Students with a Permanent Disability

At the University of Guelph, we believe that the educational experience of university should be open to every student who is academically qualified. The University works towards this goal by offering services for students with disabilities, by removing barriers and by encouraging healthy, open communication among faculty, staff and students.

Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD)

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities offers a Bursary for Students With Disabilities (BSWD) to help students in need acquire the equipment and services they require for their studies. Students must demonstrate need on their Full- or Part-time OSAP application to qualify for the bursary. Applications are available through the SAS office. The counsellors and advisors in the SAS office will work with individual students to determine the supports that are required.

University of Guelph Bursaries

Students with a permanent disability are eligible to apply for a bursary when they are registered in a minimum of 1.0 credits and have a complete and error-free OSAP (or out-of-province government aid) application on file for the current study period. Information on bursary applications is posted on the Bursaries webpage.

Students are encouraged to use our award search for a listing of awards they may be eligible to receive.

University of Guelph Scholarships

Students with a permanent disability must be registered in a minimum 40% course load (1.0 credit per semester) to receive a scholarship when the terms of the scholarship require full-time registration. If you are taking a reduced course load and are receiving a scholarship, you must submit documentation of a permanent disability to the SAS Office and have your advisor or counsellor email the Student Awards Office at awards@uoguelph.ca to confirm your status.

Students are encouraged to use our award search for a listing of awards they may be eligible to receive.