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*
  • 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: All international students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam if English is not their first (native) language. Results must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based version is required to be considered for admission to Canisius. IELTS is also accepted. A minimum score of 6.5 is required for the IELTS.

*STEPS and IELTS are also accepted. A minimum score of Pre-1 is preferred for STEPS, however students with a score of 2A will be considered in combination with transcripts. A minimum score of 6.5 is required for the IELTS.

Canadian Student Scholarships

Merit Scholarships (unlimited number)

Students will be considered for the following scholarships based upon their six semester grades.

Trustee's Scholarship

$18,000 per year for four years of full-time study.
Applicants must be accepted for admission. No separate application required.

Dean's Scholarship

$13,000 - $14,000 per year for four years of full-time study.
Applicants must be accepted for admission. No separate application required.

Benefactor's Scholarship

$10,000 - $11,000 per year for four years of full-time study.
Applicants must be accepted for admission. No separate application is required.

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.