I am happy to announce that to boost your financial support, the Department will offer a $3,000 top-up to all students who become the recipients of an OGS award. The international students application deadline is today (March 7) and the domestic students application deadline is April 1st, 2013.
Please note that applicants to the OGS will also be eligible for the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science & Technology (QEII-GSST) which is equal in value to the OGS. The deadline for this scholarship will be announced at a later date.
The on-line application form for the 2013-14 OGS is now available for students to access via the SGS website or using the following url:
Complete instructions regarding the application can also be found in the same link.
Please note the departmental deadline dates below:
International Students deadline: March 7, 2013
Domestic Students deadline: April 1st, 2013
The University of Toronto OGS application requires that students provide the same supporting materials as has been included in previous OGS applications:
- Two Academic Assessment reports (referees will be required to submit on-line)
- Plan of study (approx. 500 words)
- Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (unofficial or student issued copies are permitted)
- List of previous awards/publications/conferences/research experience
Important note: This application will only be assessed at the University of Toronto. Students must submit an OGS application to each institution for which they are seeking admission. OGS awards are no longer transferrable by a student from one university to another.
Any issues with the online application form can be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck with your application!
Beginning with the 2013-14 year, the University of Toronto will become responsible for the intake, processing, adjudication and awarding of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) on behalf of the Province of Ontario. Although the OGS awards will be administered by the University of Toronto, it is still considered to be an external award.
The School of Graduate Studies will provide each graduate unit with an allocation of domestic OGS awards. The allocation is calculated based on an 85% weighting of previous OGS success rates (a 3-year average) combined with a 15% weighting of overall graduate population. Allocations will be provided to units in October
A competition for the visa student OGS applications will be centrally adjudicated by SGS in the winter session. Deadlines and quota information will be provided in an Award Announcement. Units will receive a quota for number of submissions from the Graduate Awards Office in late fall.
The value of the OGS Award remains at \$10,000 for a 2-term award and \$15,000 for a 3-term award. Graduate units remain responsible for contributing 1/3 of the overall award value.
The School of Graduate Studies will develop a centralized on-line OGS application available to prospective and returning students in November 2012.
Prospective students may submit a single application to multiple U of T graduate units.
We’ll keep you all posted when further information becomes available.
Ida and Jemima
Scholarship application time is starting soon. SGS is offering a workshop
tomorrow about the NSERC/OGS application process. As soon as I
receive the university deadlines for these awards, I will be setting
departmental deadlines. Domestic students are eligible for both
awards. International students can apply only for the OGS.
We expect all qualifying students to apply. More information is
forthcoming. Thanks, Ida
NSERC/OGS Award Information Sessions for Students
Information sessions for Federal and Provincial awards applicants
are available to students interested in applying for an NSERC and/or OGS.
Sessions will provide general program information including eligibility
requirements and application process.
Those unable to attend a workshop can access the slide presentations on the
SGS website after September 17th
St. George Campus - Friday, September 14
Room 2118, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm - NSERC/OGS program information
This is an important reminder of the ABSOLUTE deadlines for
COMPLETE scholarship applications. All students receiving departmental
funding must apply for at least one of the government
scholarships if they qualify and will be registered
in our programs of study in 2012-13:
NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Information about what to do is available on our Graduate Blog:
Please be reminded too that all letters of recommendation and transcripts
must be submitted by the dates above.
SGS Student Award Workshops for 2011
Workshops are offered in September by SGS Awards Officers for students
interested in applying for Federal and Provincial scholarships/fellowships
and are highly recommended. Federal Programs (NSERC & SSHRC) require
that applicants be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
however OGS does offer a limited number of scholarships to
Videos, webinars and student resource centers may also be available
on the respective agency's website.
St. George Campus: Friday, September 16, 2011
NSERC & OGS: 10:00-12:00pm
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
Room: 2135 Amphitheater
VERY IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS
2012-13 NSERC VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
2012-13 NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
2012-13 ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
**Students planning to register in the mathematics graduate program in
2012-13 and who qualify to apply MUST apply for government scholarships
in order to be considered for any university or departmental
funding. Students exempt from applying are students who have
secured NSERC funding in 2012-13.**
**Students applying for both NSERC and OGS applications need only
order one original official transcript. The original official transcript
will be uploaded by Ida to the NSERC website and the hard copy will
be included in the OGS application package.**
NSERC VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2011
The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class
doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate
both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarship achievement
in graduate studies.
For more information, please visit http://www.vanier.gc.ca
Students must be nominated by the department and the department will
have a nomination quota, usually 2.
Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated.
If you wish to be considered, please contact the math graduate office
and submit an application by the deadline as follows:
Vanier website for eligibility requirements
and step-by step application instructions
NSERC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEPARTMENT DEADLINE -
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011
- citizenship restrictions: must be Canadian citizen or
Canadian permanent resident
- other eligibility requirements are listed at
NSERC APPLICATION WORKSHOP for students (St. George campus):
Friday, September 16, 10-12, in SS2135, 100 St. George St.
(UTM Campus Workshop: Wed., Sept. 21, 10-12, William G. Davis Building, Room 3129;
UTSC Campus Workshop: Thurs., Sept. 22, 1:10-3:00, New Council Chambers, Room AA160)
NSERC Video Tutorial for Students:
Application is completed on-line:
NSERC FAQ page:
Step by Step Application Instructions:
- Students must order official updated transcripts from any university
they have attended in North America. Students can hand-deliver the
sealed transcripts to the math graduate office by Wednesday, October 12,
or request the transcript to be mailed directly to the unit by the deadline.
- The Math University Designate who will upload the transcript(s)
is Ida Bulat, email@example.com
- Two reference reports on student are required. Referees will be
sent notification regarding the request for a reference.
They must complete their reports on-line and must do so by
the October 12th deadline.
ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP - ABSOLUTE deadline
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2011,
final date by which all students must submit their complete OGS
application to the department.
After this date, the application will no longer be accessible on line
by students (all printing of online applications must be done prior to
this date as well).
OGS APPLICATION WORKSHOP for STUDENTS (ST. GEORGE):
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011,
10:00 - 12:00 noon, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2135, 100 St. George St.
- no citizenship restriction
- overall average of at least an A-, or the equivalent, on the last
20 one-term/semester courses for undergraduate applicants and beginning
graduate students Years 1 and 2;
overall A- average on all graduate courses completed for senior graduate
students (Years 3 and beyond)
Students must assemble the following documents and submit by the deadline
1. completed OGS application (all pages printed)
2. application checklist
3. two academic assessment reports
4. statement of interest (for master's students) or plan of study
(for doctorate students)
5. list of significant academic accomplishments
6. list of scholarships or awards
7. official/original Canadian or US university transcripts
(undergraduate and graduate, if applicable)
8. transcripts from foreign universities, other than the US,
will be copied by the department
9. copy of student study permit for international students
Unsuccessful OGS applications from domestic students will also be
considered for Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships in Science and Technology
in spring 2012.
Students who have held 4 years of government scholarships and do
not qualify to apply for an OGS can be considered for the QEII
scholarship. These students should submit
OGS paper applications by the October 19th deadline.
Please do not hesitate to drop my the math graduate office if you
have any questions.
It is important that the deadlines listed above are met.