In addition to funding sources at U of T, you are encouraged to look within the community at large. The following are links to information about funding sources arranged by area of destination. There are also links to Canadian sources of funding for travel abroad. Please scroll down to the information that is relevant to you.
- Government Funding:
- Other Funding:
Australia National University
If you have been nominated by CIE for an exchange to ANU, you will be automatically considered for the award. This award is valued at AUS $5,000 and will be awarded to one exchange student from U of T.
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Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program
Awards are offered to Canadian citizens pursuing studies or research at the Master's or PhD level in subject areas related to China.
- Awards are for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies or for language studies only.
- Awards are also available to Canadian faculty members pursuing research in subject areas related to China.
Deadline: November 12th, 2011
Chinese Government Scholarships
U of T students applying for exchange to mainland China have the opportunity to be considered for a number of scholarships issued by the Chinese government. There are full and partial scholarships available for both undergraduate and graduate students. The primary language of instruction at these institutions is Chinese, but a limited number of programs are offered in English. The program may also sponsor remedial Chinese language classes for applicants who are not applying for the Chinese language study program.
- Students who are interested in the program should complete the CIE online application by the deadlines indicated below.
- All students who are nominated to mainland China exchange programs will be automatically considered for the scholarships, however priority will be given to students connected to U of T’s Asian Institute and students in the Master of Global Affairs program.
- Students who are selected to apply for the scholarship will be notified by the CIE and given further instructions.
- Deadline for applying to partner institutions (Tsinghua, Peking or Fudan): February 15, 2013
- Deadline for applying to non-partner institutions (self-designed program): March 15, 2013
Self-designed programs are only available for undergraduate students at the Faculty of Arts and Science (St George campus).
University of Aarhus Travel Grant
This award is available for students accepted into an exchange program at the University of Aarhus in the fall and/or winter term. The travel grant is a reimbursement of students' travel expenses up to 1,000 EUR.
Please Note: Aarhus Summer University exchange students are not eligible for this award.
For information about how to apply for the grant, please see the Aarhus University Travel Grants website.
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Estonian Scholarship Fund
This award is open to Canadian undergraduate and graduate students who are participating in the exchange with the University of Tartu and who demonstrate an academic interest in Estonia. The value of the award varies according to academic merit and financial need.
To apply, please submit a letter to the Office of Admissions and Awards which both describes your academic plans and demonstrates financial need. There is no fixed deadline, but you are encouraged to apply as soon as you are nominated for exchange in order to receive the decision in advance of your first term at the University of Tartu.
Foreign Government Awards — France
The Government of France, through the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Canada offers scholarships for study in France at the master's, doctoral or post-doctoral level.
The competition is open to all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and the arts).
Application Deadline: March 15, 2012
These awards are administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education.
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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is a prestigious organization that offers a large number of scholarships and grants for study, research, internships and language training in Germany. Undergraduates, recent graduates, masters students, PhDs and postdocs are all eligible for various DAAD funding. International students are also eligible, with some conditions and restrictions.
When applying for a DAAD grant or scholarship, please be aware that some applications have earlier internal deadlines and should be submitted to CIE (Global Lounge), whereas other applications should be submitted directly to the DAAD New York office by the DAAD deadline.
CIE has an internal deadline and receives applications for the following DAAD awards:
- Research Grant (for PhDs and recent grads — November applications only)
- Study Scholarship (for graduating seniors, recent grads and masters students)
- Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, & Dance (for graduating seniors, recent grads and masters students)
Undergraduate Scholarship (for undergraduates)
- Please Note: The Undergraduate Scholarship is a funding award only. Students must still submit an exchange application for this award.
For all other DAAD awards, please send your application directly to the DAAD New York office.
For the DAAD scholarships and grants program index, application forms and instructions, please go to the DAAD website.
If you have any questions, please contact Loraine Au Tham at CIE or the DAAD Information Centre Toronto.
The DAAD website also houses general information about studying in Germany, as well as links to other funding and exchange sources.
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* Please Note: you cannot apply to both the MEXT and JASSO scholarships at the same time.
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
If you have been nominated by CIE for an exchange in Japan, you will be automatically considered for JASSO's Student Exchange Support Program. The award provides an ¥80,000 monthly stipend, plus ¥80,000 upon arrival.
You can find information about other government scholarships for study in Japan through the JASSO website.
MEXT Scholarship for Japanese Studies
The Monbukagakusho: MEXT or the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology offers scholarships to incoming exchange students based on the student exchange agreement with Japanese universities, who are serious and eager to study in Japan. The award provides a monthly stipend of approximately ¥117,000, plus a contribution towards the student's airfare to Japan.
Please also see the CIE administered Mitsui Canada Foundation Student Scholarship.
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Canada - Mexico Awards
The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offers awards for study or research at the Master's, PhD or Post-doctoral level.
