Tuition and Funding

Program Funding

Awards are available for MA students, and applicants should contact the Centre as soon as possible to get more information. For the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22, awards towards full tuition will be available for one year of the MA Program.

All PhD students receive a base funding package for a period up to five years that includes tuition fees; this package is detailed below, under “Funding Information”.

Program Fees 2020-21

The fee structure of the School of Graduate Studies differentiates between students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents (non-visa) and students from other countries (visa). This year International (visa) PhD students will be assessed the same fees as non-visa students. The current fees for full-time students are as follows:

  TUITION FEES INCIDENTALS UHIP TOTAL
Domestic (non-visa) MA and PhD students $6,210.00 $1,649.00 $7,859.00
International (visa) PhD students $6,210.00 $1,649.00 $720.00 $8,579.00
International (visa) MA students $23,770.00 $1,649.00 $720.00 $27,329.00

These fees are, of course, in Canadian dollars. Tuition fees for part-time students are pro-rated. International students are not normally eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), and are automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).

How to Pay

Fees can be paid at any chartered bank in Canada. Students outside of Canada may forward payment by bank draft or money order in Canadian funds to:

University of Toronto
Student Accounts
215 Huron St.
Toronto, ON  M5S 1A2
Canada

Students who have been awarded a University of Toronto Fellowship or an external award (FQRSC, OGS, SSHRC, etc.) may arrange to defer payment temporarily. Students who fail to register by the deadline set by the School of Graduate Studies will be charged a late registration fee.

Deferring Payment

Students who have been awarded a University of Toronto Fellowship or an external award (FQRSC, OGS, SSHRC, etc.) may arrange to defer payment temporarily. Students who fail to register by the deadline set by the School of Graduate Studies will be charged a late registration fee.

Students who receive any scholarship funding must be registered full-time in the summer for a minimum of 14 weeks on-campus between 1 May and 31 August to be eligible for the summer instalment.

Fellowship support is unavailable at the MA level but we have various awards available and applicants should contact us for more details. In the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22, awards towards full tuition will be available. Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for external funding and scholarships.

PhD Funding Information

The Centre for Medieval Studies offers a base funding package of $18,000, plus tuition and incidental fees (and UHIP for visa students) per year, for a period of up to five years.  Funding is contingent upon admission into the PhD programme, from an MA. The base funding package includes, in varying combinations and amounts, any external scholarship (Commonwealth Scholarship, Fulbright, OGS, SSHRC, etc.), University of Toronto Fellowship funds, Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and any other contractual academic work at the University of Toronto and its federated colleges (including course instructorships and sessional appointments). Overall financial support may vary annually, without dropping below the guaranteed minimum. One of the conditions of the funding package is that students must apply, every year, for a Teaching Assistantship in the University of Toronto. In order to retain financial support, students must maintain an A-minus average or better and good academic standing during the funded years of study; they are also required to apply each year for the external fellowships for which they are eligible, such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Students who receive any scholarship funding must be registered full-time in the summer for a minimum of 14 weeks on-campus between 1 May and 31 August to be eligible for the summer instalment.

For further information about additional funding, please see Scholarships and Awards.