Funding & Fees
Tuition fees for Canadian citizen or landed immigrant is $12,200.14 per year (including $1,520.14 incidental fees)
Tuition fees for international students is $31,872.14 per year (including $1,520.14 incidental fees and $612 mandatory University Health Insurance Plan)
The Department of Geography & Planning provides a financial support package to all PhD students for 4 years and all students in the Geography Master’s program for 1 year – students who are eligible to receive this package are in the “funded cohort”. (Professional program students, such as MSc Planning, are not eligible for inclusion in the funded cohort.)
In 2017-18, the base financial support package is $16,500 plus tuition costs. This amounts to a total of approximately $25,000 for domestic students and $39,000 for international students. This represents the base support provided; students have opportunities to secure funding in addition to the base amount.
The funding package typically consists of a combination of external scholarships, University of Toronto fellowships or other internal awards, teaching assistant positions (at any of our tri-campus locations) and a research assistant position with the student’s supervisor. Students in the funded cohort will receive a funding letter at the start of the academic year which outlines the specific components of their funding package as well as payment details.
Students are expected to pursue their degree program as their full-time occupation (limit of employment to 10 hrs/week on average, including RA and TA) and must maintain good academic standing and make satisfactory progress toward completion of degree requirements to remain eligible for funding.