Enrolment Services
  • No paper application will be accepted

Graduate applications are  administered by the School of Graduate Studies.

Value of scholarship

5,53,690 total value

Application deadline

Expected June 2021

University of Toronto International Scholar Award

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be awarded to international students admitted to an undergraduate program at the University of Toronto on the basis of academic merit. This award is renewable for three years if the terms and conditions are met. The award is tenable at the following faculty/ division:

  • Faculty of Arts and Science (including Rotman Commerce)
  • Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Toronto Scarborough

The award is not tenable with the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship

Application details

Admitted students selected for this award will be automatically notified by the respective faculty/ division.

Value details

CAN $80,000 - CAN $180,000 over four years

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.   Awarded annually, these scholarships recognize outstanding students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools. This is U of T’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship for international students.  Each year approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Eligibility:

  • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit)
  • an original and creative thinker committed to school and community
  • a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
  • enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
  • have demonstrated strong leadership skills
  • currently in their final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2019
  • intending to begin university in the upcoming academic year (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2020 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

Application details

To apply, you'll need to:

  1. Receive a nomination from your school.  (High schools not already contacted/verified are asked to submit an application to participate in our program which can be accessed within the main Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship webpage.
  2. Apply to study at the University of Toronto to begin your studies in 2020 and complete your application for admission by the appropriate deadlines.
  3. Once we've received a nomination and you've applied to the university, you can complete the online Lester B. Pearson Scholarship application.

Value details

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto.

President’s Scholars of Excellence Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Approximately 90 of the most highly qualified secondary school students applying to first year of direct entry, undergraduate studies will be distinguished as President’s Scholars of Excellence. They will receive a $10,000 entrance scholarship in their first year of studies; guaranteed access to part-time, meaningful, on-campus employment during second year; and guaranteed access to an international learning opportunity during their U of T experience. Additional features may be offered by the admitting Faculty; these will be communicated explicitly in the letter of admission. Outstanding domestic and international secondary school students are considered automatically for these scholarships on the basis of their average at the time of admission (applicants who have previously attended a post-secondary institution are not eligible for President’s Scholars of Excellence consideration). The scholarship is tenable only in the Faculty that makes the offer. Payment of the award is conditional on full-time registration at the University in the fall of the year the award is granted; retention of the higher-year opportunities attached to the award requires the student’s continuing full-time registration in good standing.

Application details

Automatically Considered

Value details

Program includes a CAN $10,000 entrance scholarship in the student's first year of studies, access to part-time on-campus employment during second year, and guaranteed access to an international learning opportunity during their U of T experience

Karta Scholars Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • International students from India participating in the Karta Initiatives
  • Admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Science or Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
  • Attending U of T on a study permit

Award is renewable up to four years on the condition that the students remain “in good standing” as defined by their faculty

Application details

Admission is automatically considered.

Value details

Award covers the fee differential between domestic and international tuition fees

Ilmar Heinsoo Estonian Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in Arts and Science
  • Demonstrated academic merit
  • Currently doing work associated with the Chair of Estonian Studies; and/or undertaking research on Estonia from a Social Sciences or Humanities perspective, or on Estonians' interactions with other people of Central and Eastern Europe

Application details

Applicants are asked to submit:

  1. a letter describing their proposed study
  2. a completed undergraduate grant application
  3. a transcript to date of any post-secondary work not completed at the University of Toronto

Value details

Varies

Audrey Hozack Student Leadership Award

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be awarded to an undergraduate student with demonstrated leadership excellence within a Hart House group.

Value details

Varies

Mastercard Scholars Program

Study level

Undergraduate,Postgraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • Residents of a country within Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated financial need correspondent to that of the lowest two quintiles of their country
  • Very strong academic results within their respective school system
  • Record of leadership and extracurricular involvement
  • Maintain a strong desire to return to Africa to assist and work towards enhanced regional socioeconomic development
  • Graduate or graduating from a recognized secondary school, or have completed necessary academic requirements
  • Fulfill necessary English requirements (dependent on country)

Graduate applicants must be from a recognized Mastercard Foundation partner university

Value details

Full Scholarships covering all expenses including start up costs for clothing, laptop, tuition, residence with meal plan, books, immigration costs, travel, UHIP as well as a monthly stipend.

The William Doo Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • Undergraduate students from Hong Kong
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated high academic standing in secondary school

The award is renewable for up to four years of study provided each recipient continues to demonstrate a high degree of financial need and maintains high academic standing at the University of Toronto.

Application details

Through the University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation selection committee.

Value details

Varies

Fung Yiu King Memorial Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • Undergraduate students in any college or faculty
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated academic excellence and community leadership

Preference will be given to a student pursuing a major in Commerce.

Application details

Through the University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation selection committee.

Value details

Varies

U of T Engineering International Scholar Award

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be awarded to students entering first year of any undergraduate program in the Faculty. Applicants must be enrolled in a secondary school outside of Canada.

Selection is made on the basis of exceptional academic record and demonstrated leadership through involvement in the school or the broader community. The award may be renewable for the duration of the degree (up to 4 years) provided a minimum average of 75% is maintained.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students entering first year of any program in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Enrolled in a secondary school outside of Canada
  • Demonstrated leadership through involvement in the school or the broader community

Variable, to a maximum of CAN $20,000 x 4 years (renewable)

Value of scholarship

11,07,380 total value

TAIE Excellence Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be awarded on admission to international students who have graduated from TAIE International Institute on the basis of academic excellence. The students must be entering their first year in an undergraduate program at any of the University’s three campuses.

Recipients must:

  • be international students who have graduated from TAIE International Institute
  • entering first year in an undergraduate program at University of Toronto

Application details

Admission would be automatically considered. 

Value of scholarship

5,53,690 total value

University Of Toronto Scholar

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • International or domestic secondary school students (including CEGEP I, II & III)
  • Excellent overall academic standing

Value of scholarship

4,15,268 total value

Yahya Mirza Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • First year student at the University of Toronto
  • Graduated from a Bangladesh high school and/or University
  • Demonstrated financial need

Open to Canadian permanent residents from Bangladesh.

Application details

Admission is automatically considered.

Value of scholarship

2,76,845 total value

Braemar College – University of Toronto Award for Excellence

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be awarded on admission to students who have graduated from Braemar College on the basis of academic excellence.

Recipient must:

  • be a Braemar College student admitted to University of Toronto

The award is granted on the basis of academic merit.

Application details

Admission would be automatically considered. 

Value of scholarship

2,76,845 total value

Metro International Secondary Academy Award of Excellence

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

To be awarded to domestic or international undergraduate students entering their first year of study based on academic merit. Preference will be given to graduates of the Metro International Secondary Academy

Application details

Admission would be automatically considered.

Value of scholarship

2,76,845 a year

Value details

One award at CAN $5,000 will be awarded to the student with the highest average and two additional awards of CAN $2,500 will be awarded, based on academic merit.

J P Song Scholarship for Excellence in ESL Learning

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Recipients must be/have:

  • Students admitted to the University of Toronto, St. George Campus on the basis of IELTS proficiency exams results (10 awards)
  • Students who have completed first year undergraduate studies with highest GPA from the following regions: China, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam (5 awards)

Application details

A list of nominations will be provided by the Global Education Group in May each year. From that list, Enrolment Services will select the 10 most eligible students.

Value of scholarship

55,369 total value

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