Western University International Admission Scholarships

Western University International Admission Scholarships

What is it?
Western’s Admission Scholarships are automatically awarded upon admission to Western. No application is required to be considered for these scholarships.

In order to be eligible for an admission scholarship, a student must apply for admission directly from secondary school to Western’s main campus for full-time first-year studies. International students are eligible to be considered for the Western Admission Scholarships. Eligibility is based on successful completion of the secondary school diploma and on the student’s final admission average, including prerequisite courses, as calculated by Western for the program to which the student has confirmed acceptance. Western will determine averages for applicants who are not studying in a Canadian secondary school curriculum based on:

curriculum, grading practices, and grading scale interpretation.
● International President’s Entrance Scholarships. As part of the National Scholarship Program, three scholarships worth $50,000 each are available to exceptional international students. Selection is based on outstanding academic performance, creative and innovative thought, and significant achievement in extracurricular activities. Students must complete a National Scholarship application which includes an essay and a nomination from their school. The application is available in mid-November.

● Western Admission Scholarship (unlimited). Final admission average required: 90.0% to 91.9%. Value: Total of $2,500. $1,500 in first year, plus $1,000 for optional study abroad experience.

● Western Scholarship of Distinction (unlimited). Final admission average required: 92.0% to 100.0%. Value: Total of $3,500. $2,500 in first year, plus $1,000 for optional study abroad experience.

● Western Scholarship of Excellence. 250 scholarships recognizing outstanding achievement are awarded based on the top high school admission averages. Value: Total of $8,000. $6,000 in first year, plus $2,000 for an optional study abroad experience. (These cannot be combined with another Western admission scholarship.)

● Entrance Scholarships for International Students: As is the case for domestic students, Western offers a group of entrance scholarships available only to international students who are beginning full-time, first-year studies at Western’s main campus. In order to be considered for our pool of entrance scholarships for international students, a complete admission application submitted through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), and all supporting documentation must be received by Western by March 15th. Recipient selection for these international student entrance scholarships will be made from the eligible candidates who have completed the admission application process by the March 15th deadline, so that scholarship recipients can be notified prior to arriving at Western. Please be aware that these international student entrance scholarships can be awarded in combination with a Western Admission Scholarship or may replace a Western Admission Scholarship.

● Beyond First Year: Scholarships for Upper Year Students. After international students complete one year of study at Western, they become eligible for In-Course Scholarships and Awards, which are awarded based on previous performance in classes at Western and current registration.

● Other Scholarships for International Students. A number of other bursaries and awards are designated specifically for international students. These awards range in value and include scholarships based on a demonstrated need, as well as awards connected to specific countries of origin. To explore these awards, please visit the Office of the Registrar Student Awards database and enter “International Students” in the search bar.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

What is it?

There are about 166 scholarships available for students of all nationalities with courses ranging from Masters Leading to PhD and PhD degree courses offered at different universities in Canada. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program is basically designed to attract and retain academically educated young professionals.

The scholarships are funded and valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies.
What are the eligibility requirements?

● Citizenship. The candidates should be a Canadian Citizen or permanent residents of Canada or Foreign citizens.

● Areas of research. The programs offered are in the areas of Health research, Natural sciences and/or engineering research, Social sciences and humanities research.
Other Requirements: (Canadian universities require IELTS / TOEFL for admission, so it is important that you have done it prior to applying)

● Must be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota.

● Must be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program like: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has demonstrated significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;

● Must intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral studies and research at the nominating institution. Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;

● Must have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last 2 years of full-time study or equivalent.

● Must not hold, or have held a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree

What are the important points for scholarship?

● To get in touch with the Canadian institution regarding MS leading to PhD and PhD, find a relevant professor in the university.

● Do not ask for acceptance letters. All you need is the consent of a professor which he/she will send you through email.

How to apply?

1. You need to apply in Canadian Universities that have quota/seats of Vanier.

2. Every university has its own deadline, that is why you need to check with the university you are applying at.

3. You can only apply to one university for Vanier. The university will evaluate your profile and nominate you to Vanier as their candidate should they find you qualified.

