Scholarships and Funding

Students who are participating in a Western sanctioned international learning experience are encouraged to apply for awards they are eligible for. The list below is not exhaustive, and we encourage students to review the awards below as well as complete their own search of additional funding sources.

Western Awards

More information about the awards listed below, and others, please visit the Office of the Registrar – Scholarships & Awards website or the awards database.

Global Opportunities Awards

Deadline to Apply:

November 15 and February 15

Awarded to full-time undergraduate, and graduate students participating in a Western sanctioned international learning experience. Learn more.

Amount: $1,000 or $2,000

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International Learning Awards

Deadline to Apply: November 15 and February 15

Awarded to undergraduate students who have completed 2nd year and who wish to participate in a Western sanctioned international learning experience. Students must have a cumulative average of 80%5 with a full course load at the end of second year. Learn more.

Amount: $1,000

Fairmount Foundation International Learning Bursary

Deadline to Apply: October 31

This bursary is awarded to undergraduate students who have completed first year, and who wish to participate in a Western sanctioned international learning experience. To be considered, please complete the ‘Financial Assistance Profile Application’, include your international learning experience in the ‘Questionnaire portion of the application. 

Amount: $1,000 or $2,000

A. Dorothy Turvill Undergraduate Language Travelling Fellowship

Deadline to Apply: April 10

Awarded to an undergraduate student entering third or fourth year in an Honors Bachelor degree in either an Honors Specialization in French, German or Spanish; or a Double Major that includes a Major module in one or more of these subjects. Available to students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Amount: $2,500 for study in Europe and $500 for study in Quebec

Archaeological Dig Travel Award

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Awarded to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student in a Classical Studies program, based on academic achievement and financial need, to assist with travel costs to an archaeological site or archive. Preference is given to graduate students, but undergraduates are encouraged to apply. For more information and the application visit the Department of Classical Studies Available to students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Amount: $500 

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Awards

Deadline to Apply: March 15

Awarded to graduate or undergraduate students in any year of any program who wish to participate in a Western sanctioned international learning experience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, based on demonstrated financial need and academic achievement.

Amount: Up to $10,000 for full-year undergraduate study. Up to $5,000 for one term of graduate or undergraduate study. Up to $3,000 for summer undergraduate study or non-credit learning experiences. 

Catherine Mary Bowie Travelling Award

Deadline to Apply: April 30

For a full-time undergraduate student entering third or fourth year of an Honors Bachelor degree in either an Honors Specialization in French Language and Literature or a double Major including French. For more information and the application visit the Department of French. Available to students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Amount: $3,600

Cowin Scholarship (Bond University, Australia)

Deadline to Apply: December 1

Students receive this funding through the Cowin Scholarship Program, made possible thanks to the generous donation of Western alumni and our Chancellor, Mr. Jack Cowin. In order to receive this funding students must apply, interview, and be accepted for the Bond University exchange program. There is more information available on Atlas, Western’s international experience database.

Amount: $7,500

Diana Beattie Exchange Scholarship

Deadline to Apply: N/A

Awarded to a student in any year of any program in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who is participating in an authorized international exchange program, based on academic achievement. Available to students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Amount: $2,500

Eve Harp & Judith Wiley Classical Studies Travel Award

Deadline to apply: N/A

For graduate or undergraduate student in Classical Studies, to assist with travel costs for research at libraries or sites anywhere in the world, but especially Greece or Italy. Based on academic merit. Preference will be given to graduate students. Available for students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Amount: Up to $750

Faculty of Health Sciences Clinical Education Placement Travel Subsidy

Deadline to Apply: N/A

Students in the Schools of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, and the Bachelor of Health Sciences program that incur costs for living and travel expenses beyond the norm as a result of their participation in clinical placements that are an integral part of their academic programs. Available to students in Faculty of Health Science

Amount: Varies

Geophysics Travel Scholarships

Deadline to Apply: March 31

Awarded to an undergraduate student in the Honors Specialization in Geophysics who is travelling to a scientific conference to present their thesis research. Available to students in Faculty of Science, Honors Specialization in Geophysics

Amount: $1,000

German Exchange Travelling Fellowship

Deadline to Apply: N/A

Awarded to full-time Western students selected to participate in a Western sanctioned exchange program in Germany.

Amount: Varies annually

Igor Lukac Engineering Award

Deadline to Apply: September 30

Awarded to a full-time student entering their final years (3,4,5) in the Integrated Engineering Program. Preference will be given to a student in the combined BESc (Integrated Engineering) and HBA degree program and/or who has international exchange or study-abroad experience. Available to students in Faculty of Engineering

Amount: $1,000

Ivey Foundation Awards for International Exchange Program

Awarded to upper-year, full-time undergraduate students who have applied and been accepted for a fall and/or winter term International Exchange Program. Students must have an 80% minimum average and will be evaluated on their overall academic record, participation in extracurricular activities and financial need.

