The Study in Canada Scholarships Program for International Students is now opened for application. This scholarship to study in Canada is available for international students from eligible countries to receive post-secondary education in Canada.
This 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. The scholarship program will provide short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Study in Canada scholarships program is facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between post-secondary institutions in Canada and eligible countries/territories. 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.
- Host Institutions: Colleges, technical/vocational institutes and universities in Canada.
- Eligible Program: The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open for all disciplines in Canadian institutions.
- Number of Awards: Not specified
- Duration: Up to six months.
- Eligible countries: The scholarship is open for citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine.
Study in Canada Scholarships Benefits
The scholarship value varies depending on the duration of the study. The scholarship values are:
- Up to CAD 10,200 for college, Undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
- Up to CAD 12,700 for Master’s and PhD students for a period of five to six months of study or research.
The scholarship will be used for the following eligible expenses
- visa and/or study/work permit fees;
- airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to travel 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.
Study in Canada Scholarships Program Eligibility
To apply for study in Canada, candidates must satisfy criteria below:
- be citizens of one of the eligible countries;
- 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 from institutions in the eligible countries/territories; and
- encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity to their faculty and staff members, as well as to partner institutions from the eligible countries/territories.
- Applications at the college or undergraduate levels must be accompanied by a valid student exchange agreement between the Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution.
- College or undergraduate applications for research traineeships or internships at Canadian institutions with no exchange agreements or MOUs with the candidates’ home institutions are also accepted. Such applications must be accompanied by a letter issued by the Canadian institution’s international office or equivalent, linking the application to a specific international research collaboration, naming the Canadian supervisor who has agreed to mentor the student during the scholarship period, and confirming that tuition fees, if any, will be waived for the recipient. Such a letter must be uploaded in lieu of an inter-institutional agreement.
- For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution will be accepted.
- Applications submitted directly by a candidate or their home institution will not be accepted.
- Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable.
- University of Winnipeg Graduate Scholarship to Study in Canada;
- Mackenzie King Scholarships to Study in Canada;
- Laurentian University in Canada Scholarships for International Students;
- McMaster University in Canada Entrance Awards;
- uLethbridge School of Graduate Studies Scholarship.
How to Apply for Study in Canada Scholarships
Eligible applicants who wish to apply for this scholarship to study in North America should contact their home institution to:
- make their interest known;
- find out if there is an existing institutional collaboration or exchange agreement with a Canadian institution; and
- provide a letter of intent explaining the nature of studies or research to be undertaken, the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, program and supervisor, and how the proposed program of study or research relates to their future career; and
- must not apply on their own behalf, as all applications are submitted by the Canadian institutions on behalf of the candidates.
Home institutions are responsible for identifying strong academic candidates who meet the admission requirements of the Canadian partner institution and for providing the candidates’ documents to the Canadian partner institution. Canadian institutions must apply on behalf of the candidate(s) by submitting the online application form and uploading all supporting documents prior to the deadline;
Scholarship recipients may commence their studies or research as early as June 1, 2021 but no later than February 1, 2022. Please send all inquiries to: [email protected].
The deadline for Canadian institutions to submit online applications on behalf of candidates is . For more detail on the Study in Canada Scholarships Program for International Students, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.