Financial Aid

Financial Aid

International Scholarships - Undergraduate

International students must be enrolled full time and intend to study all four years at Canisius College. Students are automatically reviewed for scholarship when being considered for admission. Scholarship amounts vary for international students and are based on previous academic achievement. Canisius does not award full-tuition scholarships.

All International Students accepted to Canisius will be considered for a scholarship based on the following criteria:

  • Secondary transcripts
  • Any college coursework completed
  • TOEFL scores, IElTS or CAEL scores*
  • SAT scores (if taken)

International students do not have to apply separately for scholarships. The scholarship amount will be determined at the time of acceptance and may range up to $17,000 per year. Notification of scholarship amount will be sent with your acceptance packet.

Please note: International students are required to submit the international student application, proof of English Language proficiency (see below), all secondary school records and grades, and any college or university transcripts.

  Required Score
TOEFL 79 IBT or 550 PBT
IELTS 6.5 overall
CAEL 70 overall
SAT Critical reading section of 500+

Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement.

How to Apply

Eligibility for these merit-based awards is determined upon acceptance for admission. No separate scholarship application is required.

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid, using the Canisius College Canadian Financial Aid Application available at the Canisius College Financial Aid Office by February 1.

*Note: Scholarship awards are based on six semester grades. Grades are based upon the Ontario Grading System.