4. The Vanier will make the final selection.

How to complete the application?

1. Confirm eligibility

2. Contact your desired nominating institution

3. Inform the faculty of graduate studies at your selected institution regarding your intent to apply to the Vanier CGS program.

4. Register for Canadian Common CV (CCV) and ResearchNet accounts

5. Create a CCV (Vanier-Banting Academic Template) and link it to your ResearchNet application.

6. Start a ResearchNew application

7. Identify your area of research

Deadline

● The deadline for the nominating institutions is on 06 November 2019 (20:00 EST). Note that the internal deadline of the universities varies, so you have to follow the internal deadline of the university you want to apply to.

Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

What is it?

The Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program will help shape researchers into engaged leaders who are conscious of the impact of their research, connected to the realities of the communities in which they work, and open to non-conventional forms of knowledge. The foundation is seeking candidates who are audacious, original, and forward-thinking.

The program will last for three years and will also provide generous support for scholars’ doctoral work in the form of a stipend and travel allowance.

For the first year of their term, the scholars will receive mandatory leadership training from the Foundation’s mentors. The mentors are leaders from across the public, private, and non-profit sections, and fellows. The fellows are leaders in research and teaching, during institutes of Engaged leadership. The institutes will take place in different provinces, territories, and foreign countries.

In the second year of their term, the scholars will work with mentors and fellows to collaboratively plan and participate in a public conference with a flexible format, to be created and led by the scholars themselves.

The third and final year of the program will be devoted to knowledge dissemination. It will be a chance to innovate and experiment in order to share knowledge and skills gained through the Trudeau Foundation experience with a public audience.

Who is eligible?

● Applicants must be Canadian citizens, whether at a Canadian or an international institution

● Applicants must be Doctoral students already accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time program in the humanities or social sciences

● Applicant’s work must relate to one of the Foundations’ four themes:
○ Human Rights and Dignity;
○ Responsible Citizenship;
○ Canada and the World; and
○ People and their Natural Environment

What does the scholarship program look for?
● Academic excellence;
● Leadership experience and abilities;
● Thematic relevance of research to the Foundation’s themes;
● Public engagement;
● Desire to contribute to public dialogue and share knowledge;
● Communication skills;
● Desire to belong to a vibrant community made up of leaders from across sectors; and
● All forms of diversity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, language, region, and discipline. We welcome First Nations, Métis, and Inuit candidates.

What is the nomination process?
The requirement is that you must be nominated by the Canadian or foreign institution where you are currently accepted or enrolled in a doctoral program.
Selection process
Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that includes evaluation of applications by a selection committee and interviews with finalists. Up to twenty candidates will be chosen as Scholars each year.

What are the required documents?
1. Application form
2. Original transcripts from all post-secondary studies, including your CEGEP transcripts when applicable.
3. Three (3) letters of reference. The letters will be attached to your file.
● At least one (1) letter mush be from an academic referee concerning academic achievements.
● At least one (1) letter must be from a non-academic, referee concerning your leadership abilities.
● The third reference letter may come from an academic or non-academic referee.
For more information, please contact your academic unit or consult the Trudeau Foundation website.

Queen’s University International Scholarships

Queen’s University International Scholarships

What is it?
There are over £1.5m of international scholarships available for 2019/20.
● Undergraduate Scholarships
Including scholarships for families attending Queen’s, Early bird rewards, loyalty and more.
● International Office Undergraduate Scholarship. For new international students enrolling onto a full-time undergraduate programme. Exclusions apply.
● Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship. Two new international students enrolling on a full-time undergraduate programme. Exclusions apply.
● Queen’s Loyalty Scholarship. For Exchange and Study Abroad students returning to study on a full-time undergraduate programme at Queen’s University Belfast. Exclusions apply.

