The University of Waterloo Entrance Bursary application is available to students entering their first year in the fall. You can find a link in your Quest account from February 15 to April 15.
To be considered:
- You are an Ontario resident (as defined by OSAP)
- You have applied as a full-time student
- The upcoming fall term will be your first term of post-secondary studies
- You will apply for the bursary by April 15
- You will apply for OSAP before June 15 for the upcoming fall term
- Your parents combined income is less than $80,000
How to apply
Remember that the application is only available until April 15.
- Once you've applied to Waterloo, log in to Quest.
- In the mobile version, select the Entrance Bursary tile. On a desktop, you'll find the the Entrance Bursary under Finances.
- Complete the quick eligibility check.
- Fill in all fields on the application. (You'll need to have your parents' or spouse's income and tax information for last year available.) Tip: You can only apply once, so be sure to enter all information correctly!
- Click ‘Agree’ to submit your application.
- You will be notified in mid-May if you qualified for a bursary.
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Eligibility conditions for recipients
All entrance bursary offers are conditional pending a detailed verification of the information provided on your entrance bursary application in conjunction with your OSAP application.
- It's essential that you apply for OSAP by June 15. Your OSAP application must be applicable to your attendance at the University of Waterloo.
- You do not need to report this bursary on your OSAP application; the University will report this directly to OSAP on your behalf.
- All information about your income and assets and your parents’ income will be verified using your OSAP application. You can apply for OSAP online on the OSAP website.
- If any information about your income and assets and/or your parents’ income was inaccurately reported on your entrance bursary application, the entrance bursary may be adjusted accordingly.
- If you receive additional scholarships and awards, this may impact the value of the entrance bursary.
- The entrance bursary is conditional upon full-time enrolment in degree studies, and may be adjusted due to changes to program or plan, course load, or withdrawal from studies.
- Entrance bursaries are paid in two equal instalments – the first in the Fall term and the second in either the Winter or Spring term, depending on your enrolment.