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 2021, the base funding will include tuition and fees, and $20,000. 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. We follow the standard rules concerning base funding as laid out in How Funding Works: Research Stream and the associated Base Funding FAQ.

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

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has made available an additional pool of program-level fellowships. In 2021-22, 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.

In 2021-22, we will consider students in the funded cohorts for Teaching Assistantships and Grading Positions that are part of the base funding. Our policy in 2021-22 is to offer incoming MA and PhD students Teaching Assistantships/Grading Positions that total 171 hours plus 4 hours of first-contract training (the number of hours may change in future years). Students must apply for teaching assistantships and grading positions in order to be considered. Returning students in the funded cohort are re-appointed a number of hours based on standard CUPE Unit 1 reappointment guidelines. Decisions are made in accordance with University hiring policies for CUPE Unit 1. Students may elect to voluntarily decline a Teaching Assistantship/Grading position, with the understanding that it will reduce the base funding by the amount normally supplied by the Teaching/Grading position.

Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant at gradcinema.studies@utoronto.ca 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