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Fees and Bursaries

How much does it cost to be a Junior Fellow at Massey College?

Fees for the 2016-2017 academic year (September 6 – April 28, inclusive) are shown below.

Resident Junior Fellow: $12,695

Fees for Resident Junior Fellows include accommodation in suites consisting of a bedroom and adjacent private study, with housekeeping services, and all meals, six days a week (Monday-Saturday), as well as the formal High Table dinners held bi-weekly.

An initial non-refundable deposit of $800 for Resident Junior Fellows is payable on acceptance of a Junior Fellowship. The balance of fees is payable in September ($6,825) and January ($5,000).

The overall cost of residence is $15,075. However, a recent donation has made it possible to give an automatic bursary of $2,450 to each resident and reduce the amount.

Non-Resident Junior Fellow: $780

The non-refundable annual fee of $780 is payable on acceptance of the Fellowship offer.

Note: College fees do not include academic fees and other fees payable to the University, or incidental fees incurred for guest meals or bar charges. They also do not include fees for gown rental ($69) and the LMF (Lionel Massey Fund) fee.

Are there any bursaries available for Junior Fellows?

Yes, bursaries are available to offset some of the costs of residence. The aim is to assist graduate students in need. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. The overall amount we have available every year varies, depending on investment returns for the year.  Last year it was close to $280,000. When you deduct the automatic bursaries for all residents ($141,000), the amount available is around $140,000. Depending on the number of applications and the financial need, we award bursaries from  $500 to $5,000.

Bursaries for residents are applied against residence fees. Download application.

Bursaries of up to $350 are available to non-residents to offset costs of College meals. Download application. They cannot be applied against the non-resident fee.

If you are a 5th year PhD student and have run out of funding, you can apply for a $250 bursary to offset the cost of the non-resident fee.

When are bursary applications due?

You should apply for a the bursary at the same time you apply for Junior Fellowship. If, for any reason, you are unable to do so, the non-negotiable deadline is May 31st 2016. There is only ONE deadline per year and late applications will not be accepted. Completed applications are to be e-mailed to the general email address:  bursaries@masseycollege.ca. If you have any questions concerning the completion of this application, please contact Joyee Chau, Bursar at jchau@masseycollege.ca.

We make an effort to provide bursary confirmation at the time of an offer of admission.

Are international students eligible to apply for bursaries?

Yes, the College also provides bursaries for international students who have been offered a Junior Fellowship at the College. Download application.

Do you offer any other financial support to junior Fellows?

Glad you asked. Yes, travel grants are available to both resident and non-resident Junior Fellows to attend conferences, or for research opportunities outside of Toronto. There is only ONE deadline per year and it is every January.  The exact dates vary, but all Junior Fellows get notified about the annual deadline in December. In 2015-2016, we awarded close to 50 bursaries and the amounts were from $250 to $1,500, depending on financial need, availability of department or other funding and the involvement in the Massey community.


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