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Student experience at UM

  • 29,000+

    undergraduate and graduate students

  • 40+

    years as an international leader in Native Studies

  • 350

    student athletes competing across nine sports for the Bisons

  • 200+

    campus clubs, student organizations and volunteer and leadership programs

  • 146,000+

    alumni in 140 countries

Tuition and financial support

  • $21 million

    Value of scholarships and bursaries awarded each year

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    $2.5 million

    Value of entrance scholarships awarded to new students each year.

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    $6 million

    Value of bursaries supporting students with financial need.

Financial aid and awards

"Since childhood, I’ve had the privilege of discovering my own interests and passions, but I know not everybody is as fortunate. To receive this award is indescribably validating to me. I see it as a statement that the work I do in my community is worth continuing."
– Mia Battad, 2019 Schulich Leader Scholarship recipient

Each year, UM distributes millions of dollars in awards to new and returning students in the form of scholarships, bursaries and prizes based on financial need and academic merit. 

Tuition and fees

Your total expenses for each term will vary depending on the number of courses you take, the program you are enrolled in, and your living accommodations and lifestyle.

In addition to scholarships and bursaries, there are several programs you can take advantage of to help cover the costs of your education. For example:

  • If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can apply for student loans from the federal and provincial governments.
  • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus employment for students with financial need during the school year.
  • $7,400

    Approximate total cost of first year for domestic students, in Canadian dollars.

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    Approximate first year domestic tuition and student fees

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    Approximate annual cost of textbooks and supplies

Getting involved

At UM, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, stay active, meet new people and build meaningful relationships.

  • A student mentor and mentee stand side by side outdoors on a sunny day.


    Mentoring programs at UM pair students with peers and professionals who can help you navigate the academic, personal and professional challenges of university and post-university life. Connect with current students and familiarize yourself with campus with the support of a mentor.


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    The University of Manitoba is committed to providing all students with opportunities to reach your leadership potential. Join the Student Leadership Development Program and connect with like-minded students who feel empowered to create positive change.


  • Participants of Orange Shirt Day march together at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus.


    The University of Manitoba is committed to the journey of reconciliation and to advancing Indigenous rights, research and scholarship. Explore the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, which houses the largest collection of Indigenous oral history and documents on the residential school system and its legacy in the country.


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    Student clubs

    Get involved in activities ranging from dance and photography to environmental and social justice—the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) offers over 150 student clubs and services.


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    Recreation Services

    UM's Recreation Services has more fitness and recreation options for members than any other facility in the province. Intramural sports such as dodgeball, floor hockey and inner-tube water polo provide great opportunities to meet people, test your abilities, relieve stress and have fun.


  • Excited students in the crowd cheering on the Bisons.


    Join the herd and cheer on the Bisons with your friends. Sports to watch include basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, track and field, and volleyball. Contact the coach of your sport of choice for information about trying out for a Bisons team.


I am so lucky to be part of a cohort that is diverse, supportive, encouraging and who genuinely wants to see others succeed. This supportive environment has allowed me to ask questions, take risks, learn and grow.
Emily HydeRady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing

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Undergraduate Admissions

Room 424 UMSU University Centre
66 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

1-800-224-7713 ext. 8808
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.