● Taught Master’s Scholarships
This includes scholarships for families attending Quen’s Early bird rewards, loyalty and more.
● Postgraduate Research Scholarships
This includes scholarships for families attending Quen’s Early bird rewards, loyalty and more.
● Other Awards
Including Country specific awards and scholarships for students from China, Vietnam, Indonesia, USA, India, and the Commonwealth.
● GREAT Scholarships 2019
Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, is delighted to be offering a selection of scholarships to students applying to the University in 2019.
The GREAT scholarship scheme has been launched by the British Council together with selected UK universities, to support enable more international students to get access to the excellent UK higher education opportunities.
The total value of the scholarship scheme is nearly £1 million. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for international students wishing to get financial support to pursue study on degree levels in the UK. Students can apply for courses in subjects including engineering, law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more, at institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
● GREAT Postgraduate Research Scholarships (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
Queen’s University Belfast is offering two scholarships for Chinese students studying Postgraduate Research (PhD) in any subject offered in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The scholarships will cover tuition fees for the first full year only of the PhD programme (each scholarship is worth £16,300).
The awards are open to students seeking to undertake a PhD programme in any of the following Schools in the Faculty: Arts, English and Languages; History, Anthropology, Politics and Philosophy; Law; Queen’s Management School; Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.
● GREAT Architecture Scholarship – Malaysia only (Engineering and Physical Sciences)
Queen’s University Belfast is offering one scholarship for a Malaysian student pursuing a postgraduate Master’s in Architecture. The scholarship will cover one year of tuition fees of the 2-year MArch degree. The scholarship is worth £20,000.
● GREAT Undergraduate Scholarships (Medicine, Health and Life Sciences)
Queen’s University Belfast is offering one scholarship for an Indonesian student pursuing an undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences*. The scholarship will cover tuition fees for the first year only of the undergraduate programme. (each scholarship is worth £20,000)
The selection process for scholarships
Students should apply directly to the University or through UCAS. Find details here on how to apply.
Students who have an unconditional or conditional offer to an eligible course should complete the application form linked below.

Ontario Trillium Scholarship

Ontario Trillium Scholarship

What is it?
The Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) program will help the best doctoral students from around the world to study in Ontario. Each OTS is worth $40,000 annually and is renewable for a maximum of four years. Ontario universities will be responsible for selecting and awarding the OTS to international PhD students based on merit and program criteria.
What are the eligibility requirements?
● be an international student;
● be intending to pursue a full-time graduate study at an eligible Ontario university at the doctoral level;
● must have submitted a complete admission package before;
● must have achieved an average of at least 8.0/10 (A-) in each of the two years of full-time study prior;
● not be intending to enroll in a qualifying or make-up year;
● not be currently studying at an Ontario post-secondary institution at the undergraduate or graduate level, and;
● not have concurrently accepted a scholarship or fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), or be in receipt of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) or Queen Elizabeth II – Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) award.

Important note. A recipient may continue to hold the Trillium should he/she become a permanent resident of Canada during the tenure of the award.
How to Apply
Graduate Program Responsibility
● Graduate programs are encouraged to contact eligible and qualified candidates for nomination.
● Note: students cannot apply directly to FGS. They must be nominated by their Graduate Program.

Required Documentation
● Application form
● Letter of nomination (supplied by the graduate program director)
● Copy of admissions file including a statement of interest, two reference letters and all transcripts (supplied by graduate program office), and,
● An up-to-date CV outlining past research contributions, publications, awards, and other accomplishments, if such information is not included in the admissions file.

Note: Inquire at your preferred graduate school for the complete documentation required

Interrupting the Scholarship
When interruption of the scholarship is applicable to some universities:
● A request for an interruption of a Trillium must be accompanied by an approved leave of absence request to SGPS. A leave of absence may be granted to a maximum of 3 terms or 12 months.
● The interruption of a Trillium must not exceed, on any one occasion, more than 12 consecutive months, for reasons including:

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

What is it?

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program is funded by the provincial government to encourage excellence in graduate studies at master’s and doctoral levels of publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. OGS awards are merit-based scholarships available to graduate students in all graduate disciplines in Ontario Universities. The government contributes two-thirds of the value of the awards and the university provides the remaining one-third.

