Nova Scotia students receive a bursary of $128.30 per 3 credit-hour course to a maximum set by the Provincial Government for the September-August time frame.

Acadia has a bursary program to help students in financial need. A bursary is a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial need and does not need to be paid back. Funds are credited directly to a student's university account.


When can I apply for a bursary?

The 2018-2019 application is now available.

Canadian students must submit a student loan assessment to financial.aid@acadiau.ca or drop it by our office in University Hall.

Deadline date for receipt of completed applications is Friday, January 18, 2019. Students are encouraged to apply in the fall term as the application is for the academic year September 2018 to April 2019.

Please read the information below before submitting your application.

Please note: Acadia Divinity College students are ineligible for funding through these programs and should contact ADC directly with funding inquiries.

How do I know if I qualify for a bursary?

  • A bursary is granted primarily on the basis of established need to students who are performing satisfactorily in an academic program as a full-time student.

  • "Need" is the difference between the cost (expenses directly related to education) to attend Acadia for an academic year and the resources the student can contribute toward those costs.

  • Students’ resources include the parents’ contribution, the student's income (and spouse's, if married), outside or private scholarships, and other sources of financial support.

  • Applicants must have explored all other possible sources of financial assistance such as Canada Student Loan, State Loan, Higher Education Loan Plan, etc.

  • The University reserves the right to cancel or to curtail any financial benefits in the event of a low standard of academic work or of objectionable conduct.