Awards, Bursaries and Financial Aid - UWindsor

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Financial Matters

Looking for scholarships and bursaries? We have a variety of entrance scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for - so don’t delay! To apply for scholarships, be sure to fill out your UWinAward profile before April 30. After filling out your profile, we will assess which scholarships you may become eligible for.

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A few of the many scholarships available

  • Addolorata De Luca Leadership Scholarship
  • Wawiiahtanan Ziibii Entrance Scholarship
  • International Baccalaureate Advanced Placement Scholarship
  • Skills Competition Scholarships
  • Specialist High Skills Major Scholarship
  • Geoffrey H. Wood Native Bursary (Indigenous Students)
  • Indigenous Postsecondary Education and Training Bursary
  • Joan Mitchell Diversity & Accessibility Award
  • MEDA Limited Carole Lawn Scholarship
  • Dr. Ibrahim Erfani Undergraduate
  • Scholarship in Engineering
  • Salvagio Vonatti Rainbow Scholarship (LGTBQ+)
  • Cecil Houston Diaspora Scholarship (Students of Black African Descent)
  • Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family
  • Foundation Award (Students of Black African Descent)
  • University of Windsor Women in Engineering Scholarship
  • President’s Women in Science Scholarship
  • Women in Computer Science Scholarship

Entrance Scholarships by Application

Our entrance awards recognize a combination of academic excellence, financial need, and good citizenship. Most awards are open to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents/Protected Persons as well as international students. Complete your UWinAward Entrance Application Profile (available at the beginning of January) by April 30 to be considered. Submissions received prior to April 30 may receive early consideration. It’s possible the values associated with our application-based scholarships and bursaries will afford a student financial support that exceeds the minimum guaranteed level of financial support in Year 1.

UWinAward Entrance Application Profile before April 30
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Automatic open Entrance Scholarships

No matter what program you choose, you will be guaranteed a minimum level of institutional financial support in the form of scholarships and/or bursaries. Support is granted if you are entering directly from full-time secondary school studies, based on your application for admission and best six final and interim Grade 12 U/M level courses (or equivalent) available in May.

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President’s Level Support

95% to 100% grade range renewable over 4 years

Dean’s Level Support

90% to 94.99% grade range renewable over 4 years

Blue & Gold Level Support

$1,000 first year only
85% to 89.99% grade range for first year only

Additional Scholarships

Scholars Programs

Approximately 100 high-achieving first-year students are offered status as Outstanding Scholar Candidates. In first year, candidates receive $750 per semester in addition to their entrance awards. Candidates meet regularly with program advisors for mentoring. Outstanding Scholars are paid to do research in Years 2-4. Students in all honours majors are eligible.

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Scholarships for
Black Students

The University is committed to addressing anti-Black racism to ensure that all members of our campus community can study, work, teach, research, and create in a healthy, safe, and supportive environment. Currently we offer $50,000 annually in scholarships and bursaries to support Black students. Thanks to the support of generous donors and the University, we have reached our goal of $250,000 for the new Black Student Scholarship Initiative which will provide scholarships to entering and continuing students in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

Black Student Scholarship Initiative

Scholarships for
Indigenous Students

A wide range of financial aid opportunities for Indigenous students are available, both through the University of Windsor and external partners. We offer an entrance scholarship in the amount of of up to $20,000 ($5000 x 4 years) to support Canadian indigenous students who have demonstrated financial need and are entering year 1 of any first-entry, undergraduate program directly from secondary school.

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External Scholarships & Awards

Learn about hundreds of scholarship opportunities from across Canada and beyond.

External Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships

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Athletes coming directly from secondary school with an 80%+ average may receive up to $4,500 in athletic scholarships in addition to their entrance scholarships. Visit for more info.

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Lancer Gold

Athletic Financial Award
$4,000 - $4,500

Lancer Blue

Athletic Financial Award
$2,500 - $3,500

Lancer Shield

Athletic Financial Award
$1,000 - $2,000

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Government Sponsored Student Loans & Grants

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a financial aid program that can make it easier for students and families to go to university. The program offers support for school through two kinds of funding:

  • Grants: money you don’t have to pay back (conditions apply)
  • A student loan: money you need to repay after graduation

Funding is available for both full- and part-time postsecondary students, and is based on a number of factors, including your family income. Some students may get their tuition fully covered by OSAP.

For the loan portion, there are also programs to help you repay your student loan once you’re done school.

Both the Ontario and Canadian governments provide this money.

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Tuition & Residence Calculator

University is an important investment for your future. UWindsor offers affordable tuition and living costs for both domestic and international students. You can estimate your first-year costs (including residence and meal plans) using our tuition calculator.

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Tuition & Fees

Estimate by program for full-time domestic students:

Programs Tuition *

  • Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences $5,800
  • Aeronautics*** $29,500
  • Business $9,027
  • Computer Science $9,024
  • Education $6,820
  • Economics $5,972
  • Engineering $9,795
  • Human Kinetics $5,972
  • Science $5,972
  • Nursing $5,800
  • Social Work $5,972
  • Visual Arts and the Built Environment $7,800

Co-op Fees

The co-op fee is amortized over eight semesters and typically begins during the semester that you start preparing for your first co-op work term. $460 per semester based on 2023-2024, and subject to change.

Textbooks and Supplies

$1,500-$2,500* (vary by program)



Meal Plans

$2,825 - $3,200**

More about Res & Meal Plans

* Estimates based on 2023-2024 and are for two terms. Subject to change.

** Estimates based on 2023-2024 and is for one term. Subject to change.

*** Tuition+Program Fees | Estimates based on 2023-2024 and is for two terms. Subject to change.

Fees vary based on the program (Concurrent, Consecutive, Technological Studies)