Canada’s universities are renowned for promoting a global outlook by recruiting international students and staff and encouraging international collaborations. In fact, the country is one of the safest study destinations for foreign learners. In this quick article, Scholarships for Africans shall feature the University of Manitoba, an up-and-coming international education hub in Canada.
The University of Manitoba (UM) is a premier location for people looking to study in Canada, with its quality education and flexible scholarships for international undergraduate students.
Through innovative teaching and research excellence, the University of Manitoba has been pushing discovery and inspiring minds since 1877. UM has a robust and engaged community of students, teachers, staff, alumni, benefactors, and community partners, and is proudly located in the center of Canada. Our effect is global, with more than 148,000 alumni residing in 140 countries.
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About the University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba was the first university in western Canada. It is the region’s largest and only research-intensive university, founded 140 years ago and located in the heart of the country, offering over 100 degrees, diplomas, and certificates – more than 60 at the undergraduate level, including professional disciplines such as medicine, law, and engineering.
Nearly 30,000 students, 8,700 faculty and staff, and 190,000 alumni make up the vibrant university community. Almost a quarter of the University of Manitoba’s current students are foreign, hailing from more than 104 countries.
Infectious Diseases, Canadian History, Materials Science, Civil Infrastructure, Population and Community Health, Sustainable Agriculture, and Northern Research are just a few of the topics where the institution’s award-winning researchers and students undertake study. The university’s researchers are cooperating beyond traditional academic boundaries more than ever before, sharing their skills, experience, and passion for discovery.
The University of Manitoba is a government-funded, coeducational, nondenominational university. In addition, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada are both members of the university.
Available International Scholarships
International Undergraduate Student Entrance Scholarships
The International Undergraduate Student Entrance Scholarship was created to recognize academic distinction among international students graduating from international high schools and enrolling at the University of Manitoba for undergraduate study.
Scholarships will be offered to students who:
- are international students (i.e. in Canada on valid study permits) who have applied for admission to any Faculty or School at the University of Manitoba by the deadline date of March 1;
- are paying the international student tuition fee rates;
- have achieved a minimum high school average of 85% based on the best five senior level academic courses from UM’s approved General Entrance Scholarship list.
The value of each award is set each year in tiers based on high school grade averages. As an example, for the year 2020-2021 the award values were as follows:
- Averages greater than or equal to 95% – $3,000
- Averages greater than or equal to 90% – $2,000
- Averages greater than or equal to 85% – $1,000
International Undergraduate Student Scholarships
The International Undergraduate Student Scholarship was established to reward excellence in scholastic achievement by international students at The University of Manitoba.
Scholarships are offered to international students who:
- are in Canada on valid study permits;
- who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in any Faculty or School at the University of Manitoba;
- show exceptional academic achievement on courses completed in the last regular academic session (minimum sessional grade point average of 3.5);
- are continuing in the next consecutive year of full-time undergraduate study in their program during the Fall/Winter academic session.
Those meeting the above criteria will be ranked by sessional grade point average and scholarships will be offered until all available funds are exhausted or the grade point standard is reached. Eligible recipients will be notified by the end of July each year.
International Student Bursaries
You must apply for the University of Manitoba General Bursary through Aurora in addition to any individual applications that may be necessary for special awards to be considered for bursaries at the University of Manitoba.
Via early August, general bursary applications for the Fall and Winter Terms will be available in the Aurora Student Portal. This application must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Awards office by October 1st, along with all supporting documentation. The general bursary program is not open to international students in their first year of post-secondary study in Canada.
How to Apply for Study in Canada
For further information, please visit the official scholarship website. You may also contact the University of Manitoba through the details provided below:
Financial Aid and Awards
Room 422 University Centre
65 Chancellor’s Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
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