Applicants are invited to apply to the 2020-2021 Canada-CARICOM Scholarship for International Students. This scholarship to study in Canada provides students from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships is based on agreements created between colleges, technical or vocational institutions and universities. Candidates must be registered as full-time students in their home institution at the time of application and during the entire duration of their study or research stay in Canada.
CARICOM Scholarship program aims to enhance the skill sets required to advance the development and sustainability of CARICOM countries while strengthening the linkages between post-secondary institutions in Canada and those in the region.
- Host Institutions: Colleges, technical/vocational institutes and universities in Canada.
- Eligible Programs: The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all disciplines in Canadian institutions.
- Number of Awards: Not specified.
- Duration : up to two academic terms of study or research.
- Eligible countries: The scholarship is open for citizens of the following 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.
Canada-CARICOM Scholarship for International Students Benefits
The Canada-CARICOM scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study and is as follows:
- CAD 7,200 for 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 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five or six months of study or research; or
- CAD 14,700 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.
The scholarship will help recipient to cover following costs:
- visa and/or study/work permit fees;
- airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship;
- health insurance;
- living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food;
- ground transportation expenses, including a public transportation pass; and
- books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.
Canada-CARICOM Scholarship for International Students Eligibility
To apply for the Canada-CARICOM Scholarship, candidates must meet following requirements:
- Be a citizen of one of the countries listed above;
- be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country and paying any tuition fees regulated by that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of the exchange.
- Not have a Canadian citizenship or have applied for permanent residency in Canada;
- Not already participating in an exchange scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada;
- Not be enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college.
You may also be eligible for the:
- University of Jinan Scholarship for International Students;
- Slovak Government Scholarship for International Students;
- International Academic Scholarship in Switzerland;
- Government of Mauritius Africa Scholarship;
- Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI).
How to Apply for the Canada-CARICOM Scholarship for International Students
Eligible applicants who would like to apply for this scholarship to study in Canada must follow steps below:
- contact their home institution;
- provide a letter of intent that describes the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken, that explains the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, program and supervisor, and that indicates how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career; and
- should not apply on their own behalf.
- Home institutions are responsible for identifying strong academic candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution and providing the candidates’ documents to the Canadian partner institution.
Canadian institutions will submit applications on behalf of candidates.
Scholarship recipients may commence their studies or research as early as but no later than .
The Application deadline is . Canadian institutions will be able to apply on behalf of eligible students during that period. For more detail on the Canada-CARICOM Scholarship for International Students, please visit the official page.