Program Fees and Stipends

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All graduate students in Medical Biophysics are guaranteed a minimum stipend. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that this support is recieved. All students are expected to apply for external and internal scholarships to offset the cost of their stiped to the professor.

Information regarding program tuition fees, and student stipend amounts are outlined below.

Fees & Stipend for 2019 - 2020

The student living allowance is increased by 5.0% in 2019-2020:

2019-2020 Student Base Funding

Domestic     International  
MSc PhD   MSc PhD



Living Allowance


7,850.90 7,850.90 2019-20 Tuition Fees 25,410.00 *7,850.90
N/A N/A UHIP 636.00 636.00
27,417.65 29,592.20 Total (Base Funding) 45,613.65 30,228.20

*Effective Fall 2018, International PhD students are subject to the same tuition fees as domestic PhD students.

Top-Up Practices

Most awards requiring student applications are eligible for a top-up from their supervisor.  For a list of Awards Eligible for Top-up, please visit the Graduate and Life Sciences website.

For additional information on awards available to MBP students, visit the Awards and Scholarships page.

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) Award goes towards the base funding and student receives a $4,000 top-up over their base funding.


  • 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 Fellowship (e.g, UTF Open), Doctoral Completion Awards, Departmental OSOTF 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).

Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Funds (OSOTF) Awards

Students who receive funding from needs-based and merit awards, such as OSOTFs, are required to consider such funds as part of their base funding. See above for top up policy for such awards


Non-repayable grants, such as the UTAPS and SGS Emergency Grant, which assists students with sudden and/or unexpected financial need, are not part of the base funding outlined above. A student under these circumstances is therefore eligible to retain the entire amount of such an award.

Financial Aid and Advising

If you require information about Financial Aid available for Graduate students, please visit the SGS Financial Aid & Advising website.