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Entrance Awards

Welcome to The University of Winnipeg! The University offers a variety of financial supports for your post-secondary education. As a new student beginning your journey here, we would like to direct your attention to the entrance awards that we have to offer.

Some awards will be automatically applied based on your admission average, others will require an application. Students who are successful in receiving an application-required entrance award must register for classes in the session for which the award was offered. Only the Special Entrance Scholarship can be deferred for one year.

Application-Required Entrance Scholarships

These scholarships are for all students who are new to The University of Winnipeg and have not taken credits or completed a degree here before. New students can be entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time – Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) or English Language Program (ELP).

How to apply: fill out an online application

Deadline: March 1, 2023 for academic year 2023-24

Value: Ranges from $100 - $48,000

NOTE: International students may apply for the President's Scholarship for World Leaders.

Special Entrance Scholarships

The Special Entrance Scholarships are automatically offered to Grade 12 graduating students coming directly from a high school in Canada, and to international students from the United States, or those studying Canadian curriculum abroad. All students must meet the conditions below. These scholarships are offered without the necessity of a scholarship application.

How to apply: complete your application for admission by the deadline. You will be automatically assessed for this scholarship. No additional steps are required.

Deadline: March 1, 2023 for academic year 2023-24

Scholarship Values:

  • 85.0-89.9% - $1,100
  • 90.0-94.9% - $1,750
  • 95.0%+ - $2,250

Eligibility Notes:

  • Students must have at least an 85% final Grade 12 award average, and
  • Submitted a complete application for admission including payment by March 1, and
  • Enroll in a minimum of 18 credit hours for the Fall/Winter, and
  • Have not received a UW Entrance award valued at more than $5,000.

Frequently Asked Questions for Special Entrance Scholarships

How is my award average calculated?

For all students (Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Kinesiology, and Science), the scholarship average is calculated based on the following:

  • Best 40S English (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus or Transactional Focus), and
  • Best 40S Math* (Pre-Calculus, Applied Math or Essential Math), and
  • One other 40S or higher-level full credit course.

*For students coming from another province in Canada or the USA, math may not be a requirement for graduation. If you take a Grade 12 math we will use it in your award average. If you don’t take a Grade 12 math the award average will be a Grade 12 English plus two other top Grade 12 courses.

When will I receive notification?

Eligible students will receive a conditional scholarship offer based on interim Grade 12 grades within one to two months after receipt of your offer of admission. Once final Grade 12 grades have been received, all eligible registered students will be notified of their final scholarship value in early September 2023.

Can I defer this scholarship?

Yes! If you will be taking a year off between high school and university to travel or take part in a volunteer program, you may defer your offer of admission and the Special Entrance Scholarship for up to one year. Please contact the Admissions Office to defer your offer by August 30.

NOTE: Students admitted into the Bachelor of Education program or those attending another school or organization for educational credit cannot defer their scholarship.

Special Entrance Scholarship for International Students

2022-23 International Special Entrance Scholarship Program

International Special Entrance Scholarships will be automatically offered to new international students entering studies at the UWinnipeg in the 2022-23 academic year following graduation from a high school outside of Canada. These entrance scholarships will be offered automatically during the regular admissions application process; a separate scholarship application is not required. All international students must meet the conditions below to qualify.

How to apply: complete your application for admission by the specified deadline below. You will be automatically assessed for this scholarship. No additional steps are required.

Deadlines:

Starting Term

Complete Admission Application By:

Fall 2022

March 11, 2022

Winter 2023

September 15, 2022

Spring 2023

February 1, 2023

Scholarship Values:

  • 85.0-89.9% - $1,000
  • 90.0-94.9% - $2,000
  • 95.0%+ - $3,000

NOTE: The total award amount will be disbursed in equal parts across the first two terms of study according to the registration and course load requirements.

Eligibility Notes:

  • Have a minimum 85% grade average from the grade 12 high school courses used for general admission.
  • Not have attended any other post-secondary institute previously other than for the purposes of dual credit high school/post-secondary courses.
    • Students admitted on letters of permission or on post-secondary transfer credits from other post-secondary institutions will not be eligible.
  • Submit a UWinnipeg admission application no more than 6 months following high school graduation.
  • Submit a completed application for admission, including all application fees and all supporting documentation, no later than the award eligibility deadline for the desired first term of study.
  • Have not have been selected for other UWinnipeg entrance awards. New international students with multiple UWinnipeg award offers will receive one entrance award, whichever has the greatest value.
  • Once selected to receive an International Special Entrance Scholarship, students must register for the following minimum number of credit hours according to their first term of study:
    • Fall term start: Register for a minimum of 9 credit hours in both fall and winter terms within the first academic year.
    • Winter term start: Register for a minimum of 9 credit hours in the winter term and either a minimum of 6 credit hours of 6-8 weeks in duration in the following spring term; or a minimum 9 credit hours in the next fall term.
    • Spring term start: Register for a minimum of 6 credit hours of 6-8 weeks in duration in the  spring term; or a minimum 9 credit hours in the next fall term.

