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Scholarships for African students studying in English

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Scholarships for African students studying in English

We’re proud of the diversity of our international student body. That’s why starting in September 2022, our admission average-based renewable scholarships will offer undergraduate international students a significant reduction in their tuition fees.

Scholarship eligibility

To be eligible for these scholarships, international students must meet these conditions:

  • be a citizen of an African country
  • study in English
  • be newly admitted in the Fall term of 2022 or later in one of the specified undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Engineering, Science or Social Sciences

Available programs

African students studying in English automatically benefit from these scholarships when they enrol in one of these programs:

  • Faculty of Engineering: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: Sociology, Anthropology, International Development and Globalization, Conflict Studies, Public Administration
  • Faculty of Science: all programs except the joint Honours BSc in Biochemistry / BASc in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology); the joint Honours BSc in Physics / BASc in Electrical Engineering; and the Honours BSc in Ophthalmic Medical Technology

Scholarship amounts

Scholarship amounts vary based on your admission average and the faculty offering the program of study.


Excellence scholarship (admission average of 90% or more)

Entrance scholarship (admission average of 89.9% or lower)


$100,000 over 4 years

($25,000 a year)

$80,000 over 4 years

($20,000 a year)

Social Sciences

$70,000 over 4 years

($17,500 a year)

$50,000 over 4 years

($12,500 a year)


$70,000 over 4 years

($17,500 a year)

$50,000 over 4 years

($12,500 a year)

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