International bursaries

Bursaries are awarded to international undergraduate and graduate students who experience financial crisis during their school year. Undergraduate applicants must maintain registration in a minimum of 4.5 units for credit in each term (3.0 units for students with a permanent disability) for which they have been awarded the bursary. Graduate recipients must maintain registration as a full-time student in each term for which they have been awarded the bursary. For continuing students, a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the previous academic session is required.

All applicants are advised to send an email to explaining their extenuating circumstances. If you are eligible to apply, an application will be sent via email.

Bursaries marked with an asterisk (*) are administered by the University of Victoria Foundation.


Nelson Family Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate international students from sub-Saharan Africa. Preference will be given to students in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Victoria Canada-China Friendship Association Bursary*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A number of awards, which may vary annually, are available to students from the People’s Republic of China. The students may be already attending graduate school at the University of Victoria or have been offered admission. The bursaries are for students attending on special authorization. These awards are intended to defray costs of special language courses required by students. They may also be used for other necessary courses or materials recommended for the students’ programs by their supervisory committee.

Women in Development*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A bursary is awarded to a female international graduate student at the University of Victoria. Preference will be given to students from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.