Scholarships for International Students at Toronto Metropolitan University
Check out these scholarship opportunities for international students at TMU.
As an international student, finding funding for your education can be difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. At Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), we make your scholarship search easy, so you’ll be able to focus on exploring our top programs, leading research, and innovative co-op programs.
Explore your scholarship options at TMU:
Please note that all references are in Canadian dollars (CAD).
Guaranteed and renewable scholarships
TMU recognizes academic achievement with over $4 million specifically for entrance scholarship support.
If you’re an international student (on a study visa) attending and completing your high school studies at a Canadian secondary school, you may be eligible for a guaranteed and renewable entrance scholarship! If you achieve a final average of 86% or above and maintain this throughout your undergraduate studies, and if you meet the terms and conditions for the scholarship, you’ll earn some money towards your tuition each year.
|Final admission average ||Awarded in year one* ||Potential annual renewable amount** ||Potential scholarship total**
| 95%+ ||$4,000 ||$4,000 ||$16,000
| 90-94.99% ||$2,000 ||$2,000 ||$8,000
| 86-89.99% ||$1,000 || $1,000 ||$4,000
*Scholarship amount to be distributed evenly between fall and winter semester.
**Up to, dependent on annual CGPA.
Prestigious entrance awards
If you’ve demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, commitment to volunteer work and extracurricular activities, original thought, and creative ability, then these may be the scholarships for you!
There are three prestigious entrance awards you can apply for:
President’s Entrance Scholarship
Value of award: $40,000 total or $10,000 annual amount (renewable)
Number of awards: 12
The President’s Entrance Scholarship is awarded to high school graduates who’ve demonstrated academic accomplishment, leadership qualities, original thought, and creative ability. To apply, you’ll need a minimum 90% final average from high school, and you must submit an essay or project summary such as creative writing or any creative project you’ve done, two letters of reference, and a list of your leadership activities from your last two years of high school.
International Secondary School Merit Scholarship
Value of award: $5,000 (entrance only, non-renewable)
Number of awards: 7
The International Secondary School Merit Scholarship is awarded to international students entering their first year of a full-time, four-year undergraduate program who demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to volunteer and extracurricular activities, and leadership skills. To apply, you’ll need a minimum 85% final average and must submit a personal statement.
International Student Winter Merit Scholarship
Value of award: $5,000 (entrance only, non-renewable)
Number of awards: 2
If you’re an international student entering your first year of a full-time, four-year undergraduate program in January 2023, then this award is for you! To be eligible, you must excel in your academics, demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work and extracurricular activities, and show leadership skills.
Other awards and scholarships for international students
There are more opportunities to earn funding for your education at TMU.
Check out these awards and scholarships you could apply to throughout your undergrad:
|Scholarship name ||Description ||Awards per year ||Value
|Geoff Boyes International Entrance Award || This award is named in memory of Geoff Boyes, a retired math professor who passed away in 2014. Geoff recognized the financial hardships that international students faced while pursuing post-secondary education. ||2 ||$2,500
| Geoff Boyes International Student Leadership Award || This award is named in memory of Geoff Boyes, a retired math professor who passed away in 2014. Geoff recognized the financial hardships that international students faced while pursuing post-secondary education. ||2 ||$2,000
| Salad King Awards (Salad King On-Campus Student Leader Award; Salad Kind Off-Campus Community Builder Award; Salad King Personal Development Award; and the Salad King Excellence in Mentoring Award) || The Salad King International Student Awards were created by Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Linda Liu, owners of the popular Salad King restaurant. This award is given to an international student who has demonstrated a strong leadership to improving the quality of student experience at Toronto Metropolitan University.
||1 per category ||$1,000
| Scotiabank International Scholarships ||This scholarship was established in 2001 with support from the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) to enhance and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of TMU and the greater Toronto communities. This scholarship is for upper-year full-time undergraduate international students with a strong academic achievement. ||12 ||$1,500-$1,800
| The Western Union Award for International Students || This award was created to support international students with financial need who display leadership qualities at TMU and/or in their community.
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