- Fees for 2012–2013
- Scholarship Information
- Teaching Assistantships
Fees for 2012–2013
The fee structure of the School of Graduate Studies differentiates between students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents (non-visa) and students from other countries (visa). The current fees for full-time students are as follows:
|Domestic (non-visa) students||$7,160.00||$1,241.52||—||$8,401.52|
|International (visa) students||$16,886.00||$1,241.52||$684.00||$18,811.52|
These fees are, of course, in Canadian dollars. Tuition fees for part-time students are pro-rated. International students are not normally eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), and are automatically enrolled in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).
Fees can be paid at any chartered bank in Canada. Students outside of Canada may forward payment by certified cheque or money order to:
University of Toronto
215 Huron St.
Toronto, ON M5S 1A2
Students who have been awarded a University of Toronto Fellowship or an external award (FQRSC, OGS, SSHRC, etc.) may arrange to defer payment temporarily. Students who fail to register by the deadline set by the School of Graduate Studies will be charged a late registration fee.
The Centre for Medieval Studies offers a standard funding package for a period of up to five years. Offers are contingent upon admission into the PhD programme, from an MA, and guarantee a minimum level of support. Overall financial support may vary annually (without dropping below the guaranteed minimum), since funding packages are calculated on the basis of a fixed dollar amount, plus tuition and fees, which have risen steadily over the years. The standard funding-package involves, in varying combinations and amounts, any external scholarship (Commonwealth Scholarship, Fulbright, OGS, SSHRC, etc.), University of Toronto Fellowship funds, Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and any other contractual academic work at the University of Toronto and its federated colleges (including course instructorships and sessional appointments). One of the conditions of the funding package is that students must apply, every year, for a Teaching Assistantship in the University of Toronto. In order to retain financial support students must maintain an A-minus average or better and good academic standing during the funded years of study; they are also required to apply each year for the external fellowships for which they are eligible (such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada).
Fellowship support is unavailable at the MA level, although students may apply for external funding from SSHRC (Canadian students only) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship the year prior to beginning the Master’s degree.
This scholarship is available only to Canadian students (Canadian citizens or permanent residents). Students should apply in the Fall; applicants need reference letters and must outline in detail their proposed research. Official application packages are now available on the Web. In our experience, the research proposal is of the greatest importance in this competition: students who know what they want to do and state a reasonable and workable thesis project clearly and pithily seem to be the most successful. Students are urged very strongly to have an experienced professor look over their statement: applications that contain spelling errors and grammatical faults automatically disqualify the candidate in the minds of many assessors, and projects which sound too wordy, grandiose or meagre stand little chance of success.
Applications for SSHRCs are ranked by the Centre and are then forwarded to SGS. A committee at SGS reviews the applications and forwards some (but not all) of them to the national adjudication committee, which makes the decisions on awards. The duration of the award is from six months to forty-eight months. An individual student may not hold more than four years’ worth of SSHRCs and OGSs combined during their graduate studies.
This scholarship is open to all students, but in practice the great majority of them are reserved for Canadians. The competition is again held in the Fall, and there is an official application-package; two letters of reference are required. This constitutes the most important deadline of the fall term for all CMS students. All students, Visa and non-Visa, are required to submit an application. The bigger the pool of candidates, the larger the quota awarded to Medieval Studies. Students obtaining OGSs can study anywhere in Ontario, but in practice the students in the medieval pool usually want to come to CMS.
The committee that awards OGSs is again external: CMS is asked only to rank its applicants, and the selection-committee is not bound to follow our ranking. Students applying for the PhD program are ranked separately from students applying to the MA. It is particularly important that Visa students put in applications: they must not miss any opportunity of getting outside funding.
Students who receive an OGS must be registered full-time in the summer for a minimum of 14 weeks on-campus between 1 May and 31 August to be eligible for the summer instalment.
Connaughts are entrance-level scholarships for PhD students (renewable three times, if the student maintains a sufficiently high average).
Fulbright Scholarships are awarded to citizens of the United States to study abroad. Quite a lot of our students from the United States are, by virtue of their research, working on European materials and would be eligible to apply for Fulbrights.
The Commonwealth scholarship is open to citizens of one country in the Commonwealth who wish to study in another. Hence, although Canadian students may apply for Commonwealths, they cannot hold them at the Centre.
Mary Beattie Scholarship, Margaret and Nicholas Fodor Fellowship, John McRory Fellowship
These are scholarships awarded by SGS to candidates who have been nominated on lists for other scholarships.
In the past, final-year undergraduate students who had been awarded Mellon Scholarships for graduate study have applied to us and held the scholarship here at the Centre. Mellons awarded in the States can be held at the University of Toronto.
There are some smaller sums of money which sometimes become available for our students. A bursary is given once a year in memory of Professor Colin Chase (a former teacher at the Centre who died in 1984). There are also the Colin Chase awards, now usually worth $750, which are given four times a year. The fund set up in honour of Professor John Leyerle provides occasional help for students, and a memorial fund set up by the University of Toronto Press to commemorate Prudence Tracy (an editor who saw many of our books through the press with great skill and unfailing good humour) provides some assistance to students. Money of this kind is disbursed at the discretion of the Associate Director (with consultation), to whom any student who is in need should apply.
Teaching Assistantships are an important part of a doctoral candidate’s professionalization, and the teaching experience most relevant to a student’s disciplinary profile assists significantly in establishing a job applicant’s credentials in his or her field of interest. The teaching dossier that all job candidates should have ready for submission to hiring committees often consists in significant part of materials related to TAships held during one’s doctoral studies (handouts, samples of marked work, student evaluations, evaluations from supervising instructors, etc.). The Centre for Medieval Studies regularly offers a number of TAships in the areas of Latin, Latin Palaeography, Celtic Studies, and French and German, and TAships held in related departments form an important part of the professional experience obtained by many Centre students. Centre TAships are posted in late February or early March, on bulletin boards at the Centre and at the library of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Application forms are available at the Centre and must be completed and returned by the published deadlines. TA assignments are made by the Centre’s TA Appointments Committee. The terms of the University’s funding guarantee to PhD students require that students apply for TAships in the Centre and in cognate departments within the University. TAships come under the Collective Agreement between the University and CUPE 3902, Unit 1. Further information concerning TA employment and training is available on the University’s website.
Dons live in university residences and are responsible for offering support, leadership and guidance to undergraduate students. In return for their services, dons are provided with accommodation and a meal plan for the residence year (early September to early May). For more information, please contact individual colleges: