Review Your Eligibility

Review Your Eligibility

Am I Eligible for UTAPS?

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a protected person (recognized convention refugee).
  • Have applied and been assessed for government student financial assistance from your home province or territory (e.g. Ontario Student Assistance Program – OSAP, StudentAid BC, etc.); or, for Indigenous students who do not apply for government financial assistance, be receiving educational funding for Indigenous students (e.g., Indigenous Sponsorship funding provided through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program, Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy, etc.); and
    • Have your enrolment confirmed by U of T to your home province/territory SFA program, before the applicable UTAPS deadline
    • Have remaining financial need (or unmet need), that is not covered by these programs.
  • Be enrolled in a UTAPS-approved program. 
  • Be registered in a full-time course load per OSAP requirements during the Fall and/or Winter terms. 

Note: For the summer term, UTAPS is only available to UTSC students who are registered in a full-time course load (per OSAP requirements) for the entire May to August summer session. 

  • International;
  • Part-time, as per OSAP requirements during the Fall and/or Winter terms.;
  • Enrolled in co-op, internship, or Professional Experience Year (PEY) work term(s); 
  • Students who are restricted from receiving funding from their home jurisdiction’s government financial aid program;
  • Single students who are less than six years out of high school and opt-out of providing parental information;
  • Students in professional graduate programs – please see Students in Professional Graduate Programs for more information .

While students in professional graduate programs are not eligible for UTAPS funding, they will need to complete a financial need application through the Need Navigator to be assessed for need-based awards that may be available through their department. See Students in Professional Graduate Programs for more information.

The following are UTAPS-approved undergraduate, doctoral-stream masters, and doctoral programs. 

Note: If you do not see your program of study in this list, contact your faculty, college, or campus Registrar’s Office

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering 

  • All undergraduate programs 
  • Master of Applied Science (MASc) 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Faculty of Arts and Science – St. George 

  • All undergraduate programs including:
    • Academic Bridging (Full-time Option)
    • Computer Science 
    • Humanities 
    • Life Sciences 
    • Physical and Mathematical Sciences 
    • Rotman Commerce 
    • Social Sciences 
  • All doctoral-stream masters and doctoral programs 

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies 
  • Master of Forestry 
  • All Doctoral programs (Ph.D.) 

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 

  • All Doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) 
  • Other Master of Arts Programs (excluding MA Child Study & Education) 

Faculty of Information Studies (iSchool) 

  • Bachelor of Information 
  • Bachelor of Arts – Interactive Digital Media (joint with UTM) 
  • Ph.D. in Information Studies 

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education 

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKIN) 
  • Master of Science in Exercise Sciences 
  • Ph.D. in Exercise Sciences 

Faculty of Law 

  • Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

Temerty Faculty of Medicine 

  • BSc in Medical Radiation Sciences 
  • Bachelor of Science – Physician Assistant 
  • All course-based masters, doctoral-stream masters, and doctoral programs 

Faculty of Music 

  • Bachelor of Music 
  • All Ph.D. programs 

Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) 
  • Collaborative Master of Nursing/Ph.D. programs 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Dalla Lana School of Public Health 

  • Master of Science in Biostatistics 
  • Ph.D.: Biostatistics 
  • Ph.D.: Epidemiology 
  • Ph.D.: Occupational and Environmental Health 
  • Ph.D.: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences 

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work 

  • Ph.D. in Social Work 

University of Toronto – Mississauga 

  • All undergraduate programs 
  • Doctoral-stream masters programs – contact your program area for further information 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

University of Toronto – Scarborough 

  • All undergraduate programs 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 

Visit Full-Time OSAP for a list of programs offered by the University of Toronto that are not approved for UTAPS, as they are not approved for OSAP.

Students in professional graduate programs are not eligible for UTAPS funding. See Students in Professional Graduate Programs for more information.

How Does the University of Toronto Determine Financial Need for UTAPS?

To determine financial need for UTAPS, the University uses a formula that compares a student’s education and living costs with expected contributions and resources from the student’s home jurisdiction financial aid program. 

The Formula

The formula is: UTAPS allowable education and living costs (MINUS) Resources from expected contributions and financial aid program (EQUALS) Financial need a student may have for UTAPS consideration.

UTAPS allowable education and living costs


Resources from expected contributions and government financial aid program


The student’s
Financial Need for UTAPS

What Qualifies as Financial Need?

  • This is when an eligible student’s resources are less than their costs.
  • They could qualify for UTAPS grants.

What is Not Considered to be Financial Need?

  • This is when an eligible student’s resources are more than their costs.
  • They would not qualify for UTAPS grants.