Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Canada

OGS program has been awarding merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all areas of academic study. The scholarship program at is jointly sponsored by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto.


The worth of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship is $5,000 per session. Hence, awardees may receive $10,000 for two successive sessions or $15,000 for three sessions on a run. In all instances, the presenting graduate unit will donate to one-third the cost of the overall award received by the students.

Each scholarship is acceptable for one year (that is, two or three straight academic sessions). The worth and duration of each award will be decided upon by the awarding graduate unit and included in the offer letter.


Candidates must tick the following boxes to be considered for the scholarship:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person beneath subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) by means of the student deadline as decided by way of each graduate unit;  International students who are studying or plan to study at the University of Toronto under a temporary resident visa (student study permit) are eligible for a set number of Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) awards (valid study permits must be effective as of the graduate units’ Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) international application deadline);
  • Be registered or intend to register in an eligible program on a full-time basis in 2020-21;
  • An eligible program is defined as a full-time program of study of two or three sessions at the University of Toronto (UT) leading to a graduate degree. A full-time student is one who is in at least 60% of a full course load (40% for students with a permanent disability) or as defined by their institution.
  • Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support or maximum OGS support available ​for their current level of study (see Maximum Support below); and
  • ​Have achieved at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed.

Application Requirements (All Components are Online)

  • Ontario Graduates Scholarship application form
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (unofficial and student-issued transcripts are permitted; e.g., ACORN screenshots).
  • Previous awards/publications/conference/research experience.
  • Plan of study (Maximum 2 pages (1 page for Plan of Study, 1 page for references/citations).
  • Two academic references (referees will be required to submit online).

How to apply

Application for this scholarship is entirely online. Click here for the official application procedure guide.

Application Deadline: The deadline for various courses can be found on this Google spreadsheet document.


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