The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) is a merit-based scholarship program that provides funding to exceptional students who are pursuing graduate studies in Ontario, Canada.
The scholarship is available to both domestic and international students who are studying full-time in a graduate program at an Ontario university.
The OGS program is designed to recognize academic excellence, encourage research and innovation, and help attract top talent to Ontario’s universities.
The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, research potential, and other factors, such as leadership and community involvement.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Toronto, Canada
Host Institution(s): University of Toronto, Canada
Scholarship Worth: $5,000 per session
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Masters & PhD
Nationality: Domestic & International Students
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The value of the OGS is $5,000 per session. Thus, awardees may receive $10,000 for two consecutive sessions or $15,000 for three consecutive sessions. In all instances, the awarding graduate unit will contribute to one-third of the cost of the total award received by the students.
Each scholarship is tenable for one year (i.e., two consecutive or three academic sessions). The value and duration of each OGS award will be determined by the awarding graduate unit and detailed in the offer letter.
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has provided merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study.
To be eligible for Ontario Graduate Scholarship for International Students, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:
- 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 OGS awards (valid study permits must be effective as of the graduate units’ OGS international application deadline);
- Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) by the student deadline as determined by each graduate unit;
- Be registered or intend to register in an eligible program on a full-time basis in 2023-2024;
- Have not exceeded the lifetime maximum of government-funded support or maximum OGS/QEII support available for their current level of study;
- 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 completed two years or more 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.
How-to-Apply: Interested Applicants must please submit an OGS application to their proposed graduate unit using the U of T School of Graduate Studies centralized online OGS application. Each graduate unit will have their own internal submission deadline to which applicants must adhere. Prior to applying, applicants should review the OGS Application Instructions.
Once the entire application has been completed and submitted online, it will be made available to the proposed graduate unit for review and consideration.
Application Deadline: June, 01, 2023
Overall, the OGS is a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship program that provides significant financial support and recognition to exceptional graduate students in Ontario.