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Counsellors' Seminar

School counsellors, educators and career professionals are invited to join us in September for annual professional development events focused on UM programs, services and important updates for the coming year.  Supplementary webinars and event recordings are also available to watch on-demand.

Fall Counsellor Event

Thank you to all who attended our September 20, 2022 event. For those who missed the live event, if you want to review our event materials, please see below.

Spring Counsellor Event - April 11, 2023

Counsellors are invited to join us over Zoom for a virtual information session focused on everything you need to know when working with Grade 12 students who have applied to UM. Learn more about interim grade requests, how admission offers are issued to students, orientation and transition programs, and the many scholarships and award opportunities your students should be aware of in May and June.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
9:00 - 10:00 am (Central Daylight Time)
Virtual event - via Zoom

Register today

Note: this webinar is most suitable for Manitoba-area counsellors who work with Grade 12 students.

Counsellor classroom: on-demand webinars and recordings

Watch informative webinars created just for counsellors and recordings of past counsellor events.

Counsellors' Seminar

New Counsellor Orientation


Admissions webinar

Scholarships and awards webinar

Presentations and campus visits

Help your students to discover all that the University of Manitoba has to offer. Encourage your students to attend in-person and online campus tours and events throughout the year.

  • Presentations and webinars

    Encourage your students to attend live webinars focused on our programs, application process and more, or watch recordings of previous sessions. For information about booking a school presentation, contact our team.

    Student Recruitment team 

    Indigenous Recruitment team

  • Campus visits

    In-person and online campus tours are available for students and school groups throughout the year. Refer to our campus tours information for more details and to register. You can also take a self-guided tour of campus anytime with our Virtual 360° Tour.

Preparing your students for university

We offer a number of helpful tools and resources to ensure students are well-prepared to enter the university and succeed in our community.

Indigenous student resources

The Indigenous Student Recruitment + Community Relations team is available to advise prospective Indigenous students whether they are applying directly from high school, coming from an adult learning centre or mature learners. Contact us at indigenous_recruitment@umanitoba.ca for more information or to arrange a presentation or campus visit.

Indigenous community programs and resources


  • International students in Canadian high schools

    International students finishing their high school education in Canada may be required to demonstrate English language proficiency depending on their home country and the amount of time they have been studying in Canada.

  • Explore undergraduate career outcomes

    Students and counsellors can use our career planning resources to explore occupations, interests and the different job outcomes and professional opportunities available to students in our programs.

Accessibility services

Students with accessibility needs are encouraged to connect with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to arrange a consultation. SAS can provide assistance for students with a wide range of accessibility needs, from note taking services to interpreters and counselling. Students are encouraged to contact SAS to discuss their accessibility needs well before the start of classes (at least one month prior is strongly recommended).

Accessibility for students

Applying to UM

Applications for fall admission are available every year in October. Students will complete their application for admission online and should review the admission requirements and high school pre-requisites for their intended program prior to starting an application.

High school students may apply via the direct entry route into a faculty/college or program. This means beginning their studies in University 1 (U1) or a program that offers a direct entry option. Encourage your students to review the Direct Entry admission requirements for their intended program prior to beginning their application to determine what high school courses are necessary for admission.

Counsellors and students can use the First Year Planning Guide to identify required first year university courses for any UM degree program – select the program name from the guide index and you will be taken to a page that lists course and elective requirements as well as information about high school course pre-requisites and minimum grades.

Direct entry application process

  • October: Applications for fall admission go live
  • October–March 1: Students apply for admission
  • December–March: Conditional offers of admission issued to select early applicants
  • December 1: Application deadline for Leader of Tomorrow and Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Entrance Scholarships
  • January 15: Application deadline for direct entry to Desautels Faculty of Music
  • March 1: Direct Entry application deadline and General Entrance Scholarship application deadline
  • Late March: Admissions requests final first semester grades and midterm second semester grades for Manitoba high school students who have applied before March 1
  • May 1:  Deadline for out of province and international students to submit interim transcripts
  • May – June:  Admission offers issued
  • May – June:  Students accept offers of admission
  • Mid-June:  Admissions requests final grades for Manitoba high school students
  • July 7:  Deadline for out of province and international students to submit final transcripts

Application fee

  • The application fee for Canadian citizens and permanent residents is $100.00 CDN.
  • The application fee for international students is $120.00 CDN.

Conditional offers of admission

Students who apply prior to March 1 may receive a conditional offer of admission based on their self-reported grades. Conditional offers are provided for select programs between December and March depending on the date of application and are not to be confused with official admission offers, which are provided after first semester final and second semester interim grades have been assessed.

Grade requests for Manitoba high school students

  • Individual schools and school divisions will be asked to provide interim grades for all Manitoba high school students who have applied to the University of Manitoba by March 1. Final grades will also be requested in June.
  • A key component of this process is the provincial ID number - please encourage students to include this number in their applications.
  • As part of the application process, each Manitoba high school student gives the university permission to request grades on their behalf. A secure file is sent to school or school division contacts who create electronic grade files to submit securely to the UM servers.
  • The school or school division can expect the grade request from the University of Manitoba at the end of March for students who apply by March 1. At that time, we expect all final grade 12 marks for courses completed up to that point as well as interim or mid-term marks for the second term. For schools that are not on a two-semester system, we receive some form of official mid-term assessment. We encourage grades to be sent by mid-April so decisions can be processed based on official grades.
  • An additional grade request will be sent out in the middle of June. At that time, we expect all final grades and graduation details to be included.
  • Students who apply in mid-or-late-June, or after their high school has closed for the summer, are responsible for personally submitting their official, final transcript – Admissions does not request transcripts from high schools for late applicants.

Admission and scholarship offers

  • Students who apply by March 1 and have submitted all required documents by the deadlines provided in their Application Portal should expect to be notified of their admission decision sometime in May or June. Most offers of admission must be accepted by June 1.
  • Entrance scholarship offers are typically provided to eligible students in May or June, shortly after admission offers have been made. Students should follow the instructions in their entrance scholarship offer for details on how to accept their scholarship.

Next steps for admitted students

  • A number of supports are available to newly admitted students to help them prepare for course registration, including tutorial videos, the First Year Planning Guide and orientation events. See our suite of Next Steps materials for information on making the transition from high school to university.

Next steps for new students

Scholarships and awards

The University of Manitoba provides more than $21 million in scholarship and bursary support to students. High school students may be eligible for some awards automatically while others require specific applications. Encourage your students to familiarize themselves with our scholarship opportunities and prepare by taking the appropriate high school courses.

Counsellors and students can explore scholarship and award opportunities using our searchable Awards Database. Search by program, year of study, student type and more! 

Contact Financial Aids and Awards: awards@umanitoba.ca

Connect with us

The Student Recruitment team is available to assist counsellors and students with any of your questions. Contact a member of our team today, submit a question through the online form below or join our contact list.

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Student Recruitment
66 Chancellor’s Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2