All graduate students in the Department of Biochemistry receive guaranteed funding as outlined in the Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement, which is structured as a living allowance plus tuition and incidental fees. The base funding agreement is reviewed on an annual basis in order to determine the living allowance. Students can choose to have stipends paid by direct bank deposit or a mailed cheque.

Stipends 2018 – 2019

M.Sc. Students

Domestic Students: $27,124.52
(living allowance plus tuition and incidental fees)

International Students: $43,488.52
(living allowance plus tuition, incidental fees and University Health Insurance Plan [UHIP])

Ph.D. Students

Domestic Students: $29,195.52
(living allowance plus tuition and incidental fees)

International Students: $29,819.52
(living allowance plus domestic rate tuition, incidental fees and University Health Insurance Plan [UHIP])

For full details click here for the current Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement

In the 2018-2019 Faculty of Medicine Harmonized Base Funding Agreement, the top-up practices has changed to all awards that require student applications are eligible for a top-up* from their supervisor or graduate unit. The top-up amounts are as follows:

AWARD AMOUNT TOP-UP*
$0.00 to $2,000 There will be no top-up but the student gets to keep the award(s), up to a combined maximum of $2,000. The amount of the award will not be deducted from the base funding.
Between $2,001 to $15,000 (cumulative awards) Award goes towards the base funding and the student receives a $2,000 top-up over their base funding.
Over $15,000 (cumulative awards $15,001 and up) Award goes towards the base funding and student receives a $4,000 top-up over their base funding.
*NOTE
  • Within an academic year, the total cumulative top-up maximum is $4,000.  That is, if a student holds an award between $2,001 to $15,000 and also an award over $15,000, their total top-up is $4,000.
  • Top-up eligibility excludes University of Toronto Fellowships (eg. UTF Open), Doctoral Completion Awards, and bursaries
  • Payment of top-ups will occur annually for the duration of the award.  Thereafter, the student will revert back to the appropriate base graduate student funding package amount.
  • A student, who receives award(s) exceeding the amount equivalent to the base funding and top-up, will not be eligible to receive a top-up for these award(s).

NEW2018-19 List of Awards Eligible for Top-Up

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