David Johnston International Experience Awards

Award type: 
International experience awards
Award description: 

Several awards are provided annually to full-time undergraduate and graduate students in any Faculty who wish to 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. Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement and the location and duration of the international experience. Students in any Faculty, in good academic standing (normally a minimum 70% average at the undergraduate level; normally a minimum 75% average at the graduate level), who are planning to participate in an international experience are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students who will be travelling to an unfamiliar country where they will experience a different culture in a new learning environment.  These awards were established through the generous support of donors in honour of former Waterloo President David Johnston as a lasting tribute to his 11-year service to this university and in recognition of his passion for international opportunities for students.

Value description: 

up to $2,500 to $5,000

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • full-time undergraduate and graduate students in any Faculty who wish to 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
  • selection  based on combination of academic achievement and the location, duration, and type of the international experience
  • preference given to students travelling to an unfamiliar country where they will experience a different culture in a new learning environment
Level: 
Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four
Program:
Open to any program
Citizenship: 
Canadian citizen/Permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Term: 
Winter, Spring, Fall
Application details:
  • Complete the general International Experience Award Application form.

    All University-sanctioned international travel is suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. As a result, the international experience award program is suspended during this time.

Application deadline: 
March 15, July 15, November 15
Additional instructions: 

Graduate students should consult with the Graduate Studies Office for application details.

Contact:
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • Hannah Ellingham, Undergraduate Awards Co-ordinator
    • hcellingham@uwaterloo.ca
    • The Centre, Needles Hall

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OSAP, award and scholarship amounts will be posted as Anticipated Aid on your Quest account each term. Fall 2020 full-time OSAP funding will be added as anticipated aid on Quest accounts starting August 5 and will continue to be updated throughout the Promissory Note period.

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