University of Toronto Scholarships for International Students 2021-22: Benefit, Eligibility & Application Process

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    Pursuing a degree at UToronto costs more than 25,000 CAD (14,25,027 INR) per year. To financially assist incoming students, there are 250+ University of Toronto scholarships, bursaries, and fellowships available. Majority of the UToronto scholarships are based on academic merit and are awarded at the time of admission to the University of Toronto.

    • U Toronto Bachelor program scholarships are awarded under two categories: Admission Scholarships and In-Course Scholarships.
    • PG-level UToronto scholarships are primarily faculty-based and are awarded on the basis of department nomination or separate application.
    • Research-based program students are not considered for scholarships. They are given fellowships or research stipends.

    Along with the University of Toronto Scholarships, masters and doctoral students are also nominated for scholarships under the Ontario and Canadian government. Some of these include Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships, etc.

    University of Toronto Scholarships for Bachelor Students

    Annually, the University of Toronto awards 4,000 admission scholarships to its incoming domestic and international students. This includes the university’s flagship scholarship program for international entrants- Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program. This is the only full-ride scholarship offered by the University of Toronto.

    • Eligibility:
      • Demonstration of a certain level of originality of thoughts and creativity in high school and community.
      • Academically outstanding and active participation in extracurricular activities.
      • Demonstration of leadership skills
    • Application Process:
      • Get nominated by the present high school for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship.
      • Complete the admission application and then complete the scholarship application.

    Around 38 Lester B. Pearson scholars are selected every year and are awarded funds that cover their tuition, book, travel, and cost of living in Canada. By 2021, the university plans to support about 150 Pearson Scholars through the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, covering tuition fees and living expenses for four years.

    Aside from this scholarship program, there are other University of Toronto Scholarships available for all Indian students enrolling in a bachelor's program. A few of those are tabulated below:

    UToronto Scholarship


    University of Toronto Scholars Program

    7,500 CAD

    Karta Scholars Program


    U of T Engineering International Scholar Award

    Variable, maximum of 20,000 CAD (renewable for 3 years)

    University of Toronto International Scholars Award

    80,000 CAD- 1,80,000 CAD (over four years)

    President’s Scholars of Excellence Program

    Entrance amount: 10,000 CAD;

    Part-time on-campus employment during II year

    None of these University of Toronto Scholarships require applicants to submit an additional application form. Recipients will be selected based on admission applications. A student’s academic performance in high school and tests taken to study in Canada, will play a significant role.

    University of Toronto Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Students

    UToronto Masters and Doctoral program students entering the university are expected to have a solid financial plan. Even though graduate international students are applying to the University of Toronto Scholarships, the admission-based scholarships are comparatively less.

    As an incoming graduate student, international students are majorly offered financial aid awarded by the University of Toronto, donors, Ontario and the Canadian Government, such as Ontario Graduate Fellowship, Ontario Trillium Scholarship, etc.

    Some of the University of Toronto Scholarships available for Indian students, at the time of admission are:

    UToronto Scholarship Benefit Level of Study Eligibility Application System
    Connaught International Scholarship Varies Doctoral  Attained A- average Nomination through department in Winter session
    Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowships 4,000 CAD Doctoral and Masters Female student; Not completing degree in 2022 Completion of online application before November 29
    Mackenzie King Open & Travelling Scholarship 10,500 CAD Masters Minimum grade of “A” (85%, 3.85/4.00) Complete an online application before January 24
    Dean's Master of Information Scholarships 5,000 CAD Masters  Enrolling in the Master of Information degree; A minimum GPA of A- (3.70/4.0) Admission application

    Students seeking financial aid for their masters and doctoral programs must adhere to the scholarship deadlines mentioned by the university, as the late applications are not entertained.

    The provision of a research stipend is also available at the University of Toronto. The research stipend offered to students enrolled in research master’s or Ph.D. programs at the University of Toronto is offered by the respective faculty of the university. The funding may cover one year of master’s study at the university and four-five years of the doctoral study.

