The Graduate Department of Chemistry provides a base funding for students in the funded cohort provided they maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of their degree.   Stipends are combination of teaching assistantship, research assistantship, external scholarships and/or University of Toronto Fellowship support.

Funded cohort is defined as follows: 

  • Year 1 of MSc
  • Years 1 to 4 of PhD
  • Years 1 to 5 for direct-entry doctoral students

Funding resources beyond these years will be limited to a combination of completion awards, research and/or teaching assistantships. 

Stipends are subject to change in a given academic year. See current annual stipend rates and for more information about financial support.



Students pay their own tuition and fees from their stipend.  See current tuition fee and refund schedules.


Scholarships Available for International Students

Connaught International Scholarship* (must have accepted the offer of admission to be considered for a nomination in February)
MITACS Globalink Research Internship
International Scholarships: Global Affairs Canada
Ontario Graduate Scholarship* (must have accepted the offer of admission to apply in March)
Ontario Trillium Scholarship(must have accepted the offer of admission to be considered for a nomination in February)
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship* (call for applications in August)

Scholarships Available for Domestic Students 

C. David Naylor University Fellowship*
Canadian Institute of Health Research*
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council**
Ontario Graduate Scholarship*
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship*

*To be considered for a nomination, student must have received an offer of admission by Department of Chemistry.  

**Domestic applicants who plan to apply for the NSERC CGS-M must make sure to apply by December 1; a nationwide deadline by NSERC.  

Contact our Chemistry Graduate Office to learn more about this funding opportunity and for assistance with your application.