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Scholarships and Awards

To help meet the financial demands of your graduate education, please see below the scholarships and awards available on a competitive basis. For questions about these funding opportunities, please contact your graduate program administrator. 

For postdoctoral funding, please see the Postdoctoral Fellows Funding Opportunities page.

Graduate Scholarships and Awards Calendar

Note: Programs may enforce earlier internal deadlines, please contact your graduate program administrator for more information regarding their processes.

Graduate Scholarship and Awards Information

Toronto Metropolitan University is pleased to offer a wide variety of funding opportunities for graduate students.  

Funding provided directly by Toronto Met, via the Graduate Fellowship, the Graduate Development Award, and faculty-specific graduate funding, do not require an application, as eligible students will be automatically considered.  

Federal and provincial scholarships, along with Canada-wide and internationally-provided scholarships, do require applications, which you can find in the specific tabs below.  

Graduate students should also access AwardSpring, external link to apply for additional scholarships and awards relevant to their programs and studies. Further, there are Graduate Assistantships (GAs), Research Assistantships (RAs), and Graduate Student Stipends available. Please contact your graduate program and faculty supervisor for further information.

Name Value Apply To Deadline
Black Graduate Student Bursary up to $5,000 Applications open August 24. Apply via Award Spring, external link. Sept. 12
Black Graduate Student Fellowship $15,000 Applications open August 24. Apply via Award Spring, external link.
Sept. 12
Black Graduate Student Scholarship $5,000 Applications open August 24. Apply via Award Spring, external link.
Sept. 12
CUPE 3904 Unit 3 Equity and Inclusion Research Grant up to $7,500 CUPE 3904 Unit 3 TBA
Dennis Mock Graduate Scholarship $5,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award N/A Registrars Office TBA
The Dr. C. Ravi and Shanti Ravindran Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis $2,500 By department nomination only TBA
Governor General Gold Medal (GGGM) N/A By nomination only Sept. 6
Indigenous Graduate Scholarship $5,000 Applications open August 24. Apply via Award Spring, external link.
Sept. 12
Indigenous Graduate Student Bursary up to $5,000 Applications open August 24. Apply via Award Spring, external link.
Sept. 12
Jennifer Mactavish Graduate Student Leadership Awards up to $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Jan. 16
Joseph Zboralski TA/GA Equity and Inclusion Award (CUPE 3904 Unit 3) $1,000 CUPE 3904 Unit 3 Feb. 10
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship, external link Tuition, fees and $42,000 USD stipend Yeates School of Graduate Studies June 14
RCIScience Communication Certificate   Yeates School of Graduate Studies Aug. 15
Toronto Metropolitan University Gold Medal N/A By department nomination only Sept. 6
Toronto Met Graduate Scholarship (TMGS) $15,000 Application not required No deadline
Toronto Met Graduate Fellowships (TMGF) up to $12,000 for master's and up to $16,000 for doctoral Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Toronto Met Graduate Development Award (TMGDA) N/A Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Toronto Met Graduate Student Travel Fund $500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Proposals accepted on a regular basis
Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) Award up to $30,000 Applications open August 24. Apply via Award Spring, external link.
Sept. 12
Name Value Apply To Deadline
CEIE x Play4Tomorrow Fellowship, external link $5,000 Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) Apr. 12, 2021
CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend (Masters)
$10,000 Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Contact program
CERC Migration Graduate Student Stipend (PhD)
$25,000 Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration Contact program
CUE-Toronto Hydro Corporation Student Award up to $5,000 Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) Various
PDF fileDMZ Sandbox Student Grant Program up to $30,000 DMZ Sandbox TBA
Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate School Fellowships $20,000 For Communication and Culture PhD students only; consideration is automatic; no application required Multiple intakes (see website)
F+PPCM Scholarship for BIPOC Students $22,000 Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management No deadline
FEAS Indigenous Graduate Student Support Fund $5,000 Please submit an application via Award Spring. Nov. 18, 2022
Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship in Canadian Freshwater Policy $25,000 Chair, Geoffrey F. Bruce Fellowship Selection Committee TBA
Google PhD Fellowship, external link, opens in new window Full tuition, fees + stipend Google PhD Fellowship Program, external link, opens in new window Oct. 1
Hydro One Indigenous Award for Graduate Studies in Public Policy and Administration up to $10,000 For Public Policy and Administration students only; contact program for details. Contact program
Jusoor Scholarship, external link Full tuition, living expenses + visa fees For one Syrian scholar to pursue a master’s degree in an Engineering program starting in Fall 2023. Jan. 22, 2023
Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship $30,000 Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science March 31, 2022
Nick Reid Memorial Award $5,000 Urban Water Research Centre Feb. 15, 2022 (deadline extended)
The Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards $25,000 Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship TBA
TMU Athletics Scholarships, external link $500-$4,500 Contact TMU Athletics for details No deadline
The Image Centre Research Fellowships, external link up to $10,000 The Image Centre, external link TBA
PDF fileTMU International Exchange Opportunity Scholarship (RIEOS) $2,000 TMU International TBA
Toronto Met International Student Scholarships (TMISS) $7,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required No deadline
Salad King International Student Awards $2,000 Please complete application on AwardSpring, external link  
Social Innovation and Activism Fund (SIAF) up to $5,000 Office of Social Innovation Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
Ted Rogers Graduate Programs Scholarships & Awards up to $20,000 For incoming MBA/MHA(CC)/MScM students only; application required; contact program for details Contact program
The Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence $17,500 Apply to your program of study TBA
Vernon Yellowhead Award, external link up to $6,000 Apply through Toronto Met Award Spring, external link TBA
Name Value Apply To
Deadline
Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Awards $1,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED), external link $10,200 or $12,700 Submit completed applications to Natasha Mills via email at natasha.mills@torontomu.ca TBA
Fulbright Canada Scholarship $15,000 (USD) Directly to funding agency Nov. 15
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Learning Fellowship $40,000 Directly to funding agency TBA
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships $8,500 or $10,500 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Polytechnique Montréal Order of the White Rose Scholarship $30,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies TBA
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada Awards $4,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies January 20, 2023 for Ontario
Study in Canada Scholarships, external link $60,000 or $120,000 Submit completed applications to Natasha Mills via email at natasha.mills@torontomu.ca TBA
Trudeau Foundation Scholarship $60,000 Directly to funding agency (Online Portal) TBA
Name Value Apply To
Deadline

Canada Graduate Scholarships Master's (CGS-M)

A harmonization of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC graduate scholarships

$17,500 Directly to funding agency. (Research Portal)
Dec. 1

Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral (CGS-D) and Postgraduate Scholarships - Doctoral (PGS D)

A harmonization of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC doctoral graduate scholarships

$35,000 Directly to funding agency. (Online Portal) Oct. 1
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement for current SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR CGS holders $6,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
May 31 and Oct. 1
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Post-Graduate Scholarships
N/A See explanation in linked page
TBA
SSHRC Impact Awards $50,000 or $100,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies April 1
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships $50,000
By nomination only Sept. 22
Name Value Apply To Deadline
Autism Scholars Award $18,000 or $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Dec. 1
John Charles Polanyi Prizes $20,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies Dec. 1
Ontario Graduate Fellowships (OGF) $12,000 Consideration is automatic; no application required
No deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
$15,000 Apply directly to your program of study Contact your program for deadline information
Ontario Women's Health Scholars Awards
$25,000 or $35,000 or $50,000 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Dec. 1
The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and technology (QEII-GSST)
$15,000
Consideration is automatic; no application required Contact your program for deadline information

Other External Funding

Note: please refer to all deadlines and application procedures as stated by the external program.

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