Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)

Overview

Announced in November 2010, the Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) program will help the best doctoral students from around the world to study in Ontario. Each OTS is worth $40,000 annually and is renewable for a maximum of four years. Ontario universities will be responsible for selecting and awarding the OTS to international PhD students based on merit and program criteria.

Value and Duration

  • $40,000 renewable for up to four years

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to hold an OTS, the nominated student must:

  • be an international student with a first class average. (at least an A- in the last two years of full-time study)
  • be accepted as a full-time PhD student at York University in 2018-2019 as part of the nominating department's quota
  • not be currently studying at an Ontario postsecondary institution at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • not be intending to enroll in a qualifying or make-up year
  • not be holding another scholarship or fellowship from the MTCU (i.e. OGS or QEII-GSST) or Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, Vanier)
  • not be holding funding from other international sources that may not be held concurrently with the Trillium Award (see Scholarship and Awards Coordinator for details)

How to Apply

Graduate Program Responsibility

  • Graduate programs are encouraged to contact eligible and qualified candidates for nomination.
  • Each graduate program may nominate a maximum of two eligible candidates in rank order.
    Note: students cannot apply directly to FGS. They must be nominated by their Graduate Program

Required Documentation

  • Application form (to be completed by the nominee)
  • Letter of nomination (supplied by the graduate program director)
  • Copy of admissions file including a statement of interest, two reference letters and all transcripts (supplied by graduate program office), and,
  • Up-to-date CV outlining past research contributions, publications, awards and other accomplishments, if such information is not included in the admissions file.

Deadlines

  • Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis starting on January 5. A complete nomination package is to be submitted from the nominating graduate program to the Scholarship and Awards Coordinator .
    • For nominations submitted by the end of January, the nominating program will be notified by the end of February.
    • For nominations submitted by the end of February, the nominating program will be notified by the end of March.
    • For nominations submitted by the end of March, the nominating program will be notified by the end of April

Support

  • Graduate program offices

Contact

  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 44168
    fgsro@yorku.ca
  • Scholarship Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 33954
    fgssac@yorku.ca