University Canada West (UCW) entrance awards, scholarships and grants are available to new students applying to a UCW undergraduate or graduate program. Students currently studying at UCW may be eligible to apply for continuing student Awards.

You can receive only one (1) award, scholarship, grant or continuing student award if eligible (limited exceptions apply, see below for details).

Please review policy documents 9009 – Awards for the complete details regarding UCW policies and procedures for awards.

Entrance Awards

University Canada West entrance awards are available to new students approved for admission to either undergraduate or graduate programs at UCW.

  • You can receive only ONE (1) entrance award (limited exceptions apply, see below for details).
    • If you are eligible for multiple automatically awarded awards, then you will receive the award with the highest value.
  • Students taking Online Programs are not eligible for these awards.
  • Applicants with conditional offers are not eligible to qualify for an award until they fulfill the conditions for full (i.e. unconditional) admission.
  • Award recipients are expected to act as ambassadors for UCW and participate in outreach and alumni engagement initiatives.
  • All awards are disbursed as tuition credit.
  • New Student Orientation (NSO), ENGL 080, and any repeat course attempts are not eligible courses for disbursal payments (even if taken within the disbursal period).

The following awards are bestowed automatically. That is, no award application is required as these awards will be granted at point of admission (if eligibility is met).

  1. Applicable Programs: Master of Business AdministrationBachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of ArtsMBA Foundation

    Eligibility: This grant is open to international applicants who are citizens from one of the following countries:

    Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Aruba Bahamas
    Barbados Belize Bolivia Brazil British Virgin Islands
    Caribbean
    Netherlands
    Cayman
    Islands
    Chile Colombia Costa Rica
    Cuba Curacao Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador
    El Salvador Falkland Islands French Guiana Grenada Guadeloupe
    Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Jamaica
    Martinique Mexico Montserrat Nicaragua Panama
    Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Saint Barthelemy Saint Kitts & Nevis
    Saint Lucia Saint Martin Saint Vincent & Grenadines Suriname Trinidad & Tobago
    United States of America Uruguay Venezuela

    Award Value:

    Program Amount
    Associate of Arts $8,400
    Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication $16,800
    Bachelor of Commerce $16,800
    Master of Business Administration $6,700
    MBA Foundation* $4,750

    Disbursal:

    • Disbursements will commence from the second term of enrolment (excluding any terms with preparatory courses*).
    • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

    *The award amount for MBAF is issued as the student takes MBAF 501, MBAF 502 and MBAF 504.

    Award End Date:

    This grant is valid until the end of 2023, with Fall 2023 being the last intake available for eligibility. Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by the admission deadlines.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of ArtsUniversity Access ProgramMBA Foundation

Eligibility: This award is open to international applicants who are citizens from one of the following countries:

Caribbean
Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Aruba Bahamas Barbados
British Virgin Islands Caribbean Netherlands Cayman Islands Cuba Curacao
Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Guadeloupe Guyana
Haiti Jamaica Martinique Montserrat Puerto Rico
St Barthelemy Saint Kitts & Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin Saint Vincent & Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
North America & Central America
Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras
Mexico Nicaragua Panama USA
South America
Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia
Ecuador Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname
Uruguay Venezuela Falkland Islands French Guiana South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands

Award Value

Total tuition for maximum of 15 required courses in MBA degree.

New Student Fees

2022 Fees
2023 Fees
2024 Fees
Number of courses 15 15 15
Cost per course* $1,716** $2,580** $2,709**
Estimated total tuition fees $25,740 $38,700 $40,635
Student saves $11,100 N/A N/A

Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900

*Students taking MRKT 621 will be charged an extra $150 fee to access Digital Marketing Institute modules and membership.

**Additional costs related to textbooks and materials for each course are not included in tuition.

Total tuition for maximum of 40 required courses in BA and BCom degrees.

New Student Fees

2022 Fees
2023 Fees
2024 Fees
Number of courses 40 40 40
Cost per course* $1,302* $1,920* $2,018*
Estimated total tuition fees $52,080 $76,800 $80,720
Student saves $21,000 N/A N/A

Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900

*Additional costs related to textbooks and materials for each course are not included in tuition.

Total tuition for maximum of 20 required courses in Associate of Arts degree.

New Student Fees

2022 Fees
2023 Fees
2024 Fees
Number of courses 20 20 20
Cost per course* $1,302* $1,920* $2,018*
Estimated total tuition fees $26,040 $38,400 $40,360
Student saves $10,500 N/A N/A

Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900

*Additional costs related to textbooks and materials for each course are not included in tuition.

