Scholarships and Funding for Canadian Students in the UK

UK University Scholarships and Funding

Scholarship, grant and financial aid information
for Canadian students.

Scholarships for Universities in the UK

There are many top UK Universities which offer scholarships to Canadian students in the form of financial support, based on academic achievement or other criteria. This can help ease the cost of tuition, materials, accommodation and other necessary expenses related to studying at UK universities.

Criteria, for the awarding of UK university scholarships, can include academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, employment experience, areas of study, and financial need. Scholarships are typically in the form of a partial fee reduction and fall under two main categories – merit-based and need-based. 

One such merit-based scholarship, exclusive to Canadians, is the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund, a scholarship that has awarded over one million pounds to over 500 Canadians studying at universities across the UK. 

Funding Options for Canadian Students in the UK 

Did you know that many UK universities will accept Canadian student loan providers? SI-UK can keep you informed as to which universities accept which student loans and what each province's student loan provider is appropriate for each student. 

If you meet the eligibility requirements for a Canadian Student Loan, you may use the federal portion to study overseas.  All of our UK university partners have been approved as Designated Post-Secondary Institutions by the Canadian Government. Further information is available on the CanLearn website.  

Ontario

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is the Ontario student loans system that is granted through the National Student Loans Service Centre. Funds through OSAP are generally a compilation of provincial loans, federal loans and bursaries. The only portion of these funds available for study overseas is the Federal loan, visit the Ontario Student Assistance Program website for details on maximum funding. 

British Columbia 

Students from BC can learn more about their student loan options from StudentAidBC, which provides financial support for British Columbia students. This financial institution is accepted by most UK universities. speak to us to learn which universities accept StudentAidBC as an accepted tuition payer. 

Alberta 

Students from Alberta can learn more about their student loan options from Alberta Student Aid, which provides financial support for Albertan students. This financial institution is accepted by most UK universities. speak to us to learn which universities accept Alberta Student Aid as an accepted tuition payer. 

Quebec 

Quebec Student Financial Assistance is the provincial body responsible for managing your student loan however it is a bank or other financial institution that is ultimately responsible for depositing the loan into your account. Quebec caps its provincial loan allowance for the entirety of a student's study period, visit the Quebec Student Financial Assistance website for details on this cap limit. 

Other provinces

If you are from the eastern provinces, Manitoba, Saskatchewan or any province/territory not mentioned here and would like to know more about your student loan options for studying in the UK speak to an SI-UK consultant.  

SI-UK's service is fast, reliable and efficient. My consultant improved my chances of getting into a top university.
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International Business Economics at City University

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