When you apply for admission to NSCAD by the Fall deadline of March 1 for Foundation applicants and Feb 1 for Advanced Standing applicants, you are automatically considered for Entrance Scholarships.
NSCAD awards over $80,000 in entrance scholarships annually, ranging from $500 to $8,000, and some awards are renewable for each of four years of study, making our top award approximately $32,000! After each year of study at NSCAD, more scholarships will be available for application by qualified students.
NSCAD University offers over $170,000 in scholarships to current students. Most scholarships require at least one full time semester of study before qualifying for an application. Anybody who applies for the March 1 deadline is automatically considered for scholarships.
NSCAD University offers a number of internal scholarships to current students. Most internally offered scholarships require at least one full time semester of study before qualifying for an application. Applications are available by request in the Office of Student Experience at the beginning of the Fall and Winter semesters or by email.
Awards are automatically credited to a student's tuition and fees account in the following semester. (Fall awards are put on accounts in the Winter semester and Winter awards are applied to accounts in the Fall semester.)
NSCAD's Travel Subsidy Program provides financial assistance for travel related to courses or academics for individuals and for class trips. Applications are available for travel within the same semester. Our Travel Subsidy Committee approves applications for about $12,000 per year for individual and class study trips. The appication may be found online, HERE.
The Reznick Family Fund for Student Creativity supports NSCAD students to fund individual and group projects, with an emphasis on recognizing exceptional creativity. All full-time or part-time students enrolled in a NSCAD degree program are eligible to apply for this $1,000 to $10,000 award at any point in their studies.
External scholarships and awards are sponsored by organizations from all around the world, and are open to ALL students, not just those at NSCAD. These funding opportunities are sent to us from various government, corporate, and non-profit sector groups in order to be shared with the student body. Additional information is available here.
In addition to scholarships and awards, many students also receive student loans, direct grants and work bursaries.