Total tuition for maximum required courses in MBA Foundation program.

New Student Fees

2022 Fees
2023 Fees
2024 Fees
Number of courses 3 3 3
Estimated total tuition fees $4,915* $7,750* $8,135*
Student saves $2,460 N/A N/A

Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900

*Additional costs related to textbooks and materials for each course are not included in tuition.

New Student Fees

2022 Fees
2023 Fees
2024 Fees
Number of courses 1-3 1-3 1-3
Estimated total tuition fees $4,950* $5,455* $5,730*
Student saves $245 N/A N/A

Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900

*Additional costs related to textbooks and materials for each course are not included in tuition.

Disbursal: 

  • The award will be applied as a discount to all courses within the program plan.

Conditions:

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

Award End Date: 

This grant is valid until the end of 2022, with Fall 2022 being the last intake available for eligibility. Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by the admission deadlines.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This award is open to domestic applicants who are either active members, reservists, or veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)*.

*To confirm the individual’s status with the CAF, a copy of the National Defence Identification (NDI) Card, CFOne Card, or Veteran’s Service Card must be submitted with the initial application to be considered for this award.

Award Value: Recipients will receive a 30% lower tuition rate in recognition of their service to this country.

Disbursal: The award will be applied as a discount to all courses within the program plan.

Condition(s):

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrollment status.

Award End Date: This award currently has no official end date. This is subject to change. Please refer to this page for any updated information.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This grant is open to international applicants who are citizens from one of the following countries:

Azerbaijan Armenia Belarus Georgia
Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Moldova Russia
Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Ukraine

Award Value:

Program Amount
Associate of Arts $9,450
Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication $18,900
Bachelor of Commerce $18,900
Master of Business Administration $9,720

Disbursal: The award value will be applied as a tuition credit each term, from the second term of study. Disbursements will be pro-rated based on the number of courses in which the student is registered at UCW.

Condition(s): 

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrollment status.

Award End Date: Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by November 30, 2022.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This grant is open to international applicants who are citizens from one of the following countries:

Albania Andorra Austria Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus
Czechia Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece Hungary
Iceland Ireland Italy Kosovo
Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
Malta Monaco Montenegro Netherlands
North Macedonia Norway Poland Portugal
Romania San Marino Serbia Slovakia
Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland
United Kingdom

Award Value:

Program Amount
Associate of Arts $12,789
Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication $25,578
Bachelor of Commerce $25,578
Master of Business Administration $12,771

Disbursal:

  • Disbursements will commence from the second term of enrolment (excluding any terms with preparatory courses).
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

Condition(s):

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrollment status.

Award End Date: This award currently has no official end date. This is subject to change. Please refer to this page for any updated information.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This grant is open to international applicants who are citizens from Iran.

Program Amount
Associate of Arts $9,450
Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication $18,900
Bachelor of Commerce $18,900
Master of Business Administration $9,720

Disbursal:

  • Disbursements will commence from the second term of enrolment (excluding any terms with preparatory courses).
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

Condition(s):

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

Award End Date: Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by November 30, 2022.

Applicable Programs: Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

Eligibility: This award is open to both domestic applicants and international applicants who have a GPA of 2.33 (C+) or higher (after conversion) on their qualification used as their basis for admission.

Award Value:

Domestic $2,784
International $17,400

Disbursal:

  • Disbursements will commence from the final year of enrolment (i.e. the final 10 courses of your program).
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

Conditions:

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

Award End Date:
Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by November 30, 2022.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This award is open to both domestic applicants and international applicants who have excellent academic achievement on their qualification used as their basis for admission. Please see Award Value for the specific CGPA requirements.

Master of Business Administration
CGPA Domestic Students International Students
4.30 $1,200 $6,000
4.00 $800 $4,000
3.80 $400 $2,000
Bachelor of Commerce
CGPA Domestic Students International Students
4.30 $4,800 $12,000
4.00 $3,200 $8,000
3.80 $1,600 $4,000
Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication
CGPA Domestic Students International Students
4.30 $4,800 $12,000
4.00 $3,200 $8,000
3.80 $1,600 $4,000
Associate of Arts
CGPA Domestic Students International Students
4.30 $2,400 $6,000
4.00 $1,600 $4,000
3.80 $800 $2,000

Disbursal: 

  • Disbursements will commence from the second term of enrolment (excluding any terms with preparatory courses).
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

Condition(s): 

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrollment status.

