Global Emergency Student Relief Fund

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The purpose of this bursary is to offer financial support for students who are impacted by the war and other crises globally.


  1. Currently registered in a post-secondary program at George Brown College
  2. Facing financial difficulties – such as living costs (rent, food, transportation); educational costs, student immigration permit application fees (Study permit, PGWP, TRV)
  3. Must provide a short statement outlining the urgent nature of your need.
  4. Must provide appropriate documentation to substantiate the emergency situation that has occurred.
  5. Demonstrate that you have depleted all other financial resources (including any other funding, employment income or personal financial resources).
  6. Have applied for all awards through GBC for which you are eligible.

To apply, please complete the Global Emergency Student Relief Fund application form

Note: please make sure that you have entered your Social Insurance Number (SIN), or International Tax Number (ITN) (whichever is applicable) in Stu-View, as required for tax reporting purposes.

Please note that this fund is subject to availability.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 


What is the purpose of the Global Emergency Student Relief Fund?

The purpose of this bursary is to offer financial support for students who are impacted by the war and other crises globally.

Who can apply? 

Available to all 2022-2023 GBC students who are currently enrolled in a program and facing financial challenges.

Who should I contact for more information for this bursary?

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Is there a deadline to apply?

There’s no deadline to apply. It will be an ongoing application until the allocated funds have been exhausted.


The amount of bursary funds available varies.

Please note: Applying for a bursary does not guaranteed acceptance, as the number of applicants can often surpass the bursary funds available. When this occurs, applicants are chosen based on the highest amount of financial need. Funds are allocated on a case-by-case basis. Allocation will take into consideration the scale of need across our student community and therefore, assessment will be based on urgency and criticality.

How can I receive the funds if I am approved?

This bursary offer is conditional on full-time/part-time registration in September 2022.  You must be registered full-time/part-time for Fall term. The fund in payment of your award is applied directly to the outstanding balance of your student account, if applicable.  After deduction of outstanding fees, any balance remaining will be issued to you by direct deposit.  Any time after day 10 of classes, you will receive an email to your George Brown College email account on how to accept the e-transfer of these funds.   Please follow the instructions listed in the email transfer to deposit your funding to your Canadian bank account. You will be prompted within the email transfer to sign into your bank account to deposit the funding. There will be a refund security code that you will have to access through Stu-view to deposit your funding, once you have received the email transfer this code will be available (instructions to retrieve the refund security code will be in the email transfer). We highly recommend that you copy and paste the refund security code into the email transfer when you go to deposit your funding.

Why did I not qualify for the fund?

Please note, the Global Emergency Student Relief Fund is available to students who met the following criteria:

  • you are enrolled in a full-time/part-time program during the Fall 2022 term
  • you are currently living in Canada
  • your finances have been negatively affected by Global war crisis
  • you have a Canadian bank account 
  • you have posted a Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Individual Tax Number (ITN) to Stu-view 

Note: Documentation is required to support the events included in your application form that led to your financial issues to determine eligibility. Incomplete application will not be considered.

Can I appeal the decision?

If your application is denied, you can appeal the college’s decision once.  You must appeal within 10 business days after George Brown’s decision is issued.

Students who wish to appeal must establish grounds for appeal.  Eligibility for an appeal will be based on the criteria as stated on the Global Emergency Student Relief Fund application and completion of the appeal submission including supporting documentation, as applicable.