Looking to Study in Canada through Scholarship? Here are the List of Scholarship Programs

What is a Scholarship?

Scholarships are financial aid grants introduced by the government to support students pay for college fees. Occasionally a scholarship is a one-time allowance and sometimes college scholarships are given for each semester or annually. Scholarships are different from student loans as this allowance from a government is not supposed to be repaid.

Scholarships for international aspirants are accessible with remarkable results at different Canadian Institutions. The amount of allowance may differ from one institution to another. Procuring a scholarship is challenging and the appeal must be done directly to each and every institution:

Canadian Government and institutions provide some financial aid to those international aspiring students who are willing to study in Canadian institutions but the only hurdle is their weak financials. However, these scholarships do not enclose the complete amount of study cost.

Scholarships Provided by Canadian Government are:

1>Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

i) Value & duration

  •  $70,000 per year (taxable)
  •  2 years (non-renewable)

ii) Application submission deadline:
    September 19, 2018


a) Citizenship

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

b) Areas of research

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences or engineering
  • Social sciences and/or humanities

2>Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program

i) Value & duration

           $17,500 for 12 months, Non- renewable

ii) Application submission deadline:

December 1, 2018

iii) Research potential

  • Judgment and ability to think critically
  • Ability to apply skills and knowledge
  • Initiative and autonomy
  • Research experience and achievements relative to expectations of someone with the candidate’s academic experience

 3> IDRC Research Awards

 i) Eligibility

This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.

ii) Application submission deadline

            September 5, 2018

4> NSERC Postgraduate scholarships

i) Value

$17,300 to $19,100 (Canadian dollars)

ii) Eligibilities

  • Canadian citizen
  • Engineers

 5> Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarship Program

i) Eligibilities

  • Canadian students and researchers

ii) Deadline for submission of application

Closed for the 2018-2019 academic year

 6> Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program attract highly qualified doctoral students.

i) Value and duration

  • Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
  • Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership

ii) Eligibility

a) Citizenship:

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

b) Areas of research:

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering research
  • Social sciences and humanities research

7> Non-governmental scholarships to study in Canada are:

  • Anne Vallee Ecological Fund
  • Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation Scholarships
  • Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships


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