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UW International Experience Award

Award type: 
Financial need awards/bursaries, International experience awards
Award description: 

Several awards, valued at up to $2,500 each, are available annually to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who participate in an international experience, including a minimally-paid or volunteer international co-op work placement, a volunteer placement, an academic exchange or a study term related to academic requirements. Students in any Faculty, in satisfactory academic standing, who are planning to participate in an international experience are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students with financial need who will be travelling to an unfamiliar country where they will experience a different culture in a new learning environment. Award selection will take place once per term. Students should apply as soon as they are able to confirm the details of their intended experience by one of the following deadlines: July 15, November 15, or March 15.

Value description: 

Award value varies from $1,000 to $2,500 depending on the length of the experience.

Eligibility & selection criteria: 

The international experience must normally be for a minimum of 8 weeks, however experiences lasting at least 4 weeks may be considered and awarded a reduced value.

Masters, Doctoral
Open to any program
Canadian/Permanent resident
Selection process: 
Application required
Winter, Spring, Fall
Application details:
  • International Graduate Experience Award application:
    • In the term prior to your travel, complete the International Graduate Experience Award application
    • Attach required documentation (as per the application form)
    • Submit your complete application package to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) by the appropriate term deadline below
Additional instructions: 

For deadlines and information including eligibility, review the Graduate Student International Experience Award application web page. 

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