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Scholarships and Awards

The Office of the Registrar has dedicated over $5 million in scholarships, awards, and financial support to graduate and undergraduate students. As an institution, University of Niagara Falls Canada believes in making quality higher education as accessible as possible and is invested in up-skilling the future with career ready degrees. Awards are offered based on registration and academic criteria and are divided into two categories, “Entrance” and “Academic.” You may qualify for multiple awards however you may only receive one award per category.

Please note that the awards published below are for the 2024 academic year. For more information on awards and scholarships, and your eligibility, please email enquiry@unfc.ca, or call 1-289-273-0049.

Entrance Awards

The University of Niagara Falls Canada provides entrance awards to newly admitted students enrolling in an undergraduate or graduate program at UNF. The outlined criteria are applicable to all entrance awards, with each individual award also having specific additional criteria and requirements.

  • Students may only receive one entrance award per program.
    • If eligible for multiple entrance awards, you will only receive the award with the highest value.
  • Qualification for regional and domestic awards will be determine by type of student fees paid:
    • Students paying international student fees are eligible for international student entrance awards.
    • Students paying domestic student fees are eligible for Canada based student entrance awards.
    • All students are eligible for the Academic Achievement Entrance Award.
  • All awards are disbursed as a tuition credit. Award money cannot be used for any other purpose.
  • Additional requirements and documents may be required for certain awards.

Entrance awards are bestowed automatically. No additional application is required as these awards will be granted at the point of admission when eligibility criteria are met. Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards for additional details.

Entrance Awards

Canada Community Appreciation Entrance Award

Eligibility

Domestic students admitted to UNF in the 2024 academic year will automatically receive the award.

Award Amount
ProgramAward Amount
Master of Data Analytics$7,200
Master of Management$6,008
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$5,252
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$9,612
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$9,612
Canadian Hero Scholarship

Eligibility

This award is available to members of CFOne and their immediate families.
Students who are eligible for this award will automatically receive this award.
Find out more about UNF's partnership with Canada's heroes and the people and families that support them.

This award is part of the CF One Member Appreciation Program, which was created to promote a variety of exclusive and meaningful discounts to the Canadian Forces Community and their families, one million strong, in recognition of their sacrifices and dedication.

2024 Award Amounts

Recipients will receive a 30% lower tuition rate in recognition of their service to Canada.  

ProgramAward Amount
Master of Data Analytics$7,200
Master of Management$6,008
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$5,252
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$9,612
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$9,612
Details

This award is applied as a discount to all courses within the accepted student's program plan.
Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

Academic Achievement Entrance Award (Open to All International Applicants)

Eligibility

This award is available to all international applicants to the University of Niagara Falls Canada in our undergraduate and graduate programs who meet the following cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) based on their academic history.

Note: the CGPA calculation is based on conversion to the North American grading scheme and not the prior institution grading scheme.

International Student Award Amounts
ProgramCGPA 4.01+CGPA 3.61 – 4.00CGPA 3.21 – 3.60
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$7,000$3,500$875
Master of Data Analytics$8,000$4,000$1,000
Master of Management$7,600$3,800$950
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$16,000$8,000$2,500
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$24,000$12,000$4,000
Details

Awards are disbursed starting Term 2 on a per credit basis. Should an applicant qualify for multiple entrance awards, the larger award will be applied to the applicant's account; this entrance award cannot be combined with other regional entrance awards.
Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

Americas Regional Entrance Award

Eligibility

This award is available to international applicants applying to undergraduate and graduate programs who are citizens from one of the following countries:

AnguillaAntigua & BarbudaArgentinaArubaBahamas
BarbadosBelizeBoliviaBrazilBritish Virgin Islands
Caribbean NetherlandsCayman IslandsChileColombiaCosta Rica
CubaCuracaoDominicaDominican RepublicEcuador
El SalvadorFalkland IslandsFrench GuianaGrenadaGuadeloupe
GuatemalaGuyanaHaitiHondourasJamaica
MartiniqueMexicoMontserratNicaraguaPanama
ParaguayPeruPuerto RicoSaint BarthelemySaint Kitts & Nevis
Saint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Vincent & GrenadinesSurinameTrinidad & Tobago
United States of AmericaUruguayVenezuela
Award Amount
ProgramAward Amount
Master of Data Analytics$18,100 / $476.32 per credit
Master of Management$15,750 / $437.50 per credit
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$13,775 / $382.64 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$28,040 / $259.63 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$42,000 / $378.38 per credit
Details:

Awards are disbursed starting Term 2 on a per credit calculation.  
Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

Europe Regional Entrance Award

Eligibility

This award is available to international applicants applying to undergraduate and graduate programs who are citizens from one of the following countries:

AlbaniaGreeceNorth Macedonia
AndorraHungaryNorway
AustriaIcelandPoland
BelgiumIrelandPortugal
Bosnia & HerzegovinaItalyRomania
BulgariaKosovoSan Marino
CroatiaLatviaSerbia
CyprusLiechtensteinSlovakia
CzechiaLithuaniaSlovenia
DenmarkLuxembourgSpain
EstoniaMaltaSweden
FinlandMonacoSwitzerland
FranceMontenegroUnited Kingdom
GermanyNetherlandsUkraine
Award Amount
ProgramAward Amount
Master of Data Analytics$12,960 / $341.05 per credit
Master of Management$11,550 / $320.83 per credit
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$10,625 / $295.14 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$21,590 / $199.91 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$32,400 / $291.89 per credit
Details:

