Funding

Graduate Student Funding

Please refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science for information about base funding and planned increases.

Base Funding

The Department of Linguistics provides base funding packages of at least $18,500 CAD plus tuition and fees to all students in the funded cohort: MA students receive 1 year of funding, and PhD students are funded in years 1-4. 

Funding comes from a variety of sources, including but not limited to:

  • Teaching assistantships
  • Research assistantships
  • University of Toronto Fellowships (UTF)
  • External scholarships

All students in the funded cohort receive an individual funding letter at the beginning of the academic year that outlines the funding package they will receive, including base funding and any known additional funding (e.g. extra TA hours). There are many factors that can influence the total funding a student receives, including top-up awards for major award recipients, extra TA hours, admission awards, and additional funding from other sources.

Domestic MA Student

University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF) - Stipend Award $10,800
Research Assistantship $600
Teaching Assistantships (140 hours) $6,600
Base Funding Total $18,500
UTF - Tuition Award $7,859
Total Funding $26,359

 
 

International MA Student

University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF) - Stipend Award $10,800
Research Assistantship $600
Teaching Assistantships (140 hours) $6,600
Base Funding Total $18,500
UTF - Tuition Award $27,329
Total Funding $45,829

Domestic PhD Student

University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF) - Stipend Award $9,385
Research Assistantship $600
Teaching Assistantships (170 hours) $8,015
Base Funding Total $18,500
UTF - Tuition Award $7,859
Total Funding $26,359

 

International PhD Student

From 2018-19, international PhD students pay the same tuition rates as domestic PhD students.

University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF) - Stipend Award $9,385
Research Assistantship $600
Teaching Assistantships (170 hours) $8,015
Base Funding Total $18,500
UTF - Tuition Award $7,859
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) $720
Total Funding $27,079

Scholarships and Awards

Graduate students are expected to apply for external funding, such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships, and Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS, for both MA and PhD students). These external awards become part of the award winner's funding package. The University of Toronto also awards a number of scholarships to both domestic and international students. For more information, including eligibility requirements, please refer to the Scholarships and Awards page of the School of Graduate Studies website.