Scholarships in Canada for International Students - Dates, Eligibility, How to Apply

by sakshi.jain

Canada is one of the most sought after destinations for international students. To study in Canada there are certain perks. Apart from gaining education at some of the finest schools in the world, students are also provided with an opportunity to bring their family along with them, start earning even before they complete their studies with the help of work while study programs and even get a chance of availing Canadian Citizenship by becoming Canadian Permanent Resident.

Studying here might be one of the best life altering decision you’ll ever make, but unfortunately, it isn’t cheap. For those interested in studying in Canada but lack financial support, we’ve rounded up a list of scholarships for international students as well as Canadian students, provided by Canadian government, governments of their respective countries, individual Canadian universities, and other private organizations.

Scholarships offered by Canadian Government

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships-

The Canadian Government offers Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to the very best postdoctoral applicants. Recipients of this scholarship are primarily selected to contribute to country's economic, social and research-based growth.

CitizenshipCanadian and Foreign
Level of StudyPhD, PhD- equivalent
AmountCAD $70,000 per year (taxable)
Duration2 years (non-renewable)
Apply BeforeSeptember 19, 2018
Scope70 fellowships are awarded annually

Eligibility

  • Must have completed their degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree before the start of their award or between September 15, 2015 and September 30, 2019.
  • In case a candidate is not able to fulfill all requirements for their degree at the time of application, they will have to submit a proof, no later than October 15, 2019.
  • Some of the reasons of interruptions that can be considered valid are childrearing, illness, clinical training (residency) and allow up to 2 years of maximum extension of your eligibility window.

How to Apply?

  • Check if you are eligible or not for the scholarship.
  • Contact your desired host institution
  • Create Canadian Common CV (Vanier-Banting academic template) and start a ResearchNet application
  • Identify area of research, identify participants and three referees.

Things to keep in mind

  • In case an applicant is not the citizen or permanent resident of Canada, he/she may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • In case an applicant is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, but has obtained his/ her PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • In case an applicant is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and has obtained his/ her PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university are allowed to hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.

Canada Graduate Scholarships- Master’s Program

The Canada Graduate Scholarships- Master’s Program is awarded to high caliber scholars pursuing eligible master’s programs in Canada. Highly qualified personnel is selected on the basis of their achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

CitizenshipCanadian
Level of StudyMaster’s
AmountCAD $17,500 per year
Duration12 months (non-renewable)
Apply BeforeDecember 1, 2018
Scope2,500 students annually

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or hold permanent residency of Canada
  • He/ she must already be enrolled in or have applied to or is going to apply to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation.
  • Program selected by the student will only be considered as an eligible graduate program if it has a significant research component. In case the Master’s program is only based on course work, it won’t be considered eligible.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the research portal to complete and submit the application.
  • Click on Create Applications to have a look at the funding programs available to you. Select the CGS M Program and click on Create.
  • A complete application must include:
    1. Application form;
    2. Outline of the proposed research (including the bibliography and citations);
    3. All required undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
    4. CGS M Canadian Common CV (CCV);
    5. Two reference assessments.

Every application must adhere to the presentation guidelines mentioned on the portal. Once you are done with all sections, click on submit. 

Things to keep in mind

  • Applicants must ensure that they are submitting their application to an institution that has an allocation for the field of research they intend to pursue.
  • Must prove his/ her academic excellence. He/she must have achieved a first-class average in each of the last two completed years of study (as determined by the host institution)
  • Submit your application to an institution which is an eligible Canadian institution and already has an allocation for the field in which you would like to pursue your research.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

The Canadian government offers Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships to attract highly qualified doctoral students to study in Canada at a participating university.

CitizenshipCanadian and Foreign
Level of StudyPhD, PhD equivalent
AmountCAD $50,000 per year (taxable)
Duration3 years (non-renewable)
Apply BeforeMid-June
Scope167 scholarships are awarded annually

Eligibility

  • Must have received a Vanier CGS quota.
  • Must be pursuing a doctoral degree including joint undergraduate/graduate research program.
  • The applicants should not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018.

How to Apply?

  • Contact your host institution.
  • Create a Canadian Common CV (Vanier-Banting academic template) and initiate a ResearchNet application.
  • Identify participants and referees.
  • Provide all information related to your degree and submit the same wit necessary documents to the Vanier CGS program.

