Financial Support

It is the Department's policy that all Full-time degree students be supported by stipends. Stipends may be provided through several resources including departmental funds, bursaries, supervisors' grants, scholarships and teaching assistance.


2017-2018 Graduate Student Funding

Legal Status & Program

Living Allowance

2017-2018 Tuition

Minimum Stipend

Domestic MSc

$16,550

$8,480

$25,030

Domestic PhD

$18,550

$8,480

$27,030

International MSc

$16,550

$23,692

$40,242

International PhD

$18,550

$23,692

$42,242

Years of Funding: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/gradfunding/Pages/SDF.aspx

Graduate Student Funding for Award Recipients: Domestic Students

 

 

 

External Award

 

 

 

Award Amount

 

 

 

Top Up

Contribution from Supervisor

(Excluding Top Up)

 

Minimum Stipend

MSc

PhD

MSc

PhD

CIHR Master

$17,500

$3,000

$7,530

-

$28,030

 

NSERC CGS M

$17,500

$3,000

$7,530

-

$28,030

 

NSERC PGS M

$17,300

$3,000

$7,730

-

$28,030

 

OGS/QEII-GSST

$15,000

$3,000

$10,030

$12,030

$28,030

$30,030

CIHR CGS

 

$30,000 (plus $5K Travel Grant)

$3,000

$0.00

$0.00

 

$33,000

CIHR Doctoral

$21,000

$3,000

-

$6,030

 

$30,030

NSERC CGS D

$35,000

$3,000

-

$0.00

 

$38,000

NSERC PGS D

$21,000

$3,000

-

$6,030

 

$30,030

 

Graduate Student Funding for Award Recipients: International Students

 

 

External Award

 

 

Award Amount

 

 

Top Up

 

 

Contribution from Dept.

Contribution from Supervisor

Minimum Stipend

MSc

PhD

MSc

PhD

OGS

$15,000

$3,000

-

$10,030

$12,030

$28,030

$30,030

Connaught International Scholarship**

$10,500

$3,000

$24,500 ($16K plus domestic fees)

-

$7,242

 

$45,242

Ontario Trillium

$26,667

$3,000

$13,333

-

$0.00

 

$43,000

**Total value of the award is $35,000


It is your responsibility to apply (with the help of your supervisor) to external and internal sources. In submitting an application, it is your responsibility to complete the forms accurately, obtain the necessary signatures and gather references and transcripts.

Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or landed immigrants may find financing particularly difficult. Fees are higher and fellowships/scholarships are available only to citizens or landed immigrants. International applicants may review http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/ for information on international scholarship programs.
 

External Awards

Internal Awards

Awards from University of Toronto

Awards open to graduate students whose background is in Pharmacy

Teaching Assistantship

Departmental Funding


External Awards

All graduate students are expected to apply for external awards. Students should apply for these awards in the year preceding their expected entrance into the graduate program and in each year of their program as appropriate. The supervisor is expected to supplement the external award up to the minimum stipend level if appropriate. Students will external awarded will be eligible for a Top Up award. The award is in addition to the external award and supplement.
 

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) - $15,000

Awards made possible by generous donations from Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Patheon Inc., and the Bertha Rosenstadt Fund. Graduate scholarships are available for graduate studies in all disciplines in Ontario universities and colleges.

Deadline: March 1st
 

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Award

CIHR Doctoral Research Awards are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in health sciences in Canada.  Candidates are expected to have exceptional research potential.  Applicants apply directly to CIHR through ResearchNet.  For eligibility requirements and detailed ResearchNet instructions, please visit CIHR website.
 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) CGS and PGS Doctoral Award

NSERC offers Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in natural sciences or engineering. Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral awards are valued at $35,000 for 24 or 36 months (depending on eligibility). The NSERC CGSD is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Please visit NSERC's CGSD website for full details.

Applications are due late fall.
 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) CGS and PGS Doctoral Fellowship

SSHRC offers Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) that provide financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing doctoral studies in a Canadian university. Canada Graduate Scholarships for doctoral studies are valued at $35,000 for 36 months. The SSHRC CGSD is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.  Please visit SSHRC website for full details

Applications are due late fall.
 

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's (CGS M)

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. Please visit the CGS M website for full details and eligibility criteria.

Applications are due late fall.
 

Rx&D Health Research Foundation - Canadian Institute of Health Research Scholarship

To be eligible for this award, candidates must be pursuing graduate studies at any Canadian Faculty of Pharmacy. The program is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. The award is tenable only in Canadian schools of pharmacy.
 

National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC)

The National Cancer Institute of Canada offers a limited number of research studentships (supported by the Terry Fox Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society) to outstanding PhD students who plan a career in cancer research in Canada. Applicants must be residents of Canada, and have completed at least two years of research training at the graduate level.  Eligibility and application information can be obtained from their website.
 

Addiction Research Foundation Research Training Awards

Applicants for a Research Training Award must secure the agreement of an Addiction Research Foundation scientist to act as supervisor for a mutually agreed upon research program. Applications can be obtained from the Addiction Research Foundation, Research Secretariat, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2S1; Attention: Research Training Awards Program.

The Hospital for Sick Children's Research Training Programs

This program provides research-training opportunities for students who are pursuing either a Masters or Doctoral degree in any biomedical science. Trainees must be registered in a graduate program at the University of Toronto. The supervisor must hold a graduate appointment at the University of Toronto and be a qualified staff member of the Hospital. All work must be carried out under the supervision of the Hospital for Sick Children supervisor.


Internal Awards

Internal Departmental Award

Full-time MSc and PhD students who have achieved an A- (3.7/4 or 80%) in each of the last two years are eligible to complete for the Internal Departmental Awards or the Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Professors’ Award.  Preference will be given to students who are within the funded cohort.  The awards competition will be announced annually between May to July.   Applicants must submit their applications to the Graduate Office.

Link to Internal Award Application Form

List of Departmental Awards
 

The Queen Elizabeth II - Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) - $15,000

Major funding for these awards are provided by Pfizer Canada and the Merck Foundation.

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology is designed to encourage excellence in graduate studies in science and technology. The program is supported through funds provided by the Province of Ontario and by funds raised by the University of Toronto from the private sector. Applicants must be either Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

Deadline: Spring of each year
 

Connaught International Scholarships Doctoral Students

The Connaught scholarship is an entrance scholarship for students with outstanding academic record, who are entering a research-oriented graduate program at the University of Toronto. Information can be obtained from this link

Deadline: February of each year

Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS)

The Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) is designed to encourage international PhD students to pursue research at the University of Toronto.

Application: February of each year
 


Awards open to graduate students whose background is in Pharmacy

The Merck Frosst Postgraduate Pharmacy Fellowship

Eligible candidates are first-year graduate students whose background is in pharmacy  and will continue their graduate program in Pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences. This program is designed primarily for applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Awards may also be made to exceptional candidates who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents at the time of application. 


Teaching Assistantship

All full-time graduate students are eligible to apply for TA positions.


Departmental Funding

Departmental funding is available to eligible full-time students only. Applicants must have achieved an average of at least B+ in a four-year bachelor's degree program of the University of Toronto, or its equivalent from an approved university. There are also departmental requirements for continuing graduate students that must be fulfilled to meet the criteria for eligibility.