Canadian University Scholarships To Study In Canada

General scholarships provided by Canadian universities and please check the school website for any information you need.

Scholarship funding for international students who wish to study in Canada is limited, highly competitive, and available mostly at the postgraduate level.

Nevertheless, here are some scholarship tips and resources to help you explore this possibility.

  1. Students should first explore scholarships and other funding possibilities in their home country. Contact the depart­ment of education in your country of citizenship.
  2. Get in touch with the financial aid office of the university you wish to attend to ask for information about scholarships for international students and any application guidelines.
  3. -Learn about scholarships administered by the Canadian government, provincial governments, private foundations, and not-for-profit organizations.
  4. -Apply, apply, apply!
    Many students underestimate their chances and some scholarships remain unawarded each year because there are few or no applicants. Remember that each scholarship application becomes easier, because much of the information requested can be re-used.
  5. Invest your time in scholarship and bursary applications and the financial pay-offs can be very impressive!
  6. Be informed
    Make sure you know everything about the award before you apply for it. Be sure you meet all the requirements, and be realistic in determining whether you qualify.
  7. The last thing you want is to be eligible for a scholarship but somehow have missed some important detail of the application package.
  8. Respect deadlines
    Some scholarships deadlines are as early as September for the following year, while others are as late as June. In any case, be sure to prepare well ahead of time.
  9. Even if you aren’t going to start school next year, it is advisable to start looking now – not to apply, necessarily, but to see what’s out there in the way of scholarships, grants and bursaries.
  10. See what kinds of deadlines and requirements exist. It’s better to know about an essay that’s required for a scholarship nine months before it’s due rather than finding out about it a week before.
  11. Review your documents
    Similar to a job application or a résumé, spelling, grammar and sentence structure are very important in any kind of scholarship application.
  12. Dedicate time to proofreading, and keep it simple. You should also stick to the limits given. (i.e. many judges will not read more than two pages if a two page limit is stated.)
  13. Think of it as a job
    Finally, try to think of an application letter for a scholarship the same way you would think of a letter you’d write when applying for a job.
  14. What makes you more deserving than anyone else for this award? Keep in mind that scholarship wins are a wonderful addition to your CV. Good luck!

University-specific scholarships to study in Canada:

1. Carleton University Awards for International Students –

Scholarships to study in Canada at Carleton University, open to all graduate students, who are automatically considered for the awards upon application.

Carleton University

2. Dalhousie University Scholarships

Scholarships for current and prospective international/domestic students of all levels studying at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Dalhousie University

3. Concordia University International Undergraduate Awards –

Various scholarships for international students to study in Canada at Concordia University in Montréal, open to international students at undergraduate level.

Concordia University

4. Fairleigh Dickinson Scholarships for International Students –

Scholarships for international students of all levels undertaking study in Canada at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Vancouver.

Fairleigh Dickinson University

5. HEC Montréal Scholarships

Various merit- and need-based Canadian scholarships for international students at HEC Montréal, including mobility scholarships for international students.

HEC Montréal

6. International Student Scholarships at Humber College Canada

A range of Canadian scholarships for international students at undergraduate level to study in Canada at Humber College in Toronto.

Humber College

7. McGill University Scholarships and Student Aid

Various funding opportunities, including the McGill Entrance Scholarship Program and the PBEEE – Quebec Merit Scholarship for international students enrolled in graduate and postdoctoral studies.

McGill University

8. Queen’s University International Scholarships

A number of scholarships for international students to study in Canada at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Queen’s University

9. Quest University Canada

Scholarships are available ranging from CA$2,000 to full tuition to study at Quest University Canada, which all international students are eligible for.

Quest University

10. UBC Graduate Scholarships

A searchable database of scholarships for master’s and PhD students at the University of British Columbia, including the university’s four-year doctoral fellowships and Graduate Support Initiative.

University Of British Columbia

11. University of Alberta International Scholarships

A range of scholarship options for international students to study at undergraduate/graduate level at the University of Alberta.

University Of Alberta

12. University of Calgary International Scholarships

A selection of scholarships for international students to study in Canada at the University of Calgary. Awards range from CA$500 to CA$60,000.

University Of Calgary

13. University of Manitoba

Scholarships to study in Canada at the University of Manitoba, open to international undergraduates. The university’s Faculty of Graduate Studies lists scholarship optionsfor international graduate students.

University Of Manitoba

14. University of Saskatchewan International Student Awards

Merit-based ‘excellence’ scholarships to study in Canada, for undergraduate international students at the University of Saskatchewan.

University Of Saskatchewan

15. University of Toronto Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Scholarships for domestic and international students to study at the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies.

University Of Toronto

16. University of Waterloo International Funding

A variety of Canadian scholarships on offer to international students undertaking a master’s degree or doctoral program at the University of Waterloo.

University Of Waterloo

17. Simon Fraser University Financial Aid and Awards

A range of scholarships and other funding opportunities for domestic and international students currently studying or planning to study at Simon Fraser University.

Simon Fraser University

18. Western University International Admission Scholarships

Various Canadian scholarships offered to international students undertaking study at the University of Western Ontario.

University Of Western Ontario

19. Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

Scholarships for international students undertaking animal research at doctoral level at an accredited Canadian university in Québec or British Columbia.

Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

20. 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.

Trudeau Foundation

21. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

Canadian government scholarships available to doctoral students internationally, to study in Canada at a participating university.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

22. Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program

Open to graduate students from any OAS member state (including selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean islands.

OAS Scholarships

23. NSERC Postgraduate scholarships

Various Canadian government scholarships, grants and awards available to outstanding students undertaking study in the natural sciences or engineering at an accredited Canadian university. Funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

NSERC Scholarships

24. 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.

IDRC Research Awards

25. 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.

Canada Graduate Scholarships

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