Let’s Talk Money: Awards

There are different sources of government and university funding for students. Government sources include loans and grants. University sources include scholarships and grants. These links will get you started on some of the best ways to find different sources of funding, and how to apply.


The University of Toronto offers additional funding to students. Need and merit-based funding is available through academic divisions (and colleges), the University Registrar’s Office, as well as the School of Graduate Students (for graduate and postdoctoral students).

  • Don’t forget to check out the Award Explorer – Search through a vast number of scholarships and bursaries to apply to.


A searchable database of scholarship opportunities by province, award value, program of study, level of student, etc., is available at:


Find out about student aid, grants and loans from the government. Grants are money without obligations; loans must be repaid after graduation.