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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Scholarships for international students

You could be awarded a scholarship from the university based on academic achievement as well as personal excellence.

Eligibility requirements

All scholarships and awards are subject to the following conditions:

  • Values are subject to change without notice.
  • Entrance scholarships are available to students attending the university from secondary school within 18 months of graduation.
  • You have not previously attended a post-secondary institution.
  • You may not hold more than one scholarship simultaneously.
  • Summer school courses taken immediately prior to the start of the September term and any upgrading marks will not be included in grade calculations for awards.
  • You must be enrolled in a minimum 80 per cent course load (per term).
  • The university reserves the right to determine acceptable academic credentials, grades and prerequisite courses to be used for admissions and awards.

International entrance scholarships

  • Global Leadership Award (application-based)

    If you are an international secondary-school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you can apply for the university's Global Leadership Award (GLA).

    The GLA is one of our most prestigious entrance awards. Valued at $72,000 ($18,000 a year for four years), the GLA recognizes international secondary school applicants with strong academic and leadership abilities. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the GLA.

    The deadline for the Global Leadership Award has passed and the applications are now closed.

  • International Leaders Award (ILA)

    If you are an international secondary school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you may be eligible for the ILA.

    The ILA is an entrance award that recognizes high-achieving international students entering an undergraduate program at Ontario Tech University in September 2022. Valued at $10,000, this one-year scholarship will be awarded to eligible students that have applied for the Global Leadership Award. A maximum of five will be awarded.

    Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the ILA. Recipients may be required to complete up to 40 hours per semester in volunteer work with the International Recruitment office.

    To be considered for the ILA, you must have submitted your application for the Global Leadership Award by the deadline of February 24, 2022

  • International Merit Awards

    If you are an international secondary school student entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit and are currently studying outside of Canada, you may be eligible for one of the university's Merit Awards.

    International Merit Awards—valued at up to $4,000—are automatically awarded to the top five applicants with the highest admission grade-point-average from each of the identified regions. The Merit Awards are non-renewable.

    • Africa Merit Award
    • Caribbean Merit Award
    • Latin America Merit Award
    • South Asia Merit Award
    • Southeast Asia Merit Award

    In order to be considered, students must have submitted a complete application for admission, including any required supporting documentation by February 24, 2022. Please note: This is earlier than posted deadlines for admission.

    Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for the International Merit Awards.

  • English Language Centre (ELC) Scholarship

    Effective January 1, 2023, if you are an international student that has successfully completed the ELC program of study and are entering an undergraduate program at the university on a study permit, you may be eligible for one of the university’s ELC Scholarships.

    Valued at $1,000, these scholarships will be awarded upon enrolment in the first year of an undergraduate program. The ELC Scholarships are one-time-only and are not renewable. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and students receiving funding from a sponsor or third party are not eligible for this scholarship.

  • Awards of recognition

    These awards recognize academic accomplishments for recent Canadian secondary-school graduates. If you are an international student who studied at an on-shore secondary school in Canada, you may be eligible to receive an award. The following amounts are automatically awarded in your first year based on your best six 4U/4M courses (or equivalent).

    • $4,000 - 95 per cent or higher
    • $2,000 - 90 to 94.9 per cent
    • $1,000 - 85 to 89.9 per cent

Scholarships for current international students

  • In-course scholarships

    We want to recognize your academic achievements during your undergraduate studies. If you have achieved a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during the previous year and you are returning to full-time study, you will be automatically awarded a scholarship and notified through your student email account.

    • $1,500 - 4.0+ GPA
    • $1,000 - 3.7 - 3.99 GPA

    These scholarships may be increased to $3,000 and $4,000 through generous contributions from our donors. 

    Please note: In-course scholarships are available for up to three years of your first undergraduate degree. To be considered, you must have been enrolled in a minimum 80 per cent course load during your previous academic year. 


International Emergency Bursary

  • Description

    This bursary has been created for international students transferring to Canada due to war or environmental catastrophe. 

    There are 10 International Emergency bursaries valued at C$20,000 each and are available to international students entering a full-time undergraduate or graduate program. Each bursary is renewable annually for a maximum of four years, provided you are in good academic standing. The funds will be applied directly to offset the cost of your international tuition.

  • Criteria
    • International student entering or transferring to an undergraduate program or graduate program. 
    • You will need to provide proof of citizenship.
    Please note: the university reserves the right to determine eligible international emergency and crisis situations.
  • Further information
    If you are a prospective international student not already enrolled at the university and you think you may be eligible for this time-limited bursary please contact us at futureinternational@ontariotechu.ca.