Funding to help meet the financial needs for domestic graduate students is made up from one or more of the following internal and external funding sources: awards, fellowships, scholarships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or graduate assistantships.
Incoming students are eligible for consideration for a variety of entrance scholarships including the Elia Scholars Award (PhD only), the Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction (GFAD), Vista Graduate Scholarships, and Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Scholarship in the Fine Arts (PhD) (Master's). See "Awards for Incoming Students" at Faculty of Graduate Studies: Funding and Awards for possible specialized awards that may match your research or creative areas.
All eligible students are expected to apply to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) awards, available to MA, MFA, and PhD students. The deadline is in the autumn of each year, and applicants can also apply for the SSRHC and OGS Awards in the autumn before they are admitted.
Over $20,000/year in graduate awards to support MFA students complete thesis films are available in the Graduate Program in Film:
- Cinespace Studios Graduate Award in Film & Video Production
- George Vari Graduate Award
- Miron Deca Memorial Award
- Universal Studios Canada Graduate Production Scholarship
Over $180,000 in awards to support graduate students across AMPD are available:
- Lawrence Heisey Graduate Award in Fine Arts
- Nalini & Tim Stewart Arts Awards
- Susan Crocker and John Hunkin Scholarship in the Fine Arts (PhD) (Master's)
Funding available for International graduate students is limited. See International Student Award Opportunities for additional funding opportunities.
All funding is contingent on continuous registration as a full-time student, continued satisfactory performance in the program and fulfillment of any funding-related employment obligations.
Please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies – Funding and Awards for more information, including internal and external scholarship opportunities.