Apply for bursaries!

Fanshawe College offers many different kinds of bursaries at varying levels of study. Click the "Apply for bursaries" button below to find the ones that are most relevant to you. You will need your Fanshawe username and password to apply.


  • Bursaries are different from scholarships and have different application processes. To learn the difference between them, please watch our video explaining this.
  • How do you apply for bursaries? Please watch our video with step-by-step instructions.


Apply online for Summer 2022 bursaries, opens May 2 until May 16, 2022. Start with the Fanshawe Assistance Bursaries (FAB) Application.



Apply for bursaries

Financial Aid and Student Award bursaries

The following bursaries were established by the College in accordance with Ministry guidelines related to tuition fees and are available to domestic students. They are subject to the availability of funding each year:

Entrance Bursary


Entrance Bursary

Entrance bursaries are for students attending Fanshawe College for the first-time on a full-time basis, and can show financial need. Domestic students attending on a full-time basis within a post-secondary or post-diploma program at Fanshawe College and who meet Ontario residency requirements are eligible to apply.{C}{C}{C}{C}


Entrance Bursary Term Date
Fall 2022 Entrance Bursary Fall May 9, 2022


Apply here using your Fanshawe username and password.
Don't know your login? Go to WebAdvisor. (This was emailed to you when you first applied to Fanshawe.)

Fanshawe Student Assistance Bursary

The Fanshawe Student Assistance Bursary was established by the College in accordance with Ministry guidelines related to tuition fees. This bursary is available to full-time, domestic students who have a demonstrated financial need while in school. Both educational and personal expenses related to program study will be considered. Domestic students attending on a full-time basis within a post-secondary or post-diploma program at Fanshawe College are eligible to apply.


In order to apply for this bursary, please login to the bursary system (link below) and apply to Fanshawe Assistance Bursaries.

Apply to the Fanshawe Assistance Bursaries

Fanshawe College Work Study Bursary Program


The Work Study program is designed to provide work opportunities to domestic students taking full-time post-secondary or post-diploma programs with a demonstrated financial need. Students would normally work a maximum of 8-10 hours per study period week or up to 35 hours a week during the summer.

Work Study Bursary Term(s) Dates
Part-Time Work Study Fall August 5, 2022 - September 19, 2022
Part-Time Work Study Winter December 1, 2022 - January 16, 2023
Summer Work Study Summer March 3, 2023 - May 12, 2023

Apply to the Work Study Bursary Program

OSAP Bursary for Students with Disabilities


If you have a permanent disability, you could be eligible for full-time OSAP funding if you're studying at 40% or more of a full course load. To be considered for this benefit, you must self-identify as having a permanent disability when applying for OSAP. The Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities (CSG-PDSE) helps students with financial need meet education-related costs associated with a permanent disability. Funding could be granted for services and equipment such as tutoring, Learning Disability Assessments and specialized equipment, including computer hardware/software.

Step 1: Apply for OSAP and be eligible for OSAP funding (submit all required documents).

Step 2: Complete the OSAP Disability Verification (DVF) Form available under "Required Documents" when you self-identify as a student with a permanent disability (if required). Upload the DVF on your OSAP application.

Step 3: Register as early as possible by completing the Early ID Form with Accessibility Services at Fanshawe. Early identification ensures consideration for the BSWD and the CSG-PDSE. You could also be eligible for other accommodations and supports offered by Accessibility Services.

Fanshawe College Continuing Education Bursary


The Fanshawe College Continuing Education (CE) Bursary is administered by Financial Aid and Student Awards, room E2020. The purpose of this bursary is to assist students with low family income and resources AND are pursuing their certificate, diploma or degree on a part-time basis.

The eligibility thresholds set for the Fanshawe College Continuing Education Bursary are consistent with those established for institution-funded special bursaries set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Applications are considered on a first-come/first-served basis as limited funding is available. To apply for this bursary, you must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined on the application.

Click here to access the CE Bursary Application

Note: You will need to sign into the portal to access the PDF

International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP)

** Note: This program closes on May 13, 2022 or when all positions are filled for the Summer term. **

ISWEP is an on-campus work experience program for international students at Fanshawe College. The goals of ISWEP are to:

  • Create opportunities for international students to gain training and experience in a Canadian work environment through on-campus employment;
  • Build and enhance resumé content and interview skills;
  • Prepare students for their post-graduate entrance into the work force;
  • Provide a source of income;
  • Benefit the Fanshawe College community with the global outlook of our diverse international students.

More information on the ISWEP program is available here. Please log in using your Fanshawe username and password.

  • Application deadline dates are strictly enforced as are maximum levels of financial assistance. Interviews may be required as part of the decision process.
  • Funds from the bursary programs are to be used for the student's own personal or educational needs. Responsible management of financial resources and borrowing ability through other sources are part of the decision process. Processing times may vary in accordance with the time of year and volume of requests.
  • Limited amounts of bursary funds may be available.



Student Awards bursaries

Student Awards Bursaries are provided through the generous support of donors. Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe College Foundation work closely with community partners to secure financial support for students in need. Through the kind generosity of organizations, individuals, and government programs the College provides opportunities through bursaries to help alleviate some financial burdens students are faced with. Please note that a limited number of bursaries are available each semester and are dependent upon donor funding:

Types of Student Awards bursaries offered


  • First generation bursaries
  • Entrance (first time student) bursaries
  • Graduating level bursaries
  • Indigenous bursaries
  • Athletic bursaries
Bursary application dates

Please note that dates may vary.

Bursary term Application dates
Fall September 6, 2021 - October 8, 2021
Winter January 21, 2022 - February 11, 2022
Summer May 2, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Apply for Fanshawe College bursaries

Frequently asked questions about bursaries

What is a bursary?

A bursary is a non-repayable award assessed on demonstrated financial need through an online application which evaluates education and allowable living expenses with resources. Other criteria may be considered such as extra-curricular activities, grade point average, and citizenship. Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe College Foundation work closely with community partners to secure financial support for students in need.

What's the difference between bursary and a scholarship?

The short answer is that a bursary is an award demonstrated on financial need, whereas a scholarship is an academic achievement award often involving a cash prize, certificate, and/or gift.

To learn more about the difference, please watch our video below on this topic:

 Can I get help to fill out my bursary profile and applications?

Absolutely! You can watch our video below that explains how to apply for bursaries step-by-step. You can also visit the Bursary Application System Tips page on our website for more specific information:

Other helpful links and resources


For further assistance, please contact either of the following offices:

Financial Aid and Student Awards

London Campus


Fanshawe Student Union

SC-1000, London Campus

Tel: 519-453-3720

Have questions?

Contact Student Awards by emailing