Financial Aid and Awards
The University of Manitoba issues more than $17 million to students each year in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Find out how you can access funding so you can focus on your studies.
First year students receiving entrance scholarships each year
Value of awards given out by UM each year
Number of awards you can find in the UM awards database
Value of bursaries given out by UM each year
UM Strike Relief Fund
UM Strike Relief Fund - some students may be experiencing unexpected financial hardship. For this reason, funding has been allocated to support a Strike Relief Fund. This funding is exclusively for students experiencing financial hardships due to the strike.
All applications for the UM Strike Fund, received by 9:00 AM on December 13th, are now reviewed. If you do not receive an award notification by December 16th, your funding application was not approved.
Applications received after December 13th will be reviewed in early January.
Award funding for successful student applicants will be automatically paid out by the University's e-transfer process. If you do not have a valid Canadian bank account, your award will be applied to your winter 2022 tuition fees. Please note: Your award, if eligible, will appear on your student fee account for information purposes only. Please do not submit a refund request for the Strike Relief Fund payment. Your bank account information is NOT required for this process. You will receive an email with e-transfer instructions to your UM email account.
Some examples of requests for support that are a direct result of the strike could include:
· Additional housing costs due to the extension of the fall term
· Additional housing costs due to a roommate leaving, resulting in a student having to pay extra rent
· Loss of wages
· Additional food costs over the holiday break due to the extension of the fall term
· Unexpected childcare expenses due to the extension of the fall term
· Unexpected flight arrangements/changes
• Must be registered in the 2021/22 academic year – in a full or part-time capacity over both terms;
• As a continuing student, must have a minimum DGPA of 2.0;
• As a new student, must have met the minimum admission criteria for admission;
• Must have paid all fall 2021 tuition fees in full;
• Must not have any outstanding debts owing to the university (i.e., emergency loans, parking fines, library fines, etc);
• Must demonstrate that their current financial distress is a direct result of the strike.
Students will be required to submit an online application form, which will be reviewed to determine whether or not they meet the eligibility criteria for the funds. The program is available to undergraduate and graduate students; valued at $1,000 for full-time studies and $500 for part-time studies.
The application form will be available on Friday, December 3rd in the Aurora Student Portal, and will close once funds are depleted.
Many award opportunities are available to UM students based on academic achievement and financial need. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are applying for scholarships and awards:
- Scholarships are normally offered to full-time students based on academic achievement and course load.
- Students who receive an entrance scholarship are required to enrol in at least 24 credit hours at the University of Manitoba in the current year in order to qualify for funding.
- In most cases, students must register for and complete at least 80 percent of a full course in the current academic year to be eligible for scholarships.
- Some course load exceptions apply and are specified in the terms of the scholarship by the donor or a representative of the donor.
- Graduate students do not have to adhere to credit hour minimums provided they are registered as full-time students over the fall and winter terms with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
- Students may apply for bursaries based on financial need. Bursary applications are available through Aurora in mid-August and due Oct. 1.
By submitting your application for admission to the University by March 1, you will automatically be considered for entrance scholarships. Others require a separate application. Eligibility criteria and application requirements vary by award, so please be sure to read the details of each award carefully before applying.
Consent, communication and confidentiality
The University of Manitoba will only use your UM email account for official communications, including messages from your professors, department, advisors and administrative offices. If you are an incoming student, you will be provided with information on how to claim your UM email account.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of access to information and the protection of privacy outlined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you would like to authorize another individual to access your student award information, you must complete a Release of Applicant’s Undergraduate/Graduate Information form (PDF). Parents of first year students will be unable to access information of any dependent student's account until the consent form is completed.