IGSS FAQ


International Graduate Student Scholarship
Frequently Asked Question(s)


How do I apply for the International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS)?
To apply you will need to log into your UMGradConnect account and fill out the ‘Awards Application’ which can be found on the ‘Dashboard’

I cannot remember my password and/or User Name for my UMGradConnect account.
To retrieve your password and/or User Name please visit the UMGradConnect login page, click ‘Forgot your User Name or Password?’. You will then be prompted to enter your User Name or Email Address associated with your account. You will then be sent an email with a link to reset your password and/or retrieve your User Name.

I tried to reset my password but I cannot remember my user name or email address associated with my UMGradConnect account.
No worries. Send us an email with your full name and student number and we will get back to you with your login details.

I applied and was admitted prior to UMGradConnect (November 2012), and do not have an account. How do I apply?
If you applied and were admitted to a graduate program prior to November 2012 please email Sara Sealey for application instructions.

Do I need to supply Graduate Studies with copies of all of my transcripts for the IGSS award?
No. You only need to upload a current University of Manitoba unofficial web transcript. Transcripts from previous universities attended will automatically be moved from your graduate application to your IGSS application.

I received the International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES) last year. Will I automatically be considered for the IGSS?
Students are not automatically considered for the IGSS. You must apply for the IGSS in each academic year that you are eligible.

I am planning to transfer from a Master’s to a PhD program, or to apply for a PhD program next year. Should I apply for the IGSS?
If you are planning to transfer from a Master’s to a PhD program, or to apply for a PhD program next year, you are encouraged to submit an IGSS application before the March 1st deadline. Even if you are unsure what you will do, you are encouraged to submit an application. An assessment of your eligibility will be performed when your complete IGSS application is received.

How do I get a copy of my U of Manitoba unofficial web transcript?
Log into your Aurora Student account

  1. Click 'Enrollment and Academic Records'
  2. Select 'Academic transcript' --> View web transcript
  3. To print to a PDF, select 'File' --> 'Print' from your browser menu. In the Print dialogue box there should be an option to 'Print to PDF' or 'Open in PDF View'
  4. Save the PDF to your computer
  5. Upload your transcript by selecting 'Upload Document' in the 'Program Details' section of the application.

I cannot log into my Aurora Student account. Help!
Try using ‘Forgot PIN?’ button on the login screen. If that doesn’t work, you will need to contact the Registrar’s Office (400 University Centre) for further assistance, 204.474.9420.

Am I eligible for the IGSS?
To find out if you are eligible for this award please visit our website.

How do I calculate my GPA?
Please see our website for details on how to calculate your GPA.

I am a current University of Manitoba International Graduate Student and I have logged into UMGrad Connect but I don’t see the option to apply for the IGSS. How can I apply?
You need to ensure you use the UMGradConnect account associated with your admission to your current Graduate Program in order to see the IGSS application option when you login.

For Example: If you are currently in a Master’s program, but you have already submitted a new application for a PhD program, then please use the UMGrad Connect account you used when you were admitted to your current Master’s degree program.

If you are using your UMGradConnect account associated with your admission to your current Graduate Program as instructed above, and if you still cannot see the option to apply for the IGSS, then please contact us.