Bow Valley College offers scholarship opportunities to our international students each academic term, and at each stage during their studies. The scholarship program is divided into two main categories: Entrance scholarships, and In-Course Scholarships.

Entrance Scholarships:

International students are eligible to apply for scholarships in this category if:
• They are starting their very first post-secondary program at Bow Valley College.
• They have already completed and graduated from a first post-secondary program at Bow Valley College, and are now starting a second post-secondary program.
• They have completed an English language learning or upgrading program at Bow Valley College, and are now starting a post-secondary program.

See the list of Entrance Scholarships HERE.

In-Course Scholarships:

International students are eligible to apply for scholarships in this category if they are current Bow Valley College full-time students in good academic standing, and have already completed at least one academic term in their post-secondary program.

See the list of In-Course Scholarships HERE.

Please refer to Scholarships and Bursaries page to more information.


External awards

To search for other award opportunities offered by external institutions you can also use these websites and databases.

External Awards Databases

Student Awards

Scholarships Canada

EduCanada - International Scholarships

More awards


 Application Deadlines:

Scholarships open on the first day of class, each academic term, and close approximately six weeks after.

• Students can apply for more than one open scholarship, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.
• To apply for both Entrance and In-Course scholarships students must be in the last term of their current program and starting a new program next term.  
• After scholarships have closed, the reviewing committee has one month to assess applications and communicate with successful candidates.

International Student Emergency Fund

Learners can be eligible for emergency bursaries as long as they are registered and in good academic standing.

Learners must not have any outstanding tuition and fees owed to the college when they apply. Emergency bursaries are for learners experiencing an unforeseen financial crisis that is affecting their ability to attend class and be successful. Typically, these requests would be related to basic needs such as food, shelter, etc.

Emergency bursaries cannot be used to pay for tuition and fees. You can apply for the International Student Emergency Fund through the student awards portal.

CEA Diploma Scholarship

Bow Valley College offers students registered in the Centre for Entertainment Arts diploma programs* a scholarship of $3,250 CAD up to $19,500 CAD. The scholarship is based on Portfolio assessment at the time of application and acceptance to the program and will be applied to tuition evenly at the start of each term in the program.
*The Foundation in Entertainment Arts certificate has no scholarship, only 2-year diploma programs are qualified for scholarship.


Student Awards Advisors

To connect with Student Awards Advisors please email or call 403-410-1440 if you have questions.  You can also book an appointment with an awards advisor or visit the Front Desk at Learner Success Services.


Contact us

Learner Success Services

345 – 6 Avenue SE
First floor, South building Campus

Hours of operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m

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