Political Science student Paige Percy spent a semester studying at the City University of Hong Kong thanks to the Class of 1973 International Exchange Travel Bursary

Need help funding your international experience?

Travel opportunities at Mount Allison are made more affordable through travel grants, bursaries, and awards that can help pay for your international experience.

Funding is available for students going on exchange and study abroad, completing an international internship, collaborating on a special project, going on an international field trip, or other experiential learning activities.

Apply for an international travel grant or bursary

Time of year application deadline
For summer travel April 1
For fall travel August 1
For winter travel December 1

TO APPLY for any of the awards listed below, complete the International Travel Grant and Bursaries application (pdf).

Application details and supporting documents

You'll need to submit the following to complete your application:

Short descriptions (1 paragraph, single spaced) of:

  • the international experience you'll be participating in
  • how this international experience relates to your academic program of study
  • how this international experience relates to your future goals

You'll also need:

Submit your completed application and supporting documents to the financial aid and awards counsellor at financialaid@mta.ca, or in-person at the Registrar's Office, Wallace McCain Student Centre (2nd floor).

For questions, or for help completing your application and supporting documents, contact financialaid@mta.ca.


Travel grants and bursaries

Make sure you meet the criteria and to submit your application by the deadline.

You can apply for all the bursaries and grants below in one application.

Brian P. MacDonald International Experience Bursary

Value:
For: international experience abroad

This bursary was created to assist registered Mount Allison students in an international experience abroad.

Eligibility:

  • must be from Atlantic Canada and/or demonstrate financial need
  • preference is given to students completing a study term abroad but is also available to support students interested in working abroad as part of a Mount Allison sponsored/approved program

Purpose: Provide support for students’ tuition, travel or program costs. 

Class of '73 International Exchange Travel Bursary

Value:
For: international exchange

The Class of ’73 created this award to assist registered Mount Allison students in participating on an exchange program by providing support with travel costs.

Eligibility:

Students must meet the academic requirements and other specific criteria to qualify them to participate in an exchange program.

To be eligible for this bursary students must:

  • be currently receiving student loans in this academic year and demonstrate financial need as determined through the general bursary application
  • preference is given to applicants from Atlantic Canada, but the bursary is available for all students

Purpose: Provide support for students travel costs.  

Experience Beyond Mt.A — Class of '80 Grant

Value:

This award was created to support students interested in collaborating on a special project or completing an internship with a government or non-governmental organization as well as non-profit agencies.

It may also be given to an individual or group to conduct research with an organization working in a developing country.

Eligibility: open to all students

Purpose: Provide support for students travel costs.

Fran and Edmund Clark Student Mobility Grant

Value:
For: exchange or study abroad

Fran and Edmond Clark created this award to assist registered Mount Allison students in participating on exchange or study abroad programs in various countries around the world. 

Eligibility:

Students must meet the academic requirements and other specific criteria to qualify them to participate in an exchange or study abroad program.

Purpose: Provide support for students travel costs.

Robert Summerby-Murray Bursary

Value:
For: international field trip course or experiential activity

In honour of Dr. Summerby-Murray, the staff and students of the Geography department created this award to assist registered Mount Allison students to participate in an international activity.

Eligibility:

This bursary can be applied to an international field trip course or an international experiential activity.

To be eligible for this bursary, students must:

  • be currently receiving student loans in this academic year and demonstrate financial need as determined through the general bursary application

Purpose: Provide support for students travel costs.  

Ross Quinlan Memorial Travel Grant

Value: Minimum $2,000
For: experiential learning activity

1-2 grants awarded annually, to cover students' travel, registration, and accommodation costs associated with experiential learning initiatives at Mount Allison, including but not limited to internships, community service learning, case competitions, summer research, and academic exchanges.

Eligibility: Preference given to students from Sackville, NB, or Prince Edward Island

VanderLeest Scholarships for International Summer Study

Value:
For: international summer study program for credit

Dr. Hans VanderLeest created the Traveling Scholarships to assist registered Mount Allison students in participating in an international summer study program for credit run by Mount Allison.

If not all funding is expended on students completing a summer study program through Mount Allison, then Mount Allison students undertaking an international summer study program for credit towards their degree offered by another university may be considered. 

Eligibility:

  • students must receive a PGPA of 3.0 of higher in the fall term prior to application.
  • Note: scholarships are not available to students receiving the J.E.A Crake Scholarship for Summer Study in Greece, Italy, or the Mediterranean. 

Purpose: Provide support for students’ tuition, travel or program costs. 


Want to create your own international experience?

Grants and funding are available for students to create their own experiences with a host organization of their choice.