Students accepted into our programs will receive financial assistance to reach a base funding amount. For MA students, this will be a financial support package for 1 year. For PhD students, this will a financial package each year for 4 years.
For September 2017, the base amount for the funding package will include tuition and fees, and $16,750. The funding package may be made up from a variety of sources including external awards such as SSHRC, OGS, teaching assistantship salaries, research assistantship salaries, and other U of T funding. (Salaries are taxable by the Canadian government.)
International ("visa") students will be provided with additional funding to cover UHIP (Health Insurance).
If you submit your application by the deadline for full-time study in one of our programs, you will be assured of consideration for financial support.
To qualify for this funding, the student must remain in good academic standing.
The Cinema Studies Institute provides guaranteed base funding for all graduate students enrolled in either our one-year MA or our four-year PhD program. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has made available an additional pool of program-level fellowships, which will be distributed to the Cinema Studies Institute in 2017-18 in form of an additional $500 per funded student. In 2018-19, any further fellowship funds distributed by the FAS will be divided equally among PhD students in the funded cohort of that year.
Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant for more information.
The most current fees can be seen here by year, under the category of Graduate Studies, Doctoral and Doctoral Stream Masters.
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Graduate Awards Office
The Graduate Awards Office at the School of Graduate Studies can provide students with a wealth of information on awards and resources at the University of Toronto. Personalized financial counselling is also available. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment you can contact the Fellowships and Loans Office at:
General Phone Line: 416-978-2379
*Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CSI Awards and Fellowships
University of Toronto Graduates
Students graduating from the Cinema Studies undergraduate program at the University of Toronto may be eligible for various fellowships and awards tenable at the MA level, including the Norman Jewison Fellowship. Please see the undergraduate page for eligibility criteria and application information.
All Admitted Students
All students admitted to the Cinema Studies MA program, regardless of where they studied for their undergraduate degree, are automatically considered for the following awards. Award amounts vary from year to year.
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Atom Egoyan Cinema Studies Scholarship
To be awarded for academic excellence to a student accepted into the graduate program of the Cinema Studies Institute at U of T. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate broad interest and documented study in related disciplines. This award has been generously funded by Canadian director Atom Egoyan, a graduate from the University of Toronto.
Cinema Studies 30th Anniversary Award
To be awarded to students entering the Cinema Studies Institute at the graduate level, who have achieved academic excellence and/or demonstrate financial need. This award was established by Joe Medjuck, Laurie Deans, and CSI professor Kay Armatage, on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Cinema Studies program at the University of Toronto.
Students applying to our program are encouraged to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarship. Students currently in an M.A. program who wish to pursue further studies at the Ph.D. level are also encouraged to apply.
- Internal deadlines will be given below when available. This is a time-consuming process, and deadlines are firm. Please consult the Graduate Program Assistant in September if you wish to apply.
- Students from other universities should inquire with their current departments, or contact the funding agencies directly (also in the case of alumni who are not currently registered at a university).
The School of Graduate Studies launches the on-line application form for the OGS application each academic year. Please review the on-line application form via the SGS Website.
The University of Toronto OGS application will require that students provide the same supporting materials as has been included in previous OGS applications:
- Two Academic Assessment reports (referees will be required to submit on-line)
- Plan of study (approx. 500 words)
- Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (unofficial or student issued copies are permitted)
- List of previous awards/publications/conferences/research experience
Important note for students: This application will only be assessed at the University of Toronto. Students must submit an OGS application to each institution for which they are seeking admission. OGS awards are no longer transferrable by a student from one university to another.