The Study in Canada Scholarships 2020-2021 Program for International Students is now open. The scholarship to study in Canada is available for international students from eligible countries willing to receive post-secondary education in Canada.
The Study in Canada Scholarships program main objective is to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to recruit international students from around the world.
Selected candidates will have an opportunity to undertake fully funded post-secondary studies of up to two academic years in Canada leading to a diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree at a college, technical or vocational institute, or university in Canada.
- Host Institutions: Colleges, technical/vocational institutes and universities in Canada.
- Eligible Programme: 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 years.
- Eligible countries: The scholarship is open for citizens of the following countries: Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible.
Study in Canada Scholarships Benefits
The scholarship value varies depending on the duration, level and program of study. The scholarship values are:
- Up to CAD 60,000 for programs of one academic year in duration (e.g., two academic terms of up to 4 months each)
- Up to CAD 120,000 for programs of two academic years in duration (e.g., up to 20 months, including four academic terms of up to 4 months each and one intervening spring/summer term of up to 4 months)
The scholarship will be used for the following eligible expenses
- visa and/or study/work permit fees and/or travel related to the collection of bio-metrics;
- economy-class 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;
- tuition fees and mandatory expenses for the academic program for up to 20 months, including four academic terms (up to 16 months) and one spring/summer term (up to 4 months) for those enrolled in two-year programs;
- living expenses, for the scholarship recipient only, 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.
Study in Canada Scholarships Program Eligibility
To apply for study in Canada, candidate must satisfy criteria below:
- be citizens of one of the following eligible countries: Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible.
- must not hold Canadian citizenship and must not have applied for permanent residency in Canada;
- must apply for admission to a full time academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution;
- should indicate their interest in being considered for the Study in Canada Scholarships program when applying;
- must not already be participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada;
- must meet the entrance requirements for the proposed program of study at the time of submitting an application; and
- must possess the linguistic competencies necessary to undertake studies in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French).
Canadian post-secondary institutions are:
- responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates; and
- encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity through faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions in eligible countries/territories.
You may also be eligible for the:
- University of the Fraser Valley Scholarships in Canada;
- Slovak Government Scholarship for International Students;
- University Of Adelaide Australian Government Scholarship;
- Singapore International Graduate Award;
- Skoltech Scholarship in Russia For Local and International Students.
How to Apply for Study in Canada Scholarships
Eligible applicants who wish to apply for study in Canada must follow steps below:
- submit an application to a Canadian post-secondary institution for admission to the program of their choice. The Canadian institution is responsible for applying for the opportunity on behalf of the student.
- indicate their interest in being considered for the Study in Canada Scholarships program when applying;
- ensuring they meet the admission requirements of their selected institution and academic program; and
- provide supporting documents requested, within the required timelines.
The Canadian institution is responsible for applying for the scholarship on behalf of the student.
Scholarship recipients may commence their studies or research as early as August 2020 for the fall semester but no later than February 2021 for the winter semester.
The Application deadline which was initially set to has been extended to . Canadian institutions will be able to apply on behalf of eligible students during that period. For more detail on the Study in Canada Scholarships Program for International Students, please visit the official page.