This policy is designed to recognize and reward students with high academic achievement who are registered in a 100% course load in two semesters (fall/winter) in a first degree and pay International fees to Laurentian University.
International Excellence Scholarships
Averages are calculated automatically based on equivalency-adjusted GPA using the World Education Service tables.
- 80% - 89.9% up to $40,000 ($10,000 in 1st year, renewable in subsequent years provided average is maintained)*
- 90% - 100% up to $60,000 ($15,000 in 1st year, renewable in subsequent years provided average is maintained)*
Scholarships are limited to students studying in open enrolment undergraduate programs only (excluded programs include: Mechanical Engineering (E/F), Architecture (E/F), Nursing (E/F), Sports Administration (E), Forensic Science (E), Human Kinetics (E/F), Social Work (E/F), Education (E/F), Midwifery (E/F), Radiation Therapy (E), Orthophonie (F)).
*These scholarships are renewable in subsequent years for a maximum of three years or upon graduation whichever comes first, provided that the average remains above 80%and you meet all of the other disbursement and renewal regulations. To continue your scholarship at the same value, your average in subsequent years must remain above 80% (7.5 GPA). If your average decreases, in subsequent years, your award will be recalculated on the basis of the above scholarship grid as long as you maintain an above 80% average. For scholarship purposes, the average calculation is not rounded up.
Disbursement and renewal regulations
- International Excellence Scholarship amounts are official upon final marks. Mid-term grades will be used to inform the student where they fall in the above grid.
- If the student enters with an average above 80%, but does not achieve an average of 80% or higher in any following year, they will no longer be eligible for the International Excellence Scholarships.
- If the student enters with an average above 80% and obtains an average over 90% in subsequent years, they are eligible for renewal of their $10,000 International Excellence Scholarship only.
- Scholarship decisions are made in June of each year, therefore, for students who take spring/summer session courses, these credits will be used for the eligibility for renewal for the following academic year.
- Students must have been studying full-time in the previous academic year (30 credits-of which 24 credits must have been taken in the Fall/Winter term) – (the academic year is defined as May to April of each year for scholarship purposes) and attained a minimum average of 80%.
- Students must be registered full-time during the following academic year (minimum 24 credits from September to April) and paying tuition fees to Laurentian University in order to remain eligible.
- Students must be on Dean’s Honour List (no failures).
- 100% course load is defined as 30 credits during the Fall/Winter session. Eligibility for renewal will be based on full-time status in previous academic year (30 credits-of which 24 credits must have been taken in the Fall/Winter term).
- An academic year is defined as May to April of the following year. For example, May 2018 to April 2019 is an academic year. As scholarship decisions are made in June of each year, the deadline to calculate students’ overall academic averages is the end of May.
- Scholarships could be withheld or cancelled if the payments of fees are not honoured.
- Scholarships are paid in two installments (Fall and Winter). Students who withdraw or drop below 24 credits could either lose their scholarship or have their awards reduced.
- Students who are 60 years of age and receive a tuition exemption waiver are not eligible for the Laurentian University Academic Excellence Scholarships.