Financial Support (MEnvSc)

The MEnvSc program is a professional course-based where students typically self-fund their educational expenses through a variety of programs including a limited number of graduate awards, student loans, student line of credit, and employment income.

Departmental Funding

  • Entrance Scholarships: upon application to the program, every domestic applicant who completes their application by the early deadline is considered for a merit-based scholarship on a competitive basis  (value = domestic tuition). Recipients will be notified in their offer package (March/April).
  • Think. Shoot. Change. Video Competition: Upon meeting program and competition requirements, winners will receive up to $8,000, applied directly to the recipient’s University of Toronto Student Account. Applicants need to complete their application by the early deadline and submit the video by April 1.
  • MEnvSc Indigenous Scholarship: Open to incoming First Nations, Inuit and Métis students in either the full-time or part-time MEnvSc program who demonstrate academic excellence (value = domestic tuition).
  • MEnvSc Scholarships: available only to new students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada:
  • Mary Winthrop Allen Graduate Student Scholarship in Environmental Science and the Brian Greenwood Graduate Student Scholarship in Environmental Science ($5,000, each) are granted on the basis of the MEnvSc student’s academic merit and financial need. The award competition opens in the fall term.
  • Asclepias awards (up to $10,000) are awarded based on financial need, only to full-time students who receive OSAP or out-of-province loans. Students are automatically considered in the fall and winter sessions.
  • Research Fellowships: available to students in the Research enrollment option 
  • Internship Relocation awards: open to MEnvSc internship students who need to relocate outside the GTA for their employment. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • MEnvSc Field Trip Travel Award: Up to $2,000 towards the cost of travel for a MEnvSc field course. Available to full-time students (or part-time students registered with Accessibility), granted based on both academic merit and financial need.



External Award Funding

For additional information on Scholarships and Awards, please see the School of Graduate Studies website.

Other Sources of Support

Student Employment Opportunities

  • MEnvSc Paid Internship: Our internship students typically secure paid employment (the 2019 average salary for a 16-week internship, based on a 35-hour work week, was $11,000).
  • Teaching assistantships (TA): All new and continuing MEnvSc students are eligible to apply to University of Toronto TA positions. A limited number of TA positions are available within the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences - see TA positions for a listing of the available departmental positions. Please note the application deadlines.
  • Research assistantships: Research Assistantships (RA) are opportunity for students engaged in research projects contributing to their academic and professional development.
  • UofT work-study program: Visit the website for more information
  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) These funds are restricted to Ontario Residents (Ontario Student Loan) and/or Canadian Residents (Canada Student Loan). Non-residents of Ontario are eligible for Canada Student Loans through their home province/territory. For more information on visit OSAP and Other Government Aid at UofT Finance.

Scotia Professional Plan Student Plan (SPSP) Students registered in selected professional graduate programs may be eligible for further assistance through the Scotia Professional Plan Student Plan (SPSP).