On January 22, 2024 Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new requirement for the Study Permit application process. IRCC will now request an additional document called an “attestation letter” issued by the provincial government. At this time, the University of Manitoba does not have an attestation letter to issue to students. The University of Manitoba will be working closely with the Government of Manitoba to ensure compliance. This process is expected to be in place by March 31, 2024.
IRCC will update their website with more information as it becomes available from each province and territory. Visit the IRCC website for the most up to date information.
While this process in being developed, you can still apply to University of Manitoba as an international student.

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How to book an appointment with an international student advisor:

To book a virtual/in-person appointment to see an International Student Advisor, please go to the International Centre's WaitWell page.

We also have in-person drop-in advising:

  • Drop-in appointments can’t be booked in advance through WaitWell. Availability is limited and appointments are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are subject to change without notice, based on the availability of the International Student Advisors (ISAs).

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Funding and awards

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Global Skills Opportunity

The University of Manitoba is excited to launch Intercultural Leadership: From Awareness to Action, a brand-new project to fund UM students’ outbound mobility opportunities to enhance your experiences, skills and connections through work and study abroad.

This project is funded by Global Skills Opportunity (GSO), Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in partnership with University of Manitoba and is administered by Universities Canada.

GSO Application information

What can GSO funding cover?

Depending on where you go and for how long, funds may cover between 30% and 80% of the costs of your outbound experience. Funds will be allocated based on the GSO target group criteria and destinations, the cost of the program, and the length of your experience.

The funds can be used to pay for any expenses required to support your mobility program such as student tuition, airfare, relocation, family support, living expenses, accommodation, health insurance, passport / visa application, dependent care, etc.

Funding is limited to one physical international outbound mobility experience per student for the period 2023-2025.

Who can participate?

Funding is open to UM undergraduate students who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Resident of Canada. Priority will be given to groups for whom international experiences have traditionally been less accessible, specifically:

  • Indigenous students
  • Students from low-income background
  • Students with disabilities (must be registered with UM Accessibility Services)
  • Visible minorities, 2SLGBTQIA and those who practice minority faith religions.

How to apply?

Please contact the International Centre at GSO@umanitoba.ca for an application form.

Students must be approved to participate in a UM recognized outbound mobility program (e.g., student exchange, field/research/studio course work, travel study and co-op, etc.) before applying to be considered for a GSO funding

Tony T.K. Lau Awards for Volunteer Services to International Students

In order to promote cultural understanding, and in honour of the support he received as an international student, Tony T.K. Lau (B.A.’71), past President of the International Students' Organization (1971-1972), and co-founder and current President of the University of Manitoba Chinese Alumni Association of Canada (1986), has established two awards to recognize student volunteers who have had an impact in the lives of international students at the University of Manitoba.

Each year, one bursary and one scholarship will be awarded. The same student may qualify for both the bursary and scholarship in the same year.

Tony T. K. Lau Bursary for Volunteer Service to International Students

Each year, one bursary will be offered to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • enrolled full-time (min 60% courseload) in the second year of study or higher in any faculty, college, or school at University of Manitoba;
  • has achieved a minimum DGPA of 3.0;
  • has volunteered to help international students adapt to Canada and the University of Manitoba, either through participation in programs offered through the International Centre, or through any University of Manitoba association or group;
  • has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form; and
  • meets all general bursary eligibility criteria.

Applications for the bursary are now open and due on October 1. Students must also apply for  the UM general bursary through Financial Aid & Awards by October 1 to be considered.

The bursary is open to undergraduate domestic and international students. 

APPLY NOW

Bursary Applications close October 1st.

Tony T. K. Lau Scholarship for Volunteer Service to International Students

Each year, one scholarship will be offered to an undergraduate or graduate student who meets the following criteria:

  • enrolled full-time (min 80% load) in the second year of study or higher in any faculty, college, or school at University of Manitoba;
  • has achieved a minimum DGPA of 3.5;
  • has volunteered to help international students adapt to Canada and the University of Manitoba, either through participation in programs offered through the International Centre, or through any University of Manitoba association or group.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate how they meet the third criteria by submitting a  nomination from International Centre staff, and/or members of a University of Manitoba association or group. Students will fill out the application form (see Apply Now button below), and attach the nomination with the application.

The scholarship is open to domestic and international students. Applications will close on October 22, 2023. Applicants can download the PDF nomination form below and send to their nominator to complete.

Applications for the scholarship are now open:

APPLY NOW     NOMINATION FORM

Scholarship Applications close October 22nd.

 

Questions about the Tony T.K. Lau Awards for Volunteer Service to International Students can be directed to IC.Awards@umanitoba.ca.

Other funding opportunities

Outbound IC Exchange Program funding and awards

Nahlah Ayed Prize

International student funding opportunities

Emergency financial support for international students

For faculty and staff

Contact the Research and International Agreements Team for support with international agreements, international funding opportunities, proposal development, and delegation visits.

Whether you’re planning to travel, supporting someone who is, or want to work more closely with others around the world, we’re here to help.

International partnerships and agreement development

With over 500 active research, funding and education partnerships around the world, we’re experts in helping you identify potential partner institutions and develop, negotiate and renew agreements with them.

International mobility, development, and collaboration funding opportunities

The Research and International Agreements team provides information on international funding opportunities and supports international funding proposal development for faculty and staff. 

Information sessions and events

We host several information sessions each term on topics related to international funding opportunities, international development funders and agreement development.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Session

Oct. 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm
Location: 103 Isbister
Topics: Research Funding and Graduate Studies in Germany
For more details: view the poster or contact Language_centre@umanitoba.ca 

Delegation and visiting student researcher support

If you’re hosting a diplomatic or research delegation, or coordinating a visiting student researcher or intern, we can assist with the logistics.

Travel safety services

We provide support for international mobility for faculty, staff and students, including travel risk advice, a travel registry, training, and access to International SOS, which provides free, 24-7 medical and travel security assistance.

Exploring barriers to participation in international experiences

If you have questions about how the Research and International Agreements Team can support you, please contact us.

Learn more about international governance at UM

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International Centre
Room 541 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8501
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.