Frequently asked questions
What is a bursary? Bursaries are student funding that does not need to be repaid.  Bursaries are normally offered to full-time students who have demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.  Bursary criteria normally include a minimum grade point average requirement although financial need is the first and foremost consideration.  Students are encouraged to complete the general bursary application form in order to be considered for all bursaries for which they are eligible.

Fall/Winter Bursaries are available as of the month of August annually.  Additional Special Bursaries and Scholarship opportunities are also available at various times throughout the academic year.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Students are encouraged to also apply as soon as possible for Canada/Provincial Student Financial Assistance.

Who is eligible to apply? All med students are eligible to apply.

What is an Entrance Scholarship?
Scholarships are normally offered to full-time students based on academic achievement and course load only and require that the recipient reregister at The University of Manitoba for the subsequent year. 

Who is eligible to receive a scholarship? At the Max Rady College of Medicine there is no application process for an Entrance Scholarship.  All incoming 1st year medical students who meet the variety of academic and course load criteria may be eligible to receive an Entrance Scholarship.


What is a Prize? Prizes are offered to full- and part-time students based on academic performance in a particular course or program and do not require the recipient to reregister at the University of Manitoba.

Who is eligible to receive a prize?  Med II, III & IV students who meet the necessary requirements are eligible to receive a prize.


What is Elective Travel Funding? This travel funding is available to supplement elective travel costs using funds designated either as General Support or Targeted Support.

What is the definition of General Support? General support is travel funding for electives that do not fall specifically under Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Rural Family Medicine, Oncology, Remote First Nations or Remote Canada.

What is the definition of Targeted Support? Targeted Support is travel funding provided by donors to support students who are travelling to electives in the specific fields or locations of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Rural Family Medicine, Oncology, Remote First Nations or Remote Canada.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the available travel funds require a student to demonstrate financial need.

What is the definition of demonstrated financial need? A student demonstrates financial need when they have applied for a University of Manitoba General Bursary in the past year and/or previous year.

Who is eligible to apply? All med students are eligible to apply.


What is Conference Travel Funding? This travel funding is available to supplement conference travel costs for students who have been invited to present an abstract paper or poster.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Generally, the Faculty will consider providing supplementary support for a MAXIMUM of one conference per student during their entire 4-year undergraduate program.
Some of the available travel funds require a student to demonstrate financial need.

What is the definition of demonstrated financial need? A student demonstrates financial need when they have applied for a University of Manitoba General Bursary in the past year and/or previous year.

Who is eligible to apply? All Med I, II, III & IVstudents who have been invited to present an abstract paper or poster are eligible to apply.


What is the Sigga Christianson Houston Travel Award? This travel fund is a bursary for clerkship students with demonstrated financial need. 

About Dr. Sigga Houston:  Dr. Sigga Houston was a member of the University of Manitoba’s Medicine Class of 1925, which included more women graduates than was the average at that point in the history of the Faculty.  Research in the archives of Reykjavik, Iceland suggests that Sigga Houston was the first Canadian woman and fourth woman doctor in the world of Icelandic descent.  Dr. Sigga Houston retired at the age of 82, after 50 years of practice.

What is the definition of demonstrated financial need? A student demonstrates financial need when they have applied for a University of Manitoba General Bursary in the past year and/or previous year.

Who is eligible to apply? UGME students who: (1) show demonstrated financial need on their University Bursary application; (2) are either (a) registered through the Summer Early Exposure program or (b) are completing Clinical Electives; and (3) complete their eligible Clinical experience in a remote Northern community within Canada or in an underserviced location internationally, under the supervision of a Family Medicine or Pediatrics Physician.