    External Scholarships Available for UToronto Students

    Apart from the University of Toronto Scholarships, as mentioned earlier, international students can opt for scholarships offered by the Foundations and Canadian Government. Scholarships and fellowships which offer the students with substantial funding are:

    The eligibility criteria, application process, and selection criteria vary for each one of these scholarship programs. Applicants planning to apply for these scholarships are advised to verify the same.

    To make it easier for its students, especially international students planning to study on a Canada student visa, the University of Toronto has a new centralized award system called The Award Explorer. It is a searchable database for admission, in-course, and graduating awards available for its students making it easier to explore various student aid awards.

    Making education affordable for its students, the University of Toronto plans to support its students with financial aid and plans to increase the investment into student scholarships, fellowships, and awards.

    University of Toronto - U of T, Ontario, canada: 8 answered questions


    Ques. Does the University of Toronto require a GRE for a MS in computer science?

    ● Top Answer By Anil Tigga on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. Short answer, yes. It won’t hurt your case unless the score is too bad but the Computer science department website of University of Toronto states that there is no requirement of GRE test score for the admission process. Submitting IELTS or TOEFL scores will suffice the process of admission for international students. The online application form does provide a field where you can submit your GRE scores, but it is made optional. However it is recommended to upload a GRE score as it will create an edge over other applicants. Target for a safe score of 320+ in GRE so that you leave no stone unturned to create a good impression. Tabulation below gives a brief overview on expected test scores of University of Toronto: When you are applying for such competitive programs, it's always wise to present yourself in the best way possible by keeping your best foot ahead. Submitting a GRE score along with a good GPA and resume will definitely enhance the chances of your selection.Read more
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    Ques. Is University of Toronto considered the best at artificial intelligence in the world?

    ● Top Answer By Shivani Tiwari on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. University of Toronto has always been in the list of top 10 institutes for artificial intelligence in the world. Forbes has ranked it 6th best University for AI and data science for 2021. Major areas of study: AI department at UofT gives priority to five major sub-areas: Computational linguistics and natural language processing Knowledge representation Cognitive Robotics Machine learning Computational vision If your aim is to pursue majors in any of the above areas then you can never go wrong with University of Toronto. Research aids: Being a research oriented Institute, University of Toronto has some popular research centers including CARTE, Vector institute, COHESA, SOSCIP, SAVI, CMTE.  These centres help students in doing collaborative projects with lead AI companies globally. Master students can also work under research scholars which will give them enormous exposure. Professors and alumni: Geoffrey Hinton, popularly known as 'God father of AI' is a professor at University of Toronto who is even the chief scientist at Vector Institute.  Alex Krizhevsky(Post doc student)- Google scholar Hugo Larochelle (post-doc; Lead of Google brain in Montreal) Ilya Sutskever (PhD student, working at Google brain) Ryan Adams (Post-Doc, working at Harvard) Artificial intelligence at University of Toronto definitely seems promising. When you can work/study under Geoffrey Hinton and his crew who are Titans in the AI field, it is an absolute win- win situation. But you are seeking the top University then Stanford, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University are definitely ahead of University of Toronto.Read more
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    Ques. Will I get accepted into University of Toronto?

    ● Top Answer By Hitaishi Bhatia on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. Securing admission at University of Toronto is really difficult. You will find it very competitive which is fair- it’s currently ranked at #29 among world universities by QS. The overall acceptance rate of the University is 43% but things are harder if you are an international student. There will be a lot of extra formalities like English proficiency, LORs, funding abilities that the university will consider. This is around 23.1% Factors to be considered: GPA requirements: For admission in undergraduate programs, an average score of 90 in class 12th can be considered competitive. Expected scores for some courses are mentioned below: In case of graduate program admission, the minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 while 3.4 out of 4.0 is considered as a competitive score. English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS scores are accepted and It is mandatory for international students to submit one of these test scores. TOEFL score: 93(iBT) IELTS score : 7.0 with no band below 6.0 GRE score: Few courses demand GRE test scores for the admission process whereas Courses like CS , material science have made it optional, however submitting a GRE with a score around 320+ will definitely create an edge to your profile which may enhance your chances of selection. GMAT: Minimum GMAT score of 570 is demanded for admission in MBA courses at University of Toronto while the average score of the University is 665. Other requirements: Minimum 3 letters of recommendations along with good resume and Participation in Co-Curricular activities are expected. If you fulfill all the above mentioned criteria including good grades, standard test scores and LORs you will be good to go. Ultimately it depends on the competition in the course which you are inclined towards.Read more
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    Ques. What is your review of University of Toronto?

