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

The Aga Khan Academy Scholarship is awarded to an academically outstanding international student entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Victoria directly from an Aga Khan Academy. 

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 their school guidance counsellor, principal, or departmental head at an Aga Khan Academy

Value

The Aga Khan Academy scholarship is valued at $90,000. The recipient will receive annual payments of $22,500,  over a period of four years, provided the renewal criteria is met. 

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 Aga Khan Academy Application and send in all required documents by February 28.

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

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.

HighTech U Award

Value: $1,000 | Number: Varies

Awards of $1,000 each are given to students entering their first year at the University of Victoria who participated in the 2018 HighTechU Pilot Project Academy and successfully completed the HighTechU Summer Internship.

NOTE: This award does NOT require an application. Students will be nominated by the HighTech company that they completed their summer internship with.

Loran Scholars Foundation Scholarship

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 or 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 or the following year

Value

Loran Awards are valued up to $100,000 over four years, including a $9,000 annual stipend and matching tuition waiver, access to funding and internships through a summer program, invitations to annual gatherings and forums, and one-on-one mentorship.

How do I apply?

Students may submit an application that is sponsored by their school. Each school in Canada is encouraged to sponsor up to three students for the award. Each CEGEP may sponsor up too eight students.

For more information on the application process, please visit the Loran Scholars Foundation 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

  • $100,000 payable at $25,000 per year over four years for a student entering an Engineering program
  • $80,000 payable at $20,000 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 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