Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships (for Admissions in the 2022-2023 Academic Year or Later)

If you get the marks, you get the money!

Nearly 70% of our first year students receive entrance scholarships

Your final grades make a big difference. Scholarship averages are calculated using your best six final 4U/4M marks (or final IB score including bonus points) completed as of June 30, 2022. All Canadian and international applicants applying directly from secondary school for September entry will be considered automatically for guaranteed entrance scholarships – no application needed!

The chart below outlines the 2022-2023 guaranteed entrance scholarships. Please visit www.nipissingu.ca/highschoolawards for the most up-to-date entrance awards information or email finaid@nipissingu.ca.

Entrance Scholarships

Scholarship
Averaget
Year 1 Year 2* Year 3* Year 4* Total
Scholarship
Value

Renewable
Average

95% +
(39+ for IB)
FREE
TUITION
FREE
TUITION
FREE
TUITION
FREE
TUITION
> $24,000 95%+
90-94%
(36-38 for IB)
$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $10,000 90-94%
85-89%
(33-35 for IB)
$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $6,000 85-89%
80-84%
(30-32 for IB)
$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $4,000 80-84%

Notes:

  • Free tuition is based on domestic tuition rate.
  • Students are only eligible for the first four years of undergraduate study.
  • Students in their professional years of study are not eligible for the renewal of these scholarships.
  • t = Average based on the best six final 4U/4M courses (provincial or international equivalent) or final IB score (including bonus points).
  • * = Based on cumulative GPA (CGPA) as recorded on April 30th. Students must enroll in no less than 24 credits annually to retain scholarship eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria for High School Applicants
Ontario secondary school applicants for full time admission will be considered ​automatically for our entrance scholarships based on their best six 4U/4M grades (or final IB score including bonus points) (exclu​​ding co-op courses) as of June 30. Conditional offers of scholarships will go out with offers of admission. Students must accept their offer of admission by the deadline date outlined in their offer letter to be considered automatically for these scholarships.  Scholarship eligibility will be reviewed once final grades are available June 30; additional offers may go out at that time or existing scholarship offers may be topped up or reversed based on new eligibility.  Emails confirming Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship eligibility will be sent to qualifying students in early August.  Scholarships are paid out in the fall/winter; students must be registered in a minimum 24 credits for the scholarship to be paid out.

Current high school applicants from other Canadian provinces are also eligible for scholarship consideration.

Eligibility Criteria for CEGEP Applicants
Applicants eligible for admission to the first year of an undergraduate program who are applying directly from the first year of a CEGEP program qualify for Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships.  The scholarship average for CEGEP applicants will be calculated on the final grades of their twelve best academic courses.

Other Applicants
Students who deferred or delayed their admission to Nipissing University by one year, but still with a September start to their studies, and without attending another post-secondary institution may be eligible for entrance scholarship consideration by contacting the Admissions Office at Admissions@nipissingu.ca.

​​NOTE:  Students in the upper year Concurrent Education program may only hold the scholarship in their first four years of study.  Students in the Consecutive Education, College Partnership (Commerce and BBA) and Nursing Scholar Practitioner programs do not qualify for this scholarship.