Women & Gender Studies Institute

Financial Support

How Your Funding Works

The University of Toronto provides guaranteed funding to students provided they maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of their degree.

The domestic funding package for 2014-2015 is calculated as:
Financial Support    $15,000
Tuition, Incidental Fees, UHIP    $8,426
TOTAL:    $23,426

The international funding package for 2014-2015 is calculated as:
Financial Support    $15,000
Tuition, Incidental Fees, UHIP    $20,579
TOTAL:    $35,579

Financial support comes from various sources, and may change from year to year throughout the course of a program:

The funding package will include any scholarships awarded by the University of Toronto (such as Connaughts), as well as any scholarships offered by external sources (such as SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC, Ontario Graduate Scholarship, FQRNT/FQRSC).

A portion of the funding package will normally include Teaching Assistant (T.A.) hours.  For 2014-2015, a student may be expected to work up to 205 hours as a T.A.  Almost all of our M.A. and Ph.D. students participate in these teaching programs alongside faculty members, and our funding commitment is conditional on the student’s willingness to accept teaching assignments.

The final portion of the funding commitment will consist of the University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF).

Tuition, incidental fees, and UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan):  the cost of tuition, incidental fees and UHIP, if applicable, for the 2014-2015 academic year is determined in June.

In addition to the $15,000 funding provided under the funding commitment through scholarships, T.A. and R.A. responsibilities, and fellowships, students may be able to enhance their support through the following:

1.    Additional Teaching Assistant (TA) positions
2.    Additional Research Assistant (RA) positions
3.    Additional Departmental and University awards and scholarships
4.    Additional External awards and scholarships.