PhD Student Funding

The Faculty of Arts and Science at U of T provides a base funding amount of $20,000 plus tuition fees.

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources provides funding for five years from date of entry to the PhD program, or until the student obtains full-time employment (or equivalent), whichever comes first. Support is from a variety of sources and may include the following:

  • External awards from federal or other granting agencies
  • Research assistantships (RA)
  • Teaching and/or teaching assistant (TA) appointments (hours to be included in the funding guarantee are limited by the collective agreement)
  • Other UofT and departmental funding

2023-2024 PhD Funding Package Quick Facts

  • Base funding Package for eligible PhD students consists of 


+ tuition fees ($8,214)

Total package value = Approx. $28,214

  •  Maximum TA employment included in the above package = $7,755

Faculty of Arts & Science Graduate Funding Terms and Conditions

To be eligible for the funding package, all PhD students, including incoming students, must apply for all available TA positions for which they are qualified. PhD students who decline TA or RA positions that are included in their total financial support package will have their funding level reduced by the equivalent amount.

Additional details and application forms are sent to all PhD students who receive an offer of admission from the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.