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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

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Graduate Base Funding Package

OISE offers base funding packages to students in full-time PhD programs and non-professional MA programs (referred to as the funded cohort). 

Base funding is designed to provide students in the funded cohort a minimum level of support to offset the cost of graduate education. 

 

Package value

The value of the 2017-18 base funding package is approximately $25,480 (including tuition and incidental fees).

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

There is no formal application process for the base funding package. 

Students who are eligible for a base funding package will be provided 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 required documents and next steps for securing their funding.

There are four types of packages, which dictate how the funding package is comprised. Students will move between the four packages during their time at OISE. See the "types of packages" section below.

 

Terms and conditions

The following conditions must be met to remain in the funded cohort: 

 
1. 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.
 
 
2. Signed and submitted OISE declaration form
 
The OISE declaration form reaffirms your intent to pursue your education on a full-time basis. Students working on a full-time basis either within or outside the University during the fall/winter session (September to April) are not eligible for base funding.


3. Maintain good standing and satisfactory progress

Good standing and satisfactory progress includes: 

  • Timely completion of program requirements;
  • Satisfactory completion of graduate courses (minimum B- in each course);
  • Supervision and satisfactory progress; and
  • Achieving candidacy by the end of year 3. To learn more about candidacy requirements, contact your department or see the School of Graduate Studies website.
     

4. PhD Students 

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). 

 

Eligibility

Eligible Full-Time MA Programs 

Program by Department Year 1 Year 2
Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development    
Clinical & Counselling Psychology (CCP) -
Developmental Psychology & Education (DPE) -
School & Clinical Child Psychology (SCCP)
     
Department of Curriculum, Learning and Teaching    
Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development (CSTD) -
Language and Literacies Education (LLE) -
     
Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education    
Adult Education & Community Development (AECD) -
Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP) -
Higher Education (HE) -
     
Department of Social Justice Education    
Social Justice Education (SJE) -
     


Eligible full-time PhD programs 

Program by Department Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development        
Clinical & Counselling Psychology (CCP)
Developmental Psychology & Education (DPE)
School & Clinical Child Psychology (SCCP)  
         
Department of Curriculum, Learning and Teaching        
Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development (CSTD)
Language and Literacies Education (LLE)
         
Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education        
Adult Education & Community Development (AECD)
Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP)
Higher Education (HE)
         
Department of Social Justice Education        
Social Justice Education (SJE)
         

 

Types of packages

1. Scholarship Package

  • Funding consists of the major scholarship and may include an OISE Fellowship
  • Large scholarships (worth at least 40% of the funding level) will be included in the value of the Base Funding Package.
    • For example, if the domestic funding level is set at $25,000, a student holding a scholarship valued at $10,000 or more falls under this category.
  • A student who holds a scholarship valued at less than $12,000 may be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship (GA).
  • For more information please see Applying for External Scholarships

2. Research Fellowship/Graduate Assistantship (RF/GA) Package

  • Funding consists of a Research Fellowship (RF), a Graduate Assistantship (GA) and an OISE Fellowship.
  • RF/GA students are chosen by OISE faculty members to undertake research activities.
  • The RF placement occurs in the Fall (September 1 to December 31).
  • The GA placement occurs in the Winter (January 1 to April 30) and consist of 120 hours.
  • For more information, please see Student Employment Opportunities.

3. Graduate Assistant (GA) Package

  • Funding consists of employment as a Graduate Assistant (GA) or Research and Development GA (R&D GA) and an OISE Fellowship.
  • Graduate Assistants are hired to undertake research or field work under the supervision of a Faculty Member.
  • GA and R&D GA placements occur September 1 to April 30 and consist of 240 hours.
  • For more information, please see Student Employment Opportunities

4. Course Instructor (CI) or Teaching Assistant (TA) Package

  • Funding consists of a Course Instructorship (CI) or Teaching Assistantship (TA) and an OISE Fellowship.
  • Course Instructors are hired to lead teaching and course activities.
  • Teaching Assistants are hired to assist in teaching and course activities.
  • CI or TA placements vary in hours and can occur in the Fall (September 1 to December 31); Winter (January 1 to April 30); or Fall/Winter (September 1 to April 30). 
  • Depending on the number of hours assigned, a student may also be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship (e.g., Fall TA for 120 hours and Winter GA for 120 hours.)
  • For more information, please see Student Employment Opportunities