Things to keep in mind

  • In case a candidate is pursuing a joint undergraduate/ graduate research program, they must note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding.
  • The applicants must prove his/ her academic excellence. They must have achieved a first-class average in each of the last two years (as determined by their respective institution)

IDRC Research Awards 

The Canadian Government offers IDRC Research scholarship to Canadian and foreign residents pursuing or have completed their master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. Selected candidates can undertake one-year paid program to do research and gain hands-on experience in research and program management.

CitizenshipCanadian and Foreign
Level of StudyMaster’s or Doctoral Degree
Amount (Salary per annum)

Canada: CAD $40,396– 46,764

Uruguay: CAD $U659,437– $U960,013

UYU Kenya: KSh 139,082– KSh 219,327

Duration12 Months
Apply BeforeSeptember 5, 2018
Scope13 awards

Eligibility

  • Pursuing or have completed their master’s or a doctoral degree from a recognized university.
  • For a position at IDRC's head office in Ottawa, the candidate must possess a valid work permit until December 31, 2018.
  • For a position at Uruguay, candidate must be a citizen or resident of Uruguay and pursuing or have completed a master’s or doctoral degree from a recognized university. Work permit for Uruguay is mandatory.
  • For a position at Kenya, candidate must be citizen or resident of Kenya and pursuing or have completed a master’s or doctoral degree from a recognized university. Valid work permit for Kenya is mandatory.

How to Apply?

  • Visit this link to access the online application system. Submit your complete application.
  • After reviewing, applications will be shortlisted. Shortlisted candidates have to provide the following documents.
  1. Proof of citizenship or permanent residency
  2. Official transcripts of the recently completed degree
  3. Proof of confirmed registration in master’s or doctoral program
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. References

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program

The Canadian Government offers the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship to Canadian students who have a degree in science and engineering or are pursuing their degree.

CitizenshipCanadian
Level of StudyMaster’s or Doctoral Degree
AmountCGS D: CAD $35,000 a year 
PGS D: CAD $21,000 a year
DurationTwo or three years
Apply BeforeOctober 15, 2018

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be the citizens of Canada.
  • Must be pursuing a full time graduate studies and research studies at doctoral level in the fields of natural sciences and engineering supported by NSERC

How to Apply?

  • Fill and submit Form 201 online.
  • Both CGS and PGS candidates will have to fill the same application form. Top ranked applicants will be a CGS D, and the next tier of meritorious applicants will be offered a PGS D.
  • Apply directly to the university or to NSERC on the basis of following.
ConditionsWhere to Apply?
If you are currently registered at a Canadian UniversityDirectly to the University
If you are currently, not registered at a university but have completed all of the requirements for a degree program from a Canadian university since January 1 of this year.Directly to the University
You are currently registered at a foreign university.NSERC
You are not currently registered at a university but have completed all of the requirements for a degree program prior to January 1 of this year.NSERC

Things to keep in mind

  • Obtain a first-class average in each of the last two years of study.
  • They must not hold, or have held, a scholarship or fellowship from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR to undertake or complete a doctoral program.

Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program

The Organization of American States (OAS) conducts a multilateral scholarship program for citizens of OAS Member states. According to this program, a graduate student belonging to one OAS member state can avail scholarship to study at another OAS member state.

About 35 independent states of the America are part of this organization.

CitizenshipCitizens of OAS Member States
Level of StudyMaster’s or Doctoral Degree
Amount

Roundtrip airfare

Tuition and mandatory fee Yearly

books allowance

Health Insurance

Monthly complementary

subsistence allowance

DurationTwo Years (Have to be renewed)
ScopeOnly 1 Student is selected from every state

Eligibility

The applicant must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of an OAS Member State.
  • Have obtained a university degree before submitting the scholarship application to National Liaison Offices (ONE).
  • Be in good physical and mental health to be able to complete the program in which they have enrolled in.
  • Maintain his/ her GPA above the minimum standard stated by the university.

How to Apply?

