Awards & scholarships
The Faculty of Medicine offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships in each year of study, based on a number of different criteria, including:
- academic standing
- community or faculty involvement
- extracurricular activity
- financial need
- Indigenous ancestry
Awards and scholarship recipients must be in good standing. Good standing is defined as follows: student has met the standard and is deemed to have made satisfactory progress in every element of the program; course, component and theme, including professionalism.
For those awards with financial need as a criterion, unmet need, as assessed by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) or the University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS), will be used to determine level of need.
Most of these awards require no application, and for those that do, applications are distributed to all potentially eligible students (based on year of study) by e-mail.
The monetary value of all scholarships is variable and should, in most cases be considered of a supplementary nature.
These scholarships have been established through the generosity of our donors, both private individuals and corporate bodies. For many of these awards, the recipient has an opportunity to send a short note of thanks to the donor who has generously established the award. To assist you with this letter, please visit the Donor Appreciation page set up by our Office of Advancement.
For information on other financial assistance, including bursary and loan programs, please visit our financial aid page.
- Pre-admission scholarships
- Admission scholarships for first-year students
- In-course awards
- Elective awards
- Awards requiring an application
- Convocation awards
- Research Conference Travel Bursary
- Awards Explorer
- Research Conference Bursary for MD Students
"At the most basic level, the financial support I’ve been provided with allows me to go to classes, attentive and rested and prepared to engage deeply with the essential knowledge and practice of medicine.
Through continued support for scholarships and bursaries at U of T, the donors have made a significant contribution in lightening the financial burden associated with schooling at one of the world’s premier medical schools. In doing so, they make it possible for me to focus on gaining the most out of my undergraduate medical education and involvement in extracurricular activities.
I can only hope that one day I will be able to assist others in achieving their goals and dreams as the current contribution supports me in the achievement of mine.”
- Leo Akioyamen, 1T9 student