    ● Top Answer By Ashish Tiwari on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. If you are planning to join a research based course, there is no better University than UofT. It’s a top ranked Canadaian institute and ranked 21st worldwide by QS World Ranking 2020, thus it is highly competitive with a 43% admit rate.  Quick stats: Still, harder than getting into is staying there and maintaining your grades. If you ask for reasons enough to attend UofT; they will be:  Value of their diploma Wide network of students, professors and alumni which they offer Social prestige, Credibility amongst employers  Exposure to research  One thing which makes UofT stand out amongst other universities in Canada is hands down their faculty. There are few opinions like " you being just a number", "UofT is a study hell" etc but as long as you are determined and have a good attitude towards your studies, success and exposure comes along your way. Remember that socializing is the key for you to fall in love with the University. Research exposure: Being one of the top research institutes, you will certainly get a high research exposure by working with research faculties and scholars. World class research laboratories with high end equipment are worth mentioning. Campus: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough are the three campuses of University of Toronto with a vibrant urban setting with a perfect environment to study. Campus housing facilities accommodate more than 8,800 students. There are 44 libraries across branches. It is third largest in North America. There are 1000+ diverse organizations and student clubs in the University. University has many Nobel laureates among its faculties and alumni Average salary of UofT graduate in MBA is 133,000 USD whereas science graduate is 93,000 USD University of Toronto is one of the top notch study oriented colleges. However many students struggle due to its high grading standard and endup transferring out or fail to get into their desired majors due to poor grades in 1st year.Read more
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    Ques. What is the acceptance rate at the University of Toronto?

    ● Top Answer By Kirti Goyal on 03 Feb 21

    Ans. The acceptance rate of UofT is not the most welcoming which is obvious by the fact of it being a top ranked Institute. Once you get into UToronto, the actual struggle is to survive there. It has been ranked 29th by QS World University Ranking, 2020 University of Toronto is quite competitive to get into. Acceptance rate varies from program to program. Average acceptance rate of the University is 43% which comes down to 23.1% for International students.  If you manage to score an average of 87-90 in your 6 major subjects and have a good resume, you will have a pretty high chance of getting here. Better the grade, higher is your chance of getting accepted. Ultimately it depends on the branch to which you seek your admission at, less the competition higher is the acceptance rate. However it must be mentioned that getting into the University is not a huge deal when compared to surviving after the first year and getting your desired majors. Statistics of accepted students: Engineering is the most desired field at University of Toronto among international students. Out of 50,041 UG applications 20,296 students were offered admission among which 4,019 were international students.  The acceptance rate of graduate courses is around 39% Out of 1056 PhD applicants, 305 were given opportunity for enrollment with an overall acceptance rate of 30% It must be kept in mind that getting into University of Toronto is much easier than surviving there for a second year. The freshman retention rate of the University lies around 85-90%Read more
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    Scholarships offered

    Ontario Trillium Scholarship

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: $28,961
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Doctorate
    • Number of Scholarships: 75

    Ontario Graduate Scholarship

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: $10,847
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Doctorate
    • Number of Scholarships: 22

    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: $150
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Bachelor
    • Number of Scholarships: 3000

    BrokerFish International student scholarship

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Bachelor
    • Number of Scholarships: 1

    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships

    • International Student Eligible: Yes
    • Amount: Variable Amount
    • Type: Merit-Based
    • Level of Study: Master
    • Number of Scholarships: N/A
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    I wanted to pursue an MBA post completion of my BBA degree. But I wanted to pursue MBA from a country abroad since that would give me more and wider perspective on the subject. After a lot of research about what college to join, I got to know about the Rotman School of Management. I decided to apply online and paid an application fee of around $200.

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    My parents are both graduates of UofT. I wanted to live downtown, and UofT was the best choice because it is centrally located in downtown Toronto. I got a very substantial admissions scholarship that provided more funding than the scholarships offered by other universities I applied to. I graduated high school with a 94% average.

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