The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per year (that is $5,000 per term for up to three terms).

Lifetime Maximums

The OGS awards maximums are:

  • Master’s students: 2 academic years
  • Doctoral students: 4 academic years
  • Lifetime limit (all students): 6 academic years

Who is eligible?

OGS is a merit-based scholarship. Your application is assessed and ranked using criteria determined by the school you’re planning to attend.

To be considered, you must also meet the following criteria:

  • You’ll be in graduate studies in the master’s or doctoral level
  • You’ll be enrolled in a full-time program for 2 or more terms (21 to 52 weeks in total) for the academic year you’re submitting your application.
  • You’ll be attending one of the following participating Ontario school:

Participating Ontario Schools

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • OCAD University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Toronto
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University

Additional items to note:

  • Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person at the time of submitting the OGS application. Foreign students, studying in Ontario under a temporary resident visa or student study permit, are eligible for the allotted international student awards.
  • Minimum Academic Requirements. Applicants having completed zero to 24 months of graduate studies at the time of the application deadline: must have achieved a minimum average of at least A- in each of the last two years of completed studies (full-time equivalent).
  • Be enrolled full-time in, or plan to enroll full-time in a graduate program for the 2019-2020 academic year at the University of Ottawa.

o    If applying for funding for a master’s program, applicants cannot have completed more than 4 terms of their master’s program at the time of taking up the award, either in May 2019, September 2019 or January 2020.

o    If applying for funding for a PhD program, applicants cannot have completed more than 13 terms of their PhD program at the time of taking up the award, either in May 2019 September 2019 or January 2020.

  • How to apply. Use your school’s OGS application. They are normally available in October.
  • Application, document and review details for this scholarship vary by school. Check with your school’s Graduate Studies Office for details.
  • Checking your application status. You will be notified by the school if your application was successful.
  • Important to note. The OGS is non-transferrable between Ontario universities. It must be held at the university that awarded it. Students must apply for the OGS at the institution where they will be registered for the 2019-2020 academic year.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship is available to Canadian citizens who have a degree in science or engineering and are pursuing a graduate degree.

Doctoral Program

What is it?

The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program provides financial support to high-caliber scholars who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program (see Eligibility Criteria for Students and Fellows) in the natural sciences or engineering. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies and seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields.

Eligibility

An applicant must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada; NSERC may ask for proof of citizenship or residency status before and while it provides funding.
  • must not be currently declared ineligible to apply for and hold funding from NSERC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) or any other Canadian research funding organization for reasons of breach of standards of ethics or integrity (including financial or scientific misconduct);
  • must have accounts in good standing with NSERC, including having paid and/or returned any money owed to NSERC. The determination of whether or not an account is in good standing shall be at the sole and absolute discretion of NSERC;
  • submit only one application per academic year to NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC.

Proposed research:

Your research must be part of an overall research program in a field that NSERC supports. NSERC supports research whose major challenges lie in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE), other than the health sciences. Research primarily in the NSE that advances NSE knowledge is eligible for NSERC support, even if it may have potential future applications in human health—such as diagnosis or treatment. Proposals that include the use of methodologies, tools, techniques and knowledge from the NSE are not automatically considered eligible. Additionally, research involving clinical trials or research related to human health or nutrition that focuses on collecting data to support regulatory requirements or marketing needs is not eligible. Research in animal health and veterinary medicine is eligible. In cases where the proposed research is deemed to fall within the mandate of either CIHR or SSHRC, NSERC will not accept the application.

Note: If you have received previous funding from NSERC, this does not mean that you are automatically deemed eligible for continued NSERC funding. As you advance in your studies, if the focus of your research changes from fundamental research to more applied research in the health or social sciences and humanities areas, you may no longer be eligible for NSERC support.

Application procedures

  • The CGS D program supports and promotes research excellence in a wide variety of disciplines and broad fields of health, natural sciences, and engineering and social sciences and humanities, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

Deadlines

  • Refer to the CGS D program description for information on institutional and agency deadlines.

