Student Loans Documents requiring the Educational Institution's (University of Manitoba) completion may be brought to P 122, the Student Affairs - Medicine office for:
Note: The Student Affairs - Medicine office has a limited number of Provincial and Schedule 2 forms to keep your student loan in interest free status. This document is only required if a student is continuing in full time studies but has not applied for a student loan in that academic calendar year; or at the request of the government agency.
Students who find themselves in a Student Loan collection situation should inquire about the Canada Student Loan Rehabilitaion program or Repayment Assistance
Students are encouraged to use the Loan Repayment Estimator to help develop a reasonable budget during their MD degree program, which will make repayment easier during residency.
There are a number of bursary opportunities available to our students, each having set criteria and procesing requirements.
There are two main Bursary opportunities available for qualifying MD students offered annually:
The University of Manitoba General Bursary applicaiton and the Faculty of Medicine Bursary applications are accessible through an online process ONLY. Please follow the *Instructions on accessing the online Bursary applications through Aurora - Apply August annually
Bursary Application Deadline: 1st business day in OCTOBER annually
NOTE: MD Students should complete the General and Supplementary applications to be considered for both General University of Manitoba Bursary funding and Faculty of Medicine funding. Review eligibility requirements and apply for any other Special Bursary opportunities you are eligible for consideration through this web portal in Aurora.
Additional Special Bursary opportunities (paper format):
University of Manitoba - Special Bursaries (Undergrad/Graduate/Aboriginal students)
- A complete list of all University of Manitoba bursary opportunities through the main campus Financial Aid & Awards office
- Student Affairs (Medicine) currently posts on our Facebook page and sends e-mail notices of external bursary opportunities, as we become aware of them.
- To receive regular updates on internal and external award opportunities "Like" us on Facebook
Aboriginal students may also be able to access bursary funding through the following organizations:
Elective Travel Bursaries
Med III students have an opportunity to apply for additional elective travel support in June the year they will enter into Med IV in the fall. The support request may be for specific or generalized funding to supplement elective travel expenses during the upcoming academic session. The number of bursaries granted is limited to the amount of funding available and the number of applications received. If there is a surplus of applications, priority for funding will be given to students who have previously demonstrated financial need through their University Bursary application.
Elective Travel Application Fund Request DEADLINE: July 30 annually
Northern Remote Elective/Summer Early Exposure Bursay
The Sigga Christianson Houston Travel Award is a bursary award open to 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 remote Northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Nunavut, under the supervision of a Family Medicine or Pediatrics Physician.
Sigga Christianson Houston Travel Award application DEADLINE: July 30 annually
Conference Travel Awards & Bursaries
Undergraduate Medical Education students planning to attend a National or International conference may be eligible to receive funding towards this experience once during their four years of medical school training. Applicants may be attending the confernce to present a paper, poster or simply for enrichment purposes. Conference Travel support is allocated on a first come first serve basis, as long as financial resources remain available, with a February 20 cut off each academic year to allow processing prior to the March 31 fiscal year end. Priority is given to: (1) students who are presenting a paper/poster; (2) those who have demonstrated financial need; (3) are attending* for enrichment purposes only. Receipts are required from Prestenter and Attendee applicants, prior to funding being released.
*Attendees must have established financial need, having qualified for a Faculty of Medicine bursary in the year that they apply for Conference funding.
NOTE: Each application year begins April 1 and ends on March 31 of the following year. Applications received on/before the Februay 20 deadline for conferences that occur within this timeframe will be considered for funding within that timeframe.
(i.e) April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012 is one application year.
Applications for attendance at a conference in April 1, 2012 or later do not fall into the example application inake period. Funding for conferences April 1, 2012 or later will be given consideration in the following intake period of April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013, as long as the application is received on/before February 20, 2013 for this example.
Conference Travel Award application - PRESENTERS ONLY
DEADLINE: February 20 annually
Conference Travel Bursary application - ATTENDEES ONLY
DEADLINE: February 20 annually
Emergency Loan/Bursary Support
There are potentially three sources of emergency support to students in sudden, unforseen financial crisis: (1) Main campus offers an Emergency Loan program; (2) candidates eligible for the Emergency Loan may receive an emergency bursary award, in addition to the loan, at the discretion of the Awards office (no application required); (3) while the Faculy of Medicine offers modest bursary support as a secondary source.
Students are encouraged to contact the Student Affairs - Medicine office (204) 789-3213 for additional information on accessing emergency funds, should the need arise. All requests striclty confidential.
Revised May 14, 2013
Aboriginal Students - additional financial resources
MSRFAP/AMSFAP Return of Service Grants Presentation - 2013 conditional grants
Current medical students were given an application in their student mail box in April. Incoming medical students will receive a brochure in their acceptance package or may choose to go to www.gov.mb.ca/health/msrfap/
Revised May 14, 2013