Use the form below to search among over 1000 scholarships and bursaries. There are two major deadlines to keep in mind:


October 1st is the deadline to apply for most bursaries offered by the university. Bursaries are usually given to students in financial need, though some bursaries may have additional criteria. Recipients will be notified by early February.

Struggling to pay for university? Consider applying for bursaries.


June 1st is the deadline for a large number of scholarships on campus. Scholarships are normally granted for academic achievement or leadership experiences. Recipients will be notified by the first day of classes.

Did you do well in your classes? Consider applying for scholarships.

In addition to the major awards above, departments, colleges, and donors from outside the university offer awards throughout the year. Use the form below to find specific awards.

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Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) Awards

Number offeredMultiple
EligibilityTo be eligible for a CNST award you must be:
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in full time post-secondary education at a recognized Canadian University of College
  • For the majority of the awards, you must have an aspect of northern or circumpolar fieldwork included as part of your research that is conducted within the term of your award.

CNST awards include a variety of awards for everything from post-doctoral researchers through to awards for northern residents doing undergraduate degrees. Students with connections to Canada's north may want to review the list of awards to determine which of these awards they are eligible for.
DonorThe Canadian Northern Studies Trust is the student awards program of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.  The purpose of the CNST is to foster scholars and scientists with northern experience and at the same time to enhance educational opportunities available for northern residents to obtain post-secondary education at Canadian colleges and universities.
ApplyAssociation of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies

Applying and eligibility

Access frequently used application forms and view eligibility criteria for university awards.  View information on how to access application forms in PAWS.

Receiving your award

Information on payment of awards, award limits, and deferral of awards.

More awards

There are awards available specifically for new or graduate students: 

You could also be eligible to apply for a variety of external awards, which are offered by agencies, governments or other organizations outside the University of Saskatchewan.