Course Fees and Incidental Fees
All course and other fees for the Summer Abroad programs are subject to Governing Council approval. A detailed breakdown of these fees is available in each program section of this site.
University of Toronto staff and their dependents are eligible for a course fee rebate according to the terms of the staff person’s union or association. The rebate will be calculated in relation to the standard tuition charged for a regular UofT on-campus course, not in relation to the Summer Abroad course fee.
The incidental fees charged for participating in a Summer Abroad program will be charged to each student’s ROSI/ACORN account (not the Professional & International Programs office). To review your fees invoice, log into your ROSI/ACORN account and click on “Financial Accounts”. The fee amount will vary according to each student’s enrolment status.
Note: According to UofT policy, incidental fees are a compulsory part of students’ tuition. This includes students who cannot use on-campus services, such as exchange/Summer Abroad students. Incidental fees are set on the understanding that all students will contribute to the cost of student services. In addition, many of these services can in fact be used while abroad (e.g., counselling services, UTOR accounts, online library access, etc.).
Awards and Bursaries Administered Through the Summer Abroad Office
The deadline to apply for financial assistance is February 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Note: You must apply to a Summer Abroad program before you can apply for an award.
Summer Abroad Bursaries & Awards
The 2018 awards listed below are for current domestic UofT students only. There may be other scholarships and bursaries offered by government, university and private agencies. You should inquire at your academic program office, department, college, or faculty for further information.
With the exception of the Anne Lawrence Scholarship and Marjorie E. Simonds Award, award decisions are made on the basis of both academic merit and demonstrated financial need.
The following chart outlines the maximum number of awards that may be distributed to applicants who meet the award criteria. If there an insufficient number of applications submitted, not all awards will be given out.
Dr. Stanley Ho Scholarships / Dr. Sam and Dr. Doris Lau Scholarships
These two scholarships were generously (and separately) donated by:
- Dr. Stanley Ho, a Hong Kong businessman and noted philanthropist.
- Dr. Doris Lau, a renowned independent financier, and former Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Nesbitt Burns Inc.; and Dr. Sam Lau, a physician. The scholarships are awarded to second and third year undergraduate degree students (must have completed at least 4.0 and no more than 13.5 credits by the end of the 2016 summer session). Preference is given to students who have never been to Hong Kong or China.
- China (Hong Kong): several awards ranging from $500 to $4500 each
Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Award
Preference for this award is given to students enrolled in a program in German or European Studies on the St. George campus.
- Germany: Several awards at up to $5000 each
Rose Patten International Program Award
A senior vice-president of Human Resources at BMO and chair of Governing Council at the University of Toronto, Rose Patten is interested in providing opportunities for individuals to have access to education and advancement opportunities. The recipient of this award must be a Woodsworth College student.
- All Summer Abroad Programs: 2 awards at $1000 each
Hans Karl Lücke Bursary
Professor Lücke taught in the Siena program for a number of years. This award was created in his honour through the generosity of a number of alumni.
- Italy: 1 award at $1000
Alex R. Waugh Siena Study Abroad Award
This award was endowed by Edward & Paddy Kress and Brookfield Partners Foundation in honour of Dr. Alex Waugh. Preference will be given to Woodsworth College students.
- Italy: 1 awards at $1000
Laura & Sandro Forconi Award
This award was endowed by Dr. Alex Waugh in honour of Laura and Sandro Forconi for their ongoing involvement in the Siena Program (which Dr. Waugh was instrumental in establishing).
- Italy: 1 award at $1000
Maria & Giuseppe Settino Award
This award was created in honour of Maria and Giuseppe Settino by their family and friends.
John Browne Award
This award was established by friends and colleagues of John Browne on the occasion of his retirement from the University and in recognition of his term as Acting Principal of Woodsworth College. The recipient of this award must be a Woodsworth College student.
