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  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
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Graduate Base Funding Package


The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto offers base funding packages to full-time graduate students in the full-time Ph.D. and non-professional MA programs. These students are referred to as the "Funded Cohort".  Base funding is designed to provide all students in the Funded Cohort a minimum level of support to offset the cost of graduate education. It is constructed from a variety of sources, including external scholarships (e.g. SSHRC, OGS); internal awards; OISE Fellowship, research assistantships, graduate assistantship and/or teaching assistantship positions.

The value of the 2017-18 base funding package is approximately:

  • $25,480 (includes tuition and incidental fees) for domestic students, and

  • $40,600 (includes tuition, incidental fees and single UHIP) for international students.

That being said, the average income received by students in the funded cohort is typically more than the base. For more information on average income, please see the School of Graduate Studies funding page.


There is no Application Process

Students who are eligible for a base funding package will be provided with details as part of their offer of admission. As the academic year approaches, each student in the funded cohort will receive a personalized information package. The information package will confirm the composition of their base funding for the year and provide students with next steps and documents needed to secure their funding.


Who is Eligible

  • Full-time PhD students in years 1 to 4 (excluding flex-time programs)
  • Full-time MA students in year 1 (excluding the M.A. in Child Study and the Masters of Teaching [MT]).
  • Full-time MA students in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program are eligible for funding in years 1 and 2 of the program. If you subsequently enter the PhD program, you will receive funding in years 1 to 3 of the PhD.


Terms & Conditions

Eligibility for base funding depends on:

  • Registration and maintained status as a full-time student (students who are not registered for the full academic year – e.g. on approved leave – will have their funding revised to reflect their enrolment status).
  • Sign and submitted OISE declaration form, reaffirming your intent to pursue your education on a full-time basis. Students working on a full-time (either within or outside the University) during the fall/winter session (September to April) are not eligible for base funding. 
  • Maintaining Good Standing (if your academic progress is in question, the unit will inform you before your funding is affected). Note: for Full-time PhD students, Good Standing includes achieving Candidacy by the end of year 3. Students may also wish to contact their department to learn more about Candidacy requirements or visit Good Standing and Satisfactory Progress.
  • PhD students in year 1, 2 and 3 of their program are required to apply for and accept any external awards for which they are eligible (i.e. OGS, SSHRC). Please see Applying for External Scholarships.