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Ryerson Bursary

What is the Ryerson Bursary?

There is an expectation the student and where applicable his or her family will participate in financing post-secondary education. Should additional financial support be needed and the student has applied for and been officially restricted by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for OSAP funding, the Ryerson Bursary is intended to assist with tuition, and book costs.

The Ryerson bursary is for students who have applied for OSAP this year and have been denied funding.

Students who are receiving OSAP (regardless of the actual assessment amount) are automatically denied for the Ryerson bursary.

Am I Eligible?

  • Students must be officially restricted as defined by the Ministry of Training College and Universities (MTCU) from applying for OSAP funding. Students

    NOTE: Students under a Code 36: Academic Progression-Probationary Status restriction are ineligible for the Ryerson Bursary. Code 36 students are eligible for the Student Access Guarantee provided the supporting documentation needed to receive OSAP in the current academic year is submitted and their completed confirmation of enrolment is entered to their OSAP record. Students should contact an Advisor for detailed information via email at All OSAP recipients are automatically considered under the Student Access Guarantee grant.
  • Canadian citizen or permanent residents of Ontario
  • Official documentation of OSAP restriction issued by MTCU available upon request.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate, and graduate students officially enrolled in a program of study at the university.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum 3 billing units per semester (2 units per term for students with a permanent disability) at the time an application is submitted to ensure proper assessment.
  • An Ontario student who is academically qualified according to the institution's requirements for a particular program.
  • Clear academic standing and cumulative GPA 1.67 or better.
  • Your Fee costs in 2015-16 are more than $5860/year ($6932 for co-op programs) or book costs are more than $1,158/year. Not sure of your book costs? Click here 

Important for Continued Eligibility!

  • Scholarships, work study earnings (between terms and while attending classes), bursaries and/or awards you received will reduce your Ryerson Bursary.
  • Students who reduce their course load should consult with Student Financial Assistance to discuss their continued Ryerson Bursary eligibility.
  • Students with a suspended or required to withdraw status after Fall term will automatically be disqualified for any remaining bursary payments.
  • Continuing Education students do not qualify for the Ryerson bursary
How Do I Apply?

Step One Apply
The 2015-2016 Ryerson Bursary is now available. Please apply here
Only students officially restricted from receiving OSAP may apply. OSAP recipients will be automatically disqualified for this bursary should they apply. 

Step Two Notification
We will be emailing all recipients on December 15, 2015 of their Ryerson Bursary award.

Step Three Instalments
You will receive your first payment of the Ryerson Bursary funds on December 15, 2015. The remaining payment will be deposited to your RAMSS Student Account on Jan 15, 2016.

If you are a Graduate student who received a Ryerson bursary this year, your final disbursement will be deposited to your RAMSS Student Account on May 13, 2016 provided that you have maintained the eligibility requirements.