JIBC General Student Bursary

JIBC recognizes the personal and financial commitment students make to pursue their educational goals. The JIBC General Student Bursary provides financial assistance to applicants who primarily demonstrate unmet financial need during their period of study. Bursaries are intended to offset the costs of tuition and mandatory fees.


The JIBC General Student Bursary is offered in denominations of $500, $1,000, $1,500, and $2,000, depending on specific student need. Bursary amounts are awarded directly to tuition accounts and can only be used to progress through the program until graduation. Upon graduation, any remaining amounts will be paid out to the student. 

Bursaries are adjudicated and disbursed three times in the year. Students can apply for the award in the period prior to the semester in which they will be enrolled. The award will not be allocated to the student account until the award recipient is registered in courses. Students can reapply for the bursary if their situation changes and they are not able to attend their program as planned. Bursaries are awarded in the following months:

  • December for courses that start between January and April;
  • April for courses that start between May and August; and
  • August for courses that start between September and December . 

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the JIBC General Student Bursary, applicants are encouraged to meet the bursary deadline prior to the start of their program. If applicants are unable to attend their anticipated course, they are welcome to apply again for their active enrolment dates. Students can apply for the JIBC bursary once in every calendar year (January-December).

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status.
  • Must be eligible for and/or enrolled in a full or part-time JIBC program worth a minimum of 10 credits. Applicants may apply for a JIBC General Student Bursary pending acceptance into a JIBC program.
  • Must demonstrate financial need not met by other available sources of funding including student loans, grants, sponsorship, work income etc.
  • Must document financial need by completing the JIBC's General Student Bursary application form and signing the declaration. Supporting documentation may be requested to verify the information contained in the application form.

Application Deadlines

  • January 30 
  • April 30
  • August 30

Application Process

Complete the online General Bursary application form.

JIBC General Student Bursary Policy