Scholarships, Awards, and Financial Support

Courseload requirements

Some awards base their eligibility criteria on enrolment in “full time studies,” while others base their eligibility on “full normal courseload.”

Full-time studies

You are considered to be enrolled full-time if you are registered in at least ★9 in a Fall/Winter term. (Typically, that means three classes or more.)

Full normal courseload

The number of units of course weight prescribed by the faculty for the student to take during each academic year (September–August) to be considered for awards and scholarships. Please see a breakdown of required units of course weight by faculty for more information.


Full normal course load by faculty (Academic year: September – August)

Faculty Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Arts 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Business 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Dentistry 50★ 62★ 55★ 50★
Dental Hygiene (pre-professional) 47★ 43.5★ 30★
Education 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Engineering (see below) (see below) (see below) (see below)
Law 32★ 24★ 24★ N/A
Medicine 36★ 41★ 49★ 32★
Medical Labratory Science (pre-professional) 33★ 30★ 31★
Native Studies 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Campus Saint-Jean 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Nursing Collaborative 31★ 30★ 33★ 24★
Nursing Bilingual 30★ 39★ 30★ 27★
Pharmacy 28.5★ 32★ 29.5★ 25★
Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Science 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★
Augustana Campus 30★ 30★ 30★ 30★

Note: Required credits were provided by each faculty and are subject to change upon faculty request.


Faculty of Engineering only

Program Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Chemical 38★ 43★ 35★ 37★
Chemical (Process Control) 38★ 44★ 38★ 38★
Chemical Biomedical 38★ 45★ 38★ 36★
Civil* 38★ 39★ 45★ 36★
Civil – Environmental* 38★ 39★ 39★ 41★
Civil – Biomedical 38★ 44★ 43★ 41★
Computer 38★ 46★ 45★ 41★
Computer Nanoscale System Design 38★ 46★ 43★ 41★
Computer – Software 38★ 45★ 46★ 41★
Electrical 38★ 41★ 45★ 38★
Electrical Biomedical 38★ 41★ 41★ 38★
Electrical – Nanoengineering 38★ 41★ 43★ 39★
Eng. Physics 38★ 44★ 40★ 38★
Eng. Physics – Nanoengineering 38★ 44★ 40★ 39★
Materials 38★ 41★ 31★ 37★
Materials – Biomedical 38★ 47★ 42★ 37★
Mechanical 38★ 40★ 38★ 39★
Mechanical – Biomedical 38★ 41★ 39★ 35★
Mining** 38★ 45★ 35★ 40★
Petroleum 38★ 43★ 40★ 39★

*Year 2 units for Civil Engineering & Mining Engineering programs do not include CIV E 251 which is held in the Spring Term of Intersession.

**Units for MIN E 428 not included in Mining Engineering terms 5 and 7.