Award Opportunities

There are several different award opportunities for MBiotech students. Some are specifically for MBiotech students while other opportunities are for students across other program being offered at the University.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program recognizes academic excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels in all disciplines of academic study. The OGS program at U of T is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto. 

OGS recognizes academic excellence in graduate studies and carries a value of $5,000 per term. Thus, awardees may receive $15,000 for three consecutive terms.

For complete information about OGS including eligibility criteria and documentation required, please see the SGS website. Please note that in the plan of study area, as we are not a research based program, please write about your professional goals following the degree.

You may apply for the OGS if you have applied to a U of T program (even if you have not yet been offered admission); simply indicate the program(s) you have applied for on your application. If you are admitted/accept admission to a U of T program, you will be considered for the award.

The deadline for MBiotech applicants and students to apply for the 2021-2022 OGS is March 28, 2022 for domestic applicants and March 14, 2022 for international applicants. 

Link to online application form: OGS Application Form

Questions? Please email us at

AMGEN Fellowship 

To be awarded to a student enrolled in the Master of Biotechnology Program, Biopharma Stream (first or second year) on the basis of academic merit and on the consideration of three letters of reference. Financial need will also be considered. The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year is May 6, 2022. Applications are submitted to the MBiotech Office.

Value: TBA (average annual value: $6,500 divided between one to three recipients)

Merck Graduate Scholarship in Biosciences & Biotechnology

Awarded annually to an incoming student admitted to MBiotech, based on academic merit. No application is necessary. All newly admitted students are automatically considered.

Value: TBA (average annual value: $2,000-$3,000).

MBiotech Impact Award

The MBiotech Impact Award is to be awarded to an enrolled MBiotech student commencing the second year of the program.  Awarded on the basis of academic merit/overall performance in the first year of the program and on the consideration of feedback from MBiotech faculty. Financial need will also be considered. Deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year is May 2, 2022.

Candidates must submit a one page letter-of-intent the MBiotech office indicating why they should be considered for the award – academic achievements/successes from MBiotech’s first year, as well as financial need, should be detailed here. No letters of reference are needed as a committee of MBiotech faculty/instructors will be consulted to determine the recipient. 

Value: approximately $1,500.

SGS University-Wide Awards

Through the generous support of numerous donors, a number of endowed awards have been established at the School of Graduate Studies. This year, approximately 21 awards with various eligibility criteria and values are offered. The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year is April 16, 2021.

The application, individual award descriptions and requirements, and submission instruction sheet can be found at

We send out details regarding these awards to newly admitted students. Contact us if you have any questions or comments.