Award End Date:

This award currently has no official end date. This is subject to change. Please refer to this page for any updated information.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This award is open to international applicants who have achieved a minimum overall score of 7.0 on an IELTS – Academic Report* and who are citizens from one of the following countries:

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola
Argentina Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain
Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Benin Bhutan
Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina Brazil Brunei Bulgaria
Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia
Comoros Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba
Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti
Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Estonia Eswatini Ethiopia Federated States of Micronesia
Finland France Gabon Georgia Germany
Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti
Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India
Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Italy
Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kiribati Kosovo
Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon
Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar
Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia
Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia
Nauru Nepal Netherlands Nicaragua Niger
North Korea North Macedonia Norway Oman Pakistan
Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru
Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Republic of the Congo
Romania Russia Rwanda Samoa San Marino
São Tomé & Príncipe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Slovakia
Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Korea South Sudan
Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Sweden
Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Thailand
Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Tuvalu Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uruguay
Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Yemen

*Reports must be submitted with the initial application (and valid for submission as proof of English-language proficiency) to be considered for this award. Reports must also state a minimum score of 6.5 on all bands. UCW may accept results from other standardized English-language proficiency tests that it recognizes as being of equivalent achievement.

Award Value:

Program Amount
Associate of Arts $2,000
Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication $8,000
Bachelor of Commerce $8,000
Master of Business Administration $4,000

Disbursal: 

  • Disbursements will commence from the second term of enrolment (excluding any terms with preparatory courses).
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

Condition(s): 

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrollment status.

Award End Date: Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by November 30, 2022.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This grant is open to international applicants who are citizens from one of the following countries:

Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Laos
Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Singapore
Thailand Timor Leste Vietnam

Award Value:

Program Amount
Associate of Arts $6,804
Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication $13,608
Bachelor of Commerce $13,608
Master of Business Administration $7,000

Disbursal:

  • Disbursements will commence from the second term of enrolment (excluding any terms with preparatory courses).
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

Condition(s):

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrollment status.

Award End Date:

Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by November 30, 2022.

Applicable Programs: MBABachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This grant is open to international applicants who are citizens from one of the following countries:

Mauritius Morocco Mongolia South Korea Turkey

Award Value:

Program Amount
Associate of Arts $5,000
Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication $5,000
Bachelor of Commerce $5,000
Master of Business Administration $5,000

Disbursal:

  • Disbursements will commence from the second term of enrolment (excluding any terms with preparatory courses).
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

Condition(s):

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

Award End Date:

Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by November 30, 2022.

Applicable Programs: University Access Program

UAP Grant is offered by special arrangement and is intended to provide tuition support for students in the University Access Program.

Eligibility: This grant is open to international applicants who are citizens from one of the following countries:

Argentina Azerbaijan Bolivia Brazil Cambodia
Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador
El Salvador Guatemala Guyana Honduras Hong Kong
Indonesia Jamaica Japan Kazakhstan Malaysia
Mexico Mongolia Myanmar Nicaragua Panama
Peru Philippines Russia South Korea Taiwan
Thailand Turkey Ukraine Uzbekistan Venezuela
Vietnam

Award Value:

2022 2023
Amount (per UAP course) $2,200 $2,460

Disbursal:

  • Disbursements will be applied as the student takes their UAP courses.
  • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all UAP courses within the student’s program plan.

Condition(s):

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

Award End Date:

This grant is valid until Spring 2023, which is the last term for all recipients to receive disbursement payments. Eligible applicants will need to submit their applications by the admission deadlines.

The following awards are reviewed and awarded through an application process (i.e. non-automatically). These awards may be limited, and eligibility does not guarantee approval.

  • The award application forms can be downloaded using the following links:
  • Award applications must be received a minimum 30-days before the applicant’s program start date.
    • Award applications must be complete to be considered as meeting this deadline.
  • Award applications are not reviewed until after the applicant has been approved for admission.
  • Award applications are not reviewed until after all required documents have been received.
    • The Registrar’s Office may request additional documents before determining an outcome for an award application.
  1. Applicable Programs: Master of Business Administration.

    Eligibility: This award is open to domestic applicants from a Canadian Indigenous community (specifically First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples).

    Applicants must be approved for either the Summer or Fall intakes.

    Award Value:

    A maximum of one (1) Indigenous student will be awarded a full tuition scholarship every year.

    Required Documents:

    • Award Application Form
      • Award applications must be submitted by May 31 (of the year the program commences).
    • Canadian Indian Status Card
    • Personal Statement
      • This statement (approximately 1,000 words) should describe how undertaking the Master of Business Administration degree program at UCW will impact the applicant’s career and personal goals.
      • The personal statement submitted with the Scholarship & Awards Application is final; no updated personal statements will be reviewed.

