OISE Bursary Program
The OISE Bursary Program provides financial assistance to full-time OISE students who demonstrate financial need. The bursary is non-repayable and intended to assist you in financing your education.
Full-time students may apply for the OISE Bursary once per session as follows:
- For teacher education (MT and MA CSE) students: Fall, Winter and Summer session.
- For all other Master's students and Doctoral students: Fall and Winter session only.
- Regardless of the program of study and session, a student who encounters an unexpected financial emergency can be considered for an emergency bursary.
- An emergency might be anything that is i] unforeseen, ii] derails a student’s original budget plan for the session and iii] impacts their ability to continue in the current academic session.
- If you consider your financial circumstances to be an emergency, please use the online application ‘Additional Information Student Statement’ section to briefly describe the nature of the unexpected financial emergency and how it has impacted your original budget plan for the session. After submitting the online bursary application, please email the OISE Financial Aid & Awards Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Financial Emergency” and report that you have successfully submitted the emergency bursary application.
The program adheres to the University of Toronto Policy on Student Financial Support. However, it is also sensitive to extenuating personal circumstances and may consider these when assessing bursary applications.
Bursary Eligibility Requirements
Application Opening & Closing Dates
Fall 2023 Applications
Fall 2023 applications opened on September 19, 2023, and will CLOSE on November 20, 2023.
Fall term applications are not processed until after U of T Financial Aid (UTAPS) or Professional Masters Financial Aid (PMFA-OISE) information becomes available at the University. We expect to receive this information in mid-October.
Additional Allowable Expenses
The supporting documentation for any additional allowable expenses is uploaded by the student in the online application process. Submitted documents must be relevant to the dates of the term that the student applies for a bursary.
Examples of ineligible expenses include:
E.g., income taxes, unpaid tuition from previous years.
E.g., court-imposed fines/payments.
3. Vacations and gifts