  • Fill in the application form and send the same to National Liaison Agency (ONE) which has been designated in their respective country for the OAS program.
  • Some of the documents to be provided by the applicant include:
  1. Copy of diploma for highest degree obtained
  2. Transcripts for all academic degrees completed including latest transcript if the applicant is currently enrolled in a program of study.
  3. Three (3) recommendation letter out of which, two should be from current or former professors using the OAS Recommendation Statement Form, and 1 from a current or previous employer using the Employer Recommendation Form.
  4. Curriculum Vitae

Things to keep in mind

  • Renewable of the scholarship will be dependent on the performance of the student in the first academic year and the confirmation of the institution to renew the scholarship for the second year.
  • After completing the program of study under the OAS Scholarship, the candidate must reside in the sponsoring country for a period of at least 2 years.
  • Scholarship will not be awarded to study medical sciences or learn new languages.

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs Canada funds SEED scholarships to students of ASEAN member states to help them study in Canada.

Note: You are an ASEAN member state if you are a citizen of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam).

These scholarships are results of agreements between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities.

CitizenshipCitizens of ASEAN Member State
Level of StudyMaster’s or PhD
AmountCAD 8,700- 14,400
DurationFour Months to Two Years
Apply BeforeApril 17, 2018

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a citizen of an ASEAN member state.
  • Must be enrolled in a fulltime post-secondary institution
  • Must choose a field of study or research that can further help in contributing to the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

How to Apply?

Students need not apply for the scholarship as the Canadian institution must apply on behalf of the candidates.

However, the applicant must:

  • Make their interest known and request for information related to the application form.
  • Ensure that he/ she is eligible for the scholarship program.
  • Provide all necessary documents to the institution and assist throughout the application process.
  • Note if there is an existing collaboration or student exchange agreement between the two institutes in question.
  • It is advised to submit the Visa application as early as possible. Applicant will then have to apply for student permit in case of course work and a work permit in case of research work.
  • Once your Canadian courses have been identified, initiate the process for the transfer of credits to your home institution.

Here is a list of documents to be provided by the institution to successfully apply on behalf of the candidate.

Proof of citizenshipProof of Enrolment
Letter of support from the home institutionLetter of Intent from Candidate
Letter of invitation from Canadian supervisorLetter of invitation from Canadian supervisor
Agreement with the partner institutionPrivacy notice statement

Among these documents, candidates will have to submit a Letter of Intent.

In this letter, the applicant will have to explain how his/ her studies/research in Canada will help contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in his/ her home country. And how he/ she plans to tackle the problem if poverty and development gap in the ASEAN region. 

Things to keep in mind:

  • Selected college, undergraduate and graduate students are awarded CAD 8,700 (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • For graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study and research, CAD 11,200 will be provided.
  • Undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms will be awarded CAD 14,400.
  • Students who already have Canadian citizenship or have applied for Canadian permanent residency will not be considered eligible
  • In case a student is part of some other scholarship program, he/ she is not eligible.

Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program

Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program offers scholarships to students from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for short-term exchange opportunities for study or research, in Canada, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

These scholarships are results of agreements between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities.

Note: You may apply if you are a citizen of one of the following CARICOM Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos.

CitizenshipCitizens of CARICOM Countries
Level of StudyMaster’s or PhD
AmountCAD 7,200- 14,700
DurationFour Months to Two Years
Apply BeforeApril 17, 2018

Eligibility

The applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the CARICOM countries.
  • Be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country.

How to Apply?

Students need not apply for the scholarship as the Canadian institution must apply on behalf of the candidates.

However, the applicant must:

  • Make their interest known and request for information related to the application form.
  • Ensure that he/ she is eligible for the scholarship program.
  • Provide all necessary documents to the institution and assist throughout the application process.
  • Note if there is an existing collaboration or student exchange agreement between the two institutes in question.
  • It is advised to submit the Visa application as early as possible. Applicant will then have to apply for student permit in case of course work and a work permit in case of research work.
  • Once your Canadian courses have been identified, initiate the process for the transfer of credits to your home institution.

Here is a list of documents to be provided by the institution to successfully apply on behalf of the candidate.

Proof of citizenshipProof of Enrolment
Letter of support from the home institutionLetter of Intent from Candidate
Letter of invitation from Canadian supervisorLetter of invitation from Canadian supervisor
Agreement with the partner institutionPrivacy notice statement

Among these documents, candidates will have to submit a Letter of Intent.