Note:  NSERC uses the date of degree completion to determine the eligibility of applicants. This is the date on which all the requirements of your degree have been met, including successful defence and submission of the corrected copy of your thesis (in accordance with your institution’s regulations). It is not the conferred or convocation date.

Other information

  • $21,000 per year
  • 36 months
List of Canada Scholarships

List of Canada Scholarships

What is it?

Canada has a lot of scholarships to offer to everyone. And it might be one of the most coveted destinations for international students too. We have rounded up a selection of scholarships provided by the Canadian government, individual Canadian universities, and other organizations.

Canadian government scholarships

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Canadian government scholarships and fellowships offered to international students undertaking postgraduate study within the natural and social sciences or health research.
  • Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program. Scholarships for Canadian students enrolled on a master’s degree or PhD at a (CGS-M allocated) university in Canada.
  • IDRC Research Awards. Canadian government scholarships for students from developing countries to undertake a master’s or doctoral-level research degree at a recognized Canadian university.
  • NSERC Postgraduate scholarships. Various Canadian government scholarships, grants and awards available to the outstanding students undertaking study in the natural sciences or engineering at an accredited Canadian university. Funded by the NSERC.
  • Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program. Canadian government scholarships from the Organization of American States (OAS), open to graduate students from any OAS member state (including selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean islands).
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program. Canadian government scholarships available to doctoral students internationally, to study in Canada at a participating university.

To get more information on Canadian government scholarships and for more external funding opportunities, visit the Government of Canada’s scholarship homepage or you may contact the Canadian Ministry of Education in your home country.

None-governmental scholarships to study in Canada

  • Anne Vallee Ecological Fund. Scholarships for international students undertaking animal research at the doctoral level at an accredited Canadian university in Quebec or British Columbia.
  • Canada Memorial Scholarship. Full scholarships are available for British postgraduate students to study Full scholarships are available for British postgraduate students to study at any accredited Canadian higher education provider, covering tuition, airfares, accommodation and more.
  • Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships. The Trudeau Foundation offers a number of scholarships, fellowships, and mentorships to international students at doctoral level undertaking study in Canada at selected institutions.

University-specific scholarships to study in Canada

  • Queen’s University International Scholarships. A number of scholarships for international students to study in Canada at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Some awards are solely open to students from India, Pakistan and the US.
  • Western University International President’s Entrance Scholarships. Various Canadian scholarships offered to international students undertaking study at Western University.
  • Dalhousie University Scholarships. Scholarships for current and prospective international/domestic students of all levels studying at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

To get more information regarding funding opportunities to study in Canada, contact your local Canadian embassy.

Despite what it may seem, education abroad is not reserved just for those with a lot of money. Canada, like many countries, welcomes international students from all backgrounds so it offers many scholarships, both through the government and the institutions themselves. You must show academic excellence as well as strong leadership skills be it on your Masteral or Doctoral program and be nominated by your institution. Just keep in mind that there are many universities and colleges across Canada that offer various entrance scholarships to Canadians and international students.

Dalhousie University Scholarships

Dalhousie University Scholarships

What is it?

Dalhousie University is committed to supporting graduate student success and offers a competitive awards program with the goal of ensuring as many of our students receive financial support as possible.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies manages several scholarship competitions throughout the year for both current and prospective students. Students are encouraged to review upcoming deadlines and application process details.

Graduate Studies

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers a number of scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, teaching assistantships, and other funding opportunities.

  • Faculty of Agriculture Graduate Scholarships

The Faculty of Agriculture has a common application for over 140 of our scholarships, bursaries, and awards. The common application is open to all students registered in a Faculty of Agriculture program, in any year of study (including Graduate students). A small number of awards still require a separate application.

Scholarships Requiring Separate Applications

  • David Crowe Graduate Scholarship

The A. David Crowe Graduate Scholarship was established by Dr. Crowe to encourage higher education in Agriculture. Dr. Crowe established this scholarship – valued at $25,000 per year – as a legacy to recognize the important role that advanced education plays in the agricultural industry and to provide opportunities for agricultural students to further their education.

