On 5 April 2016, Canada’s Seneca College announced plans to award three different scholarships to a total of 12 Central Asian students pursuing undergraduate study at the University of Central Asia (UCA). The scholarships from UCA’s curriculum development partner reflect a shared dedication to providing access and affordability to promising students, regardless of their economic status.
The Canadian postsecondary institution, which developed the curriculum for UCA’s Preparatory Programme, will award three types of scholarships to cover a portion of tuition for study at UCA. UCA has committed to covering up to 90 per cent of the cost of tuition based on student need.
“We believe that the ideals and goals of the University of Central Asia in offering high quality programmes to the youth of Central Asia closely resemble Seneca’s,” — Jos Nolle, Dean of Seneca International.
“It is our hope that deserving students who benefit from this financial assistance, in due time, contribute to the development of the communities in Central Asia, disseminate the knowledge and experience gained while at UCA and become pillars of their communities.” — Jos Nolle, Dean of Seneca International.
Entrance scholarships will be awarded to four incumbent students. Merit Scholarships will be awarded annually following a student’s first year based upon Grade Point Average (GPA) and demonstrated community service; and two Post-Graduate Tuition Scholarships will be awarded to UCA alumni to pursue a one-year post-graduate certificate at Seneca in Canada.