Carleton has a variety of scholarship options for international students. These include entrance scholarships, prestige scholarships, and international awards.

Entrance Scholarships for American and International High School Students

If you have been admitted to Carleton with an admission average of 80 percent or better and meet language requirements, you will automatically be considered for a renewable entrance scholarship. The admission average we use is calculated from the marks submitted by your high school in support of your application. Entrance scholarships are offered for fall entry only.  You may be offered a renewable entrance scholarship provided you are entering Carleton for the first time and have no previous attendance at post secondary educational institutions.  If eligible when admitted to Carleton, the scholarship value will be determined by your admissions average as calculated at the time of admission. Entrance scholarship offers are not assessed or reassessed on final high school grades.

Prestige Scholarships

Our highest awards are our Prestige Scholarships. For all prestige scholarships, you must achieve an admission average of 90 percent or better. The selection committee will also assess the range of your community or secondary school extra-curricular activities. You will be considered for a prestige scholarship only if you are entering Carleton directly from high school or CEGEP. Students who have previously attended a post-secondary educational institution (either college or university) are not eligible for these awards.

Awards for International Students

International students applying for September 2023 will also be considered for:

  • International Award of Excellence ($5,000)* – an additional one time award offered to students receiving Entrance Scholarships OR
  • International Award of Merit ($3,500)* – a one time merit based award

You may be considered for one of these Awards for International students if you are entering Carleton directly from high school, based on your admissions average at the time of admission. No separate application is required.

*Conditions apply