Scholarships | Dominican University College

Student Awards and Financial Aid

DUC is committed to supporting its students in achieving academic success. To that effect, the university aspires to provide students in financial need with assistance and guidance in accessing financial aid programs and scholarship opportunities in order to ensure that all students can complete their studies.

For assistance concerning student awards or financial aid, please visit the Office of the Registrar, in person in Office 310 or send an email at


Financial Aid

DUC is recognized as a fully accredited institution by Canadian provincial governments, and as such, DUC students are eligible for provincial financial aid programs.

  • Ontario students are eligible for loans and grants from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
  • Quebec students are eligible for loans and grants from the Quebec Ministry of Education
  • Students coming from other provinces or territories should consult their provincial government websites for information regarding student assistance programs.


You can now submit your application for the Ontario Student Assistance Program online or provide a copy of your application to the Office of the Registrar (Office 310).


DUC Foundation Grants

The DUC Foundation and its generous benefactors, religious communities, organizations and individuals are pleased to offer support to students in financial need.

Eligibility: Students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in the Faculties of Philosophy or Theology.

Application process: Students can apply for a DUC Foundation Grant after they have registered for their program in September. Please submit your completed application to the Office of the Registrar (Office 310).

Deadline for application:  no later than November 15, 2019, at 3:00 pm.

Click here to download the application form.


DUC Graduate Entrance Bursaries

DUC Entrance Bursaries are available to new applicants only. Eligible students will receive a one-time Graduate Entrance Bursary disbursed equally over 3 consecutive semesters. The amount allocated to those in a Master's program totals $6,000 and the amount allocated to those in a Doctoral program totals $8,000.

Eligibility: In order to be considered for a Graduate Entrance Bursary, students must: 

  • be Canadian or permanent residents;
  • be enrolled full-time in a Graduate program and have maintained an A- average grade;
  • not have surpassed the expected graduation deadline for his or her program. 


Application process: Complete the required application form. Submit the completed application to the Office of the Registrar, (Office 310).

Deadline for application:  November 15, 2019, at 3:00pm. 

Click here to download the application form.

Application forms are sent to eligible students by mail with the Letter of Admission. The Entrance Bursaries are distributed after the beginning of each semester. 


Graduate Scholarships

DUC graduate students who are eligible can apply to receive grants from external funding sources through the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) program or the Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC). 

SSHRC Scholarships

Eligibility: For all scholarship and fellowship funding opportunities other than the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program and the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada. For detailed eligibility criteria, please refer to the individual descriptions.

Application process: Click here to see details regarding SSHRC application procedures.

Deadline for application:  Consult the specific funding opportunity description to confirm the application deadline, as well as all application criteria and regulations, policies and information related to the specific competition.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships 

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) are also available to both Masters and Doctoral candidates.

Eligibility: Students must be Canadian or permanent residents and demonstrate a strong academic performance at the undergraduate level.

Application process: Complete all required forms with supporting documentation and submit to the Office of the Registrar (Office 310). 

Deadline for application: November 15, 2019, at 3:00 pm.

2019-2020 OGS Application Forms:


Teaching and Research Assistant Positions

The faculties of philosophy and theology at DUC offer teaching or research assistant positions to graduates students who meet the required qualifications. Positions are offered at the discretion of the Deans of the faculties. The amount available for these positions is fixed at $1,800 per semester. Please consult with the Dean of your faculty if you are interested.