In this letter, the applicant will have to explain in maximum one page, the nature of his/ her research or studies. He /s he will have to explain the rationale for study in Canada and why he/ she has selected a particular institute. Further the letter must indicate how the proposed program of study or research is likely to help the candidate build his future career.

Things to keep in mind

  • CAD 7,200 will be awarded to college, undergraduate or graduate (Master’s and PhD) students for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD 9,700 will be provided for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five or six months of study or research; or
  • CAD 14,700 will be given for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.
  • Students who already have Canadian citizenship or have applied for Canadian permanent residency will not be considered eligible.
  • In case a student is part of some other scholarship program, he/ she is not eligible.

Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship

Under Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship program, students from Chile are provided with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research, in Canada, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

These scholarships are results of agreements between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities.

CitizenshipCitizens of Chile
Level of StudyMaster’s or PhD
AmountCAD 7,200- 9,700
DurationMinimum Four Months
Apply BeforeApril 17, 2018

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be the citizens of Chile
  • Be enrolled in a full time course in post- secondary institution in Chile.

How to Apply?

Students need not apply for the scholarship as the Canadian institution must apply on behalf of the candidates.

However, the applicant must:

  • Make their interest known and request for information related to the application form.
  • Ensure that he/ she is eligible for the scholarship program.
  • Provide all necessary documents to the institution and assist throughout the application process.
  • Note if there is an existing collaboration or student exchange agreement between the two institutes in question.
  • It is advised to submit the Visa application as early as possible. Applicant will then have to apply for student permit in case of course work and a work permit in case of research work.
  • Once your Canadian courses have been identified, initiate the process for the transfer of credits to your home institution.

Here is a list of documents to be provided by the institution to successfully apply on behalf of the candidate.

Proof of citizenshipProof of Enrolment
Letter of support from the home institutionLetter of Intent from Candidate
Letter of invitation from Canadian supervisorLetter of invitation from Canadian supervisor
Agreement with the partner institutionPrivacy notice statement

Among these documents, candidates will have to submit a Letter of Intent.

In this letter, the applicant will have to explain in maximum one page, the nature of his/ her research or studies. He /s he will have to explain the rationale for study in Canada and why he/ she has selected a particular institute. Further the letter must indicate how the proposed program of study or research is likely to help the candidate build his future career.

Things to keep in mind

  • CAD 7,200 will be awarded to college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • CAD 9,700 will be given for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research.
  • Students who already have Canadian citizenship or have applied for Canadian permanent residency will not be considered eligible.
  • In case a student is part of some other scholarship program, he/ she is not eligible.

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) Scholarship

Under the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP), scholarships are provided to students from Latin America and the Caribbean with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research, in Canada, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

These scholarships are results of agreements between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities.

Note: You may be eligible for Emerging Leaders in the Americas Programs Scholarship if you are a citizen of either of the following.

  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos;
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama;
  • North America: Mexico; or
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
CitizenshipCitizens of Carribean, Central America, South America, North America
Level of StudyMaster’s or PhD
AmountCAD 7,200- 9,700
DurationMinimum Four Months
Apply BeforeApril 17, 2018

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be the citizens of one of the following areas: Citizens of Caribbean, Central America, South America, North America.
  • Be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country.

How to Apply?

Students need not apply for the scholarship as the Canadian institution must apply on behalf of the candidates.

However, the applicant must:

  • Make their interest known and request for information related to the application form.
  • Ensure that he/ she is eligible for the scholarship program.
  • Provide all necessary documents to the institution and assist throughout the application process.
  • Note if there is an existing collaboration or student exchange agreement between the two institutes in question.
  • It is advised to submit the Visa application as early as possible. Applicant will then have to apply for student permit in case of course work and a work permit in case of research work.
  • Once your Canadian courses have been identified, initiate the process for the transfer of credits to your home institution.

Here is a list of documents to be provided by the institution to successfully apply on behalf of the candidate.

Proof of citizenshipProof of Enrolment
Letter of support from the home institutionLetter of Intent from Candidate
Letter of invitation from Canadian supervisorLetter of invitation from Canadian supervisor
Agreement with the partner institutionPrivacy notice statement

Among these documents, candidates will have to submit a Letter of Intent.

