Awards for current international undergraduate students

Scholarship eligibility (beyond first year)

International students are eligible for most continuing undergraduate scholarships beyond their first year of studies. All scholarships require students to be in scholarship standing. If you have questions, email

Faculties, schools and departments have scholarships and awards specific to their area of study. Candidates for these scholarships and awards are recommended by the faculty, school or department. Students should declare a faculty and/or major if they wish to be considered for these scholarships/awards.

There are no applications and you will be automatically considered for the following awards:

International Undergraduate Academic Awards (IUAA)

Each fall, awards of $3,000 each will be automatically awarded to the top academic achieving international undergraduate students in the previous scholarship year. Students must have completed at least two semesters at Memorial University as full time students (minimum of nine credit hours per semester), have not failed any courses in the previous academic year and be currently registered full time.

Keith Burt Entrepreneurial Award for International Students

This award was established by Paul and Marie Burt in memory of Keith Burt, who started the first Paint Shop franchise in Newfoundland and Labrador, opened on Topsail Road in 1975. Keith was a true entrepreneur. Despite having a young family and no safety net, he quit his job as an Office Manager to pursue his dream of becoming self-employed. Although he passed away suddenly in 1987, Keith’s early contributions helped build the foundation of this successful, Newfoundland-based business. Valued at $500 annually, the award will be granted to an international student who has been accepted for an entrepreneurial work term/internship through the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE). There will be one award granted per semester (Fall 2022; Winter 2023; Spring 2023). The recipient must meet the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The award will be granted awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Director, Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship.

September 11, 2001 International Award

As a result of the tragic events in New York, USA on September 11, 2001, nearly 13,000 air travellers were diverted to airports in Newfoundland to ensure their safety. In St. John's, 475 of them were housed on Memorial University of Newfoundland's St. John's campus for several days. Some of the passengers have shown their gratitude to Memorial University of Newfoundland by making donations to establish a fund which will assist students from other countries to attend Memorial University of Newfoundland. This fund will be a perpetual memorial to those who died in the tragic events of that day, while also providing both international students and our community with the opportunity for enrichment through exposure to new cultures and ways of life. To be considered for this award, a student must be eligible to pay the full international undergraduate fee, must register for at least three courses (9 credit hours) in each of two semesters in their previous academic year at Memorial University of Newfoundland and must not also hold an International Undergraduate Academic Award in the same academic year. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of a recommendation from the Director, Office of Student Recruitment.

Shahana Islam Memorial Award

This award was established to celebrate the life of Shahana Islam, a staff member of the International Student Advising Office. Shahana was a colleague, wife, mother, sister, friend, gifted artist and avid volunteer. She passed away in April 2010 but not before touching the lives of countless students and members of the University community. Helping students was very important to Shahana and through this award she will continue to play a role in improving the lives of international students. Valued at a portion of the income on the endowment the award will be granted annually to a full or part-time undergraduate or graduate international student in any program or area of study who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award as defined by Memorial University of Newfoundland. The recipient will be a student who lives with their family (spouse, partner and/or children under 18) while attending Memorial University of Newfoundland. Students who have permanent residence status are not eligible. In the case of undergraduate students, the award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards. In the case of graduate students, the award will be granted by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies. Both will be based on a recommendation from the Internationalization Office.