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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 Assistantship (GA)

Fall/Winter (Regular) and Summer


Graduate Assistantships are remuneration for graduate students who are engaged in research and/or field development oriented projects contributing to their academic and professional development.  The University is committed to principles of equity employment, and particularly encourages applications from women, aboriginal persons, racial minorities, and persons with disabilities.

  • GAs are unionized positions represented by CUPE 3907.

OISE Rm 8-104 (8th floor); 416-978-2403;cupe3907@gmail.com; http://3907.cupe.ca/,

  • Students must be registered full-time in their program at OISE to be eligible to hold a GA.
  • PhD students are eligible to hold a GA in the first 5 years of their program.
  • Masters students are eligible to hold a GA in the first 2 years of their program with the exception of the two 2-year MA programs.  Students in the 2-year Masters program are eligible to hold a GA in the first 3 years of their program.
  • Flex-time PHD candidates are eligible to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship once during the first 5 years of their program providing they can provide required documentation as outlined in Article 14:00 of the CUPE3907 Collective Agreement.  This documentation must be provided with the submission of the GA application.  A Graduate Assistantship, Summer Graduate Assistantship, or R&D Graduate Assistantship are all part of the same union and the limit of one application encompasses all three types of GAs.
  • The wage rate for a Summer 2017 GA (May-August) is $6,056 (approx. 10 hours per week–120 hours).  The wage rate for a Fall/Winter 2017-18 GA (September to April) is $12,264 (approx. 10 hours a week- 240 hours) over the two terms .

What is the Process?

  • Summer 2017 GA positions have been assigned. Students who were successful have been contacted.                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Fall/Winter GA positions are typically posted in late May.

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