In this letter, the applicant will have to explain in maximum one page, the nature of his/ her research or studies. He /s he will have to explain the rationale for study in Canada and why he/ she has selected a particular institute. Further the letter must indicate how the proposed program of study or research is likely to help the candidate build his future career.

Things to keep in mind

  • CAD 7,200 will be awarded to college, undergraduate or graduate (Master’s and PhD) students for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD 9,700 will be provided for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five or six months of study or research; or
  • Students who already have Canadian citizenship or have applied for Canadian permanent residency will not be considered eligible.
  • In case a student is part of some other scholarship program, he/ she is not eligible.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Federal Government runs FAFSA, a financial aid to help U.S students and non U.S students with valid Social security number, pay for their educational expenses at an eligible college or career school. Financial aid is provided in the form of grants, loans and work-study.

Under FAFSA, students can be provided financial aid from the U.S. federal government, the state where you live, the college you attend, or a nonprofit or private organization.

CitizenshipUS Citizens or non US citizens with a valid Social Security Number
Level of StudyCollege or Career School Education
AmountCAD $120 Billion
Duration12 Months
Apply BeforeSeptember 5, 2018

Eligibility

The applicant must:

  • Be a U.S Citizen/ U.S National or non US citizens with a valid Social Security Number
  • Be qualified enough to apply for college or career school education.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a eligible degree or certificate program as a regular student
  • Be registered with selective service if they are a male and between the age of 18 and 25 years.
  • Have a valid SSN i.e Social security number.
  • Maintain a satisfactory performance at the college or career school you are enrolled in.
  • Not hold any other federal student grant under their name.
  • Not have defaulted any other federal student loans.

Note: Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau can be exempted from having SSN.

How to apply?

Interested and eligible students must fill out the FAFSA form. There are three ways to apply for the scholarship.

  • Online- Visit the official website of FAFSA and then click on apply online.
  • Offline- Download FAFSA Application form. Print out FAFSA PDF and mail the same for further processing.
  • Request print out- You can call the at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913) for a printout of FAFSA PDF, fill out the form and mail it for further processing.

Filling out the FAFSA form

Filling out the application form is a simple and easy process. The application consists of various questions to determine whether you are a dependent or independent student for applying for federal student aid.

In case you are a dependent student, you will have to provide your parents information along you’re your own information.

Further, the FAFSA Application form will require you to fill out information such as:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen and more

Creating an FSA ID

Create an FSA ID, username and password that will further help you when you fill the application form online.

One can get their FSA ID while completing their FSA form, however, starting the form with your FSA ID will lessen the chances of errors as most of the information will automatically be filled in by logging in through the FSA username and password.

While creating your FSA ID, carefully enter your name and Social Security number. Make sure that they are exactly as they appear on your Social Security card.

Scholarships for International Students by their Respected Governments

Scholarships for Indian students from Government of India

National Overseas Scholarship

Amount

CAD $20,290

Citizenship

Indian Citizens

Scope

100

Eligibility

Students must be from SC/ ST/ OBC

Score minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant examination held prior

Total family income should not exceed 6,00,000 per annum

How to Apply?

Apply online through the Website of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Scholarships for Chinese Students from Government of China

China Scholarship Council (CSC) runs a Joint Scholarship Program in partnership with various universities in Canada. University of Calgary, McGill University are few of the partners of

Amount

Standard living allowance + Tuition fee

Citizenship

Chinese citizens living in China

Scope

15 each

Eligibility

Students registering for admission in:

Doctoral (PhD)

Visiting PhD

How to Apply?

Apply to your desired university.

Notify the department or program that you have applied for a CSC scholarship.

Once you receive the offer of admission form the university, apply for a CSC scholarship through your home university.

Amount

Standard living allowance + Tuition fee

Citizenship

Chinese citizens living in China

Scope

10 each

Eligibility

Students registering for admission in:

Visiting scholar

Postdoctoral subprogram

How to Apply?

Apply to your desired university.

Notify the department or program that you have applied for a CSC scholarship.

Once you receive the offer of admission form the university, apply for a CSC scholarship through your home university.

Scholarships for students from Saudi Arab

The King Abdullah Scholarship Program

Amount

  • Coverage of tuition for academic programs
  • A monthly stipend to cover living expense
  • Health insurance for students and their dependents
  • Bench fees (CAD $5,000/Masters and CAD $10,000/PhD)

Citizenship

Citizens OF Saudi Arab

Scope

10 each

Eligibility

Students registering for degree programs and other specializations

How to Apply?

