The process of applying for studies abroad can be very overwhelming—and expensive! To help you we put together the following list of Canadian scholarships available to international students interested in studying in Canada.
The Canadian government and many post-secondary institutions offer international students possibilities for obtaining scholarship awards, grants, or bursaries to finance their education. Unlike a loan, money received from a scholarship program does not need to be repaid. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, it is important to understand the application process and abide by the deadline specified by the granting institution or organization.
The eligibility requirements and application package often differs from one scholarship to the next. For example, some scholarships may require a personal essay and/or request references from past teachers or employers. Other scholarships may be primarily offered based on academic performance, extracurricular achievements, or other creative skills. It is important to note that the deadlines and eligibility requirements listed here are subject to change and it is recommended that you contact the organization and institution for updated information and deadlines.
The CanadaVisa Scholarship Contest gives members of the CanadaVisa Study Hub the opportunity to win $500. Every month a new member is randomly selected as the winner. The contest is designed to support current international students and post-graduate workers in Canada.
The contest is offered in the Study Hub, an online portal that offers a wide range of tools and resources to international students looking to make the most of their time in Canada as international students and graduates.
Deadline: No specified deadline
In its commitment to participate in international research partnerships, Canada partners with organizations worldwide to support the promotion of international education through research opportunities in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The value of scholarships offered by Global Affairs Canada varies depending on the duration and level of study. Generally, scholarships range from $7,200 to 14,700.
To apply for various scholarships, fellowships, and awards offered through Global Affairs Canada, it is important to consult the criteria for each scholarship separately. Also, many scholarships require an application to be submitted from the destination institution. Therefore, it is important to prepare all the necessary documents and coordinate with the destination school.
Currently, there are government scholarships offered in the form of short-term exchange programs, online study scholarships and research projects.