Mount Allison student walking on campusMount Allison’s bursary program was established to increase access to post-secondary education and to assist students with demonstrated financial need in completing their studies in a timely manner.

Bursaries are awarded based on demonstrated financial need and are intended to supplement, not replace:

  • a student’s own resources
  • the resources of the applicant’s immediate family
  • the calculated parental contribution as indicated by provincial and/or federal student loans

Financial need is established when a student has demonstrated that their expenses exceed their resources. Priority will be given to students who demonstrate an urgency to purchase food, books, or to pay rent.

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University General Bursary

To apply, visit the Spring/Summer University General Bursary application. Please keep in mind this form must be downloaded and completed.

The 2020-21 Current Student General Bursary application will be available by mid-July.

Disbursement of bursaries

  • Approved entrance bursaries will be automatically applied to the student’s account in 2 equal installments – September and January, once proof of student loans/educational loans are submitted to
  • Approved in-course bursaries will be automatically applied to the student’s account in the term(s) for which it is awarded.

If the award creates a credit on the student’s account, the student is responsible for contacting the registrar’s office at to request a cheque or the remaining credit will be applied toward the next academic term/year.

Senior Citizen Bursary

Mount Allison also offers a senior citizen bursary for those 65 and older. Find out more in the senior citizen bursary FAQ, or apply through the senior citizen bursary online application.