Contact the Bureau, fill in the application form given by them

Faculty of Graduate Studies will evaluate your application and qualify.

Once qualifies, you will have to fill an online application form.

Scholarships for South Korean students from the Government of South Korea

GKS Study Abroad Scholarship Program

Amount

CAD $35,000 per year/ CAD $50,000 for low-income brackets

Round air trip

Level

Masters and PhD Program

Citizenship

Korean citizens

Scope

15 each

Eligibility

Hold Korean Citizenship

Graduated from an accredited 4-year institution in Korea

How to Apply?

Submit Academic transcripts and proof of citizenship at Overseas Study Support Division,
Dept. of Planning & Management.

Shortlisted students will be called for interview

Scholarships by Canadian Universities

University of Alberta

Scholarships for students from China

May Quon Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount

CAD 45,000

Citizenship

Chinese or Hong Kong citizenship

Scope

1

Eligibility

Must be entering 1st year of undergraduate degree program with superior academic achievement

How to Apply?

Once you have applied for admission, You will receive a CCID and password. Use this to access the awards application. 

University of Alberta China BC Curriculum School Excellence Scholarship

Amount

CAD 3,000

Citizenship

Chinese or Hong Kong citizenship

Scope

Upto 40

Eligibility

Must be entering 1st year of undergraduate degree program and must have studies under British Columbia Curriculum

How to Apply?

You will be considered for this scholarship after receiving admission 

Amount

CAD 20,000 payable over 4 years

Citizenship

Chinese or Hong Kong citizenship

Scope

2

Eligibility

Must be entering 1st year of undergraduate degree program, admission average less than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits

How to Apply?

Once you have applied for admission, You will receive a CCID and password. Use this to access the awards application.

University of Alberta China First Year Excellence Scholarship

Amount

CAD 3,000

Citizenship

Chinese or Hong Kong citizenship

Scope

Variable

Eligibility

Admission average less than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits

How to Apply?

You will be considered for this scholarship after receiving admission 

Scholarships for students from India

University of Alberta - India First Year Excellence Scholarship

Amount

CAD 5,000

Citizenship

Indian citizenship

Scope

Variable

Eligibility

Admission average less than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits

How to Apply?

You will be considered for this scholarship after receiving admission 

University of Alberta India Centenary Scholarship

Amount

CAD 20,000 payable over 4 years

Citizenship

Indian citizenship

Scope

2

Eligibility

Admission average less than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits

How to Apply?

Once you have applied for admission, You will receive a CCID and password. Use this to access the awards application. 

Scholarships for students from USA

University of Alberta- USA Centenary Scholarship

Amount

CAD 20,000 payable over 4 years

Citizenship

USA Citizenship

Scope

2

Eligibility

Selection based on academic standing, demonstrated leadership qualities based on involvement in extracurricular and community activities, and a counsellors letter of recommendation.

How to Apply?

Once you have applied for admission, You will receive a CCID and password. Use this to access the awards application. 

University of Alberta - USA First Year Excellence Scholarship

Amount

CAD 10,000

Citizenship

USA citizenship

Scope

Variable

Eligibility

Admission average less than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits

How to Apply?

You will be considered for this scholarship after receiving admission 

Humber International Entrance Scholarships

Amount

Full Tuition

Citizenship

Foreign citizens

Scope

1

Eligibility

Selection based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest.

How to Apply?

Application details will be provided within the Welcome package linked in the letter of acceptance. 

Amount

CAD 5,000

Citizenship

Foreign citizens

Scope

1

Eligibility

Selection based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters and statement of interest.

How to Apply?

Application details will be provided within the Welcome package linked in the letter of acceptance. 

York University International Student Scholarships

Amount

CAD 3,500 (renewable for three years)

Citizenship

Foreign citizens

Eligibility

Based on Final Admission average- 95%+ (42-45 IB diploma points)

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same. 

Amount

CAD 2,000

Citizenship

Foreign citizens

Eligibility

Based on Final Admission average- 90-94.9% (36-41 IB diploma points)

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same. 

