Western International Admission Scholarships

The Western International Admission Scholarships are awarded to students with an exceptional academic record who has the potential to make outstanding contributions both in the classroom and beyond.

The Western International Admission Scholarship is a four-year award. Students selected for these scholarships will receive $10,000 CAD in the first year and the funds will be directly applied against the tuition bill. An additional $5,000 CAD will be applied against the tuition bill annually in the second, third, and fourth years of study.

Important Conditions and Information

Scholarship Consideration and Eligibility

  • Consideration for the Western International Admission Scholarships is guaranteed if you have submitted your admission application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) along with all of your supporting documents by March 15th.

  • Eligibility will be based in part on the admission offer average calculated by Western’s Admissions Office. Western will determine averages for applicants who are not studying in a Canadian secondary school curriculum based on: curriculum, grading practices, and grading scale interpretation.

  • Preference will be given to students from underrepresented regions.

  • You must be studying on a Canadian study permit and paying international student tuition and fees.  Any changes to your status in Canada that qualify you for domestic fees (i.e., Who Pays Canadian Tuition Fees?) after receiving a scholarship offer may render you ineligible for the initial and any continuing payments.

  • You must be applying for admission directly from secondary school to a first-year undergraduate program to be eligible. Generally, students who have attended a post-secondary institution, or students who attended a post-secondary institution and then returned to secondary school, are not eligible. Please direct any questions regarding scholarship eligibility for your specific situation to the International Undergraduate Recruitment team at international@uwo.ca.

To retain the scholarship offer in the first year, you must:

  • You must meet the admission conditions as specified in your offer package.

  • Register to an undergraduate degree program at the main campus and take a full course load (5.0 courses) during the Fall/Winter academic year (September to April). 

  • Students who reduce their course registration to 3.5 course load will be able to retain the scholarship in their first year.  However, the scholarship will not be eligible for renewal the following year.  Please see the notes below for the scholarship renewal conditions.   

  • If you enroll or reduce your course load to part-time (less than 3.5 course load) or withdraw from the academic year, you will not be eligible to keep your international scholarship.  

  • International Admission Scholarships cannot be deferred.

To renew the scholarship offer in the upper year, you must: 

  • Maintain an 80% average on a full course load (5.0 course load) during the previous Fall/Winter academic year (September to April). 

  • Remain registered in an undergraduate program at the main campus and maintain a full course load (5.0 courses). 

  • Take the full complement of the prescribed courses of the academic program (both principal and elective courses) within the academic year (September to April). 

  • Letter of permission courses taken during the academic year will not count toward the course load. 

When will you be notified?

If you are eligible to receive one of these scholarships, you will receive a notification email, prior to your admission response deadline, to the email address provided on your OUAC application. The scholarship will be applied against your first-year tuition.

Can the scholarships be combined with other admission scholarships?