Canada is home to some of the world’s top research facilities and academic institutions. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized and the quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world. However, the cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other popular study destinations.
If Canada is your preferred choice, then read this blog to gain valuable information about scholarships to study in Canada.
Scholarships in Canada are limited in number as compared to scholarships offered by other countries like USA, UK or Australia.
Sources for Scholarships
Scholarships, fellowships and other funding opportunities to study and conduct research in Canada can be found through many sources, both in Canada and abroad. Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments offer awards to Non-Canadians mostly to recognize academic achievements at the
- PhD and
- Postdoctoral Level
Some awards are also available to professionals.
Awards are also offered through the following sources to recognize academic achievements, leadership or financial need:
- Government and non-government organizations in your home country
- The institution where you plan on studying or conducting research
- Private organizations in Canada, in your home country, and internationally
How to gain information about the International Scholarships?
You can gain up-to-date information about the international scholarships offered and promoted by Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program by
- Visiting the International Scholarships News Room to check for news related to international scholarships for Canadian and International Students and Researchers.
- Subscribing to the International Scholarships RSS feed to stay informed about the latest news items posted in the International Scholarships News Room.
- Subscribing to CBIE’s Scholarships mailing list to get information on scholarship opportunities.
The eligibility for scholarships for international students is mostly judged on the basis of
- Outstanding Academic Grades
- Exceptional English Proficiency Scores
- Most of Scholarships are offered at the entrance level but for certain scholarships the students are supposed to prove their excellence in academics in the subsequent years of education as well.
- Criteria may vary for different scholarship programs
- Consult the eligibility and application sections of the scholarship program you wish to apply to in order to check your eligibility
- If you still have a doubt you can contact the scholarship program’s designated administrating agency.
- Do not forget to verify the language requirements of the particular scholarship program and institution you wish to apply to,
- The universities, colleges and other Canadian institutions offer programs taught in English, French or both the languages because of which the language requirements differ between scholarship programs and institutions.
- The scholarship program’s application guidelines and eligibility criteria on the program’s webpage generally indicate the language requirement (if any) to be considered for the award.
- Application processes vary between scholarship programs. Scholarships are mostly offered by the universities without any particular application but at some institutions the students need to apply for the same.
- Once you have identified the scholarship program you wish to apply to, it would be better to check the program’s application guidelines on the program’s webpage to ensure the deadline and the eligibility requirements.
- Many scholarship programs require supporting documentation such as letters of recommendations. Late or incomplete submissions are often not considered.
- For some scholarships programs, the host institution needs to apply on your behalf; be sure to advise your professor or international liaison officer of your interest for these awards.
Without wasting much time choose Canada as your Study Abroad Destination and Explore the Scholarship Opportunities available to support you to come to Canada.