Amount

CAD 1,000

Citizenship

Foreign citizens

Eligibility

Based on Final Admission average- 85-89.9% (33-35 IB diploma points)

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Carleton University Scholarships for American and International Students

Amount

CAD 16,000 (4 years)

Scope

Unlimited

Citizenship

American and International citizens

Eligibility

Based on Final Admission average- 95 – 100%

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Amount

CAD 12,000 (4 years)

Scope

Unlimited

Citizenship

American and International citizens

Eligibility

Based on Final Admission average- 90 – 94.9%

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Amount

CAD 8,000 (4 years)

Scope

Unlimited

Citizenship

American and International citizens

Eligibility

Based on Final Admission average- 85 – 89.9%

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Amount

CAD 4,000 (4 years)

Scope

Unlimited

Citizenship

American and International citizens

Eligibility

Based on Final Admission average- 80 – 84.9%

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Domestic Entrance Scholarships

Amount

New Master’s Students- CAD $2,000

New PhD Students- CAD $3,000

Citizenship

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants

Eligibility

Admission GPA of 10.5 or higher and must register full-time at Carleton for the duration of the scholarship.

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Teaching Assistantship

Amount

More than CAD $10,000 per year

Citizenship

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants

Eligibility

Minimum GPA of 10.0 or higher and English-language proficiency

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Research Assistantship

Amount

Varies depending on the Researcher

Citizenship

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants

Eligibility

Minimum GPA of 10.0 or higher

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Merit Scholarship

Amount

CAD $1,000 – CAD $12,000 per year

Citizenship

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants

Eligibility

Based on your academic grades of your previous degree

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Donor- Funded Awards

Amount

Maximum of CAD $20,000

Citizenship

Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants

Eligibility

Based on academic merit, financial need and/or specific research areas.

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

University of Toronto

Admission Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Faculty of Engineering Admission Scholarships

Amount

CAD $5,000

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

Based on academic merit, must prove as an outstanding engineering student

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

Amount

Covers tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

international secondary school student with exceptional skills joining university studies

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

U of T Engineering International Scholar Award

Amount

Variable

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

international students enrolled in secondary schools outside Canada

How to Apply?

No award application required. Students are automatically considered for the same.

Admission Scholarships for Graduate Students

Edwin S.H. Leong Scholarship

Amount

CAD $55,000

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

International applicant applying to a full-time research stream master's or doctoral program at U of T

Achieved an A- average in each of the last two years of full-time study

How to Apply?

Nomination Required by graduate unit; Priority will be given to students from HongKong

University of British Columbia

International Major Entrance Scholarship

Amount

Variable

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

Must be new to UBC, Directly applying after High school/ senior secondary

How to Apply?

Students are automatically considered after admission

Outstanding International Student Award

Amount

Variable

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

Must be new to UBC, Directly applying after High school/ senior secondary

How to Apply?

Students are automatically considered after admission

International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Amount

Based on your financial need

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

Applying to first undergraduate degree, excellent in academics, demonstrate financial need

How to Apply?

Nomination Required by graduate unit

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award

Amount

Variable

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

Come from a war-torn, or politically unstable region of the world, and/or from an economically disadvantaged region of the world

Have achieved academic excellence under difficult circumstances (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)

Be graduating or have recently graduated from a recognized senior secondary school

How to Apply?

Nomination Required by graduate unit

Dalhousie University

General Entrance Award program for Prospective undergraduate students

Amount

Variable

Scope

2000

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

80% admission average or 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points

How to Apply?

Students must fill application form for General Entrance Award available at the website

In-course scholarship for current students

Amount

CAD $500- CAD $2000

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

30 credit hours of for-credit coursework over two academic terms

Minimum SGPA of 3.70 over the two terms being assessed.

How to Apply?

You will be notified about the scholarship through mail, revert to the same

Aramark Leadership Awards for current students

Amount

CAD $4000

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Must be registered full-time and be currently registered as a full-time Dalhousie undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year 

How to Apply?

Apply online through DalOnline

W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarships for current students

Amount

CAD $1500-CAD $3,000

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Registered full-time as Dalhousie student during the previous academic year 

3.30 CGPA or better

Currently be registered as a full-time Dalhousie student 

How to Apply?

Students must be nominated by their appropriate Department Head

McGill University

Entrance Scholarships for Future Undergraduates

One Year Scholarships

Amount

CAD $3,000 (non-renewable)

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

First-time university students entering a full-time undergraduate degree program. 