Frequently Asked Questions for International Special Entrance Scholarships

How is my award average calculated?

For all eligible International students, the admission and entrance award eligibility is calculated using 5 grade 12 high school courses and converted to the UWinnipeg grading scale by International Admissions. There may be exceptions where the calculation is based on 4 high school courses, depending on the standards of the high school attended.

When will I receive notification?

Eligible students will receive a conditional scholarship offer based on interim Grade 12 grades shortly after the application deadline.

Once final Grade 12 grades have been received, all eligible registered students will be notified of their final scholarship value following the start of their first term of study (September 2022, January 2023, or May 2023).

Can I defer this scholarship?

No. Once you have started classes, the award amount cannot be deferred or claimed if there are unused amounts beyond the first available fall, winter or spring term of study. The latest term start available to receive a 2022-23 International Special Entrance Scholarship is Spring 2023.

Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) Entrance Scholarships
AP & IB Transfer Credit Scholarship

Students who are admitted to the University of Winnipeg directly from high school and choose to transfer Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate examination results as credit towards their undergraduate studies will receive a scholarship.

How to apply: submit a completed Request for University Credit no later than October 31 (annual deadline)

Values:

  • $250 for each AP exam result of 5
  • $150 for each AP exam result of 4
  • $250 for each IB final result of 7 on higher level papers
  • $200 for each IB final result of 6 on higher level papers and 7 on standard level papers
  • $150 for each IB final result of 5 on higher level papers

Eligibility Notes:

  • You may submit a request for transfer credit after October 31 but you will not be considered for the scholarship, so apply early!
  • This award cannot be held in conjunction with the International Baccalaureate Entrance Scholarship or the Advanced Placement Program Entrance Scholarship (see below).
  • Students who receive a Special Entrance Scholarship may also receive this scholarship.
AP Entrance Scholarship

Awarded to students who are entering The University of Winnipeg as an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. Students must receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and score 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

How to apply: you will be automatically selected for this award in the Fall term once Admissions receives your final examination results and your eligibility is confirmed (between September and November).

Value: $2,250

Eligibility Notes:

  • These scholarships may not be held in conjunction with a Special Entrance Scholarship.
IB Entrance Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to students who are entering The University of Winnipeg for the first time based on the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students must achieve their International Baccalaureate Diploma with a grade total of at least 30, including the extended essay and the Theory of Knowledge course, and with no grade below 4 on the three higher level and three subsidiary level papers.

How to apply: you will be automatically selected for this award in the Fall term once Admissions receives your final examination results and your eligibility is confirmed (between September and November).

Value: $2,250

Eligibility Notes:

  • These scholarships may not be held in conjunction with a Special Entrance Scholarship.
Opportunity Fund Youth-in-Care Tuition Waivers

The University of Winnipeg is committed to breaking down the barriers to university education for current or former youth-in-care. The Youth-In-Care Tuition Waiver Program is a part of the Opportunity Fund initiative covers all undergraduate tuition fees for eligible students. Tuition Waivers are based on the individual financial need of the applicant and will be selected by the Awards and Financial Aid Office in partnership with the Child and Family Service Authorities and the Province of Manitoba.

If you are a current or former youth-in-care, you may be eligible. Please see our Opportunity Fund webpage for more information.

Westland Foundation Scholarships

Graduates from inner-Winnipeg high schools who are registering at the University of Winnipeg for the upcoming fall term are eligible to apply for the Westland Foundation Scholarships. Every A (80% or higher) mark earned at the end of each year from Grades 7 through 12 in eligible inner-Winnipeg schools becomes a credit towards tuition.

How to Apply: Complete the online application through the Westland Foundation.

Deadline: 2023-24 TBD (historically July 31)

Students graduating in June 2023 from the following high schools are encouraged to apply:

  • Argyle Alternative High School
  • Children of the Earth High School
  • Daniel McIntyre Collegiate
  • Gordon Bell High School
  • R. B. Russell Vocational High School
  • Sisler High School
  • St. John’s High School
  • Technical Vocational High School
Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Citizen Internships

The Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale Global Citizen Internships assist students to enhance their degree programs with credits they obtain through international studies in Human Rights and Global Studies, including any of the major areas represented by the Institutes of Global College.

The Internships are available to University of Winnipeg students wishing to study abroad, and also are available to international students to pursue their studies at The University of Winnipeg.

How to Apply: download the PDF application

Deadlines:

Starting Term

Apply by:

Fall 2022

August 1, 2022

Winter 2023

November 1, 2022

Spring 2023

March 1, 2023

For complete details and eligibility requirements, please visit Global College's Student Awards.

NOTE: If you are currently registered and missed the deadlines for Entrance Award consideration, please visit the In-Course Awards webpage.