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Top Scholarships to Study in Canada - Part One

Sat February 1, 2020     795

Canadian colleges and schools give a full scope of grants to commendable worldwide understudies to enable them to subsidize their education. Aside from this, numerous grants, awards, and bursaries offered by the Canadian government, open and private foundations.

Find the scholarship best suitable for you to finance your studies! 

But before that, there are some questions you might be curious to know. For instance, what are the criteria for applying to the scholarship, amount of money which is available through scholarships? The requirements for most of the grants depend upon the good academic score. Still, it also depends upon the factors like a destination you have chosen, subject, and level. The amount of money which is available varies between various institutions. 
However, given is the broad selection of various scholarships that are available for international students who are looking to study abroad!

Types of Scholarships

  1. Government-funded Scholarships: For the benefit of students, the Canadian government offers various scholarship programs for international understudies. 
  2. Non-Governmental Scholarships: Some private donors provide these scholarships for academically gifted students, top sports players, or others. 
  3. University-specific scholarships: Most of the universities abroad provide some financial aid for students studying abroad. 


Government-funded Scholarships: Some of the scholarship programs are listed below, have a look.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program 
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is delivered to retain world-class doctoral students by providing them financial aids to assist them during their studies.The scholarship program offers an understudy with a value of $50,000 each year for three years.

  • The student must nominate with the Vanier CGS quota by a Canadian University to pursue their Ph.D.
  • Have not already received a scholarship or fellowship from SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR to undertake or complete a doctoral degree or combined masters/Ph.D. degree;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or international student eligible for nomination for a Vanier CGS.  

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships:  The Postdoctoral Fellowships offered for international students pursuing postgraduate study in natural and social sciences or health sciences. The annual value for the scholarship program is $70,000 per year for two years. 
There is no such rule for the fellowship program only is that a student is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or an international citizen.

IDRC Research Awards: These scholarships are for students who are from developing countries who are already studying at a Canadian University to undertake a master's or doctoral-level research degree. The amount of value is approx. Twenty awards, which is a maximum of CA$20,000 each. 

  • The student must be the citizen or permanent resident of Canada but except countries in Southern and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia (including Afghanistan). 
  • A student needs enrollment at a Canadian University at a doctoral level.
  • The thesis supervisor must approve the research purpose of the student. 

NSERC Postgraduate scholarships
The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program offers financial help to students who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering.

  •  $45,000 per year for two years: Students must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, and they must hold a doctorate in one of the fields of research which NSERC supports. 

Non-Governmental Scholarships: Given below is the list of some Non-Governmental Scholarships for international students. 

Anne Vallee Ecological fund: 
The scholarship program is for international students pursuing animal research at the doctoral level at a Canadian University in Quebec or British Columbia. The approx. The value of the scholarship program is $1,500 annually. Be a citizen of Canada or a permanent resident of Canada or any international student.  

Canada Memorial Scholarship:  The Canada Memorial Foundation was created to honor Canadian soldiers who served with Britain in WW1 and WW2. It offers scholarships to British students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in Canada. These awards are tenable for one year only.
Requirement: Only citizens of Britain who obtained or about to get a first or upper second class Honors degree are eligible. This program does not support doctorate studies.

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  • You should be enrolled in high school or a graduate school in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or New Zealand to apply for the scholarship. 
  • As long as you meet the criteria, your age or citizenship status will not impact your ability to enter. 

Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships: The Trudeau Foundation offers several scholarships to international students at doctoral level undertaking study in Canada at selected institutions.

  • Value: The amount for the scholarship program is $40,000 per year for three years and also $20,000 annually for research and travel allowance. 
  • Eligibility: Students need to present a research project linked to one of the four themes of the foundation.