Students in their fourth year of undergraduate studies who are planning to apply to a graduate program to pursue an MA in philosophy are encouraged to consider applying to the SSHRC MA scholarship, also known as the Joseph Bombardier CGS Masters Scholarship, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Both of these are prestigious awards,  and they will go a long way to covering the costs of tuition and living expenses.

Please note that at the time of applying for the SSHRC/CGS and/or OGS, you do not have to have been admitted to a graduate program: you apply prior to admission to a graduate program.

If you have any questions regarding SSHRC/CGS and OGS external funding, please contact the Philosophy program office at 416-736-2100 ext. 77583 or by email at


  • For OGS and SSHRC/CGS, the Grade Point Average (GPA) must be at least  A- or higher.
  • Order your transcripts as soon as possible, and have them sent to S429 Ross in a sealed envelope. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing.
  • Request for reference letters early and have them submitted to S429 Ross in a sealed envelope.
  • All documentation to be submitted to S429 Ross.

How to Apply

Please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies — Funding and Awards for scholarship information, including eligibility requirements and application procedures.

Please submit all documentation to S429 Ross.