Candidates who do not meet Spanish language requirements will be eligible for 6 months of Spanish language training before the start of postgraduate courses.
Grantfinder is an online search engine for foreign students who would like to study in the Netherlands. There are different awards available, depending on your country of citizenship. There are often no, or few, scholarships available for undergraduate Canadian students.
The deadlines for scholarships vary depending on the award. If the award you are applying for is due before you will receive your acceptance letter from your host institution, please contact CIE at least four weeks in advance of the award deadline.
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Swedish Women's Educational Association of Toronto (SWEA) Scholarships These scholarships are open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are planning to study at a university in Sweden through CIE.
To apply, send CIE an updated copy of your curriculum vitae along with a letter indicating the purpose and length of your study in Sweden — if possible, also include your approximate departure date. The value of the scholarship is up to $1000 for one semester and up to $1500 for a full year.
This bursary is automatically awarded to U of T students who are accepted to study on exchange at the University of Aarhus. The bursary reimburses travel expenses up to a value of 1000 € for a full academic year.
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SWEA Travel Scholarships
The Swedish Women's Educational Association International Toronto (SWEA Toronto) is once again pleased to offer a number of travel scholarships to full-time Ontario students who intend to pursue an exchange at a Swedish university. To be eligible for the award, you must be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
The award is valued at $3000 for a full academic year and $1500 for one semester.
The CIE application deadline is Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 5 p.m.
Please submit all supporting documents to the Global Lounge in the Cumberland House (33 St. George St.).
For more information and application details, please see the following documents:
Please tailor your personal letter to the scholarship and feel free to reiterate what you wrote on your statement of interest for your exchange application.
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A bursary is available for U of T students who are accepted to study on exchange at ETH Zurich during the regular academic year. The value of the award is 1450 Swiss Francs per month.
Swiss Government Scholarships
Awards are available for the Master's/ PhD level or for research at the Postdoctoral level in Switzerland. Priority will be given to PhD and Post-doctoral level applicants.
Deadline: November 12th, 2011
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These scholarships are for study at a BUTEX partner university in the United Kingdom through an exchange program. The value of the award is £500 and applications for the following academic year are accepted annually from January until May 31st.
Commonwealth Scholarship Plan
Two types of doctoral award are offered for applicants in any discipline:
- 12-36 months support toward a full-time doctoral program at an eligible UK university; this is known as a doctoral award.
- 12 months support for research in the UK toward completion of a doctoral program at a Canadian University; this is known as a split-site doctoral award.
Queen's University Awards; External Awards
This link provides information about bursaries for study at Herstmonceux Castle/ Bader International Study Centre (BISC).
Queen's University also has an extensive list of external funding opportunities which are open to students from other universities, including U of T.
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is pleased to offer two scholarships of £1000 each for the 2012-13 academic year to exchange students from the University of Toronto. The criteria for the scholarship will be set and judged by CIE on behalf of the University of Exeter.
The scholarship will be awarded to the student upon arrival and registration in Exeter.
These awards are for study at the University of Leeds through an exchange program. Their value is £500. The deadline is August 15th for a fall or full-year exchange and December 15th for a winter exchange.
Fulbright Canada administers a number of programs to promote the exchange of students and scholars between Canada and the Unites States.
There are two scholarship programs available to Canadian Students:
Traditional Awards: For graduate-level study in the United States.
- Application Deadline: The 2013-14 competition is now closed. The 2014-15 competition will open on May 1, 2013.
Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA): Opportunity for Francophone students and teachers from Canada to teach in the United States.
- Application Deadline: The 2013-14 competition is now closed. The 2014-15 competition will open in the Spring of 2013.
As a U of T undergraduate student in any field, you can apply for funding to study at a university in the US through the Killam program. Since the University of Toronto is a Killam partner university, you can apply either to the Direct Exchange Program or to the Open Competition Program.
Direct Exchange Program: This program works like a regular Exchange Program. This means that you pay your tuition and incidental fees to U of T and study at one of the Killam partner institutions. Killam provides US$5000 per semester, plus insurance costs.
The Killam partner institutions are: American University, Arizona State University, Bridgewater State College, Clemson University, Ithaca College, Smith College, State University of New York – Plattsburgh, University of Maine, University of Southern California, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University and Wellesley College.
Open Competition Program: This is not an exchange program. If you wish to go this route, you will still apply for the scholarship through CIE, but will be on your own for admission to a non-Killam partner institution. If accepted, you will be responsible for paying the tuition and incidental fees of the host institution. The Killam scholarship remains US$5000 per semester plus insurance costs, for this program.
U of T nominates three candidates for Killam Fellowships (for both the direct and open competitions). To apply you must complete a full Exchange Program application and submit it by the early deadline.
Please also see the separate, CIE administered Killam American Fund for International Exchange.
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