Entrance Awards

Awards and Financial Aid

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.

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, 2021

Value: Ranges from $100 - $48,000

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

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 March 1, 2021. You will be automatically assessed for this scholarship. No additional steps are required.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

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 12 credit hours for the Fall/Winter, and
  • Have not received a UW Entrance award valued at more than $5,000.

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.

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 2021.

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 1.

NOTE: Students admitted into the Bachelor of Education program or those attending another school or organization for educational credit cannot defer their 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, 2021.


  • $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, 2021 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.

Awarded to students who are entering The University of Winnipeg as an Advanced Placement Program National Scholar. Students must write five Advanced Placement final examinations and obtain an average of at least 4.0 on these examinations.

How to apply: you will be automatically selected for this award once Admissions receives your final examination results and your eligibility is confirmed (July/August 2021).

Value: $2,250

Eligibility Notes:

  • These scholarships may not be held in conjunction with a Special 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 once Admissions receives your final examination results and your eligibility is confirmed (July/August 2021).

Value: $2,250

Eligibility Notes:

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

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.

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: July 31, 2021

Students graduating in June 2021 from the following high school 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

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