Financial aid

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.

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 .

LE,NOṈET Bursaries

LE,NOṈET bursaries are intended to supplement existing financial resources for Indigenous (First Nations Status/non-Status, Inuit and Métis) students currently enrolled in full time graduate or undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria. 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

Graduate Bursaries, up to a maximum value of $2,000 per year (September-August), will be awarded to Indigenous graduate students enrolled in full time studies 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, and total bursary awards cannot exceed $2,000 per year.

Undergraduate Bursaries, up to a maximum value of $3,000 per year (September-August), will be awarded to Indigenous undergraduate students enrolled in full time studies 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, and total bursary awards cannot exceed $3,000 per year.

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

Applications

There are two application deadlines per year, in October (for Fall and Winter terms) and May (for Summer session). Information about applications, including deadlines, will be announced in September via our mailing list (link to registration page) and social media.

Current application information can be found here.

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. Please contact the for more information.