Which Canadian universities spend the most on scholarships? - Macleans.ca

Which Canadian universities spend the most on scholarships?

The schools devoting the largest portion of their operating budget to scholarships and bursaries

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    The University experience is more than just an education. Students need everything from financial aid to a variety of services and extracurricular programs. In this measure of student support, Maclean’s examines the percentage of total operating budget devoted to scholarships and bursaries.

    Medical Doctoral


    School Per cent
    McGill 14.0
    Ottawa 11.5
    Queen's 11.5
    Dalhousie 11.1
    Toronto 11.0
    Western 10.8
    Calgary 9.6
    Manitoba 9.3
    Montréal 8.6
    Laval 8.4
    UBC 8.1
    Alberts 7.9
    Saskatchewan 6.9
    McMaster 6.8
    Sherbrooke 6.6

    Comprehensive


    School Per cent
    Waterloo 14.8
    Victoria 10.4
    Regina 9.7
    Wilfrid Laurier 9.3
    Carleton 9.2
    Guelph 8.8
    York 8.2
    Brock 8.0
    Concordia 7.1
    Simon Fraser 6.9
    Ryerson 6.6
    Windsor 6.3
    Memorial 6.2
    UQAM 4.6
    New Brunswick 4.5

    Primarily Undergraduate


    School Per cent
    Trent 9.5
    St. Francis Xavier 8.2
    Lakehead 7.2
    Mount Allison 7.1
    Acadia 7.0
    St. Thomas 6.9
    Saint Mary's 6.7
    Laurentian 6.2
    Nipissing 5.9
    Moncton 5.6
    UPEI 5.4
    UOIT 5.0
    Bishop's 4.9
    Mount Saint Vincent 4.6
    Lethbridge 4.2
    UNBC 4.2
    Cape Breton 3.8
    Winnipeg 3.8
    Brandon 3.7