University of Manitoba Scholarships: Benefits, Eligibility, Application for International Students
The University of Manitoba offers 2800+ scholarships and bursaries, worth more than 17 million CAD and 6 million CAD respectively, to students of all nationalities. Of these, around 1600 scholarships are awarded to incoming undergraduate and postgraduate students, commencing their studies in Canada at the university.
University of Manitoba Scholarships are awarded both on the basis of academic achievements and financial needs, yet a few general criteria are to be kept in mind while applying for a scholarship:
- Study in a full-time degree program at University of Manitoba
- Enroll in at least 24 credit hours in the current year of study at the U of M. Register and complete at least 80% of a full course in the current year of study.
- For Bursary applications, students need to check the Aurora Portal between mid-August and October beginning.
- For the application which will be automatically considered, admission applications to the university must be submitted by March 1. Other scholarships require a separate application.
The University of Manitoba offers different award opportunities like Entrance Awards, Scholarships for Current Students, Bursaries, Indigenous Student Awards, International Student Awards, and Graduate Student Awards. The University of Manitoba also offers several financial aids in support of students facing financial hardships like Government Students Loans, U.S. Student Funding, Work-Study Program, and UM Food Banks.
University of Manitoba Scholarships for Bachelor Programs
The international scholarship for U of M undergraduates programs was established to support students from all around the world in financial need and given to those who demonstrate academic success. The main aim of these scholarships is to the academic excellence of international students graduating from international high schools and entering studies at the University of Manitoba.
- International students in Canada on valid study permits.
- Compulsory admission application to the desired faculty at the U of M by March 1.
- Paying international student tuition fee rates.
- Minimum high school average of 85% and above.
- In some cases are continuing in the next consecutive year of full-time study in their program during the Fall/Winter academic session.
Eligibility criteria and application requirements may vary depending on different awards, so students are requested to kindly be sure to read the details of each award carefully before applying.
|UManitoba Scholarship||Benefits (in CAD)||Eligibility||Application System|
|International Undergraduate Student Entrance Scholarship||3,000||Minimum high school average of 95% or above||Apply for admission by March 1|
|2,000||Minimum high school average of 90% or above|
|1,000||Minimum high school average of 85% or above|
|International Undergraduate Student Scholarship||Varies||Continuing students with a minimum of 24 credit hours in any faculty: Minimum sessional grade point average of 3.5||Admission Application|
|International Baccalaureates Entrance Scholarships||1,100 to 3,500||A minimum grade of 4 or better||Complete and submit application by September 1st|
|President’s Award for Mentoring International Leadership Excellence||20,000||Demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to chosen sport||Admission Application|
|UMSU International Student Award||1,000||Minimum GPA of 3.0||Complete and submit application and 2 LORs|
|International Undergraduate Student Bursary||240,000 (Divided equally among the total recipients)||Grade 12 average of 70% or more; A minimum GPA of 2.0||Complete and submit application & Financial need documents.|
UManitoba International Student Undergraduate Bursary
Available to both incoming and continuing international students, International Student Undergraduate Bursary offers aid worth 100 CAD to 1,000 CAD to students on an annual basis. Some of the key details regarding the undergraduate bursary program are mentioned below:
- Demonstration of the financial requirement to pursue and/or complete UG studies.
- Enroll/ complete 60% of full-time course load over the regular semester.
- Continuing students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Application Availability: Application for the General Bursary for the Fall and Winter terms are available from August 1.
- Application Deadline: The deadline for International Student Undergraduate Bursary is October 1.
- Application Process:
- Students must first apply for the University of Manitoba General Bursary.
- In addition to the above application, students must also submit supporting documents to the Financial Aid and Awards office by October.
Note: Students must remember that they are not eligible to apply for the Bursary in their first year of post-secondary study in Canada.
University of Manitoba Scholarships for Masters &Doctoral Programs
For Masters and Doctoral program students, the University of Manitoba offers more than 2 million CAD in awards to recognize and support academic excellence. These awards are offered to students who have demonstrated exceptional intellectual ability and academic accomplishment. Leadership skills, community presence, and long-term goals are also considered while selecting recipients for masters and doctoral scholarships.
Furthermore, unlike in the case of undergraduate students, PG-level University of Manitoba scholarships are offered by individual departments. Some of these scholarships are tabulated below:
|UManitoba Scholarship||Benefits (in CAD)||Eligibility||Application System|
|University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)||14,000||Enroll in the Faculty of Graduate Studies; Grade point average of 3.75||Offline application; Consult respective department or unit|
|Asper M.B.A. Entrance Scholarship||1,000-10,000||Students must show exceptional ability based on admission criteria||Students need to contact the Chair of the M.B.A. Program Committee|
|Drewry, E.L. Memorial Award (Medicine)||Program Cost||Excellence of research||Applicants must contact the Office of the Associate Dean and Faculty of Medicine|
|Doctoral Dissertation Award (Supply chain management)||5,000||Program requirements; research potential||Submission of the application form to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals by MAy 1st|
|Antenbring Graduate Scholarship (for Structural Engineering)||4,000||Grade point average of minimum 3.5||Students need to contact the Faculty of Engineering|
|E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship (manufacturing or industrial engineering)||N/A||A full-time student and accepted in a graduate program||Completion of online application before February 1|
|Deer Lodge Hospital Staff Association Memorial Fund Award (medical health)||1,000||A minimum GPA of 3.0 (a minimum of 24 credit hours)||Completion of online application by March 15.|
University of Manitoba External Awards & Scholarships
In addition to the University of Manitoba Scholarships mentioned above, there are a number of external scholarships for international students awarded by the industry, government, and private organizations outside of the university. These external scholarships are available to both UG and PG-level students, however, you need to apply separately for them after establishing eligibility:
|Scholarship||Benefit (in CAD)||Eligibility|
|A Place for Mom Senior Wisdom Scholarship||2,000||Essay writing or providing a short video discussing life lesson|
|BluEarth Renewables Scholarships||3,000||Indigenous students and community leaders only|
|Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards||Varies||Belonging to Indigenous ancestry|
University of Manitoba offers a wide array of scholarships and other forms of financial aid to both domestic as well as international students. It offers both partial and fully funded scholarships to reduce the financial burden on the students. The eligibility criteria, application process, and selection criteria are different for different scholarships. Hence, it is important for students to verify the same before applying for any scholarship.