Admission Scholarship Program

Western’s Admission Scholarships are unlimited and automatically awarded upon admission to Western. No application is required to be considered for these scholarships.

In order to be eligible for an admission scholarship, a student must apply directly from secondary school to Western's main campus for full-time first-year studies. International students are eligible to be considered for the Western Admission Scholarships. Eligibility is based on successful completion of the secondary school diploma and on the student’s final admission average, including prerequisite courses, as calculated by Western for the program to which the student has confirmed acceptance. Western will determine averages for applicants who are not studying in a Canadian secondary curriculum based on: curriculum, grading practices, grading scale interpretation and performance of previous students from that curriculum while at Western. 

Official Western Admission Scholarship notification will be emailed to eligible students in late August and the value of the scholarship will be applied to the student’s tuition account by the end of September.

Note: If you are submitting an application for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and you anticipate receiving any scholarship, award or bursary funding from Western University, do not report it on your OSAP application as we will report it on your behalf. Students are still responsible for reporting any external funding received (i.e. not awarded by Western) on their OSAP application.

Western Admission Scholarships 
ScholarshipAverageValue
Continuing Admission Scholarship 95% + $10,000 ($2,500/yr for 4 years)
Western Scholarship of Excellence 90 – 94.9% $2,000 1 yr
Western Scholarship of Distinction 88 – 89.9% $1,000 1 yr

* The Don Wright Faculty of Music will select the Continuing Admission Scholarship recipients for the Music Program.
* Students in receipt of a National Scholarship or a Schulich Leader Scholarship are not eligible for a Western Admission Scholarship.

 

Other Entrance Scholarships and Awards

Entrance Scholarships & Awards for Domestic Students: In addition to the unlimited Western Admission Scholarships listed above, there are also faculty specific entrance scholarships and awards with varying values and criteria established by the University, alumni, private donors and corporations who wish to recognize the achievements of Western students. These entrance awards are offered to domestic students and have been combined with the Admission Scholarship Program. They are automatically awarded to students beginning full-time first year studies at Western’s main campus. If a student qualifies for one of these awards, they will be notified in the fall term. The award will be in addition to or replace the student’s existing Western Admission Scholarship, and be of either equal or greater value.

Entrance Scholarships for International Students: As is the case for domestic students, Western offers a group of entrance scholarships available only to international students who are beginning full-time, first-year studies at Western’s main campus. In order to be considered for our pool of entrance scholarships for international students, a complete admission application submitted through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), and all supporting documentation must be received by Western by March 15th. Recipient selection for these international student entrance scholarships will be made from the eligible candidates who have completed the admission application process by the March 15th deadline, so that scholarship recipients can be notified prior to arriving at Western. Please be aware that these international student entrance scholarships can be awarded in combination with a Western Admission Scholarship or may replace a Western Admission Scholarship.

Admission Scholarships - Conditions and Information

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Faculty of Arts & Humanities Entrance Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities offers two Faculty-specific entrance scholarships, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Entrance Scholarship of Excellence valued at $2,500 each, and the Dean's Entrance Scholarship valued at $3,500 each to full-time students entering the first year of an undergraduate  program in Arts and Humanities.   These Faculty-specific entrance scholarships are offered in addition to the Western Admission Scholarships listed above.  The scholarships are guaranteed to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.  For more details including eligiblity criteria please visit the Arts and Humanities website.

Transfer Students

Western offers six Transfer Student Admission Scholarships, which are awarded to students in the Fall. These scholarships are awarded to the six students transferring into Year II at Western from another post-secondary institution who have the best overall academic record.  There is no application required for this scholarship, as it is awarded automatically based on your final admission average.

National Scholarship Program

National Scholarships are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics. A special emphasis is placed on a candidate's commitment to community service through ongoing contributions to school and community life.