International Students

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

Automatic Entrance Awards

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. For more information, visit our Entrance Awards webpage.

Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) Entrance Scholarships

Incoming students are automatically selected for these scholarships once Admissions receives final examination results and eligibility is confirmed. For detailed information on the AP/IB Entrance Scholarships, visit our Entrance Awards webpage.

 

Application-Required Entrance Awards

President’s Scholarship for World Leaders

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.

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an international student
  • Entering first year of any program/school
  • Have a minimum of 80% admission average or equivalent
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities
  • Admitted to the University by the scholarship deadline

How to apply:

  1. Complete an application for admission into The University of Winnipeg.
  2. Complete the web application form.
    • Important! Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Each applicant may only submit one application.
    • These are the required documents you must include with this application. Please make sure they are translated in English if in another language.
      1. Personal Statement
      2. Resumé / C.V.
      3. Two Reference Letters

Values and Deadlines:

Division

Award Value

Awards Available

Term Start

Deadline

Undergraduate

$5,000

6

Spring/Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Winter 2023

CLOSED

Graduate

$5,000

3

Fall 2022
Winter 2023

CLOSED

Collegiate

$3,500

3

Fall 2022

CLOSED

Professional, Applied Continuing Education (PACE)

$3,500

3

Spring/Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Winter 2023

CLOSED

CLOSED

October 1, 2022

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

$3,500

3

Spring/Summer 2022

Fall 2022

Winter 2023

CLOSED

CLOSED

October 1, 2022

 


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

*NEW* UWSA International Student Health Plan Bursary

The UWSA International Student Health Plan Bursary will be awarded to international undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need in order to assist them with the costs of their International Student Health Care Plan at The University of Winnipeg.

Deadline: submit the online application linked above by February 1, 2022.


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).