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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
July 26, 2016

Canadian Excellence

International Graduate 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 graduate students is only available during the fall and winter terms; due to extremely limited funding, no bursary assistance is available during the spring and 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. 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 will be accepted only after registration at Laurier and the commencement of classes.

Applicationsare not assessed until after the deadline date. Allocations made under this program are applied directly accounts with the Business Office by March 2017.

Note that if granted bursary assistance, funds will not be applied toaccounts before tuition for the winter term is due; you are responsible for payment of any late fees. Applicants are assessed based onincome and expenses for the period September to April (8 months). Bursary assistance is not available during the spring and summer terms.

For 2016/2017

Applications will be available on LORIS as of November 2016.

If the application is not on LORIS, an email request can besent to to request that the application is added. All requests must be received by 4:30 pm on the deadline date.

Application deadline:

Late January 2017.

Recipients will be notified by early March, and notification will be sent to the WLU e-mail account.

    • proven financial need (through the completion of an online student budget formwhich is available on LORIS)
    • full-time registration in a graduate program
    • satisfactory academic achievement
    • valid international student visa
    • completion of the online bursary application which is available on LORIS