Tuition & Funding

University of Toronto Funding Package 

The Department of East Asian Studies provides doctoral-stream students with a base funding package for Years 1-5 of their doctoral studies. See How Graduate Funding Works

For the 2024-25 academic year, the minimum package is $28,851 (base amount of $20,500 plus tuition and fees of $8,351). 

The package is designed to cover a student’s tuition and incidental fees and provide the student with $20,500 base funding. This funding package may be made up from a variety of sources including external awards such as SSHRC and OGS scholarships, U of T Fellowships, research assistantships and teaching assistantships (up to $7,500 of TA income can be included in the funding package).

Students are encouraged, and required, to apply for external scholarships. Students with external scholarships receive higher funding packages and, in some cases, are relieved of the Teaching Assistant component of the funding package. Terms and Conditions of the base funding package are outlined by the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Please see our Graduate Scholarships and Awards page. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) provides information about scholarships and awards beyond those listed on our website, as well as information about applying for other forms of financial assistance. Students are encouraged to visit  SGS’s Financial Support webpage  as well as Enrolment Services Finances and Awards Explorer.

PhD Tuition

Domestic International
  • 2024-25 = $8,351.53. (Downtown Toronto/St. George campus, incl. incidental, system access and ancillary fees) 

  • 2024-25 = $9,107.53 including UHIP (Downtown Toronto/St. George campus, incl. incidental, system access and ancillary fees and health insurance plan fees) 


Note: Students on program extensions (beyond Year 6) pay Program Extension Fees, which are half of regular tuition. Students in Year 6 (6 & 7 for direct-entry PhD students) pay full tuition but are eligible for the Doctoral Completion Award.


Teaching assistantships not only provide valuable professional experience, but also serve as an important source of funding and form a component of a typical U of T funding package.

Conditions of work and rates of remuneration are governed by a collective agreement negotiated between the University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

View our teaching assistant positions



If you have questions about your funding package, please email the EAS Program Administrator.

If you have questions about TA or RA payroll, please email the EAS Business Officer, Paul Chin.

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of your funding package, please email the EAS Associate Chair, Graduate, Associate Professor Yurou Zhong.