Tuition and Funding

Visit the Student Accounts website for the current tuition fee schedules and how to pay your fees. In addition to tuition, payment of graduate fees are required. Consult the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Graduate Fees webpage for further information.

U of T Student Accounts

SGS Graduate Fees

MA Funding

Department of Art History Master of Arts students are not funded, although a small number are awarded one of the few departmental awards. MA students are also eligible for scholarships through the federal government's Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M) Program. Applications must be submitted the fall before admission. Refer to the U of T Finances and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Awards and Funding webpages for further guidance.

U of T Finances

SGS Awards and Funding

PhD Funding

Students admitted to the PhD program will receive a five-year financial package that at minimum includes a base amount, plus tuition and fees. This funding package is contingent in part on your maintaining satisfactory progress toward completion of your degree and acceptance of any work assignment provided as part of the package. The sources and amount of funding may vary from year to year. Funding may comprise of Teaching Assistantships and the Research Assistantships funded through the Department. The number of TA hours assigned to you will vary year by year, and none will be required if you apply for and receive a CGS-D/SSHRC or OGS scholarship. Applications for other fellowships and scholarship funds are made available in the fall of each year, almost a year prior to the date that they commence. Information on deadline dates for submitting applications for next year will be posted by the Department as soon as received.

Base departmental funding packages are processed through ACORN in September, January, and May. Students can defer fees and sign up for direct deposit through ACORN. For all questions about funding and finances, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies. For specific information on payment processing, consult the Financial Officer. Refer to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and the Faculty of Arts & Science funding webpages for further guidance.

SGS How Funding Works: Research-Stream Programs

Graduate Funding in Arts & Science

Terms and Conditions

You must abide by the terms and conditions of your funding package as outlined by the Faculty of Arts & Science. In general, the following applies:

  • You must be within the funded cohort, registered, full-time, and in good academic standing
  • All external awards must be disclosed to the Graduate Office, including those paid directly to you
  • All students are required to apply for and accept external awards for which they are eligible
  • TA positions held in other departments must be disclosed to the Graduate Office

Graduate Funding Terms and Conditions

Scholarships and Awards

The School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Arts & Science awards many graduate student scholarships and awards. Graduate students are encouraged to search out funding from various internal and external sources. Students should apply for all sources of funding for which they are eligible. The Graduate Office has compiled shortlists of various scholarships and awards to get you started.


Please refer to the FAQ page and/or contact the Graduate Assistant.

Graduate Studies FAQ