Scholarships and Aid
During this period of uncertainty, Northeastern recognizes that many people are struggling in ways they could not have anticipated. We remain committed to providing as much support as possible to our learners to ensure that they continue to gain skills, competencies, and experience as they navigate the complexities of today’s uncertain economy.
Below is a list of the scholarships and financing options available at Northeastern in Vancouver:
Fall 2021 Scholarships
Pathway to Tech Scholarship
This entrance scholarship valued at over $100,000 has been established by Northeastern University to support and assist learners without a computer science background, and provide them with a pathway to a career in tech.
Please complete this Align MSCS Scholarship Application form after you’ve been admitted to and confirmed enrollment in Northeastern’s Align MS in Computer Science program (Vancouver Campus) starting September 2021. Deadline to apply is August 27, 2021.
Inclusive Computer Science Scholarship
This entrance scholarship valued at over $25,000 has been established by Northeastern University to support the next generation of inclusive tech leaders, help them grow in their career in computer science, AI and other transformational technologies, and empower them to build a more equitable society.
Please complete this MSCS Scholarship Application form after you’ve been admitted to and confirmed enrollment in Northeastern’s MS in Computer Science program (Vancouver Campus) starting September 2021. Deadline to apply is August 27, 2021.
Athena Pathways Scholarship
Women in the Align MS in Computer Science program who are based in BC, Canada will be eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship thanks to Athena Pathways upon successful completion of the Intensive Foundations of Computer Science course. Apply Here
Athena Pathways is a Canada Digital Technology Supercluster project with a goal of enrolling another 500 women into artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning within the next year, to help correct the gender imbalance that currently exists in these fields. Northeastern Vancouver is a proud consortium member of the Athena Pathways program.
Double Husky Scholarship
The Double Husky Scholarship is helping Northeastern alumni finance their graduate education by providing a tuition discount of up to 25 percent on more than 100 eligible degree programs. As an alumnus or alumna of Northeastern, you are automatically considered for the scholarship when you apply to one of the eligible graduate degree programs. Learn more.
Tuition and fees are set on an annual basis by Northeastern University’s Board of Trustees. For the current estimated cost of your program of choice, please refer to the individual program fees on the Northeastern Student Financial Services website.
Canada Financial Aid
Student Aid BC
Northeastern programs in Vancouver are eligible through Student Aid BC. Both MS in Computer Science and Align MS in Computer Science students are eligible.
Canada Student Grants and Loans
You may be eligible for Government assistance in the form of a repayable student loan. Eligibility is determined by the Provincial and Federal Government through standardized criteria. To be assessed for government assistance you must apply directly to the assistance provider in your home province. With a single application, you are evaluated for both Provincial and Federal loan eligibility. Canadian Student Loans – If you apply for a loan you are responsible for understanding how your province’s loan program works.
External Financial Aid
Information on student loans and scholarships for Indigenous learners can be found here.
Information on awards for persons with accessibility requirements can be found here.