Financial aid

Indigenous students can apply for financial support in the form of scholarships (based on academic achievement) and bursaries (based on financial need).

For more information about financial supports, contact the or the .

Scholarships & awards

Student Awards and Financial Aid maintains a list of Awards for Indigenous students. The application deadlines vary, but generally fall in the summer for the following academic year.

LE,NOṈET bursaries

LE,NOṈET bursaries are awarded annually to qualifying students. These bursaries are issued in the form of top-up funding and do not displace any existing funding for Indigenous students. They do not substitute for funding you may have already received or qualify for through participation in other LE,NOṈET programs.

Bursary Terms
Bursaries, up to a maximum value of $2,000 per year (September-August), will be awarded to graduate Indigenous students who demonstrate financial need.

Applicants may receive funding more than once annually but must reapply each time and be assessed based on their financial and academic status at the time of application. Applicants may only be awarded a maximum of $2,000 per year (September–August).

As bursary funds are limited, there is no guarantee that all eligible applicants will receive assistance.

LE,NOṈET undergraduate bursaries

LE,NOṈET bursaries are intended to supplement existing financial resources for Indigenous (First Nations Status/non-Status, Inuit and Métis) students currently enrolled for the Fall and Winter in full time graduate studies at the University of Victoria. Download the current application for undergraduate bursaries here (click on link). 

The Fall/Winter Semester 2019 deadline for LE,NOṈET undergraduate bursaries is Thursday, October 31 at 4 p.m. 

LE,NOṈET graduate bursaries

LE,NONET graduate bursaries are intended to supplement existing financial resources for Indigenous (First Nations Status/non-Status, Inuit and Metis) students enrolled in full time graduate studies at the University of Victoria who demonstrate financial need. Download the current application for graduate bursaries here (click on link). 

The Fall/Winter Semester 2019 deadline for LE,NOṈET graduate bursaries is Thursday, October 31 at 4 p.m. 

Emergency funding

Emergency funds are intended to support Indigenous students by offering financial assistance in the event of an unforeseen emergency or circumstance while attending UVic. Any Indigenous (First Nations status or non-status, Métis or Inuit) student currently enrolled in a full-time or part-time credit program is eligible to apply.