Finances & Housing

 

Government Issued Student Loans

 

Students are encouraged to fund their education in the manner they prefer. Many students use a combination of provincial student loans and personal resources. Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto can direct you to the appropriate provincial loan agency. For example, the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (“OSAP”) for Ontario students. Information regarding provincial student loans can be found on the Enrolment Services website.

 

Entrance Scholarships and In-Course Bursaries

 

Several entrance scholarships ranging from an estimated $1000 to $2000 are available to applicants with the highest academic standing. All MScOT applicants will be automatically considered; no separate scholarship application is required.

 

The Department will notify students enrolled in the program when needs-based bursaries are available and the application process. There are also a limited number of in-course merit based awards. We expect there to be financial bursaries available annually to MScOT students, but amounts available can vary.

 

A major scholarship that is available in very limited quantities to students in Year 2 of the MScOT program is the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Please note, the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (“OGS”) is NOT available for incoming MScOT students (i.e. current applicants to the MScOT program). If accepted to, and registered in, the MScOT program in September, students can then apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship to be applied toward Year 2 of the program. Applications for an OGS from individuals not currently registered in the MScOT program will not be considered.

 

Housing

 

The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy typically has two spots available at Graduate House for incoming and current students attending the program. If offered admission, candidates will be informed of the application process. Toronto has a variety of rental housing options available with incredible walking, cycling, and transit options.

 

For other accommodation options, please refer to the University of Toronto’s Housing Services Office as they offer housing search resources.