International Relations

International Opportunities for Study

Funding Opportunities

University of Winnipeg students who are interested in studying abroad may consider the potential sources of funding listed below.  Students are also encouraged to consult with their departments regarding department-specific scholarships, prizes, and awards, which may not be listed here.


Board of Regents Scholarships for Transfer Students

  • International students coming to UWinnipeg

The Board of Regents offers scholarships for up to five top students who are granted advanced standing in at least 18 credit-hours on transfer from other post-secondary institutions. A minimum GPA of 3.55 is required on the transferred courses, in order for the student to be eligible.


Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University Asper Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the Asper Foundation to encourage students to spend part of their academic careers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Scholarships are open to any UWinnipeg students who have completed 30 credit hours, are studying history, political science, or other areas of the social sciences, and who intend to complete their degrees at The University of Winnipeg. Scholarships for study in Israel may be awarded for either a six-week or one-year program. Applicants for this scholarship must complete a special application form.


Dr. Douglas Leatherdale Global Citizen Internship Fund
The University of Winnipeg has established, through the generosity of Dr. Douglas W. Leatherdale, The Global Citizen Internship Fund. The Fund, amounting to $.5 million CDN, offers financial support to Canadian students to permit them to obtain credit for studies outside Canada and also, on a reciprocal basis, to enable International students to pursue academic credit for programs at The University of Winnipeg.  The Fund is a concrete reflection of The University of Winnipeg’s desire to expand the boundaries of thought for students, faculty, and members of the community.


Esclarmonde de Foix Memorial Travel Scholarship
This prize is established by Tamara Bernstein, a University of Winnipeg student from 1976-1978. Esclarmonde de Foix, a 12th century aristocrat in what is now southern France, was a prominent convert to the persecuted religious sect knows as catharism. In naming the award after her, the donor wishes to pay tribute to a medieval woman of evident moral courage, self-confience, and intellectual vigour. It will be awarded annually to a student who has completed a minimum of 30 credit-hours, including at least 6 credit hours in French, for studies in French lanaguage and/or French literature in France at a university, recognized language institute or any other institution approved by the Department of French Studies.


German-Canadian Studies Inc. Travel Scholarship
This scholarship of $1,500 CDN will be awarded to assist a student who wishes to study at the University of Bamberg or at another university in Germany. The scholarship is open to any University of Winnipeg student who has completed at least 30 credit hours, has proficiency in the German language, and who intends to complete a degree at The University of Winnipeg. Preference may be given to a student majoring in German Studies or pursuing courses in German-Canadian studies.


Isabelle and Lew Miles Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Isabelle Miles to encourage students to spend part of their academic careers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. These scholarships are open to any UWinnipeg students who have completed 30 credit hours and are studying humanities or social sciences and who intened to complete their degrees at The University of Winnipeg. Scholarships for study in Israel may be awarded for either a six-week or one-year program. Applicants for this scholarship must complete a special application form.


Peace Education Fund
The Fund was established by Dr. Axworthy, sixth President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, as a means of presenting opportunities for refugees whose lives have been profoundly changed by conflict.  The Fund is dedicated to developing the capacity of war-affected people.  Refugees and war-affected persons will be eligible for financial assistance in the form of tuition or registration subsidy for participation in any University of Winnipeg course or program.The Peace Education Fund falls under the purview of the Global College. 


Perpignan Program Scholarship
This scholarship in the amount of $500 CDN, established by Dr. C.J. Harvey in memory of her parents, will be awarded to the student with the highest combined marks in French 1381, Intro to French Literature, and French 2109, Normative Grammar, who is proceeding into the Third Year Abroad Program at the University of Perpignan, France.


Victor Leathers Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, founded in 1982 in memory of Dr. Victor Leathers, will be awarded to a graduating student with a Major or Honours degree in French, Theatre, or Art History to assist him or her to undertake a period of study at a recognized university in France, in one of the areas specified above.