SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
The university awards about $200,000 per academic year to students with internal scholarships and bursaries as well as external funding for outside scholarships awarded.
The university awards about $100,000 annually to students, with more than 90 internal scholarships and bursaries available per academic year. External funding can also top $100,000 per year, with outside scholarships such as the Harrison McCain Scholarships in memory of Marion McCain, the Canada Graduate Awards, and other financial aid options.
When you apply for admission to NSCAD by March 1, you are automatically considered for entrance scholarships and bursaries. The current range of individual entrance awards is $500 to $9,000 and some awards are renewable for up to four years of study.
When you apply for admission to NSCAD by the registration deadline, you are automatically considered for Entrance Scholarships. The current range of individual entrance scholarships is $500 to $6,000 and some awards are renewable for each of four years of study, making our top award approximately $25,000! After each year of study at NSCAD, more scholarships will be available for application by qualified students.
NSCAD University offers several internal scholarships and bursaries to current students. Most internally offered scholarships require at least one full time semester of study before qualifying for an application. Applications can be found in the NSCAD Form Portal and are posted throughout the year. Scholarships and bursaries are automatically credited to a student’s tuition and fees account in the following semester. Note: Fall awards are put on accounts in the winter semester and winter awards are applied to accounts in the fall semester.
External scholarships and awards are sponsored by organizations from all around the world, and are open to all students, not just those at NSCAD. These funding opportunities are sent to us from various government, corporate, and non-profit sector groups to be shared with the student body. These opportunities will be sent out via NSCAD email as part of the bi-weekly Submissions and Applications email students receive.
Talk to us.
Talk to our admissions team or our financial advisor at the Office of Student Engagement for more information on scholarships and bursaries you can apply for.