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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. 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.
$4,000/year 95% to 100% grade range renewable over 4 years
$2,500/year 90% to 94.99% grade range renewable over 4 years
$1,000 first year only 85% to 89.99% grade range for first year only
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.
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.
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.
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.
Athletic Financial Award $4000 - $4500
Athletic Financial Award $2500 - $3500
Athletic Financial Award $1000 - $2000
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:
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.
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.
Applying to a program can be a confusing process, we made this page to help you along the way. If at any point you need help feel free to reach out to us through ask.UWindsor.