Awards, Bursaries, and Scholarships

Bursaries for Summer Courses in Greek and Latin (Summer 2023)

To support this bursary, please donate to the "Department of Classics Departmental Trust". Thank you for supporting greater diversity within the field of Classics.  

The Department of Classics is promoting the study of Ancient Greek and Latin by students from groups currently under-represented in the field (e.g., on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status). We are offering bursaries to cover tuition for language courses ($700 per semester course), and for those visiting from outside the Toronto area, up to an additional $1,000 per semester. 
In the first summer term, starting in early May and running through June, we offer LAT 101, GRK 101, and GRK 201.
In the second summer term, starting in July and running through mid-August, we offer LAT 102, GRK 102, and GRK 202.
If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please send by March 17, 2023 a cover letter as well as a copy of your university transcript (an unofficial copy is fine) to the Undergraduate Coordinator, Professor Kevin Wilkinson, at: . In your cover letter please tell us what courses you plan to enrol for and why you are eager to take them. In addition, please include a few lines explaining your eligibility for this bursary and how it will help you to achieve your ambitions. 
If you are coming from another university in North America or overseas, please see the following link for information about applying and enrolling in courses through Woodsworth College (the online process is straightforward but you will need a Letter of Permission from your own university registrar or study abroad office):
Woodsworth College also has limited accommodation spaces for visiting students; please find information about that through the Woodsworth College website:
For preliminary and (when available) official course timetables see the following link:
If you have additional questions about our summer language courses, feel free to contact the Undergraduate Coordinator, Professor Kevin Wilkinson, at:

Application instructions are also available in PDF form: PDF icon2023 BURSARIES FOR SUMMER COURSES IN GREEK AND LATIN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.pdf.

Inclusive Language Study Award (ILSA) - Applications Closed


This award is designed to fund language tutoring for promising students in our language program who require extra support in learning Ancient Greek or Latin. The award is intended to make acquisition of the ancient languages more accessible to students with diverse backgrounds and different degrees of language preparation and to help retain promising students in the language programs.

The award pays for one hour of language tutoring per week for six months. The tutor will be assigned by the department. All further arrangements (scheduling, etc.) will be decided between the award recipient and the tutor.


The award is open to any student in a 100-, 200- or 300-level GRK or LAT class, but priority will be given to students from groups traditionally underrepresented in Classics (including, but not limited to, racialized students, LGBTQ2+, students with disabilities, nonnative English speakers, economically disadvantaged students, and first generation college students).


Students should apply by writing to the Communications and Outreach Administrator, Bianca Viseu ( by October 5. In your letter, list the language class you are currently taking and the name of the instructor. Then in a paragraph explain your academic background and your interest in classical languages, as well as any circumstances you feel are impeding the progress of your language study. If you belong to an underrepresented group (as described above), please include that.

Please supply the name of a past or present university Greek or Latin instructor who can provide a reference for you. (You may want to discuss your application with this person so they know you are applying.) Your language instructor will be asked to supply a letter of support. Applications will be evaluated by the executive committee and the successful applicant informed by October 14.

If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact Department of Classics Chair, Victoria Wohl at

This information is also available in .pdf format: PDF iconInclusive Language Study Award 2022.pdf.