Student Work and Service Program (SWASP)

SWASP applications for Fall 2023 are now being accepted (pending government funding approval). Deadline to apply is Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. 
As per institutional guidelines, students must be currently located in Canada in order to work with Memorial University.
Please note that applications must be signed and initialled before submission.

Student Work and Service Program (SWASP) is funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and was designed to reduce the debt load of students. It offers a valuable work opportunity applicable to your program of study and career objectives as well as a tuition credit.

Students are responsible for finding a position (project/research) related to their studies with an applicable employer. This employer is defined as one who will engage, supervise and confirm their work related to their studies. The employer includes full-time faculty or staff member of Memorial University.  After having a conversation with the full-time faculty member or staff member,  the faculty member or the staff member needs to sign on the application before the student submits. 

Who is eligible?

Funding is available to student parents enrolled at Memorial University.

  • Student: a person who is currently enrolled at Memorial University
  • Student parent: a person who has dependents in their care
  • Student agrees to only hold one SWASP placement during a given semester.

      The two options available are:

  1. 100 hours - $750 tuition voucher and $450 cash stipend (totaling $1200) OR $1200tuition voucher (no cash stipend)
  2. 260 hours - $1400 tuition voucher and $1200 cash stipend (totaling $2600)
  • The student agrees to participate in a program evaluation if requested.
  • The student may not be placed in a position where the senior employees with hiring right authority are members of the student’s immediate family without approval from the SWASP Coordinator. For the purpose of this section, “immediate family” means father, mother (or alternatively step-father, step-mother or foster parent), brother, sister, spouse (including common-law) resident with the sponsor, child, (including child of the common-law spouse), step child, or ward of the sponsor, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law or other relatives permanently residing in the Employer’s household or with whom the Employer currently resides.
  • The student agrees to complete the required number of hours indicated on the SWASP application. If for any reason the student does not complete the required number of hours, any unexpended funds and the tuition voucher will be withheld. Any interruptions in the work schedule due to illness, statutory holidays or negotiated time off must be worked.
  • The Student agrees to perform their duties to the best of their abilities.

How to apply?

Complete the SWASP Application Package Winter 2024 and submit to mucep@mun.ca.