Hello. Id like to to take a course in the study abroad program, and im aware that Wordsworth college gives out generous awards to help finance, but am I allowed to apply for that assistance if I’m not from the st g campus? And I’d like to take a particular course that I’m not in the program for. Who do I get in touch with to ask for an accretion, and how likely is it that I can get in?
if you didn’t tell us you weren’t a UTSG student, the fact that you called it ‘worsdworth’ college would’ve tipped us off. don’t worry; i think it’s cute.
you don’t have to be from the downtown campus to get financial assistance. UTSG students aren’t the only ones who are poor, after all. you can take a look at all the scholarships and bursaries offered to all students here.
you will have to meet the prerequisites (if any) for any course you want to enrol in, but being in a program directly related to the course isn’t strictly necessary.
as part of your application, you will have to explain the “[r]elevance of the course to the applicant’s program of study,” but i’d say that if you’re interested in taking the course, there’s probably some way of relating it back to what you’re studying. a strong application can sometimes come from unexpected places. for example, i once received an application from an employer inviting me to accept their offer of rejection from a position at their company. i graciously declined their offer of rejection. i’m starting at the new job on monday.
how likely is it that you get in? it’s kinda hard to say. travelling isn’t really my scene, so i don’t have any personal experience with the summer abroad program to back me up.
the website definitely says that the program is competitive, but they don’t seem to give any specific numbers about how many people apply, how many people they take, etc. so if you’re really curious, i’d recommend just calling them and asking.
have fun flying off to whatever part of the world uoft flings you out to!