Tuition and Funding

We invite you to visit the Registrar’s website for information relating to tuition fees and other fees.

Please note the academic year displayed and be aware that fees are subject to possible change in future academic years. Tuition fees are based upon various criteria including citizenship and part- or full-time status.


Admission scholarships

Admissions scholarships of $15,000/year are awarded based on your average at the time of admissions. An average grade-point minimum of 8.0 out of 10 is required. You must be registered as and remain a full-time student for the duration of your studies. More information is available on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.  

Excellence Scholarships

Excellence scholarships equivalent to tuition fees, uo to $10,000 per year, are awarded to recipients of major external awards (e.g., CIHR, FRQ, NSERC, OGS, SSHRC). They are awarded for each year that the external award is held. For those students who also received an Admission Scholarship, a Graduate Scholarship or an International Scholarship, these will be replaced with the Excellence Scholarship.

Other Sources of Funding

Smart Prosperity Institute Research Fellowships (minimum $5,000, maximum $10,000) : Students applying to the Master’s of Environmental Sustainability and proposing to conduct research on a topic relating to SPI's work (eg. on the green economy) are eligible to be considered for a SPI Research Fellowship. Recipients of the Fellowship will provide research assistance during their studies to Smart Prosperity Institute, Canada’s leading green economy think tank, located at the Institute of the Environment. Candidates should signal their interest in being considered for this Fellowship in their letter of intention. Candidates will be selected based on academic merit and proposed research topic. 

External scholarships

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program

Students can apply for this merit-based scholarship. Open to Canadian and international students.

Deadline to apply: December 1

Please visit the OGS information page on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website


Federal granting agencies

There are several awards granted to master’s thesis students by federal agencies for the duration of study, such as SSHRC, NCERC, and CIHR

Deadline to apply: October-December (depending on the agency) of the year prior to the year of admission. (i.e., October 2017 for a program commencing in September 2018.Please visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for more details

Learn more about how to finance your studies.

International student funding

If you are an international student, please visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website to view the full range of funding opportunities available.

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