Studying in Canada

Studying at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Among Prospect Burma international scholarships, we have an arrangement with Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Canada. Together, we help students from Myanmar take an exciting and rewarding educational journey in a different culture, on a different continent.

Who is eligible, and what can I study? 

The same Prospect Burma eligibility criteria and priority course subjects apply to scholarships at WLU as for any other Prospect Burma scholarships. However the application process is slightly different.

What is the application process? 

For most Prospect Burma scholarships you need to apply to your selected course at the same time as applying to Prospect Burma. However for WLU only, you will need to apply to Prospect Burma first. If you are shortlisted for a scholarship to WLU, we will inform you and then you can make your application to WLU. Your deadlines are:

  • Prospect Burma application:                       31 January 2021
  • Wilfrid Laurier course application:            31 May 2021

Filling in your Prospect Burma application 

Use the same form as for all scholarships, but:

  • On Page 3, enter the address “Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 Waterloo Avenue W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada. Their telephone switchboard is 519.884.1970.
  • Still on Page 3, you will need to enter the course you are interested in, even though you have not applied to WLU yet. Only courses at WLU Waterloo campus are eligible. Browse their programs/courses here (select ‘Waterloo’ in the location dropdown menu). Remember to compare against Prospect Burma’s priority subject list. Usually we will only support undergraduate courses, but we will consider exceptional applications for post-graduate courses.
  • On page 6, select the currency as Canadian Dollar, and enter 8,000 in the academic fees box. Enter 0 in all the other costs and expenses boxes (this is only to complete the page; don’t worry, we will see this is a WLU application)

So who actually provides the funding? 

Tuition funding is subsidised by generous students at WLU, through a student initiative called International Students Overcoming War (ISOW). They fund students from conflict-affected regions around the world to study subjects that will help peaceful development in their home countries – in the case of Myanmar, these are the priority subjects listed by Prospect Burma.

The cost of travel and living in Canada is subsidised by Prospect Burma. The value of our scholarship award reflects the additional cost compared to studying in South East Asia.