Student Work and Service Program (SWASP)

SWASP applications for Spring 2023 are now being accepted (pending government funding approval). Deadline to apply is May 19 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.

Program options:    

100 hours:

  • Available to all student parents.
  • $1,200 voucher or $750 voucher and $450 stipend.

260 hours:

  • Available to part-time student parents or those not currently registered.
  • $1,400 voucher and $1,200 stipend.

How to apply?

Complete the SWASP Application Package Spring 2023 and submit to