Finances and Exchange

Financial Planning is an important aspect of exchange preparation. Access our Financial Planning Worksheet (pdf).

The costs of an exchange can add up. Although students pay their regular tuition to The University of Manitoba, there are additional costs associated with an exchange. Some of those costs are accommodations, food, transportation, student visas, health insurance and additional travel expenses. Here are some of the resources that a student can access to help finance their exchange.

Student Aid

Students who are eligible for Student Aid at the University of Manitoba remain eligible during their time on exchange. Contact Manitoba Student Aid for more information.

Student Exchange Awards

The IC offers several awards that students can apply for to help finance their exchange. Applications are provided to all participants each summer.

Canadian Bureau for International Education

CBIE often offers scholarships for Canadian students who are studying abroad. Check out their website for eligibility guidelines and due dates.  CBIE web site: 

Student Awards Database

Students receiving scholarships continue to remain eligible while on exchange. Check the Awards Database to see what kind of awards you may qualify for.  Students are also encouraged to research additional funding opportunities.

U of M Faculties

Check with your faculty to see if they can offer funding for your exchange. The Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences all offer travel awards.

Other Funding

Some exchanges have scholarships offered through the partner university or the country’s government. Students should ask their Exchange Advisor if there are any additional scholarships connected to their host institution.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship to Germany  Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

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