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Global Opportunities Awards

The Global Opportunities Awards are $1,000 scholarships for international learning provided through generous donations matched by funding from Western. A number of donor-sponsored awards valued at $2,000 are also available. These scholarships enable more Western students to participate in exchanges, study abroad programs, international field courses, summer programs, international community engaged learning, field research and more.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

  • Full-time undergraduate students (who have completed their first year of study) and graduate students registered at Western.
  • Students in all faculties with the exception of the Ivey Business School.
  • Students registered at affiliate university colleges are not eligible.
  • Experiences inside Canada are not eligible.
  • Students may only receive one Global Opportunities award during their Western career.

To qualify for these awards, the experience must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be organized or approved by Western University staff, faculty or department

  • Be eligible for academic credit
  • Form a required component of the student's degree program

WHAT TYPES OF EXPERIENCES QUALIFY?

  • Academic exchange programs

  • Study abroad programs

  • Curriculum-based international field courses, international study, or international community engaged learning programs
  • Summer programs

  • Internships

  • Field research

  • Other University-led credit or non-credit international learning experiences


APPLICATION PROCESS

PLEASE NOTE: The online application is now CLOSED and will re-open  for the March 15 deadline in mid to late January

Students must complete the online application form along with a statement (500 words maximum) outlining what they expect to learn through their program of study and how they will be an effective ambassador for Western.

Students will be automatically considered for any donor-sponsored Global Opportunities awards for which they are eligible. A separate application is not required.

HOW ARE RECIPIENTS SELECTED?

Awards are based on academic achievement and a statement outlining how the experience will contribute to your development as a global citizen, what you expect to learn, and how you will be an effective ambassador for Western.

Preference will be given to students who have not received other funding.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

There are two application deadlines annually: November 15, with decisions being released mid January; and March 15, with decisions being released end of April.

CONTACT INFORMATION


Western International

2nd Floor, International and Graduate Affairs Building

519-661-2111 ext. 89309
globalop@uwo.ca