Application Deadline: July 17 Amount: $5,000

Jacob Family International Study Award

Deadline to Apply: April 30

Awarded to an undergraduate student in any year of any program wishing to study abroad or on exchange for a minimum of one semester, based on the greatest demonstrated financial need and academic achievement (minimum 80% average). Preference will be given first to a student participating in an exchange to a partner institution in Israel, then to a student studying at an accredited university in Israel. Preference to full-year student over one-semester.

Amount: $5,500

John D. Schussler Travelling Award

Deadline to Apply: N/A

Awarded to a student participating in a Western sanctioned exchange program in Germany. Preference will be given to a student registered in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Amount: $500

Killam Fellowship (Exchange program with the Killam Mobility Program)

Deadline to Apply: January 15

Students must complete an exchange application in Atlas, Western’s international experience database, and be accepted to participate in the program in order to receive this funding. More information can be found on Atlas, Western's international experience database.

Amount: $5,000-$10,000 USD

National Scholarship Study Abroad Awards

Deadline to Apply: N/A

For a National Scholarship recipient who has been accepted into a Western sanctioned international learning experience.

Amount: $2,500 for up to 4 months (one term), $5,000 for over 4 months (more than one term)

Ontario Universities International (Exchange, Study Abroad, Research experience in China, France, Germany, and India)

Deadline to Apply: January 15

Students are required to apply to and be accepted to one of the Ontario University International (OUI) programs in order to receive this funding. There are several program options, including exchange, study abroad, and research, and in a variety of locations. More information can be found on Atlas, Western’s international experience database.

Amount: $1,000-$3,500

Robert T. Jones, Jr. Foundation Scholarship (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)

Deadline to Apply: December 1

Awarded to students who have applied, interviewed and been accepted to participate in the exchange program to University of St. Andrews in Scotland. For more information about the exchange program, please visit Atlas, Western’s international experience database.

Amount: $6,000

SASAH Travel Award

Deadline to Apply: See Award description in Award database

Awarded annually to undergraduate students enrolled in the School for Advance Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, based on academic achievement, to assist with travel costs for study/research at sites/institutions anywhere in the world Available to students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Amount: $500 - $750

Sir Charles Edward Saunders-Mary Eileen Anderson Awards

Deadline to Apply: N/A

Awarded to Western students entering the French Studies Department's third-year abroad program in France (Nice-Exchange) or third-year at Laval Program. A minimum average of 75% in French courses is required. Available to students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Value: $1,500 for study in Nice and $500 for study at Laval

Sun Light Foundation International Exchange Award

Deadline to Apply: N/A

Awarded annually to students registered at Western who are participating in an approved exchange program at a partner university. Students that receive any other exchange scholarship or fellowship are not eligible.

Amount: $2,200

The Third Year in Nice Study Abroad Award

Deadline to Apply: N/A

Awarded in September to full-time undergraduate students who are participating in the Canadian Third Year in Nice Program during the year they receive the award and who have maintained an average of at least 70% in the previous year.

Amount: $5,000

Virginia Harris Exchange Scholarship

Deadline to Apply: September 30

Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Social Science, Health Sciences, Information and Media Studies, Music or Engineering, who is participating in an outbound exchange program, based on academic achievement (minimum 80% average) and demonstrated financial need.

Amount: $2,000

Western Study Abroad Bursaries

Deadline to Apply: October 31

Awarded to undergraduate students participating in a formal exchange/study abroad program, who demonstrate financial need.

Value: $1,000 or $2,000

Wilfred and Zeta O'Donnell Travelling Fellowship

Deadline to Apply: April 10

Awarded to full-time or part-time Western undergraduate students who have completed two years of an Honors BA with either an Honors Specialization or double Major modules in the Department of Classical Studies, French Studies, or Modern Languages and Literatures. For the application and more information visit the Department of French Available to students in Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Amount: $2,000 for study in Europe and up to $500 for study in Quebec

William C. Heine International Study Fellowship

Deadline to Apply: March 1

The William C. Heine International Study Fellowship is awarded to one full-time undergraduate student entering Year 3 in the Media, Information and Technoculture program (including modules in Media and the Public Interest) who will be studying in a country other than Canada for a time of no less than one term. Students must have a minimum of 75% academic average. Available to students in Faculty of Information and Media Studies – Media, Information, and Technoculture program.

Amount: $3,500

External Awards

This is a short list of some awards students may wish to explore. However we encourage students to complete their own search of awards available outside of Western.