What will I need in the way of spending money?

Aside from the cost of transport, students may wish to buy lunch, snacks, or drinks on campus. If students are planning on buying lunch, we suggest you budget $10-$15/meal. The rest is at your discretion. As of September 2011, the University of Toronto is bottled water-free. This means that there is no sale or distribution of bottled water and there are water filling stations available in the Medical Sciences Building and around the campus.

Is lunch provided?

Meals are not included in the program fees. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch or to buy lunch at the various cafeterias, restaurants, and food trucks in and around the U of T campus.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, scholarships are available to Canadian students to assist with program fees for the Faculty of Medicine’s Youth Summer Program (MED YSP). Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and excellent academic merit.

The scholarship will allow the successful applicant to attend any of the four modules (Human Physiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, or Microbiology) for duration of one-week. The scholarship includes the registration fee and payment of the program. The cost of transportation to and from the program, lunch, and accommodation is not included in the scholarship. Additional scholarships are available to students who identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis, Inuit, non-Status, etc.).

The application process differs for the scholarship, as they are more comprehensive. Please do NOT register for the program if you plan on applying for the scholarship as a certain number of spots are reserved for scholarship students. Click here to obtain more information on how to apply. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact us at med.ysp@utoronto.ca

What does the program fee include?

Here is a list of what is included in the cost:
– Academic Content
– Program Materials
– Cost of all supplies and reagents
– Supervision by highly trained instructors
– Opportunities to learn about university life and admissions processes
– Career talks with professionals in their respective fields

Please note fees do not include accommodations, meals or transport to and from the program. For more information please visit the fees and dates section.