●      BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship

BMO Financial Group created the BMO Financial Group Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture to support the attraction and retention of top graduate students to the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University.  This scholarship will provide one or more award(s) per year to a top student(s). The number of awards and the amount (up to $25,000) of each scholarship will be at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee.

  • PhD Scholarship for Excellence in Agricultural Research

The Faculty of Agriculture has established three PhD Scholarships for Excellence in Agricultural Research. These scholarships are valued at $10,000 per year for up to three years and will be awarded to outstanding PhD students registered in the PhD in Agricultural Sciences Program. Matching funds from the senior supervisor of the student are required to receive this award.

●      Class of 1956 Graduate Scholarship

One scholarship up to $7,000 will be awarded annually. Eligibility for this scholarship includes: (a) students currently enrolled in graduate studies in the  Faculty of Agriculture, or b) students being supervised by faculty members within the Faculty of Agriculture but registered in Ph.D. studies at another university, or c) a post-doctoral candidate supervised by a faculty member within the Faculty of Agriculture. The scholarship will be awarded to a successful applicant who is conducting research focused on rural water supply, watershed management, and/or water quality-related issues-particularly in areas of study such as Agricultural Economics and Policy, Social Sciences, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences. Past recipients are eligible to re-apply.

  • Allan A. Saunders Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student in any discipline within the Faculty of Agriculture who is conducting research related to the dairy industry. Criteria are based on academic performance, diary farm background or interest in the dairy industry.  One or more awards of $3,000 may be given out annually.

  • Harmonized Scholarship Application Process (NSGS, NSERC, CHIR, Killam)

The Harmonized Scholarship Process allows for a current/prospective student to be considered for several FGS-managed scholarships, for which they may be eligible using a single application. This process replaces the previous scholarship management practice where separate applications would be required to NSGS, Killam, Eliza Ritchie, JRJ, NS Black and First Nations, Vitamin, and Bader competitions. Note that students must still apply directly to external competitions managed through independent application portals/processes in order to be considered for those awards (e.g. Tri-Council CGS-M/Doctoral/CGS-D, NSHRF, Sumner, etc.).

Canada Graduate Scholarship

Canada Graduate Scholarship

Canada Graduate Scholarships include the Doctoral Program and Master’s Program.
Doctoral Program
What is it?
The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The objectives of the CGS D program are to reward and retain top-level graduate students at Canadian institutions, to enable a high-quality research training experience for award holders and to foster impacts within and beyond the research environment.
Eligibility
An applicant must:
● be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
● have completed no more than 24 months of full-time study in their doctoral program by December 31 of the year of application;
● submit only one doctoral award application in a given academic year;
● not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC.
Application procedures
● The CGS D program supports and promotes research excellence in a wide variety of disciplines and broad fields of health, natural sciences, and engineering and social sciences and humanities, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.
Deadlines
● Applicants applying through their institution must submit their applications by the deadline set by the institution.
● The institution will review all applications received, rank them and submit the recommended applications to the agencies by November 21. Institutions will then notify the applicants of the outcome of the institutional evaluation.
● For more information about institutional deadlines, applicants should contact their faculty of graduate studies.
Other information
● Value. $35,000 per year
● Duration. 36 months
● Tenure. Canadian institutions only
Master’s Program
What is it?
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-caliber scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada (refer to Eligibility).
The CGS M program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada (refer to Eligibility). This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.
The CGS M Program supports up to 3,000 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal agencies: CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC. The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the institution at which they intend to hold their award using the Research Portal.
Eligibility
An applicant must:
● be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
● be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation;
● check the internal deadline to apply for admission for your intended program of study;
● have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application:
○ between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in the program for which you are requesting funding;
○ between four and 12 months of full-time study (or full-time equivalent) in an eligible master’s program for which the degree requirements will be completed before activation of the award, allowing it to be activated during the subsequent doctoral program for which you are requesting funding
● have not previously held a CGS M;
● have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study;
● submit a maximum of one scholarship application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC.
Application procedures
To apply to the CGS M program, applicants must complete and submit an application to up to three institutions using the Research Portal. Applicants should consult the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program – Instructions for completing an application.

