The University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies is currently accepting applications for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for International Students who wish to enroll in a degree program for the 2023-2024 academic year. The scholarship program is funded by the University of Toronto and the Province of Ontario, and the Province distributes OGS awards to universities, indicating the maximum number of awards that each institution may annually grant to its students.
The OGS program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario and has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all academic disciplines since 1975. The scholarship is available for Masters and Ph.D. students and provides an award of $5,000 per session, with several awards available. Awardees may receive $10,000 for two consecutive sessions or $15,000 for three consecutive sessions. In all instances, the awarding graduate unit will contribute one-third the cost of the total award received by the students.
To be eligible for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for International Students, applicants are required to meet certain criteria. International students who are studying or plan to study at the University of Toronto under a temporary resident visa (student study permit) are eligible for a set number of OGS awards (valid study permits must be effective as of the graduate units’ OGS international application deadline). Additionally, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) by the student deadline as determined by each graduate unit. They must be registered or intend to register in an eligible program on a full-time basis in 2023-2024 and have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support or maximum OGS/QEII support available for their current level of study. Applicants must have achieved at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent) or demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed if they have completed two or more years of graduate studies at the time of application.
Interested applicants are required to submit an OGS application to their proposed graduate unit using the U of T School of Graduate Studies centralized online OGS application. Each graduate unit will have its own internal submission deadline to which applicants must adhere. Before applying, applicants should review the OGS Application Instructions. Once the entire application has been completed and submitted online, it will be made available to the proposed graduate unit for review and consideration. The application deadline is June 01, 2023.
In conclusion, the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for International Students at the University of Toronto is a great opportunity for graduate students looking to pursue their postgraduate studies in Canada. The scholarship program provides funding for academic excellence, which will help students achieve their academic goals. Students are encouraged to apply and take advantage of this opportunity to pursue higher education at one of Canada’s top universities.