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International Scholarships

International students considered for the following awards must have a temporary resident visa as a member of the student class under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada on the first day of classes.

Entrance Scholarships

All students who are required to pay the international differential fee including university transfers, second degree students, college diploma and college transfer students are eligible for the Entrance Scholarship.

Under no circumstances will international scholarships be deferred. Students must accept the terms and conditions of admission and scholarship awarded for the year the offer was made.

US residents are not eligible for the scholarship.

The Chancellor’s Award is a scholarship valued at $5,000 annually for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (30 credits over two consecutive terms of study). Students must complete all their qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to commencing studies in any program of study at Algoma University.

Student must achieve a minimum A+ average (or country equivalent) on their previous academic record.

The following language requirements must be met upon admission:

  • TOEFL – 560 (83 internet based)
  • MELAB – 90 per cent
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • PTE – 65
  • ESL Level 4 – 80 per cent

International students studying in an Ontario secondary school and meeting the OSSD requirements must achieve 90 – 100 per cent on their top 6 grade 12 U/M courses presented for admission.

This award is renewable for up to three additional years. Candidates must maintain an average of 80 per cent each year on previous fall/winter courses with no failures. Students must enrol in and maintain 24 credits over two consecutive fall/winter terms of study. In the event the student fails to meet the criteria in any given year, the scholarship will not be awarded and the student will no longer be eligible for renewal in any subsequent years. Recipients of the international scholarship transitioning to permanent residency will continue to be eligible for the balance of their renewable scholarship for a total of four years. Transitioning does not infringe upon the funding of the scholarship award.

Transfer students entering Algoma U during the winter term of any academic year will be eligible for one-half of the award (minimum 15 credits).

The President’s Award is an entrance scholarship valued at $2,500 for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (24-30 credits over two consecutive terms of study). Registrations in course loads less than 30 credits but greater than or equal to 24 credits will be prorated. Students must complete all their qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to commencing studies in any program of study at Algoma University.

The Dean’s Award is an entrance scholarship valued at $1,000 for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (24-30 credits over two consecutive terms of study). Registrations in course loads less than 30 credits but greater than or equal to 24 credits will be prorated. Students must complete all their qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to commencing studies in any program of study at Algoma University.

The Award of Excellence is an entrance scholarship valued at $500 for international students entering their first year of study at Algoma University. To qualify, candidates must be studying on a full-time basis (24-30 credits over two consecutive terms of study). Registrations in course loads less than 30 credits but greater than or equal to 24 credits will be prorated. Students must complete all their qualifying requirements in the academic year prior to commencing studies in any program of study at Algoma University.

Continuing Scholarships

OSSTF – District 35 AUSS International Scholarship

The Algoma University Staff Association provides one award to the international student enrolled in full-time studies at Algoma University with the highest average overall. No application is required. This award is non-renewable.