External Funding

Students interested in obtaining external award funding for their studies should start their search by reviewing the awards found on this page. Additionally, we list various external sites where the search can continue.


Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study. The scholarship program at U of T is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto. The Province allocates OGS awards to universities specifying the number of awards that each may offer to their students annually.

The value of the OGS is $5,000 per term. PT students receive $15,000 for three consecutive terms. The start term of the award is September.

How to Apply

  1. Determine if you are eligible to apply.
  2. Read the instructions  on how to apply and make a note of the deadline.
  3. Complete and submit the OGS online application by the deadline. This application is administered by the SGS. Please note that the MScPT program is a “non-thesis based graduate program”.
  4. Questions regarding the OGS online application should be directed to ogs@sgs.utoronto.ca.
  5. Results will be released by the School of Graduate Studies by the end of July each year.

Application Requirements

As outlined by SGS, requirements include:

  1. Two Academic References (referees will be required to submit online)
  2. Plan of study
  3. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (unofficial or student issued copies are permitted)
  4. List of previous awards/publications/conferences/research experience

Please follow the application instructions carefully. 

Info for Prospective Students

Prospective students must submit an OGS application to each institution for which they are seeking admission. OGS awards are no longer transferable from one university to another. Holding an OGS does not have any impact on an applicant’s consideration for entry into the MScPT program. The OGS application process and the MScPT selection process are separate and distinct. Applicants who were not granted admission to the PT program will not be considered for an award, as the award is not transferable. Applicants applying to multiple departments within U of T need to complete only one OGS application. There is an option near the beginning of the application to select multiple departments.


Student Opportunities at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Six (6) graduate student scholarship awards – 5 Holland Bloorview Foundation Graduate Student Awards, and 1 funded in memory of Whipper “Billy” Watson – are available at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Scholarship awards comprise $5,000 (CDN), for one year, and are not renewable. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital  provides eligibility and application details.

Soroptomist Foundation of Canada Grants for Canadian Women Graduate Students

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women’s lives. Examples include but are not limited to: providing services, providing legal counseling and assistance, counseling mature women entering or re-entering the labor market, counseling women in crisis, counseling and training women for non-traditional employment, and positions in women’s centers. Details on eligibility requirements and how to apply are found on the Soroptimist Foundation of Canada website.

Ontario Council on Graduate Studies – Women’s Health Scholars Awards

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, a Scholar Awards Program in Women’s Health was established to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent women’s health scholars. The community of women’s health scholars fostered by this Awards program excels, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge about women’s health and the improvement of women’s health, more effective health services and products for women, and a strengthened heath care system.

Additional External Sites

Here are more links useful for external award searches.

Community of Sciences (COS)
Scholarships Canada