Financial resources

There are many types of financial assistance to help with the cost of studying abroad. As an exchange student, you will pay your regular UNB tuition without additional academic fees to pay your host institution. Otherwise, you will want to budget for travel and living expenses while studying abroad.

Student abroad bursary (UNB Fredericton)

The Student Abroad Program and generous external partners such as Scotiabank, Saputo, MBA alumni Daniel Arnold, and the New Brunswick Government offer financial support to UNB Fredericton students.

parisOnce you have been accepted to the Student Abroad Program, you should apply for Student Abroad Bursary Program which is available under "apply for bursaries" on the Financial Aid site. You must complete the application by the April 1 deadline and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. The amount of the award will depend on the number of applicants, the length of time abroad and your destination.

Student Abroad Financial Award (UNB Saint John)

The Student Abroad Program for UNB Saint John and generous external partners such as Scotiabank, Saputo, MBA alumni Daniel Arnold, and the New Brunswick Provincial Government offer financial support to UNB Saint John students on exchange. 

Once you have been accepted to the Student Abroad Program, you are automatically considered for a travel award; there is no separate application.

The amount of the travel award will depend on the number of applicants, the length of time abroad and your destination. You will know the amount a few months prior to leaving. The award will be put on your UNB student account, and will go towards paying your fulltime tuition for the term(s) when you are on exchange. 

Student loans

As an exchange student, during your time abroad you continue to be registered as a full-time UNB student. This means that you can apply for a student loan for your time abroad. If you have not previously qualified for a student loan, you may consider re-submitting an application, as you can show additional expenses when living abroad.

UNB scholarships and bursaries

If you have a UNB scholarship and or bursary, you may use it towards your Student Abroad experience.

Bursaries available to Frederiction students (http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/studentservices/financial-aid/apply-for-bursaries.html):

  • Dr. Florence T. Snodgrass Bursary for New Brunswick Students - application deadline beginning of December
  • UNB Special Bursary - application deadline mid-November

Other resources

There are often other resources available for students looking to travel and study, below are some links which may be helpful in decide how you will finance your adventure overseas. 

  • Graduate students: Students with NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR funding can apply for a Michael Smith Foreign study supplement.
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in a program focused on international business, finance, economics, or a combination of business with environmental/sustainability studies -  EDC scholarships
  • Australia: Endeavor Scholarships and fellowships Applications for the 2016 round are expected to open in April 2015. Applicants are encouraged to check the Endeavour Scholarships and
    Fellowships website closer to April 2015 for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.
  • China: Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program
  • France:
    • Poitiers: $1,500 scholarship from the NB provincial government
    • http://www.canada.campusfrance.org
    • French Embassy– AUCC Travel Grant up to $1350. 2015-16 Applications must be received by your campus Student Abroad Office by 4pm on March 9, 2015
    • Scholarships France-Acadie cover round trip airfare to France, tuition in France, French student social security, stipend for living expenses and books, deadline May 18. Must be Canadian citizen or permament resident residing in NB, PEI, NFL, NS for a minimum of 5 years. Must have completed 3 years of university studies at the time of departure.
  • Germany:https://www.daad.org. Check the presentation of DAAD scholarships available to students going to Germany here.
    • German Studies Research Grant
      This specialized program offers support to highly-qualified undergraduate, graduate and PhD students at American and
      Canadian universities who are nominated by the department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (i.e. 1-2 months) in Germany.
      For more information, please visit:
      https://www.daad.org/germanstudies (undergraduate students) - $1500 to $3000 award, rolling applications
      https://www.daad.org/germanstudies2 (graduate students)
      https://www.daad.org/germanstudies3 (PhD students)
    • DAAD undergraduate scholarship:
      • Funding study, thesis research and/or internships
      • All academic fields
      • 4 to 10 months during the German academic year
      • €650/monthly, insurance, travel stipend
      • Deadline: January 31
    • University Summer Course Grant
      • Funding for summer courses taught in German at German Universities
      • For undergraduate and graduate students
      • 2 years minimum language requirement
      • Courses must be 3 to 4 weeks in duration
      • Focus on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects
      • Deadline: December 15
    • Intensive Language Courses in Germany
      • Eight-week intensive courses at leading language institutes in Germany
      • Applicants must have completed 3 semesters of college or university level German or have achieved an equivalent level of language proficiency
      • German Studies, German Language & Literature, and German Translation & Interpretation are not elligible
      • Scholarship: €2,300; includes tuition, accommodation and a cash allowance, health insurance, travel costs
      • Deadline: December 15
    • EMGIP – Bundestag Internship
      • Internships for 2 months at German parliament
      • Advanced undergrads or graduate students
      • Fields: political science, international relations, law, history, economics, or German
      • Excellent German skills needed
      • Monthly salary from German Bundestag
      • DAAD can help with health insurance and housing
      • Deadline: September 15
    • RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering
      • 8-12 weeks in summer
      • No German required
      • Scholarships and housing assistance provided
      • Deadline: January 15
    • Study & Internship Program (SIP)
      • 1 semester coursework at a university of applied science and/or 1 semester internship supervised by a U.A.S.
      • Language requirements depend on individual program
      • € 700/month; travel stipend; insurance
      • Deadline: February 15
    • Study Scholarship for Graduates - deadline November 4
    • Research Grants (for PhDs and Postdocs)
      • Monthly support of ~ €1,000; travel stipend; insurance
      • Deadlines: November 4 / May 15
    • Other funding resources: www.research-in-germany.de
    • RISE Professional
      • For undergraduate DAAD alumni, recent graduates or Masters & PhD students
      • Work place internships in industry with leading German companies
      • German requirements depend on the nature of the internship
      • Scholarships and housing assistance are provided
      • 2 week intensive language course for RISE and RISE pro participants with little or no German
      • €750-1000 monthly stipend plus health insurance and partial travel reimbursement
    • Additionally, financial support (approx. $1500 -2000) may be available through the host institution (Ingolstad, Heilbronn)
  • Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Baptist University recruits Teaching Assistant Interns for the 2015-16 academic year. Monthly salary: US$1,920 (or HK$15,000). Send resume, a cover letter, and a 1-minute self-introduction video to Ms. Susan Li on or before 3 July 2015.
  • India: Jindal Global Business school is offering visiting student scholarships (free lodging and food) to a maximum of two UNB students.
  • Japan: http://www.jftor.org/whatson/2014Guidelines.php
  • Mexico: Scholarships for exchanges, masters, PhD, research, etc. http://amexcid.gob.mx/index.php/oferta-de-becas-para-extranjeros - 2015 call for applications deadline August 31, 2015
  • New Zealand: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) – New Zealand
  • Spain
    • Universidad de Jaen offers a 1800EUR mobility grant to an exchange student joigning their sports team (Volleyball, Basketball or Track & Field) in Fall 2016.
    • Universidad de Jaen offers financial aid of €450 per semester to exchange stduents participating in their Teaching Programme for English speaking International students.
  • South Korea
    • Korean Government Scholarship Program funds full graduate programs at Korean institutions, see application guide and form.
    • Korean Government Scholarship Program at UNB exchange partner Kyungpook National University, see guide and brochure.
  • United Kingdom:
    • Apply to scholarships through Butex
    • Wales: National Welsh-American Foundation: Exchange scholarship ($5,000 award to study in Wales - application form ) and Lloyd Family Travel Scholarship (award of up to $1,000 to cover travel-related expenses to Wales in undertaking studies related to Welsh-American history and culture - application form).