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Admission Awards

Victoria College awards over $300,000 in scholarships to approximately 100 incoming students yearly. Recipients must be outstanding secondary-school students and must select Victoria as their first-preference college at the University of Toronto.

If you have an average in the mid-90s, you will be automatically considered for an admission scholarship when you apply to Victoria College. Please note, this does not mean you will automatically receive one.

Most awards are between $3,000 and $5,000, but some offer multi-year support and provide up to $20,000.

We also offer admission scholarships that are based on an applicant’s extracurricular activities, community involvement or achievements in the arts. This information is gathered from the Victoria College Student Profile.

University of Toronto Admission Scholarships

In addition to Victoria College Awards, the University of Toronto has a comprehensive scholarship program that recognizes outstanding achievement at different levels of study.

The Awards Sorter is available for students to explore awards that are available to University of Toronto applicants and students. The tool provides details on awards, including how to apply, if applicable.

To qualify for central University of Toronto Awards, eligible students can submit the Awards Profile to be considered for admission awards based on financial need, academic merit, leadership and other special criteria. 

Admission Awards for International Students

We offer a limited number of scholarships to international students who select Victoria as their first-choice college at the University of Toronto. These recognize secondary-school excellence and don’t require an application.

If you receive one of these awards, you will be notified after you get your offer of admission from the University of Toronto.

International students are also encouraged to apply for the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship covers tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

US Citizens

Citizens of the United States studying in degree programs at the University of Toronto, Victoria College, are ineligible for financial assistance from the USA Federal Direct Loan Program.  As an international school, the University of Toronto is only eligible for Direct Loans (excludes U.S. grant and work-study).