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2nd Dec 2022
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Scholarships in Canada for International Students

Are you still wondering how to study in Canada and make your future bright there? And still unknown to the Canadian govt scholarships, non-govt scholarships, and institutional scholarships? Are you still not clear about the eligibility criteria and procedure to apply to study in Canada? We have here in detail information regarding most of your questions. Let's dive in! below are the top scholarships in Canada for students. There are many reasons to study in Canada for international students.

VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is named after the first general governor of Canada Major General Georges P. Vanier. This scholarship is for those candidates who wish to opt for a doctoral program for the first time in Canada. This scholarship provides $50,000 per year for three years to the candidates. There are a total of 166 scholarships offered.

Eligibility

All the candidates who are permanent residents in Canada or are Canadian citizens can apply for this scholarship. Even foreign citizens can apply.

Courses offered

Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Social Sciences, Health Research (CIHR) of Canadian Institutes, Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Natural Sciences.

Academic score

The first-class average in each of the last two years of full-time study or its equivalent.

Exam

IELTS is compulsory.

Application process

The application can be done in two ways- Either candidates can apply for the scholarship by themselves while taking admission or the institution will nominate the deserving students by itself.

THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO INTERNATIONAL MASTER’S AND DOCTORAL AWARDS

This scholarship is mainly valued at $1000 per term for three terms. It is awarded to those students who are registered for a full time Master’s or Doctoral programme.

Eligibility

Both domestic and international candidates can apply for this scholarship. Minimum of first-class average (80%) is required. You must have outstanding probationary admission requirements and also demonstrate academic excellence through criteria established by the faculty.

Application Process

No special documents are required for the application , applicants will be directly selected by the faculty of the university.

ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is best for the students who are enrolled in graduate studies at the masters and doctoral level. The total value of this scholarship is USD 3,775 per term and it is minimum for two terms and maximum for three terms. Every year Ontario Graduate Scholarship offers 22 merit-based scholarships.

Eligibility

Both domestic and international students can apply for this scholarship but as per the guidelines, the candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or international student studying in an Ontario university with a legal Canadian study permit.

Academic score

Minimum of A– Average (equivalent to 80%) in both the years of full-time study before the scholarship is awarded. The candidate must be English proficient and must register full-time in a graduate degree program.

Application process

  1. A candidate must fill the application form.
  2. Academic Assessment reports from previous universities of candidates are necessary.
  3. Photocopy of the proof of Canadian citizenship of applicant.
  4. Previously received awards and publications.
ONTARIO TRILLIUM SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is best for the students who are enrolled in graduate studies at the masters and doctoral level. The total value of this scholarship is USD 3,775 per term and it is minimum for two terms and maximum for three terms. Every year Ontario Graduate Scholarship offers 22 merit-based scholarships in Canada.

Eligibility

The candidate with a valid Canadian student visa and English proficient who wish to enroll for a full time doctoral level degree can apply for this scholarship.

Academic score

Must hold an 8.0/10 or A - average (Ontario equivalent of 80%) in both the years of full-time study. The applicant must not have completed a UG or PG degree or be a current student at a post-secondary institution in Ontario at the graduate or undergraduate level.

Application process

  1. Applicants must fill the application form.
  2. All academic assessment receipts of candidate are required
  3. Letter of recommendation
  4. Candidate’s CV
  5. Study planning of the applicant
SHASTRI INDO- CANADIAN INSTITUTE

This type of scholarship is for those who want to apply from graduate to all postgraduate programmes. The amount of this Scholarship ranges between 500-1000 CAD (Canadian dollar) every year.

Eligibility

  1. The candidate must be from a member institution of Shastri Indo-Canadian or from another institution that falls under the Shashtri network.
  2. The candidate must have at least 65% marks and should not have enrolled for any other degree or diploma.
  3. Students enrolled in Bachelor degree and Master's for a minimum of one semester or 6 months are eligible for scholarship.

Application process

  1. Fill out the application form at portal
  2. Candidate should obtain bonafide certificate from his institution
  3. At Least 2 references to be provided for the award
  4. Affiliation must be from the member of the institution of Shastri Indo Canadian Institute.
  5. Candidate should be proficient in oral and written English
  6. Relevant and official photocopies from university of all years of completed studies.
CANADA COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

It offers doctoral degrees and master's degree in the following fields: political science, environmental studies, electronics, biotechnology, Economic planning, geography, law, sociology, computer science, architecture, health science. The duration for a master's degree is 2 years and for a doctoral degree is 4 calendar years.

Eligibility

  1. Candidates must be Indian nationals.
  2. Candidates must not be above the age of 40 years of age.
  3. He must be proficient in any one official language i.e. French or English.
  4. He must have completed his studies in English medium.
  5. Candidates must qualify the TOEFL test.

Application process:

At most 20 nominations should also include 12 nominations to carry out the study at masters level to be sent to the Canadian bureau under Canada commonwealth scholarship with required documents.

LESTER B PEARSON INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

This scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by University of Toronto. Every year 37 students get this scholarship. The amount of this scholarship is variable.

Eligibility

The candidate who is not a resident of Canada requires a study permit in Canada and should be in the final year of secondary or of undergraduate level. The candidate must start his studies in the month of September only, students already attending post-secondary studies or students starting their studies in January at another post-secondary institution are not considered for scholarship.

Application process

  1. To get a nomination from the school
  2. Apply at university of Toronto
  3. Once the nomination is received and the candidate has applied for the university the candidate then completes the scholarship application.
UCW SECOND LANGUAGE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

It provides a variety of degree programs for both Canadian and International students and it also gives good employment opportunities. The amount of scholarship for students who are Associate of Arts is CAD 2000, for MBA students CAD 4000, and for Bachelor of commerce, arts and business communication students CAD 8000.

Eligibility:

  • If the candidate Is graduate then he must maintain a minimum GPA of 3 and for under graduate 2.67.
  • The candidate must have a score of 7 in IELTS and a minimum of 6.5 in all bands or equivalent.

Application process

  1. A candidate must fill the application form.
  2. Academic Assessment reports from previous universities of candidate are necessary
  3. Previously received awards and publications.
QUEBEC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

It is a government based scholarship aimed at attracting meritorious international students for higher education in Quebec, Canada. The amount of this scholarship for Doctoral research scholarships Is CAD 25,000 per year for up to three years, Postdoctoral scholarships CAD 35,000 per year and for Short-term professional development or research scholarships: CAD 3,000 is provided per month for up to four months to the candidates.

Eligibility

The candidate must be pursuing studies or research at a university in Quebec and must be studying a doctoral, postdoctoral or short-term research/professional development programme.

Application process

The candidate must submit the application form. After the application is submitted and it is verified and documents are up to date, then the institute will acknowledge the candidate.

BANTING POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

About the scholarship: This scholarship is for the doctoral programmes. Every year a total of 70 fellowships are awarded. The amount of this scholarship is CAD 70000 which is taxable.

Eligibility

  1. The candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or can be an international student.
  2. Must fulfill all degree requirements for Ph.D., Ph.D. equivalent or health professional degree.
  3. The candidate can make only 1 application per year and will be considered ineligible if he holds a previous Banting Social Doctoral Fellowship.

Application process

  1. First confirm eligibility
  2. Consult the supervisor
  3. Get register yourself for common CV
  4. Create CV
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