Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid

Undergraduate

Students who have doubts or concerns about the adequacy of their financial resources are welcome to discuss their situation with a financial aid counselor. Staff at Admissions and Awards, or at your college and faculty, are happy to provide individual counseling to students who want to investigate financial aid opportunities, discuss the possibility of appealing the amount of financial assistance they have received, or who need assistance in planning their budget for the school year.

Contact a Financial Aid Counselor

 

The cost of a university education is a combination of tuition fees, books and other educational supplies, and living expenses.

Fees are composed of tuition (academic) fees and compulsory incidental (non-academic) fees. Basic student tuition fees vary by program and faculty (see Tuition Fees for detailed information) but it is helpful to have a general idea of the educational costs you can expect in your first year.  Amounts are current as of 2010:

  • $5,450 and up for tuition fees, depending on your program and campus
  • $1,417.40 and up for incidental and ancillary fees
  • $1,000 and up for books and supplies
  • $4,596 to $14,148 or more for residence, depending on where you choose to live, whether you purchase a meal plan, or buy and prepare your own food.

Other Living expenses may include:

Transportation - Information on current rates for public transit in Toronto can be obtained from the Toronto Transit Commission. If you come from outside Toronto, you should consider the cost of transportation between your home city and Toronto

Toiletries and personal care items

Telephone/Internet - whether you live in residence on campus or in housing off-campus, these will be additional to room and board or rent

Other expenses vary according to what you can afford and personal requirements or preference.

Use the Budget Tool to help you manage your finances for the year.

The University of Toronto is unique among Canadian universities in providing assurance of financial support , and in promising that students will have access to financial counselling.

On the Admissions and Awards Website, you will find information that could be of assistance to you when you begin to plan how to finance your university education. You will also find information about Canadian and U.S. government student financial assistance programs.

We hope you will find this website useful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Admissions and Awards Office.

 


2011 - 2012 online OSAP application is now available
(for studies beginning in September)
  • Apply NOW to be eligible for fee deferral; and
  • Submit your OSAP Signatures and Consent forms and all required documents by mid-June to Admissions and Awards to ensure funds will be ready when classes begin in September
Important OSAP information and Tuition Fee Deferral for September 2011

CIRV FM Prize in Portuguese

Student in a Specialist or Major program in Portuguese.

Alessandri Scholarship in Ibero- American Studies

Student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese who has completed IAS 200Y1.

Department of Spanish and Portuguese Prize in Portuguese

Student in a Specialist or Major program in Portuguese.

Doris May Barker Scholarship

Student who has completed two full course equivalents in Spanish at the 200 level or higher and who intends to pursue a program of study and travel in a winter or summer session in a Spanish-speaking courtry. Preference will be given to students who have not previously won the Buchanan Scholarship, and to students who are enrolled in a Specialist or Major program in Spanish. Apply to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese by April 1. OSOTF Download Application Form (PDF 20kb)

Gaspar Otalora Memorial Prize in Spanish

Student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese who has completed SPA 423Y1. If SPA 423Y1 is not offered, the award will be made to a student who has completed SPA 420H1.

Gordon Patterson Prize

Student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese who has completed SPA 100Y1.

Hermann Fischer and Enid Levy Prize in Latin American Studies

Student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. OSOTF.

Milton A. Buchanan Scholarship in Spanish and Portuguese

Student spending one or two terms at a university in Spain, Portugal or Latin America. Student Exchange Program, Self-Designed Program and Woodsworth College Summer Programs are eligible. Applicants must have completed at least two full course equivalents in Spanish and/or Portuguese with a B average or better. Apply to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese by April 1. Download Application Form (PDF 20kb)

Peter Bell Prize

Student in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese who has completed SPA 220Y1.

Portuguese- Canadian Cultural Alliance Prize

Student who has completed PRT 100Y1.

Spanish Prizes

Students in a Specialist or Major program offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese who have completed 1) SPA 220Y1; 2) SPA 320Y1; 3) SPA 420H1.

Summer Course Prizes in Spanish and Portuguese

1) Student in a 100 level Spanish course; 2) Student in a 200, 300 or 400 level Spanish course; 3) Student in a Portuguese course.

William Robert Phillips Memorial Scholarship

One or more students in a Specialist or Major program in Spanish.

President's Entrance Scholarship Program

A scholarship promise: If you are a domestic student studying at a Canadian secondary school or CEGEP, and your admission average is 92 percent or better, and you have completed each of the subjects required with at least 'A' standing, the University of Toronto guarantees you entrance scholarship(s) totalling at least $2,000 if you enroll in first year at U of T.

Many students who meet these criteria will receive significantly more in awards from the University and/or their faculty or college. Because we want to recognize and support the many excellent students who apply to U of T, we have created the President's Entrance Scholarships for those who meet our threshold but who are not offered larger awards. The $2,000 President's Entrance Scholarship is our basic commitment to you.

 


The University of Toronto has comprehensive scholarship programs to recognize outstanding achievements at different levels of study. The University, its colleges and faculties, award approximately 1900 admission scholarships and over 4000 in-course scholarships every year. No application is required for most of these awards.

In addition to scholarships that recognize outstanding achievement, the University provides many awards which take into account financial need or other criteria. These awards require separate applications. For further information on these awards and their application process refer to Need Based Admission Awards and Other U of T Scholarships.

Many private companies and government agencies provide awards that are tenable at the University of Toronto. These are referred to under External Awards and are not governed by the University of Toronto. Further information on awards listed in this section must be obtained from the company or agency advertising the award.

UTPA Undergraduate In-Course Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to a Lusophone undergraduate student who is in the process of completing a degree at the University of Toronto. In addition to rewarding academic performance, this scholarship recognizes students who have shown leadership through community involvement, extra-curricular activities and work experience. Deadline April 30, 2017. Download 2017 Application Form (PDF 461 kb)

UTPA Portuguese Program of Study Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to an undergraduate student who is in the process of completing a Portuguese minor, major or specialist at the University of Toronto. In addition to rewarding academic performance, this scholarship recognizes students who have shown leadership through community involvement, extra-curricular activities and work experience. Deadline April 30, 2017. Download 2017 Application Form (PDF 461 kb)

Youth Mobility Program

If you are Canadian and you live in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Yukon, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan or Nunavut, you can apply for a visa at the Spanish Consulate in Toronto.
If you are between 18 and 35 years old, youth mobility is an easy and quick way to have a Spanish experience during one year. THERE IS A QUOTA OF 1000 CANADIANS PER YEAR.

See the link below for a complete information:
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/TORONTO
/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/Youthmobilityprogram.aspx

Spain, Art & Culture in Canada
https://www.spainculture.ca/

Consulate of Spain in Toronto: Youth mobility program between Spain and Canada
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/TORONTO/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/

Gobierno de España

Embajada de España

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