In 2001, the Faculty of Arts and Science introduced a funding model that provides financial support to eligible graduate students in selected programs. This financial support helps the Faculty to recruit outstanding students and allows these students to focus on their studies and complete their degrees in a timely manner.
Funding Package (Domestic Students)
The Centre for Drama guarantees funding for students during the first 5 years of the PhD program. Students are fully funded during years 1-4, and in year 5, the funding package is reduced by 50%.
In 2017-18, the funding package for domestic students is $16,750.00 plus the cost of tuition and fees.
Students in year 5 will receive half the cost of tuition and fees plus possible additional funding. More information is provided on an individual and case by case basis.
Students are responsible for any course-related expenses, as well as payment of their tuition and fees. Tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis. In 2016-17, the fee for full-time domestic students was $8,491.69 ($7,030.00 tuition & $1,461.69 incidental fees). Additional information is available on the Student Accounts website: http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/contact.htm
Funding Package (International Students)
The Centre for Drama has a limited number of funding packages for international students.
Students who are accepted into the PhD program, and awarded a funding package, are guaranteed funding for the first 5 years of the PhD program. Students are fully funded during years 1-4, and in year 5, the funding package is reduced by 50%.
In 2017-18, the funding package for international students is $16,750.00 plus the cost of tuition and fees.
Students are responsible for any course-related expenses, as well as payment of their tuition and fees. Tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis. In 2016-17, the fee for full-time international students was $22,603.69 ($20,530.00 tuition, $1,461.69 incidental fees & $612.00 UHIP). Additional information is available on the Student Accounts website: http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/contact.htm
Prospective international students who don’t require a funding package are encouraged to contact the Associate Director (Graduate), Prof. Antje Budde, to discuss their application and opportunities to secure additional financial support.
Funding packages for PhD students typically include UofT Fellowships (UTF), Research Assistantships (RA) and Teaching Assistantships (TA).
University of Toronto Fellowship (UTF) – The Vice-Dean, Graduate Education allocates UTF funds to each graduate unit on an annual basis. Funding variables include the number of domestic and international students to be supported (e.g., the size and make-up of the funded cohort), the number and value of the scholarships won by students, and departmental sources of financial support.
Research Assistantships (RA) – RA positions involve students in the ongoing research and scholarly activity that takes place across the university. Student’s research interests and goals will be taken into account when finalizing this assignment, and may include faculty who will be involved in your research and/or dissertation. RA positions are typically assigned to second year PhD students.
Teaching Assistantships (TA) – TA positions are available within all three (3) undergraduate theatre programs at the university (Scarborough, Mississauga and St George campuses), and occasionally, in other related disciplines (Cinema Studies, English, etc.). Student preferences and expertise are taken into account when making TA assignments.
Students are encouraged to apply for internal and external awards (i.e. OGS, SSHRC) for which they are eligible. Students who receive a major award/scholarship may have their funding package revised.
Graduate students are also encouraged to apply for internal, external and government sponsored awards and scholarships. More information is available at http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/currentstudents/Pages/Scholarships-and-Awards.aspx
Please note: Funding is only allocated to students who are registered with the University of Toronto and in good standing with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Students who withdraw, or who are approved for a leave, are no longer eligible to receive funding.
If you have any questions regarding funding, please contact the Graduate Administrator, Samiha Chowdhury.