Student Bursary Application

  • Bursary Selection
  • Bursary Info
  • Personal Data
  • Bursary Specific Data
  • Declaration of Applicant

Bursary Selection

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Bursary Information

Bursary for students at the Université de Saint-Boniface

French Language Studies Bursary

Intensive French Immersion Studies Bursary

This bursary is offered to encourage students to pursue their post-secondary studies in French at the Université de Saint-Boniface (USB). The program is jointly funded by the Official Languages in Education Program of the Government of Canada and by Manitoba Education.

This bursary is offered to Manitoba residents who must leave Manitoba in order to pursue their postsecondary studies in French. The bursary can help cover the additional costs incurred, such as out-of-province accommodations and tuition fees. It is funded by the Official Languages in Education Program of the Government of Canada and by Manitoba Education.

This bursary is offered to Manitoba students whose first language (or whose dominant language) is English, to pursue their studies in a French Immersion Intensive Study Program at a postsecondary institution outside Manitoba. It is funded by the Official Languages in Education Program of the Government of Canada and by Manitoba Education.

An applicant must meet one of the following criteria:

  • be enrolled in a minimum of four courses per semester (24 credits per year), of which at least three are offered in French at the USB;
  • be enrolled in a course load of 70% in a program at the Direction de l’éducation permanente at the USB.

An applicant must also:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident:
  • be a “Manitoba resident”, that is, having lived in Manitoba for 12 consecutive months ending the day before the first day of the program and having resided in Manitoba for a purpose other than a study program.

An applicant must:

  • be enrolled in a minimum of four courses per session (24 credits per year), of which at least three are offered in French;
  • be enrolled full time in a program offered at a French-language or bilingual postsecondary institution outside of Manitoba, approved by the Minister;
  • be enrolled in a study program not offered in French in Manitoba (distance education courses are inadmissible).

An applicant must also:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident:
  • be a “Manitoba resident”, that is, having lived in Manitoba for 12 consecutive months ending the day before the first day of the program and having resided in Manitoba for a purpose other than a study program.

An applicant must:

  • be enrolled in, or be qualified for enrolment in full-time studies in a French Immersion Intensive Program offered from September to April at a Canadian French-language or bilingual postsecondary institution outside of Manitoba, approved by the Minister.

An applicant must also:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident:
  • be a “Manitoba resident”, that is, having lived in Manitoba for 12 consecutive months ending the day before the first day of the program and having resided in Manitoba for a purpose other than a study program.

The applicant will receive $250 per session (up to 500$ per year) conditionally to meeting all eligibility criteria.

This bursary is taxable. However, certain scholarships, fellowships and bursaries received by an individual are excluded from the taxable income to be reported on his/her tax return. Bursary recipients must contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly for further information.

Bursaries are worth a maximum of $2,500 per academic year (fall and winter sessions). The funds are paid in two instalments, $1,250 per session.

This bursary is taxable. However, certain scholarships, fellowships and bursaries received by an individual are excluded from the taxable income to be reported on their tax return. Bursary recipients must contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly for further information.

Bursaries in the amount of $2,500 are available for fall and winter sessions. The funds are paid in two instalments, $1,250 per session. The lifetime maximum is $2,500.

This bursary is taxable. However, certain scholarships, fellowships and bursaries received by an individual are excluded from the taxable income to be reported on their tax return. Bursary recipients must contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly for further information.

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list by date received. They will only be considered if there are funds available in the bursary budget, after all other requests are funded.

If the number of bursary requests exceeds the amount budgeted, only applications received by the deadline will be considered and bursary recipients will be chosen by random draw.

The amount of the bursary will be determined following a verification of each applicants’ course load. This verification will take place in mid-March.

Bursary cheques will be sent at the beginning of April to the permanent address indicated on the application form. The applicant must contact us if there are any address changes during the school year.

Any changes in the declared program of study must be reported immediately to the Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l'éducation française at 204-945-6935 in Winnipeg or by email at languesofficielles@gov.mb.ca.

The Minister of Education may cancel or reduce the amount of a bursary, or require a student to reimburse all or part of any bursary, if:

  • there is misrepresentation or error on the bursary application;
  • the bursary has been used for something other than the payment of the cost of education;
  • the student has not maintained the number of credits or courses required to be eligible for the bursary;
  • the student is making unsatisfactory progress in his/her studies;
  • there is any other circumstance the Minister considers sufficient.

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list by date received. They will only be considered if there are funds available in the bursary budget, after all other requests are funded.

If the number of bursary requests exceeds the amount budgeted, only applications received by the deadline will be considered and bursary recipients will be chosen by random draw.

Any change in your program of study must be reported immediately to the Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l'éducation française at 204-945-6935 in Winnipeg or by email at languesofficielles@gov.mb.ca.

The Minister of Education may cancel or reduce the amount of a bursary, or require a student to reimburse all or part of any bursary, if:

  • there is misrepresentation or error on the bursary application;
  • the bursary has been used for something other than the payment of the cost of education;
  • the student has not maintained the number of credits or courses required to be eligible for the bursary;
  • the student is making unsatisfactory progress in their studies;
  • there is any other circumstance the Minister considers sufficient.

Deadline: May 31, 2021

Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list by date received. They will only be considered if there are funds available in the bursary budget, after all other requests are funded.

If the number of bursary requests exceeds the amount budgeted, only applications received by the deadline will be considered and bursary recipients will be chosen by random draw.

Any change in your program of study must be reported immediately to the Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l'éducation française at 204-945-6935 in Winnipeg or by email at languesofficielles@gov.mb.ca.

The Minister of Education may cancel or reduce the amount of a bursary, or require a student to reimburse all or part of any bursary, if:

  • there is misrepresentation or error on the bursary application;
  • the bursary has been used for something other than the payment of the cost of education;
  • the student has not maintained the number of credits or courses required to be eligible for the bursary;
  • the student is making unsatisfactory progress in their studies;
  • there is any other circumstance the Minister considers sufficient.
  1. The student must complete all sections of the online application form.
  2. The student must submit an application for every year of study.
  1. The student must complete all sections of the online application form.
  2. The student will be required to upload their acceptance letter if they are a first time applicant or if their study program has changed since the last application.
  3. If the student has not yet received the acceptance letter, the application can be submitted without it. However, once the letter has been received, they must forward it immediately to the Coordinator of Official Language Programs in order to complete the application.
  4. The student must submit an application for every year of study.
  1. The student must complete all sections of the online application form.
  2. The student will be required to upload their acceptance letter at the end of the application process.
  3. If the student has not yet received the acceptance letter, the application can be submitted without it. However, once the letter has been received, they must forward it immediately to the Coordinator of Official Language Programs in order to complete the application.

This program is part of the federal and provincial governments' official languages promotion strategy. To find out if you qualify for further financial assistance, contact Manitoba Student Aid at 204-945-6321 or toll free at 1 800-204-1685, or visit www.gov.mb.ca/educate/sfa/pages/sfaFrontDoor_en.html.

Personal Data

Note: This bursary is considered taxable income. Therefore, your social insurance number is required in order to provide you with the necessary documents pertaining to your income tax return.

First Language

PERMANENT ADDRESS

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DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR

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Bursary Specific Data

Bursary for students at the Université de Saint-Boniface

Period of studies:

French Language Studies Bursary

Period of studies
Have you applied?
Have you been accepted?
Are you taking courses through distance education?
Does your program require you to travel out-of-province?
Are you enrolled in at least 4 full courses, of which at least 3 are taught in French?
This program leads to a:

Intensive French Immersion Studies Bursary

Period of studies:
Have you applied:
Have you been accepted:
Are you enrolled in a French Immersion Study Program of at least 15 consecutive weeks in duration:

Applicant Declaration

Bursary for students at the Université de Saint-Boniface

I declare that:

  • all the information given in this application is complete and true in every respect and to the best of my knowledge;
  • I will be registered as a full-time student in the study program described and at the institution named in this application;
  • I will not be receiving student aid or financial assistance from a province other than Manitoba;
  • I will notify the Provincial Coordinator at the Bureau de l’éducation française if there are any changes in my program of study.

I make this declaration knowing that;

  • fraud and forgery are offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

I understand and agree that:

  • my personal information may be shared between the Provincial Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l’éducation française, any provincial or federal government agencies or authorities, and any other parties, if needed, to verify this application;
  • personal information about my postsecondary studies may be shared between the Provincial Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l’éducation française and the Université de Saint-Boniface, to determine my eligibility for a bursary.

French Language Studies Bursary

I declare that:

  • all the information given in this application is complete and true in every respect and to the best of my knowledge;
  • I will be registered as a full-time student in the study program described and at the institution named in this application;
  • I will not be receiving student aid or financial assistance from a province other than Manitoba;
  • I will notify the Provincial Coordinator at the Bureau de l’éducation française if there are any changes in my program of study.

I make this declaration knowing that;

  • fraud and forgery are offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

I understand and agree that:

  • my personal information may be shared between the Provincial Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l’éducation française, any provincial or federal government agencies or authorities, and any other parties, if needed, to verify this application;
  • personal information about my postsecondary studies may be shared between the Provincial Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l’éducation française and the educational institution where I will be studying, to determine my eligibility for a bursary.

Intensive French Immersion Studies Bursary

I declare that:

  • all the information given in this application is complete and true in every respect and to the best of my knowledge;
  • I will be registered as a full-time student in the study program described and at the institution named in this application;
  • I will not be receiving student aid or financial assistance from a province other than Manitoba;
  • I will notify the Provincial Coordinator at the Bureau de l’éducation française if there are any changes in my program of study.

I make this declaration knowing that;

  • fraud and forgery are offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

I understand and agree that:

  • my personal information may be shared between the Provincial Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l’éducation française, any provincial or federal government agencies or authorities, and any other parties, if needed, to verify this application;
  • personal information about my postsecondary studies may be shared between the Provincial Coordinator of Official Languages Programs at the Bureau de l’éducation française and the educational institution where I will be studying, to determine my eligibility for a bursary.

Please submit your letter of admission to the program if this is your first year of studies. If you have not yet received your letter, you can submit your application form without it. Once your letter has been received, you must send it immediately in order to complete your file.

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