University Of Toronto Scholars-at-Risk Fellowship 2024

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  • Canada, Canada
  • Apply Before : May 17, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 229042
  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Fields of study Verious Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The University of Toronto Scholars-at-Risk Fellowship, offered in collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and Massey College, provides vital support to eligible graduate students who have faced or are currently facing threats to their academic pursuits due to political environments or refugee/asylum seeker status. This fellowship aims to foster academic excellence, community engagement, and cultural diversity within the University of Toronto community.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Result Announcement Dates: Mid-June
  • Funding Type: Fellowship
  • Organizer: School of Graduate Studies and Massey College, University of Toronto
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Graduate students who have been asylum/refugee seekers or affected by changing political environments
  • Field: All fields of study
  • Study Level: Doctoral and Master’s
  • Host Country: Canada

Benefits and Financial Aids

Fellows will benefit from the Scholars-at-Risk Fellowship as follows:

  • Recipients can receive up to $10,000 for one year.
  • Fellowship holders will be granted the status of Scholar-at-Risk at Massey College, University of Toronto.
  • Membership fee waiver for Massey College.

Eligibility Criteria

All candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be current or incoming full-time master’s or doctoral students at the University of Toronto.
  • They should have been asylum/refugee seekers within the last five years or have been impacted by changing political environments in their country of current or future study.
  • Demonstrated academic excellence as evidenced by transcripts and research potential.
  • Financial need is demonstrated through a financial need assessment form.
  • Commitment to enhancing the student experience through community involvement.

Required Documents

Please prepare these application documents and submit them:

  • Completed and signed application form.
  • Personal Statement of Intent (maximum two pages).
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Copy of the University of Toronto Offer of Admission letter (if applicable).
  • Proof of asylum/refugee seeker status.
  • Various supporting documents depending on individual circumstances (e.g., passport, immigration documents).
  • Completed SGS Financial Need Assessment Form.
  • One confidential Letter of Reference (maximum two pages)

Selection Process

The details of the selection process:

  • Applications must be as a PDF file via email by the deadline.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be acceptable.
  • Applicants will be assessed based on their eligibility, financial need, academic achievements, and commitment to community engagement.
  • Referees must email the confidential letter directly to with a specific subject line.

How to Apply?

  • Complete the application form and gather all required documents.
  • Compile all the application documents into a single PDF file.
  • Apply via email to by the deadline.
  • Ensure referees send their confidential letters directly to the provided email address with the appropriate subject line (Scholars-at-Risk Reference Letter.)
  • Await results in mid-June.


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For further details about the Scholars-at-Risk Fellowship, please visit the official website of Toronto University.


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