Ontario Trillium Scholarships 2019-20: call for nominations

We are pleased to announce the nomination process for the Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) for 2019-20.  The OTS program is an initiative of the Ontario Government to attract more of the best qualified international students to Ontario for PhD studies.


$40,000 annually for 4 years, provided the student remains eligible.

Number of awards available:  3


Review the OTS Scholarship Guidelines for full details and more information.

  • Available only to new international graduate students who are applying or have applied for admission for either May 2019 or September 2019.  
  • Students nominated for this award must not currently be studying (or have studied) at an Ontario postsecondary institution at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • OTS recipients must have achieved a first-class average (80%, or Canadian equivalent), in each of the two years of full-time study prior to awarding of the OTS.   
  • Students holding external funding (e.g., scholarships, third party tuition payments) are not eligible to be considered.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship nominees must have submitted a complete application for admission and have received an unconditional offer of admission, including proof of English language proficiency (but excluding copies of official transcripts), by February 25, 2019.               

Although international students are not eligible for Tri-Council scholarships (NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR), it is expected that candidates nominated for the OTS will be of at least the same calibre.

Nomination process:

Programs are invited to nominate two (2) ranked candidates. 

Each nomination consists of the following documents (in PDF format):

The Graduate Studies office will have access to the students’ transcripts on eGAS.


Complete nominations must be emailed to gradaward@uwindsor.ca by February 25, 2019.

For questions please contact gradaward@uwindsor.ca.