Application-based entrance scholarships

Application-based scholarship and awards

To be considered for the following scholarships and awards please apply as per the instructions indicated in the descriptions. These scholarships require students to submit an online application as well as supporting documentation.

Deadlines vary, please review the information for each award carefully.

Aga Khan Academy Scholarship

A scholarship of $90,000, payable at $22,500 per year over four years, is awarded to an academically outstanding international student entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Victoria directly from an Aga Khan Academy. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence, community service, and school involvement and leadership. The financial need of the applicant will also be considered.

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50 or higher on the best 12 units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student's full time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point falls below 7.50 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship. Students registered in a co-op or work experience or work term will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more graded units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50 or higher in the two terms. Any student who takes neither a co-op or work experience work term nor academic units for one or more terms may forfeit their scholarship.

To be considered you must:

  • Be admitted to the University of Victoria
  • Be entering your first undergraduate degree program
  • Have an excellent academic record ("A" average, or minimum of 32 IB points)
  • Be an international student on a study permit status
  • Meet UVic's academic and English proficiency requirements. See English Language Proficiency requirements
  • Submit an online application via your UVic Online tools and have all required documentation, including your nominator's documentation sent to entrance@uvic.ca between January 01 and March 15.

Please note, students must be nominated by a school guidance counsellor, principal or department head at an Aga Khan Academy. The nominator must be able to comment on the student's academic performance, future goals, leadership qualities and their potential for success at the University of Victoria. The nominator MUST complete the required Form B and provide a reference letter and submit the information to entrance@uvic.ca by the end of the day on March 15.

 

Value:

  • One Scholarship of $90,000, payable at $22,500 per year over 4 years
  • Renewable up to 3 years or completion of first undergraduate degree

Deadline: March 15

*All required documentation must be received by Student Awards and Financial Aid by the required deadline.

To Apply

Complete the online Aga Khan Academy Application and send in all required documents by March 15.

How to access the online application:

  1. Have a NetLink ID
  2. Go to www.uvic.ca and sign onto your UVic Online tools using your NetLink ID
  3. If you are not yet admitted to UVic, but have submitted an admissions application, select "Applicant Services". If you have been admitted to UVic, select "Student Services"
  4. Select "View and apply for awards"
  5. Select the 2022-2023 study period and select the "Aga Khan Academy Scholarship Application"
  6. Complete the online application
  7. Send in the required Student Supporting Documentation: Awards and recognition statement, activities statement, essay question (500 words), community reference letter, budget sheet.
  8. Have your Nominator send in the required Nominator Documentation: Form B, reference letter

Student Supporting Documentation

  • Awards and recognition statement: Submit a list of awards and recognitions you have received including scholarships and prizes received in the last three years. Please include the date that each award was received as well as the granting institution or organization.
  • Activities Statement: Submit a list of your extra-curricular and volunteer activities in the last three years. Please list them in order of significance, and include the start and end dates as well as the number of hours a week/month of involvement.
  • Essay Question (500 word maximum): Describe a recent challenge and how you responded to it. Explain what you learned, and how this experience will help you transition to student life at the University of Victoria.
  • Community reference letter: This letter of reference would be written by someone other than a family member or close friend who is familiar with your various roles in the community. *Please have your reference comment on your future goals, leadership qualities, adaptability, initiative and your potential for success at the University of Victoria. The reference should include their name, contact information including email, as well as the period of time they have known you and in what capacity. The letter must be signed and sent to entrance@uvic.ca by the end of the day on March 15, and include Aga Khan Academy Scholarship in the subject line.
  • Financial Need Assessment: The University of Victoria international scholarship supports those students who would otherwise be unable to attend the University of Victoria because of financial reasons. Please complete the Budget Sheet if you wish to be considered for the Aga Khan Academy Scholarship.

Required Nominator Information Documentation

Nominators are one of the following:

  • School Guidance Counsellor
  • Principal
  • Department Head

The nominator MUST:

  • Complete Form B: Nominator Information (click on the link to download and complete the form) and,
  • Submit a reference letter commenting on the student's academic performance, future goals, leadership qualities, adaptability and initiative. Please also explain how the student demonstrates the academic preparedness and emotional maturity necessary to ensure their success at the University of Victoria.

Both Form B and the nominator reference letter must be sent to entrance@uvic.ca by March 15.

East China Normal University Scholarship

The East China Normal University Scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding international undergraduate student entering the University of Victoria from the No. 2 Secondary School attached to the East China Normal University. 

Who is eligible?

Application open to students who:

  • Are entering UVic  on an international student study permit and will be entering year one of an undergraduate degree program
  • Have an excellent academic record ("A" average or a minimum of 32 IB points)
  • Meet UVic's academic and English proficiency requirements. See English Language Proficiency requirements
  • Are nominated by the No. 2 Secondary School

Value

The East China Normal University Scholarship is valued at $20,000. The recipient will receive annual payments of $5,000, payable in two installments in the academic year.

Renewal criteria

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50 or higher on the best 12 academic units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student's full-time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period.

A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Note: any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/workterm, nor academic units for one or more terms may forfeit their scholarship.

How do I apply?

Complete the online East China Normal University Scholarship Application and send in all required documents by February 28.

For more information on how to apply, visit the How to apply.

Loran Award

The Loran Scholars Foundation identifies and supports exceptional young Canadians who demonstrated character, service and leadership. Each Loran Scholar has shown a sustained commitment to service in the community, has taken the initiative to create positive changes and is interested in working for a better world.

Who is eligible?

For students outside of Quebec

  • Be in their final year of full-time studies in high school
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 01 of the following year

For CEGEP students in Quebec

  • Be in their final year of full-time studies in high school
  • Present an R score equal to or higher than 29
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 01 of the following year

Value

Loran Awards are valued up to $100,000 over four years, including a $10,000 annual stipend and matching tuition waiver, access to funding and summer work experiences in three different sectors, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and one-on-one mentorship.

How do I apply?

For more information on the application process, please visit the Loran Award website.

Schulich Leader Scholarships

The Schulich Leader Scholarship recognizes high school students who have excellence in academics, community leadership, or financial need. Students must plan to receive their undergraduate degree in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas.


The Schulich Leader Scholarships are offered by Seymour Schulich and the UJA (United Jewish Appeal) Federation of Greater Toronto to support and encourage young people to embrace science technology in their future careers.

Who is eligible?

Nominees must:

  • Graduate high school or CÉGEP in the current academic year
  • Be nominated by your high school, secondary school, or CÉGEP
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Possess at least two of the three attributes: outstanding community, business, or entrepreneurial leadership, academic excellence, or financial aid

How do I apply?

High school, secondary school, or CÉGEP students must be nominated by their school. High schools may nominate one student per year; CÉGEP's may nominate two students.

Please visit the Schulich Leader Scholarships website for information on the application process and deadline.

Value

  • $120,000 payable at $30,000 per year over four years for a student entering an Engineering program
  • $100,000 payable at $25,000 per year over four years for a student entering a Science, Technology, or Mathematics program

Renewable criteria:

The Schulich Leader Scholarships are renewable for an additional three years, or until a first undergraduate degree is obtained, whichever is the shorter period. To remain eligible, Schulich Leaders must:

  • Maintain full-time registration in their STEM program
  • Pass the academic year by the university's standards