Financing Your Degree

By Western University Modified on February 22, 2017

Western University offers guaranteed admission scholarships up to $10,000 in value.


Attending university is a big investment. To recognize your academic achievements, we offer a number of opportunities to help you fund many - if not all - of your future expenses.

1. Scholarships
Guaranteed Admission Scholarships
If you are admitted based on your secondary school diploma, and your final admission average including prerequisite courses as calculated by Western, is 88 per cent or greater, you are automatically eligible for one of our admission scholarships. Up to $10,000 in value.

National Scholarships
Get the recognition you deserve for your outstanding academic performance and achievements in extracurricular activities. Apply to our National Scholarship program by February 14. Up to $65,000 in value.

In-Course Scholarships & Awards
Once you are an official Western Mustang, more help is available with our In-Course Scholarships & Awards.

2. Student Loans
Ontario Students
If you are a resident of Ontario, you may apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Non-Ontario Students
Each province in Canada has its own application process. Please visit the appropriate provincial website for more details. Financial aid information for international students can be found on our Welcome to Western website.

3. Bursaries
Bursaries supplement your major sources of funding such as OSAP, bank loans/lines of credit and parental/spousal contributions. These non-repayable grants are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need.

4. Work Study
Western's Work Study program is designed to support students in financial need with a regular source of income while offering training and experience that will assist students to enter the workforce upon graduation.

5. Internships & Co-op
Part of our Work Integrated Learning program, internships and co-ops provide practical experience for students looking to gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter a particular employment sector. Check with your Faculty or The Student Success Centre to see if there is an option for your degree program.