Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

Future Students

The Government of Canada offers scholarships to Canadian publicly funded universities or colleges as part of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program and Government of Canada Awards.

The goal of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) is to support the development of human capital and a next generation of Leaders in the Americas while strengthening the linkages between Canadian post-secondary institutions and the ones in Latin America and the Caribbean. Click here for more information on the ELAP program.

We are pleased to announce that The University of Winnipeg continues to participate in the ELAP program. 

All COMPLETE applications forwarded to The University of Winnipeg by 5:00 pm on April 15 will be considered for nomination to the ELAP.

Students will be notified of their acceptance by July 31.

Accepted students will be able to spend one term on our campus beginning either in September or January.

If you are an international undergraduate or graduate student considering applying to the ELAP, please review the following information:

1. Check to see if you are from an eligible country.

  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitt's, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
  • North America: Mexico
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

2. If you are interested in the program, and you are a citizen of an eligible country, send an email to Your e-mail should include your area of academic interest and the name of your university, as The University of Winnipeg can accept applications only from students who are currently students of a university with which we have a formal agreement.

3. We will notify you by email of your eligibility to apply for the program, and provide you with the contact information for a faculty sponsor to help you select courses.

4. After you have selected courses with a UW faculty sponsor, you may submit an application to The University of Winnipeg. The University's application deadline is April 15; late applications cannot be accepted.

Your application must contain ALL of the following materials:

1. A completed Visiting Student Application [PDF] or Graduate Application including:

  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • Letter of Permission from home university
  • Letter of intent (in English) from the candidate explaining purpose for study and contribution to ongoing study or research.
  • Short letter (in English) from the home university stating that the student is currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and will continue to be enrolled upon his/her return to the home country.
  • Letter of support from the student’s professor or the International Director at the home institution explaining the nature of studies and how the student and home institution will benefit from this scholarship program

2. Copy of passport or National Identity Document

3. Signed privacy statement (from CBIE)

4. A completed Registration Form with courses approved by faculty sponsor 

5. Official sealed copy of your university transcript(s)

6. Health Insurance application (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

7.  Short invitation letter from UW Sponsor

Submit your application to:
      The University of Winnipeg
      International Admissions
      515 Portage Avenue
      Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9

Attention: Shauna MacKinnon

For further information, contact