- All Summer Abroad Programs: 1 award at $750
Dora and Al Track Award
This award was generously donated by Barbara and Norman Track in honour of their parents. The recipient must be a Woodsworth College student with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
- All Summer Abroad Programs: 1 award at $1000
Dr. Kathleen Wilcox Travel Abroad Award
This award was generously donated by Professor John Browne in honour of his wife, Dr. Kathleen Wilcox. Preference will be given to Woodsworth College students.
- All Summer Abroad Programs: 1 award at $1000
Anne Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
This award was generously donated by Mr. Lawrence in honour of his late wife, and was created to provide assistance to students who are enrolled in Summer Abroad Program in Tours, France. Though preference will be given to St. Michael’s College students, students from other U of T colleges will be considered if there are no St. Michael’s College applicants in any given year. To apply, students must submit a brief letter to the Professional & International Programs office stating how they would benefit from the summer abroad program in Tours. Award decisions will be based on academic merit and an acceptable letter of less than 250 words.
- France: 4 awards at $2500 each
Marjorie E. Simonds Travel Award
Students apply online by submitting a letter to the Professional & International Programs office stating how they would benefit from receiving this award. Preference will be given to Woodsworth College students.
- All Summer Abroad Programs: several awards up to $3000
Application & Selection Process
- Interested students must first submit an online application for a Summer Abroad program and complete and submit the award application by February 1st by 5:00 p.m.
- Awards are distributed on the basis of both demonstrated financial need AND academic merit
- Preference is given to students currently receiving OSAP or other Canadian government financial assistance
- You must submit a copy of your OSAP funding assessment with your application – you can access this from the OSAP website (you will need to log in to your account). If you are not receiving OSAP then you will need to submit a copy of your home province’s loan assessment or other financial documents that demonstrate financial need (such as a copy of your parents’ 2016 Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency). A detailed explanation of your financial circumstances can be outlined in the “additional information” section of the application.
- Students in their final year of undergraduate studies may apply for awards; however preference will be given to students who will be returning to their studies following their participation in the Summer Abroad program.
- If your award application is unsuccessful and you wish to withdraw your program application, you will receive a full refund of the $200 application fee.
- If you are offered an award and you choose to withdraw your program application, you will not be refunded any portion of the $200 application fee.
- Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person (convention refugee)
- Must be a current undergraduate domestic U of T student
- Must have completed at least 4.0 UofT undergraduate credits by December 31, 2017
- Must have a CGPA of at least 2.25. Some awards require a higher academic average.
- Must have documented financial need (i.e. receiving government assistance or able to provide other evidence of need)
The following awards are not administered through the Summer Abroad office, and are all contingent on adequate funding. Please check with the relevant offices for further information.
Dr. David Chu Scholarship in Asia-Pacific Studies
This award is given to undergraduate Arts & Science students who are pursuing study or research related to the Asia-Pacific region, based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Applications must be submitted directly to Arts & Science by March 16. Further information is available from the Arts & Science scholarships website.
- China (Hong Kong), China (Shanghai & Beijing), and Japan: various award numbers and amounts
Italian Scholastic Awards
These awards are available for University of Toronto Arts & Science students (St. George campus only) taking ITA credits in Siena. All students registered in an ITA course in Siena will automatically be considered for these awards by the Department of Italian Studies. Decisions will be based on academic merit only. (Associazione Nazionale Alpini (Sezione di Toronto) and Buchanan Scholarships)
- Italy: variable
Walter and Mary Tuohy Award
This award is given to undergraduate Arts & Science students based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Applications must be submitted directly to Arts & Science by March 16. Further information is available from the Arts & Science scholarships website.
- All Summer Abroad programs: various award numbers and amounts
Milton A. Buchanan Scholarship in Spanish and Portuguese
- Spain & Portugal: variable
Students who participate in the Summer Abroad programs are eligible to apply for OSAP or financial aid from their home province (just as they would be when taking a UofT summer course in Toronto). For more information, consult Enrolment Services or 416-978-2190. Please note that students who will receive OSAP for the summer may NOT defer payment of their Summer Abroad fees. OSAP payments will not arrive until a course has actually begun, and the Summer Abroad fees are due in full well before this time.