Tuition and Funding

Funding Support

Students accepted into our programs will receive a base funding package. For MA students, this will be a base funding package for 1 year. For PhD students, this will be a base funding package each year for 4 years.

For September 2019, the base funding will include tuition and fees, and $17,500. The base funding may include income from a variety of sources including external awards such as SSHRC, OGS, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, UTF payments and other sources. Please note that income from hourly employment is taxable.

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 base funding.

To qualify for this base funding, the student must remain in good academic standing.

The Cinema Studies Institute provides 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. In 2019-20, any further fellowship funds distributed by the FAS will be divided equally among PhD students in the funded cohort of that year. This allocation is reviewed yearly, and may differ from year to year.

Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant at for more information.

Tuition Fees

The most current fees can be seen at Tuition Fees.

Financial Aid & Advising

Financial Aid and Advising 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, please visit Financial Advising