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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
October 31, 2014

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International Undergraduate Bursaries



DEFINITION: a bursary is a monetary gift based on demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic achievement. Bursaries do not have to be paid back to the university. Students may only receive one bursary assessment per academic year, to an established maximum amount.

Bursary assistance for international students is only available during the fall and winter terms; due to extremely limited funding, no bursary assistance is available during the spring or summer terms. Note that the amount of financial assistance available through these bursaries is very small in relation to the total cost of full-time attendance at university.

The total amount of available bursary funds are divided equally between all eligible applicants. International students must have adequate resources to finance their education apart from any assistance provided by the university. Basic living and education costs are to be met by the student or their sponsor.

Applications for these bursaries are accepted only after registration at Laurier and the commencement of classes.

Applicationsare not assessed until after the deadline date. Allocations made under this program will be applied directly to accounts with the Business Office by early March. Note that if granted a bursary, it may not be applied to account before tuition for the winter term is due;students are responsible for payment of any late fees. Applicants are assessed based on income and expenses for the period September to April (8 months). Bursary assistance is not available during the spring and summer terms.

The bursaries on ourdatabase search engineare available by application for full-time international undergraduate students who are experiencing unexpected expenses. Only one bursary application is required; once the general international (VISA) bursary application is completed and submitted, students will be considered for all bursary opportunities which are listed on the search engine.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The application is submitted online on LORIS.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • proven financial need
  • full-time registration in an undergraduate program
  • satisfactory academic achievement
  • value international student visa

More Opportunities can be found here


The applicationwill be available online on LORIS as of November 3rd, 2014

DEADLINE: January 19th, 2015


Direct Deposit is available from the Business Office. If you receive a bursary and it results in a credit on your account, you have the option to have that credit transferred directly to your bank account. You can request a DIRECT DEPOSIT REFUND by going to the Business Office web site or by attaching a VOID cheque to your bursary application form.