Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries


Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

All new, full-time, first-entry undergraduate students enrolling in first year for the 2019/20 academic year will be automatically considered for entrance scholarships and awards ranging from $500 - $5000 each.

Entrance scholarships are given on the basis of academic merit as demonstrated by high school average as well as admission portfolio/assignment submissions.

Scholarship and award winners will be notified by the Admissions office, following their offer of admission.

No application is required.


Undergraduate Bursaries

OCAD U offers entrance bursaries to all undergraduate, domestic students entering their first year, first-entry (no previous post-secondary studies) for the 2019/20 academic year.  Entrance bursaries are given on the basis of financial need.

For more information on eligibility requirements, please review the application below:

2019/20 OCAD U Undergraduate Entrance Bursary Program

Download and save this form to your desktop, then open to complete the fillable form.

The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, May 17, 2019.  Applications should be sent by email to awards@ocadu.ca.



All new graduate full-time students enrolling in first year for the 2019/20 Fall/Winter academic year may be considered for entrance scholarships and awards.  Decisions are made through the Office of Research & Graduate Studies