    Disbursal:

    • The award will be applied as a discount to all courses within the program plan.

    Condition(s):

    • The student must commence their program before your offer for admission expires.
    • The student must not change programs.
    • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
    • The student must maintain good academic standing.
    • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

    Award End Date:

    This award currently has no official end date. This is subject to change. Please refer to this page for any updated information.

  1. Applicable Programs: Master of Business Administration.

    Eligibility:

    This grant is open to both domestic applicants and international applicants who are required to take the MBA Foundation courses as a part of their program plan.

    Award Value:

    Domestic Students International Students
    Amount $3,500 $5,000

    Required Documents:

    • Award Application Form
    • Personal Statement
      • This statement (approximately 1,000 words) should describe how undertaking the Master of Business Administration degree program at UCW will impact the applicant’s career and personal goals.
      • The personal statement submitted with the Scholarship & Awards Application is final; no updated personal statements will be reviewed

    Disbursal: 

    • Disbursements will commence in the last term of enrolment.
    • Disbursements will be pro-rated and applied equally to all remaining courses in the program.

    Condition(s): 

    • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
    • The student must not change programs.
    • The student must complete 33 credits of the MBA degree program within 36 months (of completing the MBA Foundation courses).
    • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
    • The student must maintain good academic standing.
    • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

    Award End Date:

    This award currently has no official end date. This is subject to change. Please refer to this page for any updated information.

Applicable Programs: Bachelor of CommerceBachelor of Arts in Business CommunicationAssociate of Arts

Eligibility: This award is open to domestic applicants who demonstrate the following (at the time of the award application):

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency (at the time of application); and,
  • Graduation from high school within the past 12 months with a minimum cumulative grade point average (4.00).

Additionally, applicants may be contacted by UCW for an interview before determining an outcome for an award application.

Applicants must be approved for either the Summer or Fall intakes.

Award Value:
A maximum of twenty (20) students will be awarded a full tuition scholarship every year.

Required Documents:

  • Award Application Form
    • Award applications must be submitted by May 31st (of the year the program commences).
  • Personal Statement
    • This statement (approimately. 1,000 words) should describe how undertaking an undergraduate degree program at UCW will impact the applicant’s career and personal goals.
    • The personal statement submitted with the Scholarship & Awards Application is final; no updated personal statements will be reviewed
  • Letter of Recommendation
    • This recommendation letter should be from an educator or a community leader.

Disbursal:

The award will be applied as a discount to all courses within the program plan.

Condition(s):

  • The student must commence their program before their offer for admission expires.
  • The student must not change programs.
  • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
  • The student must maintain a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average.
  • The student must maintain good academic standing.
  • The student must maintain a full-time enrolment status.

Award End Date:

This award currently has no official end date. This is subject to change. Please refer to this page for any updated information.

  • Continuing Student Awards

    University Canada West continuing awards are available to students currently studying either undergraduate or graduate programs at UCW.

    • You can receive only ONE (1) continuing student award.
      • Students who were recipients of an entrance award are not eligible for a continuing student award.
    • Students taking Online Programs are not eligible for these awards.
    • Award recipients are expected to act as ambassadors for UCW and participate in outreach and alumni engagement initiatives.
    • All awards are disbursed as tuition credit.
    • Repeat course attempts are not eligible courses for disbursal payments (even if taken within the disbursal period).

The following award is reviewed and bestowed through an award application process (i.e. non-automatically). These awards may be limited, and eligibility does not guarantee approval.

  1. Applicable Programs: Master of Business Administration

    Eligibility:

    This award is open to both domestic applicants and international applicants who have excellent academic achievement in their MBA qualification with UCW. Students must have completed 27 credits with a minimum 3.80 cumulative grade point average*.

    *The CGPA achievement is calculated by only using the grade points of the first 27 credits completed for the MBA degree program (including transfer credits).

    Required Documents:

    • Award Application Form
      • Award applications must be submitted within 30 days of achieving the minimum 27 credits required (including transfer credits).

    Award Value:

    Program Amount
    Master of Business Administration $2,000

    Disbursal:

    • Disbursements will commence in the last term of enrolment.

    Condition(s):

    • The student must maintain a minimum 3.80 cumulative grade point average.
    • The student must pay all fees (that are not covered by the award) by their respective due dates.
    • The student must maintain good academic standing.
    • The student must maintain a full-time enrollment status.