Connaught International Scholarship in Canada: The University of Toronto

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Designation/Position- Connaught International Scholarship

The University of Toronto invites application for Connaught International Scholarship in Canada from eligible and interested candidates

About- The University of Toronto is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, located on the grounds that surround Queen’s Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King’s College, the oldest university in the province of Ontario. The Connaught International Scholarship for Doctoral Students is a cost-sharing initiative designed to assist graduate units in recruiting and supporting top international students by providing a top-up scholarship to each recipient, which will be paid in addition to the program’s normal funding package provided by the graduate unit.

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Nominees must:

  • Be international applicants (Citizens and permanent residents of Canada are ineligible);
  • Not be currently registered in a degree program at the University of Toronto;
  • Have been or will be offered admission to a full-time doctoral program* with a funding commitment beginning September of the upcoming academic year​; and
  • Have achieved an A- average in each of the last two years of full-time study.​

Award Recipients:

  • Must remain eligible, in good academic standing, and meet the terms and conditions of the award;
  • Must register and remain registered as a full-time student (a change in status may result in suspension or termination of payments and/or returning funds already received);
  • Must maintain an A- average, and be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degree as determined by their graduate unit in order to maintain the award;
  • Who transition to permanent residency status after receiving the first installment of the award will continue to be eligible for the balance of their renewable scholarship. A change in legal status after receiving the first installment does not affect the awardee’s eligibility to continue holding the award;
  • Recipients may concurrently hold other awards at any value, with the exception of Tri-Agency awards of a value over $20,000.

Job/Position Description- 

Level of Study: Doctoral

Value & Duration:

  • The scholarship is provided as a $10,000 top-up, in addition to the program’s normal funding package (base amount + tuition and fees), to a combined total of no less than $35,000 annually;
  • The graduate unit is responsible for providing recipients with the normal level of program funding, which may consist of various internal and external funding sources, including awards such as a University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF) or departmental endowed award, on-campus employment such as teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships;
  • The cost of UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) coverage is in addition to the cost of tuition and incidental fees and should be factored into the program’s funding for Connaught Scholars; and
  • The Connaught is renewable on an annual basis in accordance with the program’s normal period of funding (e.g. for a total of 4-5 years) provided the student remains eligible, in good academic standing, and meets the terms and conditions of the award.  * A 5th year is available for programs that have a 5-year funding commitment.

How to Apply- 

Nominations are made by graduate units in the Winter session based on admission applications. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact their graduate unit when applying for admission to the University of Toronto. ​Admission application deadlines are set by the individual graduate units.

For Contact- Please direct all questions about this competition to:

Tara Lock
Graduate Awards Officer, Internal
School of Graduate Studies

Last Date for Apply– By Winter

See Position Details-

Official Website-

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