International Student Awards and Financial Aid

Graduate Studies

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.

For more information, please visit: International Student Awards and Financial Aid.

For a variety of awards and scholarships to assist in your graduate studies, please visit Graduate Funding.

For International students appyling to the Master's in Development Practice: Indigenous Development (MDP), please note that all accepted International students will be offered a generous bursary of $10 000 for full-time students and $5 000 for part-time students. Please contact Jennifer Ledoux directly at for more details. 

Entrance Awards

Entrance awards are directed to students that are attending The University of Winnipeg for the first time. You could be a high school student, a college or university transfer student, or a mature student coming back to study. Generally you apply to these awards when you apply for admission.

For more information, please visit: Entrance Awards: Awards and Financial Aid

The President's Scholarship for World Leaders

These scholarships will be given to international students who are 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). Applicants must be involved in activities that demonstrate leadership

For more information, please visit President's Scholarship for World Leaders.

In-Course Awards

In-Course awards are directed to students who are currently attending The University of Winnipeg and who are in Second, Third or Fourth year. Generally you apply to these awards in the Fall term after you have enrolled in classes.

For more information, please visit: Incourse Awards: Awards and Financial Aid

Norman J. and Gwen Axworthy Peace Education Fund Bursary

Established by President Lloyd Axworthy in 2005, this bursary is dedicated to supporting refugees and waraffected persons. These individuals will be eligible for financial assistance in the form of tuition or registration subsidy for participation in any university course/program, preparatory work to facilitate the ability to enter a university course/program and/or for the purpose of international exchange with eligibility open to those abroad as well as in Manitoba.

Scholarship for International Students from Commonwealth Countries

Established in 2014 by the Federal Government of Canada as part of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship initiative, these scholarships are awarded to non-Canadian Commonwealth students and professionals to pursue academic credit at Canadian universities toward their Master's Degrees. Recipients must be 35 years of age or younger, international students and have been accepted as a student into a graduate program at The University of Winnipeg. Students can be studying in any discipline, but must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Commonwealth university. Recipients of this scholarship will be known as the Queen Elizabeth II Scholars, and will engage with communities across the Commonwealth, learn about cultures and create projects and actions that impact the world. Recipients will join a global community of Queen Elizabeth II Scholars to share knowledge, exchange ideas and collaborate on meaningful initiatives.

External Awards

External awards offered by private companies and organizations that may be of interest to current University of Winnipeg students.

For more information, please visit:

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

The Canada-ASEAN SEED brings undergraduate and graduate students from eligible countries to Canada to study and conduct research, for 4-6 months. Proposed projects must contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the developing countries of ASEAN.

For more information, please visit SEED.