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International Students

Awards and Financial Aid


General Information for International Students

Over 12% of the student population at The University of Winnipeg are international students. That is more than 1,000 students from 75 countries!  The University of Winnipeg is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to higher learning. As a result of this mandate there are support services and programs in place like financial assistance to make that happen.

There are a wide variety of ways to fund your education as an international student. Unless otherwise stated, all full-time and part-time students are eligible for Entrance and In-Course awards as long as they meet the published criteria.


New International Students

Below is the application form and details on our Entrance award program for new International students, the President's Scholarship for World Leaders.

Visit our Entrance Awards webpage to view other programs available, such as the Special Entrance Scholarships and Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) Entrance Scholarships.

President’s Scholarship for World Leaders [PDF]

The University of Winnipeg President's Scholarship for World Leaders is awarded to international students entering any of the University's divisions for the first time:
Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate , PACE or ELP.

How to apply:

  1. Download the PDF form and read it carefully.
  2. Complete the application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. Attach the following additional required documents:
    • A personal statement
    • A resume outlining activities that demonstrate leadership
    • Two reference letters in English
    • NOTE: Your reference letters should outline your character, achievements, and ways in which you are a leader in your school or community. References can be submitted directly to our office by email or included in your application package.
  4. Scan your complete application package into one PDF file.
    • No scanner? We recommend using a scanner app on your smartphone if available.
    • Make sure you merge all the scanned pages into one PDF file.
  5. Submit the scanned application package to awards@uwinnipeg.ca.
  6. Complete an application for admission into The University of Winnipeg by the scholarship deadline date.

Values and Deadlines

Division

Award Value

Awards Available

Term Start

Deadline

Undergraduate

$5,000

6

Spring/Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Winter 2022

April 1, 2021

Graduate

$5,000

3

Fall 2021
Winter 2022

June 1, 2021

Collegiate

$3,500

3

Fall 2021

June 1, 2021

Professional, Applied Continuing Education (PACE)

$3,500

3

Spring/Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Winter 2022

March 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

English Language Program (ELP)*
*14-week full-time program only

$3,500

3

Spring/Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Winter 2022

March 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

October 1, 2021


Continuing International Students

In-Course Awards

Applying for awards at The University of Winnipeg is easy! Currently registered international students are welcome to apply for consideration.

How to Apply: Complete online application


Student Aid for International Students

USA Student Loans

Students from the United States attending The University of Winnipeg are eligible for student financial assistance.

Click here for more information on FAFSA and our available programs.

Canadian Government Student Aid

Canadian government student aid and loans are not currently available to international students.

To qualify for government student aid, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant) or protected person.


Other Services and Support Programs

For more information visit International Student Services or contact 204-779-UWIN (8946).