Stay Golden at Laurier: International Scholarship and Housing Guarantee

New Supports Exclusive to International Students

We are excited to announce the Stay Golden at Laurier program, which is exclusive to international undergraduate students beginning their studies in fall 2024 or winter 2025. Through the program, we are offering two ways to support you in your upper years at Laurier:

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Stay Golden International Scholarship

The Stay Golden International Scholarship is a renewable entrance scholarship, with the value awarded based on your final admissions average for your first year, then your GPA during your studies at Laurier for upper years. This scholarship is available to international undergraduate students studying in Waterloo, Brantford or Milton.

Stay Golden International Scholarship Values
Final Admissions Average Year 1 Scholarship Value Years 2, 3 and 4 Scholarship Value** Total Scholarship Value

95.0 - 100%*




90.0 - 94.9%




85.0 - 89.9%




80.0 - 84.9%




*This is the President’s Gold Scholarship. To receive and maintain this scholarship, all renewal criteria must be met. Students who do not meet the renewal criteria for the President’s Gold Scholarship in years 2, 3 and 4 may qualify for the Stay Golden Scholarship if renewal criteria for that scholarship is met. The President’s Gold Scholarship and the Stay Golden scholarship cannot be combined.

**Students admitted in fall 2024 or winter 2025 who maintain a GPA of 10.0 or higher in each year of study at Laurier are eligible to receive $5,000 CAD in their upper years of study. All renewal requirements must be met to maintain the scholarship.

How the Scholarship Works

  • Achieve an admissions average of 80% or higher to earn an entrance scholarship, ranging in value from $1,500 to $6,000 CAD. The value of your entrance scholarship is split between your first two terms of study.
  • In your first year at Laurier, achieve a minimum overall GPA of 10.0 (80%) to receive $5,000 CAD in your second year. Your average will include grades from all courses.
  • Continue to achieve a minimum overall GPA of 10.0 (80%) or higher in each year of study and continue to receive $5,000 CAD the following year.
  • As long as you meet the renewal requirements in your previous year of study, you will receive the scholarship in each year of your program at Laurier, for a total of up to $20,000 CAD for four-year degrees (or up to $25,000 CAD for select five-year degrees).

Stay Golden International Housing Guarantee

We know it’s important to have a safe and comfortable place to live while you’re in university. We already have our residence guarantee for first-year undergraduate students and now we’re offering guaranteed housing for international students in all years of their studies at Laurier.

The upper-year housing guarantee is available to international undergraduate students beginning their studies in fall 2024 in Waterloo or Brantford.

Housing Styles

With the housing guarantee, you’ll live on campus in residence in your first year. Just submit your residence application and deposit by June 3, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. to be guaranteed a spot.

For your upper years, you’ll live off campus in apartment-style housing, where you’ll have a full kitchen so you can prepare your own meals.

How the Housing Guarantee Works

  1. Accept your offer to Laurier for fall 2024.
  2. Submit your residence application and deposit no later than June 3, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  3. Live in residence for your first year.
  4. We’ll contact you each year with more information about upper-year housing for the following year.
  5. Opt in to the upper-year housing guarantee by the communicated deadlines.
  6. Live in off-campus housing in your upper years!
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