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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

Graduate Base Funding Package

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

Package Value

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

  • $25,480 (includes 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.

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.

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.

 

 

Terms & 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. Sign and submitted OISE declaration form

This reaffirms 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.


3. Maintain "Good Standing" & 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
  • 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.
     

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). Please see Applying for External Scholarships.

 

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

  • Includes all students who have large scholarships (worth at least 40% of the funding level for domestic students).
    • For example, if the domestic funding level is set at $21,000, a student holding a scholarship valued at $8,400 or more would be part of this category.
  • Consists of major scholarships and may include an OISE Fellowship. 
  • A student who holds a scholarship valued at less than $12,000 may be eligible for a Graduate Assistantship as part of their package. 
  • Please Note: PhD Students in Year 1, 2 & 3 of the funded cohort are required to apply for external scholarships. please see Applying for External Scholarships for more information.

 

2. Combines Research Fellow/Graduate Assistantship Package 

  • Includes all students who have been offered a Research Fellowship/Graduate Assistantship Package with an OISE faculty member. 
  • All students in this category will receive an offer of a Research Fellowship for the fall session and a half Graduate Assistantship for the winter session and an OISE Fellowship.

 

3. Major Research Assistantship Package

  • Includes all students who have been offered a Research Assistantship with an OISE faculty member worth at least the equivalent value of a full GA.
  • All students in this category will receive an offer of a Research Assistantship and possibly, an OISE Fellowship.

 

4. Core Package

  • Includes all students who do not hold a major scholarship, a Combined RF/GA, or a Major Research Assistantship.
  • Comprised of a Graduate Assistantship and/or an OISE Fellowship.
    • A student who gets a Teaching Assistantship will substitute this position for their Graduate Assistantship in their funding package. If a student receives an offer of a half Teaching Assistantship, they will be offered a half GA to complete their package.
       

Information on employment opportunities and procedures can be found on the Grad Student Jobs webpage.