University of Waterloo International Experience Awards

Award type: 
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 applicable term deadlines.

Value description: 

up to $2,500 each; approximately 100 awards available annually

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • participating 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
  • satisfactory academic standing
  • preference given to students with financial need
  • 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
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
Contact:
  • Student Awards & Financial Aid
    • Hannah Ellingham, Undergraduate Awards Co-ordinator
    • hcellingham@uwaterloo.ca
    • The Centre, Needles Hall

Anticipated Aid for your Promissory Note

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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