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And Bursaries

Entrance Awards

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.

Internal Awards

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

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.


For more information on awards please contact:

The Office of Student Experience at