Scholarship Overview

The University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies is currently accepting applications from exceptional and eligible students for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for International Students who wish to enroll in a degree program at the University for the 2023-2024 academic session.

The scholarship program at U of T is funded jointly by the province of Ontario and the university. The Province distributes OGS awards to universities, specifying the number of awards that each university may offer to their students each year.

The OGS is worth $5,000 per session. As a result, recipients may receive $10,000 for two consecutive sessions or $15,000 for three consecutive sessions. In all cases, the awarding graduate unit will pay one-third of the total award received by the students.

Each scholarship is valid for a year (i.e., two consecutive or three academic sessions). The awarding graduate unit will determine the value and duration of each OGS award, which will be detailed in the offer letter.

Host institution(s)

University of Toronto, Canada


Master's and PhD degrees in various programs offered by the University.

Scholarship value

The scholarship awards $5,000 per session and or $10,000 for two consecutive sessions or $15,000 for three consecutive sessions.


Eligible candidates must meet the following:

  • International students studying or planning to study at the University of Toronto on a temporary resident visa (student study permit) are eligible for a limited number of OGS awards (valid study permits must be valid at the time of the graduate unit's OGS international application deadline).
  • By the student deadline set by each graduate unit, you must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person as defined in subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada).
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll full-time in an eligible program in 2023-2024;
  • Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded assistance or the maximum OGS/QEII assistance available for their current level of study;
  • Have at least an A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or, if the student has completed two years or more of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed.

Application instructions 

Interested Applicants must use the U of T School of Graduate Studies centralized online OGS application to submit an OGS application to their proposed graduate unit. Each graduate unit will have its own internal submission deadline that applicants must meet. Applicants should read the OGS Application Instructions before applying.

Once the entire application has been completed and submitted online, it will be made available for review and consideration to the proposed graduate unit. The application deadline is June 1, 2023.