Awards are disbursed starting Term 2 on a per credit calculation.  
Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

East Asia & Southeast Asia Regional Entrance Award

Eligibility

This award is available to international applicants applying to undergraduate and graduate programs who are citizens from one of the following countries:

BrunelCambodiaIndonesiaLaos
MalaysiaMyanmarPhillipinesSingapore
South KoreaTaiwanThailandTimor Leste
Vietnam
Award Amount
ProgramAward Amount
Master of Data Analytics$12,960 / $341.05 per credit
Master of Management$11,550 / $320.83 per credit
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$10,625 / $295.14 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$21,590 / $199.91 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$32,400 / $291.89 per credit
Details:

Awards are disbursed starting Term 2 on a per credit calculation.  
Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

Middle East Regional Entrance Award

Eligibility

This award is available to international applicants applying to undergraduate and graduate programs who are citizens from one of the following countries: Iran and Turkey.

Award Amount
ProgramAward Amount
Master of Data Analytics$12,960 / $341.05 per credit
Master of Management$11,550 / $320.83 per credit
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$10,625 / $295.14 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$21,590 / $199.91 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$32,400 / $291.89 per credit
Details:

Awards are disbursed starting Term 2 on a per credit calculation.  
Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Regional Entrance Award

Eligibility

This award is available to international applicants applying to undergraduate and graduate programs who are citizens from one of the following CIS countries:

AzerbaijanKazakhstanRussia
ArmeniaKygystanTajikistan
BelarusMoldovaTurkmenistan
GeorgiaMongoliaUzbekistan
Award Amount
ProgramAward Amount
Master of Data Analytics$12,960 / $341.05 per credit
Master of Management$11,550 / $320.83 per credit
Master of Arts in Digital Media &
Global Communications
$10,625 / $295.14 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration$21,590 / $199.91 per credit
Honours Bachelor of Science –
Biomedical Sciences
$32,400 / $291.89 per credit
Details:

Awards are disbursed starting Term 2 on a per credit calculation.  
Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

Graduate Foundations Entrance Award

Eligibility

This award is available to all applicants enrolled in UNF Graduate Foundations preparatory program

Award Amount
ProgramAward Amount
Graduate Foundations (Domestic)$600.75 / $66.69 per credit
Graduate Foundations (International)$1,500 / $166.67 per credit
Details:

Please review Terms and Conditions for Regional Awards.

Entrance Awards Terms & Conditions

Students are required to remain in good standing (60+%, 2.00 CGPA or C) term over term to continue receiving funding. 

  • Should a student fall below the margin, but remain active in their program the following term and recover their term GPA above 60%, they are eligible to once again receive the funding (not for the previously missed term, only moving forward for future terms) 
  • Students must remain actively enrolled in their program, in a full-time capacity.
  • Should a student withdraw from their program/term after funds are dispersed, the awarded funds will be returned on a pro-rated schedule (similar calculation to our refund policy)
    • Student withdraws prior to deadline – while the award should not be dispersed at this time, if for any reason it has, its returned in full as the student would be receiving a full refund less $500 administrative fee. 
    • Student withdraws after registration deadline, but prior to academic deadline (receives W grade), student receives pro-rated refund depending on calculated days and a similar consideration for the award to be returned to the institution (unused portion). 
    • Student withdraws after the 50% deadline of term, no funds are returned to student and while we would not be able to recoup any award, the student would not qualify for the next term regardless of academic scenario. 

Academic Scholarships

Academic performance scholarships serve as a dual catalyst for universities, fostering a culture of excellence by incentivizing sustained scholastic achievement, while also affirming to students that their hard work and dedication are valued, acknowledged, and instrumental in shaping a community committed to academic success. At UNF – your best is rewarded!

The below scholarships are available to returning students, starting in Term 2 of their program, and are combinable with other institutional scholarships or awards. 

Students are only eligible for one academic award per enrollment term.

UNF Honour Roll

Eligibility

  • Requires a student to maintain at least an 80%, 3.67 CGPA or A- in their program, term over term. 
  • Should the student fall below the required margin, but recover in a future term, they will once again be eligible for the scholarship (this award is considered on a term-by-term basis) 
  • Students must remain actively enrolled in their program as a full-time student. 
  • Should a student withdraw from their program/term after funds are dispersed, the awarded funds will be returned on a pro-rated schedule (similar calculation to our refund policy) 
Award Amount

The Honour Roll Award is $500 CAD, per term.

UNF President's Honour Roll

Eligibility

  • Requires a student to maintain at least an 90%, 4.33 CGPA or A+ in their program, term over term. 
  • Should the student fall below the required margin, but recover in a future term, they will once again be eligible for the scholarship (this award is considered on a term-by-term basis) 
  • Students must remain actively enrolled in their program as a full-time student. 
  • Should a student withdraw from their program/term after funds are dispersed, the awarded funds will be returned on a pro-rated schedule (similar calculation to our refund policy) 
Award Amount

The President's Honour Roll is $1,000 per academic term.  

At UNF we are constantly offering new awards to help the best scholars succeed in Canada. If you have any questions on our scholarships and awards or need help finding which one you may qualify for, please email enquiry@unfc.ca, or call 1-289-273-0049.