Entrance Awards

Awards and Financial Aid

Welcome to The University of Winnipeg! The University offers a variety of financial support to assist you with funding 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. If you are looking for a detailed listing of all of our awards, please refer to the Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships Handbook on our Events and Resources webpage.

A.  2018-19 Application-Required Entrance Scholarships [PDF]

These 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).

Value: Ranges from $100 - $40,000.

Deadline: Thursday February 1, 2018


B.  2018-19 Opportunity Fund Fast-Track Bursaries

This program is for new and returning students who have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or an admission average of at least 65%, demonstrate financial need, and belong to a population currently under-represented at The University of Winnipeg such as recent immigrants or refugees, Aboriginal students, adult learners, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, or first generation students (those who are the first in their family to attend college or university).

Value: Varies

Deadline: Monday September 17, 2018

C.  2018-19 Special Entrance Scholarships

NOTE: This scholarship program is currently under review for 2018-19. Please check this webpage December 2017 for an update.

Refunds due to Award and/or Government Student Aid overpayment
For students with an account credit due to award(s) and/or government student aid overpayments, our office authorizes refunds at the end of each term only and cheques are mailed (December, April, August). Students receiving award and/or government student aid refunds will be notified by Webmail shortly before the cheques are mailed.

Please note if the credit is a result of dropping courses, only a portion or none of the credit may go back to the student. Money may be refunded back to the award fund and/or government student aid branch. Students will be notified if this occurs by Webmail at end of term.

All other refund request inquiries should be referred to Student Central.

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