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BURSARIES

Humber is dedicated to providing you with a number of bursaries to successfully pursue your education while managing your finances. Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma, and Degree programs and are awarded primarily based on financial need, although academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and community involvement may all be considered.

Humber offers several different types of bursaries. Information about each of them is included below:

Recognizing the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, in addition to the Fall Tuition Bursary and OSAP funding options for domestic students, the following financial aid opportunities are available to students for Fall 2020:

IGNITE Tuition Bursary for International Students

The IGNITE tuition bursary for returning International students will be available until all available funds have been awarded. Log into MyHumber > Student Awards and Financial Aid to apply. Tuition bursaries are awarded in amounts of $500, $750 or $1,000, depending on the program of study, to students who can demonstrate financial need.

New International students with questions regarding financial aid can contact covid.bursary@humber.ca.

Equipment and Device Support for Domestic and International Students

Renewed Computer Technology Partnership

Humber has partnered with Renewed Computer Technology to offer students with financial need the opportunity to purchase refurbished desktop or laptop computers at affordable prices. Find out more at its.humber.ca/services/services-students/affordable-computers-and-laptops.

Bring Your Own Device Bursary

Students in some programs may be required to bring their own specific device or equipment for the Fall term to limit the sharing of devices and to help ensure health and safety. Humber has established financial assistance for students who are required to buy a specific new device to meet program requirements. Equipment and device requirements for students are listed at humber.ca/guide/current-student-resources.html#deliverymode

Eligibility: New or returning domestic or international student who is enrolled as a full-time student in the following approved programs:

  • Film and TV Production DA (FMTV)
  • Broadcast TV Videography D (BRTV)
  • Film and Multiplatform Story PG (FMST)
  • 3D Modelling & VFX
  • Web Development (HTTP)
  • Advertising and Graphic Design
  • Media Communications
  • Post Production PG (PPFT) North
  • Photography - listed online
  • Animation - 3D
  • Bachelor of Film & Media Production
  • Radio and Media Production
  • RBD - Broadcasting - Radio Diploma

Students in other programs may be eligible to apply based upon a referral from their Program Coordinator.

How to apply: PDF application by request or referral. A Program Coordinator can refer the student to Financial Aid or students in the approved programs listed above can contact finaid@humber.ca directly.

Award: The bursary amount awarded may range between $500-$1000 and will vary by program and specific requirements. Approved students will need to purchase their own devices and provide receipt for reimbursement. If the student had previously purchased a device, they are permitted to submit receipts dated as of June 15, 2020.

NOTE: the required animation software for the 3D Animation program is available for free. Some Adobe software may also be required and is available at a discounted rate for students. Specific software or device inquiries can be directed to your program coordinator.

Other Funding Opportunities

Thanks to the generosity of our donors – including faculty and staff, alumni, corporations and friends of Humber – there are hundreds of scholarships available for new and returning students. These scholarships are given in recognition of academic excellence, non-academic achievement earned through merit, and for those who are in financial need. Some scholarships require students to fill out an application form. For more information, visit humber.ca/studentawards.

Other awards, bursaries, and scholarships may available to domestic and international students from external corporate, or community organizations here. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

Additional information about Government financial support that may be available during COVID-19 can be found here

Tuition Bursaries are non-repayable grants. Humber offers a specified number of bursaries available to new and returning students. Tuition bursaries are awarded in amounts of $500, $750 or $1,000, depending on the program of study, to students who can demonstrate financial need. You must be a Canadian resident and registered to attend Humber as a full-time student to be eligible for this bursary.

Apply early! The application deadline dates are:

  • Fall 2020 Admission – August 28, 2020
  • Winter 2021 Admission – December 18, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Admission – April 16, 2021

To apply for a Tuition Bursary, you must complete the Interactive Budget Calculator online (MyHumber > Student Awards and Financial Aid > Apply for Student Aid > Select Aid Year and Aid Period (e.g. 2019-2020 > Fall). This is a secure website that will allow you one chance to submit the Tuition Bursary once you have provided the required financial information, so you need to ensure you submit a well planned budget based on an accurate estimate of your income, savings and expenses for your study period (e.g. Sept 2019 - April 2020).

Please Note: If all Tuition Bursary funds are awarded before the deadline date, there will be no more bursaries available for the year. Once you have submitted the application, no changes can be made and you cannot reapply in the same academic year.
e-mail: finaid@humber.ca

Financial Need Bursaries are available if you have a proven financial need. They are awarded on an individual basis upon consideration of expenses, income, family support, part-time employment opportunities, academic standing, and personal circumstances.

Students who wish to determine if they are eligible for a Financial Aid bursary should see a Financial Aid Advisor.

Student Access Guarantee Bursaries

Student Access Guarantee Bursaries are available to OSAP students only whose tuition is over $4,500 and have an “unmet need” under the OSAP program based on tuition and book costs as identified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. This is an automatic process and a cheque will be issued to those students who meet the criteria, generally distributed at the start of the second semester. Eligible students will be notified by the Financial Aid office.

Ontario First Generation Bursaries are for students with a proven financial need and who are the first in their families to attend post secondary education. Application is by invitation only (usually in February of each year). First Generation students are identified by Humber through the HELP Survey and OCAS.

Since 1996, Humber and the Ontario government have teamed up to raise over $1 million for bursaries. The money raised remains at Humber in an endowment fund, and the interest is given to students in financial need.

These bursaries are available to full-time post secondary students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons as well as an Ontario resident with a demonstrated financial need.

Applications will be available in the Financial Aid office mid-October of each year.

Student Access Guarantee Bursaries are available to OSAP students only whose tuition is over $4,500 and have an “unmet need” under the OSAP program based on tuition and book costs as identified by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. This is an automatic process and a cheque will be issued to those students who meet the criteria, generally distributed at the start of the second semester. Eligible students will be notified by the Financial Aid office.

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is pleased to offer a Student Travel Bursary to assist students who are completing an educational experience abroad: academic study, field placement or work term. This bursary will provide eligible students with financial support for an eligible period of academic experience outside of Canada. 

Student Travel Bursary Guidelines and Application Form >

Bursary Amount: Based on Financial Need - Up to $2,500.00 CAD

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for the Student Travel Bursary, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  • Be receiving academic recognition in fulfillment of course or program requirements
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have demonstrated financial need as defined by the Financial Aid Office
  • Have not received a Student Travel bursary in the current academic year

How to Apply:

  • Complete the application and budget form
  • Provide a letter about your international opportunity and how you will benefit from it
  • Internship/Work Placements Only: Submit the attached letter completed by your Placement Advisor or Program Coordinator confirming the internship/work placement. This must be included with your application if you are doing a placement only.
  • Provide a copy of rental/lease agreement abroad (if available or if not please provide written explanation)
  • Provide a copy of flight invoice/ticket detail costs (if available or if not please provide written explanation and a quote of the flight)

Application Deadline:

  • Applications will not be processed later than 30 days prior to anticipated travel departure date. An exemption to the deadline is made for students completing a time-based humanitarian response placement.
  • Please return your completed application form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office at travelbursary@humber.ca.

Notes:

  • Bursaries awarded will first be applied toward any outstanding balance on the student’s MyHumber account. Remaining funds will be awarded by cheque and will be mailed to the local home address on the student's MyHumber account.
  • Bursaries are only for the duration of the work placement hours required by Humber or the academic term (personal travel is not included).
  • Bursaries are to supplement your expenses and not cover the total costs.
  • All bursary recipients will receive a T4A for income tax purposes.
  • Processing time of an application is 2-4 weeks.

For more information contact: