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Awards, bursaries and scholarships

Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) offers a number of awards, bursaries and scholarships to assist students with funding their education. We often get questions about the criteria to receive one of them—read the following definitions to better understand:

  • Bursary: Based on financial need.
  • Scholarship: Based on academic merit.
  • Award: Based on varying criteria, a combination of financial need, academic merit and community involvement.

Graduate students can also find scholarship information on the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Below are our more frequently asked questions about awards, bursaries and scholarships:


Can't find your question? Visit the SAFA website to find more answers!