Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States, at a participating institution. Students have participated in this program to universities such as the University of Michigan and Vanderbuilt University, studying in areas such as Statistics and Art History. Credit load and housing information varies by institution.

Killam Fellowships Poster


Direct Exchange: you must be Canadian citizens, be nominated by CIE and apply to a designated Killam-member institution. You will attend the host institution as an exchange student while continuing to pay fees to U of T. You need to submit an application to both U of T and to Killam by the deadline listed below. More information regarding application instructions can be foundĀ here.

Open competition: if you are interested in an American institution that is not part of the Killam partnership, apply for the award through the open competition (deadline: January 31, 2022). You may apply for the award directly to the Foundation or through CIE. You will attend the host institution as a non-degree student. All fees will be paid to the host institution.

Funding: the program provides award of 5,000 US$ per semester, a 3-day orientation in Ottawa, and a 3-day spring seminar in Washington, and health insurance allowance of 500 US$. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant up to 800 US$.

  • Subjects Available at Host: All
  • Program Type: Study
  • Accepting Applications: No
  • Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
  • Timeline: Fall/ Winter/ Year-long
  • Country: United States
  • City: Multiple cities
  • Institution: University
  • Language of Study: English
  • Level of Study: Undergrad
  • Credit: Yes
  • Open to Programs at UofT: All
  • Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT or host institution
  • Program Fees: No fee
  • Funding: Killam Fellowship program
  • Eligibility Requirements: Minimum CGPA: 3.5