How to Apply?

You are automatically considered for the same after admission

Major Scholarships

Amount

CAD $3,000- CAD $12,000 (renewable annually up to 4 years provided criteria for renewal are met)

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

First-time university students entering a full-time undergraduate degree program. 

Minimum average (or equivalent) over last two years of full-time study

How to Apply?

A separate application from is required soon after you submit your application for admission

University of Waterloo

President’s Scholarship of Distinction

Amount

CAD $2,000 Entrance Scholarship

CAD $1,500 International Experience Award

CAD $1,500 Research Award

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Admitted to full-time first-year degree studies at Waterloo

Early May admission average of 95%

How to Apply?

No application required

President’s Scholarship

Amount

CAD $2,000 (entrance scholarship)

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Admitted to full-time first-year degree studies at Waterloo

Early May admission average of 90% to 94.9%

How to Apply?

No application required

HeforShe Impact Scholarship

Amount

CAD $12,000 (renewable up to 4 years)

Scope

6

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Female students applying to science, technology, engineering, and math programs in which females are underrepresented.

Academic performance (minimum 80% admission average)

How to Apply?

Complete application form using Quest-Waterloo's online student information system.

Create a Quest account

Complete application form step by step

Entrance scholarships sponsored by alumni and donors

Amount

CAD $1,000- CAD $5,000 (renewable annually up to 4 years provided criteria for renewal are met)

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Excellent Academic Performance

How to Apply?

No application required

International Student Entrance Scholarships

Amount

CAD $10,000

Citizenship

International Citizens

Eligibility

Admitted to full-time, undergraduate degree program

Academic performance (minimum 90% admission average)

How to Apply?

Fill in the application form. Mention:

Results of Euclid Mathematics contest (Mathematics and Computer Science applicants only)

Results of Accounting and Financial Management Admissions Assignment (Accounting and Financial Management applicants only)

Simon Fraser University

Undergraduate Scholars Entrance Scholarships

Amount

CAD $10,000 up to an amount sufficient to cover tuition and mandatory supplementary fees

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

 90% admission average or 31 IB* points 

How to Apply?

Fill in the application form at the official website of the University

H.Y. Louie and Lohn Entrance Award

Amount

CAD $5,000

Scope

15

Citizenship

Canadian and International citizens

Eligibility

 minimum admissions average of 80%, minimum IB Point

How to Apply?

Download and fill out the PDF application form Supporting documentation- achievements and activities, demonstrating your involvement and Community reference form is to be emailed to Financial Aid and Awards

Llyod Carr- Harris Entrance Scholarship

Amount

CAD $20,000 over eight terms

Scope

1

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

Top applicant admitted directly to the Beedie School of Business 

How to Apply?

No application form required

Ontario University

Ontario Trillium Scholarships Program

Amount

CAD $40,000 per year renewable for up to 4 years

Scope

7

Level

PhD Students

Citizenship

International citizens

Eligibility

Score a minimum 80% in each of the last two most recently completed years 

Must hold a valid temporary resident visa as a student under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 

How to Apply?

Must be nominated for the scholarship by the Graduate Chair of the admitting program.

Scholarships from External/ Private Agencies

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Amount

CAD $40,000 per year for three years

CAD $20,000 per year for three years 

Scope

15

Citizenship

Canadian and International citizens

Eligibility

Full-time first or second year students registering for doctoral program in the humanities and social sciences

How to Apply?

Fill the required application form available on the official website

30 Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview

Final 15 are selected for the scholarship after interview and application evaluation

FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship

Amount

CAD $13, 182

Scope

Variable

Level

Masters/PhD Degree

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Female citizens of all countries, enrolled in a post-graduate program at a university accredited by the national or international body 

How to Apply?

Apply online with your academic details on the official website of FINCAD

Margaret McNamara Educational Grants/ Scholarship for Women from Developing Countries

Amount

CAD $15,000

Scope

Variable

Level

Any field of study

Citizenship

All

Eligibility

Female citizens of countries listed in the MMEG Country list,

Atleast 25 years of age

Enrolled or enrolling in a full time program 

How to Apply?

Apply online via scholarship and award page on the official website.

Click on the US- Canada study program.

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