Scholarships & Bursaries

Applying for and receiving financial aid is an important part of university life. With costs to attend increasing, it is important to look at all your financial aid options which includes reading up on scholarships and bursaries available.


The University of New Brunswick provides millions in scholarship money each year thanks to donations from generous alumni and other supporters as well as an ongoing commitment to devote university funds for students. Contact for information on how to apply.

Full-time and Part-time bursaries

Bursaries are non-repayable awards granted to students who can demonstrate financial need. They are designed to supplement other forms of funding you may be eligible for. Some bursaries have specific eligibility criteria such as the applicant’s city, region, or program of study. Part-time bursaries are for students who have not been full-time within the last 12 months.

UNB Summer Work Integrated Learning Program (SWILP)

The UNB Summer Work Integrated Learning Program (SWILP) will provide UNB undergraduate students with employment opportunities related to acquired skills and education. Approved jobs aim to enhance employment readiness skills, while enabling students to finance the continuation of their program.

This provincially subsidized employment program is designed to assist students from under-represented groups (aboriginals, persons with disabilities, low-income earners, first generation post-secondary learners, young males and youth from rural communities) with the high costs associated with post-secondary education.

UNB Special Bursary

Applications are currently closed for the 2019/2020 academic year. The UNB Special Bursary is a needs-based bursary valued up to $1,000. It is available to all undergraduate students regardless of citizenship status who are full-time, can demonstrate financial need, and are in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA). Preference is given to students that have applied for government student loans.

ILA Local 273 Bursary

ILA Local 273 offers an annual award to make it possible for students to continue their education at the university level. To be eligible, applicants must be members or dependents of members of ILA Local 273. Preference is given to dependents of active members.

Promise Partnership bursaries

Students who attended either Hazen White-St. Francis or Lorne Middle School and who participated in the Promise Partnership Program are encouraged to apply for the Saint John College Development Inc. Bursary and the Deborah A. Chapman Bursary. Students who participated in the Promise Partnership Program or who attended Hazen White-St. Francis are also encouraged to apply for the Emera New Brunswick Promise Partnership Bursary. Applications are due by June 1, 2020.

External awards

There are several scholarships and awards available through organisations and associations external to the University of New Brunswick. It is important that you start your search early so that you do not miss any potential opportunities. Make sure you explore all your options.