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
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.
    • Access the application on our Forms page.
    • Attach required documentation (refer to application form).
    • Only submit one general form to be considered for the majority of available international experience awards, unless a specific form or process is indicated.
    • Apply prior to your departure term, by above term deadline.
Application deadline: 
March 15, July 15, November 15
Additional instructions: 

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

Contact detail: 

Please contact the Undergraduate Awards Assistant if you have questions about this award.

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