Financial Assistance

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Financial Assistance

You can learn more about MAA student support by selecting an option from the menu or the links below.

Loans, Bursaries, Grants


The MAA grants zero-interest loans to medical students who meet the criteria. Repayment begins one year after graduation, and the loan remains interest-free as long as the loan is not in default. If you can establish financial need, you may qualify for an MAA zero-interest loan  of $3,000.00 per academic year.

Please contact the MAA to receive access to an online application, and to set up an interview with our Loans Officer.

Bursaries and Awards

Most MAA awards and bursaries are granted through the regular Faculty of Medicine Awards process. Most of these awards come from endowed funds established over the years.

General application to Awards and Admissions for funding in the fall and spring automatically includes an application for all bursaries, including those sponsored by the MAA.

Elective Travel Grants

Elective Travel Grants of $250.00 are available to 4th year medical students to help defray travel costs for clinical electives.

Please contact the MAA to receive access to an online an application.

Please note:

  • Grants are for 4th year clinical electives only
  • Applicant may apply for one elective only
  • Electives must be two weeks or more in duration
  • Location of elective must be beyond daily commuting distance
  • Application must be received by the MAA before you travel to your elective


International Health Travel Grants

The Medical Alumni Association Undergraduate International Health Selective Travel Grants

Each year the Medical Alumni Association funds Undergraduate International Health Selective Travel Grants for U of T 4th year medical students. These grants are for those interested in participating in a clinical elective in the developing world for four to seven weeks. It is expected that the trainee will gain extraordinary clinical, surgical and/or laboratory experience which is not available in Canada.

Contact the Transition to Residency Program:

The Medical Alumni Association and the Dr. Elva May Rowe Fund, International Health CREMS Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships

Each year the Medical Alumni Association funds a number of  CREMS Summer Scholarship grants which are awarded to first and second year medical students at the University of Toronto. Through these scholarships, students have the opportunity to participate in an academic/clinical experience that includes a research project related to important health issues in developing nations.

The goal of this program is to allow students to attain a knowledge base that would not be possible in the standard curriculum in Canada.  Eligible projects can be a part of or related to the ongoing international work of a U of T faculty member.  New and unrelated projects that are proposed are also eligible as long as the applicant finds suitable supervisors from both U of T and the country of interest.

For information about applying for a research scholarship: