Scholarships As an international student who came from Sri Lanka, I had many hopes and dreams to achieve academically. During my search, I came across Durham college, and I knew it was the right place for me. As a student in the business field, I decided to take a marketing program. A few months after I started my program, there were unfortunate incidents that took place in my life. My country’s economy and government had been disrupted and when this took place, there was no way that my parents could send me money for my tuition fees or other expenses. Also, while this was happening, an unfortunate family event took place in my life, which in turn also negatively affected my finances. This led me to contemplate putting my schooling on hold and go back to Sri Lanka. It is then when I reached out the International Education Office. The staff members were really nice to me, understood my situation, and decided to assist me with financial support towards my upcoming semester payments. This support and the encouragement I received made me stay in school to finish my education. As a student who is in their final year of college, I want to say a big thank you to the International Education Office for the services they provided me. I believe that words cannot describe how much this meant to me and my family. This experience has showed me that staff at Durham College really care about their students and their success! Dinal Peiris International student from Sri Lanka January, May, September 2023 and 2024 intakes International students commencing programs at Durham College will be eligible for a variety of scholarships that can help offset the cost of your studies. The awards are open only to new full-time international students in their first program of study at Durham College. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY Students must: Submit their application for admission and pay their fees by the deadline indicated on their offer letter. Arrive in Canada and remain enrolled at Durham College past the 10th day of the semester. Exemptions: If a student withdraws from Semester 2 prior to the 10th day of the semester, the scholarship will be revoked and the money awarded will be subtracted from their refund. If a student fails to register for Semester 2 classes prior to the 5th day of the semester, the scholarship will be revoked and the money awarded will be subtracted from their account. To note: Scholarships are awarded towards second semester fees and will be awarded prior to the deadline for the student’s second semester fee payment when possible, or before registration for semester 2 classes. There have been delays due to COVID-19 causing study permit approval delays. If a student has paid their full year fees in total before receiving the scholarship money, refund cheques will be issued in the month following the start of each semester (October, February and June) AWARD UP TO C$1,000 AWARD UP TO C$1,500 Grade 12 English final of 80%** Cape – Grade 2 CSEC (CXC) – Grade 1 A Level – Grade B 0 Level – Grade A/7 BGSCE – Grade A B2 WAEC KSCE – Grade A- Academic IELTS 7.5 TOEFL (IBT) 102 IB English A HL – Grade 5 UCE – Grade 1 DUO LINGO 120 Grade 12 English final of 85%** CAPE – Grade 1 A Level – Grade A/A* O Level – Grade A*/8 or 9 A1 WAEC KSCE – Grade A Academic IELTS 8.0 TOEFL (IBT) 110 IB English A HL – Grade 6 or 7 *English Language Proficiency results must be submitted at the time of application and fees must be paid by the deadline shown on your Letter of Acceptance to be considered. University level English results are not considered for scholarships. **Grade 12 English grade will be considered if from a Canadian or U.S.A curriculum only. Please note: Award and scholarship amounts and qualifications are subject to change. Award amounts shown above effective January 2022 Semester. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS Students who achieve academic excellence in their program of study may be awarded an in-course scholarship valued up to $1,000CAD. 14 International students were recipients in the 2016-2017 academic year. Recipients are invited to an awards ceremony to celebrate their achievements. BACHELOR’S DEGREE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS Contact the International Education Office regarding the possibility of scholarships for applicants entering a Bachelor’s degree program at Durham College. APPLICATION AND NOTIFICATION Students do not need to directly apply for a scholarship. Durham College staff will assess each student based on the English scores and notify successful recipients via email. Other scholarships may be available. Contact the International Education Office for further details.