Scholarships & Funding

U of T Engineering Scholarships & Financial Aid Office

Financial Advisors are available to meet with engineering undergraduate students at the Scholarships & Financial Aid Office located inside the Office of the Registrar in the Galbraith Building, Room 157, 35 St. George Street.

Students can book appointments directly via the Engineering Portal or by contacting

Research Awards

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada's Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) provide financial support to encourage domestic undergraduate students to pursue a research career in the natural sciences and engineering or graduate studies in these fields.

2021 NSERC USRA Awards documents:

Application deadline: February 25, 2021


MIE Summer Research Awards

MIE offers financial awards to support domestic and international undergraduate students looking to be part of research activities during the summer months.

Note that NSERC applicants are automatically considered for this award. Please ensure that research can be conducted remotely.

2021 MIE Summer Research Awards documents:

Application deadline: March 5, 2021


University of Toronto Excellence (UTEA) Summer Research Awards

The Department will invite a select number of students who applied for NSERC and the MIE Summer Research Award to submit an application for the UTEA.

The fellowships will be awarded to undergraduate students for work completed on research projects under the supervision of faculty members who hold an active NSERC research grant either as a principal investigator or the co-investigator.

Preference will be given to MIE students.

Please contact for more details

MIE Undergraduate Student Travel Grants

The MIE Undergraduate Student Travel Grant Program provides up to five travel grants (up to $500 CAD) to support conference-related expenses of MIE students. See the U of T Guidelines for Travel and Other Reimbursable Expenses for a list of eligible expenses.

Applicant must:

  • present a poster or paper, or participate as a panelist at a domestic or international academic or industry-related conference before their convocation date. Applicants must be a student at the time of attending their conference.
  • be a student registered in an MIE undergraduate program (their home department is MIE).
  • not have already received a travel grant from MIE. A travel grant may only be awarded to an undergraduate student once during their undergraduate program.
  • submit a completed and signed 2018/19 MIE Travel Grant Application to Shannon Osborne ( before attending the conference

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline to apply, but students should try to apply at least two weeks before the conference.

The MIE Undergraduate Student Travel Grant Program is by reimbursement only – an award will be withdrawn if an awardee does not attend the conference.

Submitting travel claim after the conference:

Within one month of returning from the conference, recipients of an MIE Travel Grant must:

  • complete an expense form, available from MC134, along with original receipts. Receipts should be numbered and taped to blank sheets of paper. Refer to Sections A and B of How To Claim an Expense Reimbursement
  • provide proof of conference registration
  • provide proof of participation (for example, copy of program showing your name and participation)

If the expenses total less than $500 CAD, students will be reimbursed for only the amount claimed. Any expenses incurred over this amount must be covered by the student.


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