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Looking to finance your work abroad adventure? There are scholarships, grants, financial aid and other funding opportunities that may be able to assist you.

Financial opportunities

The University of Waterloo offers a variety of awards, scholarships and bursaries that may apply to working abroad. Learn about International Experience Awards, the President’s International Experience Award and other funding opportunities on the Student Awards and Financial Aid website. Universities Canada also offers several international scholarships to Canadian university students. You may also wish to explore other notable scholarship programs and opportunities, including:

Funded jobs

In WaterlooWorks, you can find work abroad opportunities that have funding set up as part of an award program. Before you apply, review the job description carefully to determine if you are eligible. Some of the funded programs include:

  • Powering Change: Through the University's Powering Change program, Waterloo students can apply to earmarked international work-integrated learning experiences and receive monetary awards to help overcome barriers to participation that they may face.
  • Change makers in co-opChange makers in co-op is a program that supports valuable, in-person co-op work experiences at non-profit organizations abroad. Funded by the Steele Family Foundation, each successful co-op student receives $10,000 CAD through the program.

Please note: Some jobs may be set up with multiple funding programs. However, these funding programs may not be combined. Students employed in a funded job will only be eligible for one award per year.

Need help?

For more information on funding your work term abroad, please connect with your advisor.