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  1. Bursaries for Current Students
  2. Application through Carleton Central
  3. Separate Application Required
  4. Students on Exchange/International Experience
  5. Appeals

Bursaries for Current Students

Carleton University offers bursaries to undergraduate students who are in receipt of student loan funding from either government student financial assistance (OSAP or other province) or from a financial institution and continue to demonstrate financial need in order to finance their studies. If you are an OSAP recipient, the value of your bursary is determined in conjunction with the financial need assessment provided to us by the Ministry assuming that your enrolment has been confirmed for OSAP prior to Oct. 31 for the Fall/Winter session. Bursary applicants must have satisfactory academic standing.

International students must have a valid study permit and have completed one year of undergraduate study at Carleton University to be considered.

Application through Carleton Central

2024-2025 Fall/Winter session

You can access Bursary and Award Applications through the Undergraduate Online Application Forms system on Carleton Central, under the Awards and Financial Assistance section, as of Sept. 4. Once your eligibility to apply for various bursaries is determined, you will be presented with the Applications for Bursaries/Awards that you are eligible to complete. Follow the steps on your screen to submit your application(s). The deadline to complete and submit your application(s) is Oct. 31. You will be advised of the decision mid-December.

Separate Application Required

The following bursary awards are selected in consultation with the award donor and require a separate application:

Students on Exchange/International Experience


Bursary decision appeals or requests for a reassessment will be considered only if there is new financial information or extenuating circumstances not included on your original bursary application. A Bursary Appeal and Reassessment Request Form must be completed and supported by sufficient information and documentation. All appeal decisions made by the Bursary Committee are final and are subject to the availability of funds. Please email the Awards Office by the deadline dates listed on the form to arrange a personal interview for reviewing your request and the new financial information or extenuating circumstances.