Graduate Student Financial Support


Julie BrillIn the Faculty of Medicine many graduate programs offer doctoral-stream students support at levels above the U of T base funding commitment for doctoral-stream graduate students.  Graduate student base funding is derived from multiple sources.  The principal source will be major external competitive studentship awards including, but not limited to, CIHR, NSERC, and independent foundations.  Other sources of support will include U of T Fellowships, Departmental and Affiliated Hospital/Research Institute internal awards (i.e. OSOTF awards) and student stipends from supervisor’s own research grant.

Student base funding agreement is established at each Graduate Department.  For the funding policy and payment details, students should contact their Graduate Department.

The Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement currently governs the stipend amount for doctoral-stream students in all nine Basic Science and Clinical gradaute units.   Yearly stipend amounts are calculated based on an estimate of living expenses (living allowance) and the current year’s tuition fees. 

2020-2021 Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement   *2020-21 Tuition and Fees updated
New: 2020-21 HBFA Top-Up FAQ
2019-2020 Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement
2018-2019 Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement
2017-2018 Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Student Stipend Agreement
Click here for Prior Agreements

Harmonized Base Funding Agreement -Additional Information

List of Harmonized Base Funding Agreement Awards Eligible for Top-Up

Graduate Award Information

Graduate Award Opportunities

Graduate Funding
Doctoral Stream Master's & PhD Funding
Average Graduate Income & Average Time-to-Completion (TTC)

Research Office
What's New in Research Funding?

Financial Support
Provost's Response to Task Force on Graduate Student Financial Support
GLSE Leave of Absence (LOA) Stipendiary Fund