University of Toronto & Faculty of Law Graduate Scholarships

Graduate students can expect to finance their graduate legal education in a variety of ways. The options listed here are not exhaustive and all applicants are expected to independently investigate and apply for all external and university-wide awards for which they are eligible. Failure to apply for available external and university-wide awards will be taken into account by the admissions committee.

Open Awards

See the Complete List of Graduate Fellowships and Awards for more information about open awards, including Faculty of Law Fellowships, University of Toronto Fellowships, Law Foundation Fellowships, and others.

Financial need is a factor for open awards like these. If you complete the Financial Assistance Application Form within your admission application, you will automatically be considered for all open awards for which you are eligible.

Targeted Awards

See the Complete List of Graduate Fellowships and Awards for more information about targeted awards, which are focused on particular groups such as aboriginal law students, or particular research areas like capital markets, legal ethics, constitutional law, tax law, and others.

Financial need is also a factor for targeted awards. You must complete the Financial Assistance Application Form within your admission application and specify which targeted awards for which you are eligible and wish to be considered.

There are some additional targeted awards for which international students are eligible, including the U of T Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students.

External Graduate Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), amoungst other awards.  Visit our External Financial Support page and the School of Graduate Studies' International Student Awards page.

Contact your home university or government for potential scholarships for study abroad. Students are strongly encouraged to search the Internet, which is an excellent source of information for scholarships and other support for graduate students.

Loans and Savings

Some students will finance their graduate legal studies through personal savings or private loans.

Employment

Students enrolled full-time are discouraged from undertaking employment or other programs requiring more than 10 hours per week without the permission of the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies. Permission will be granted only in extraordinary circumstances.

Review the Centre for International Experience's website for further information regarding on-campus and off-campus work.