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Admissions and Funding
Candidates are admitted under the general regulations, which are specified in the School of Graduate Studies calendar.
Candidates must complete their on-line application and pay the application fee before the deadline.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPLICATION
The department will consider your application only after you have entered your personal and academic information in the online application, submitted the application fee and mailed a complete package of your supporting documentation.
ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
All applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship at the time of their application for admission to the Slavic Department's graduate program. The deadline for completing the OGS application is the same as the general graduate program application deadline set by the Slavic Department.
COMPLETE ON-LINE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT BY JANUARY 31, 2013.
SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND REFERENCES BY FEBRUARY 15, 2013.
*Please note: Due to scheduled faculty sabbatical leaves, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures will not be accepting students into the doctoral program in Slavic Linguistics for the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15. Students wishing to pursue a program in Slavic linguistics at the MA level are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - READ THESE CAREFULLY
Step 1. Access School of Graduate Studies application site.
Step 2. Enter your contact information, and an applicant ID number and password will be emailed to you.
Step 3 . Pay the application fee.
Step 4 . Submit required documents.
If your native language is not English and you graduated from a non-English-speaking university, you are required to demonstrate your proficiency in English. You must schedule TOEFL exams (or other suitable exams, please consult this website) well in advance of the application deadline. TOEFL scores should be reported electronically to the University of Toronto using institution code 0982-00.
Candidates are accepted on a competitive basis taking into account their qualifications and interests. Please do not be discouraged, but bear in mind that we receive far more applications than we can accept and many good applicants are, unfortunately, turned down. Make sure your application presents your scholarly accomplishments and interests in the best possible light.
As a rule, the department expects all applicants to have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Slavic languages and literatures or a related field in the humanities.
A phone interview may be part of the selection process. Please make sure to inform the Graduate Coordinator via e-mail of how we can best get in touch with you.
The University of Toronto guarantees financial support to eligible doctoral students in the amount of at least $15,000 plus tuition and fees. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures supports its master degree students as well. The funding is available to students in good standing for one year of MA studies and four years of Ph.D. studies (students who enter directly into our PhD are assured four years of funding) and comprises a variety of resources including:
Loans are not included in the guarantee.
The department strongly encourages Canadian citizens and landed immigrants to apply for the following fellowships at the time of their application to the graduate program:
The graduate coordinator in the Department for 2012-2013 is Leonid Livak . You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is your first and most important contact in the application and admissions process. Do not hesitate to write to him with your questions.
The address for all correspondence with the department is:
Some important links:
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
121 St. Joseph Street, Alumni Hall (AH), Rm. 429 ~ Toronto, Ontario ~ M5S 1J4
tel: 416-926-2075 ~ fax: 416-926-2076 ~ email: email@example.com
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