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David Johnston International Experience Awards 2021

The university of waterloo in Canada is offering the David Johnston international experience awards to outstanding applicants in support of Canadian and International students.

About the Awards:

The David Johnston International Experience Awards were established in honor of former waterloo president David Johnston, through the generous support of the joseph and wolf Lebovic, as a recognition of his passion for international opportunities for students and as a lasting tribute to his 11-year service to the university of waterloo.

The awards are provided each year to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who chose to pursue their studies in any faculty who takes part in an international experience in Israel, including academic exchange, a study term related to academic requirements, volunteer
placement, or a minimally-paid or volunteer international co-op work placement.

Value of the awards:

  • For a one-term study experience: up to $2,500
  • For a one-term work or volunteer experience: from $2,500 to $5,000
  • For a two-term work or volunteer experience: up to $10,000

The value of the awards depends on the academic achievement, as well as the kind and duration of the experience.

Award Eligibility:

  • Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, international student or student with a study permit.
  • Have a minimum 70% average at the undergraduate level; and a minimum 75% average at the graduate level.
  • Willing to participate in an international experience in israel.


Award selection takes place once per term Winter, Spring, Fall. Students must apply by one of these deadlines: July 15, November 15, or March 15.

How To Apply:

Students should apply once as they get to confirm the details of their intended experience by one of the mentionned deadlines.

Once the applicants are able to confirm the details of their intended experience, they should complete the general application form the International Experience Award, attach the required documents and submit it before the deadlines.


You can check the official website for more information: https://uwaterloo.ca/student-awards-financial-aid/awards/david-johnston-lebovic-foundation-international-experience

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