Allocations
Eligible Canadian institutions are assigned a separate allocation of awards to offer from each agency. Institutions must respect the agency-specific allocation. Refer to the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Award Allocations page for a list of allocations by the institution and by the agency.
Deadlines
● Application deadlines. December 1, before 8:00 p.m. (ET). Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline using the Research Portal. If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be submitted by the following business day before 8:00 p.m. (ET).
● Results deadlines. Competition results will be available in the Research Portal as of April 1.
Selection process

The faculty of graduate studies (or its equivalent) at each institution is responsible for coordinating the selection process for the CGS M applications. Refer to Information and instructions for scholarship liaison officers for managing the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program for more information on the selection process.

Notification of results

Offers of awards will be available in the Research Portal as of April 1. Offers to alternate candidates may be made up until January 31 of the next calendar year. It is the responsibility of the applicant to regularly verify the Research Portal between April 1 and January 31 for the results of the competition. Refer to the Instructions for completing an application for more information on the notification of results.

Conditions of the award

● Location of tenure. Awards must be held at the institution where the offer of award originates.
● Policies and guidelines. Applicants and award holders must comply with the policies and guidelines set out in the Tri-agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide and in any other documents related to scholarship applications and awards. In addition, the award is subject to final approval by the relevant agency before funds can be released.
Other details
● Value. $17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable.
● Application deadline. December 1
● For more information. The first point of contact regarding the CGS M program is the faculty of graduate studies (or its equivalent) at the institution(s) where you intend to hold the award.
Canadian Graduate Scholarships for International Students

Aside from the Master’s and Doctoral Program, Canada Graduate Scholarship also help finance international students with their studies in Canada, which are non-repayable financial awards. They tend to be granted to students with outstanding academic achievement, although some also recognize volunteer and work experience.
You must apply for some scholarships, but others are awarded automatically. The scholarship funding for international students who wish to study in Canada is limited and highly competitive. It is available mostly at the postgraduate level. Nevertheless, we would like to offer you some tips, suggestions, and resources to help you explore this possibility.

Begin at home

Students should first explore scholarships and other funding possibilities in their home country. You need to contact the department of education in your country of citizenship.

Contact your chosen university

Get in touch with the financial aid office of the university you wish to attend to ask for information about the scholarship for international students and any applicable guidelines.

Research additional opportunities

Learn about scholarships administered by the Canadian government, provincial governments, private foundations, and not-for-profit organizations.

Below are some suggestions and resources to help you get started:

● Government of Canada International Scholarship Program. Global Affairs Canada is responsible for the government’s participation in major international scholarship programs. This website enables users to search for awards for study and research by country of origin.

● Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. This is open to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years.

● Fonds de recheche du Quebec Scholarships and Grants. The Quebec government offers scholarships and grants through its research funds FRQNT (nature et technologies), FRQs (santé) and FRQSC (société et culture) for doctoral studies, postdoctoral fellowships, and short-term research or professional development.

● Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral scholarships. Every year, the Trudeau Foundation rewards up to 15 outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program. The annual value is up to $60,000 per scholar for up to four years.

● Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships. The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) program aims to help develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders, both locally and globally. Though primarily directed to Canadian students, scholarships are also available to students from Commonwealth countries to attend a Canadian university for masters or doctoral studies.

● Ontario Trillium Scholarship. This scholarship program aims to attract more of the best qualified international students to Ontario for their PhD studies. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
○ Each OTS is valued at $40,000 annually and is automatically renewable for an additional three years
○ Six new awardees are selected every year at Waterloo
○ Recipients must be international students, who hold a valid Canadian study permit and must be intending to pursue full-time graduate studies at the doctoral level in a degree-granting program