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Scholarships and awards for international students

Global Leadership Award (Application-based)

If you are an international secondary school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit, and are currently studying outside of Canada, you can apply for the university's Global Leadership Award (GLA).

The GLA scholarship is one of the university's most prestigious entrance awards. Valued at $72,000 ($18,000 a year for four years), the GLA recognizes international secondary school applicants with strong academic and leadership abilities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the GLA.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now closed.

Awards of recognition

These awards recognize academic accomplishments for recent Canadian secondary school graduates. If you are an international student who studied at an on-shore secondary school in Canada, you may be eligible to receive an award. The following amounts are automatically awarded in your first year based on your best six 4U/4M courses (or equivalent).

  • $4,000 - 95 per cent or higher
  • $3,000 - 90 to 94.9 per cent
  • $2,000 - 85 to 89.9 per cent

In-course scholarships

We want to recognize your academic achievements during your undergraduate studies. If you have achieved a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during the previous year and you are returning to full-time study, you will be automatically awarded a scholarship and notified through your UOITnet email.

  • $2,000 - GPA of 4.0 or higher
  • $1,500 - 3.7 - 3.99 GPA

These scholarships may be increased through the generous contributions from our donors to $3,000 and $4,000.

Please note: In-course scholarship is available for up to three years of first undergraduate degree only and if currently receiving a renewable award of recognition, not eligible for an in-course scholarship.

Note: All scholarships and awards are subject to the following conditions:

  • Values are subject to change without notice.
  • Awards of recognition are available to students attending the university from secondary school within 18 months of graduation.
  • Students must not have previously attended a post-secondary institution.
  • Students may not hold more than one scholarship simultaneously.
  • Summer school courses taken immediately prior to the start of the September term and any upgrading marks will not be included in grade calculations for awards.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum 80 per cent course load (per term).
  • Students must have been enrolled in an 80 per cent course load during the previous fall and winter terms for in-course scholarship consideration.
  • The university reserves the right to determine acceptable academic credentials, grades and prerequisite courses to be used for admissions and awards.
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