Last Updated on February 14, 2022
Universities and colleges in Canada have until this spring to apply for scholarships worth up to $12,700 for qualifying international students from 21 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) provides these Study in Canada Scholarships directly to the college or university for students from:
- Burkina Faso;
- Ivory Coast;
- Tanzania, and;
The students need to already be registered in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country or territory and be paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of the application and for the full duration of the exchange.
The deadline to apply under the Study in Canada Scholarships program this year is March 22.
The scholarships offered under the program include:
- $10,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research, or;
- $12,700 for graduate students (master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research.
The colleges and universities also get an additional $500 per scholarship recipient to cover administrative costs once he or she arrives in Canada.
Fifty Recipients of Study in Canada Scholarships Expected in Next Round
This student exchange program, which replaces the full-degree Study in Canada Scholarships program piloted in 2020, provides students from colleges and universities in eligible countries and territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canada.
Applications for the scholarships are evaluated based on:
- the merit of the research or study to be undertaken in Canada;
- the benefit to the home institution and peers;
- the benefit to the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers;
- the strength of the linkages to be created through the proposed exchange, and;
- rankings submitted by the Canadian institution.
Colleges and universities can apply for each candidate after registering an account and must complete these applications online.
As part of the application process, colleges and universities need to provide supporting documents, including:
- a proof of citizenship;
- a letter of intent from the candidate;
- a letter of proof of full-time enrollment from the home institution;
- a signed copy of the memorandum of understanding with the partner institution;
- a letter of support from the home institution, and, for graduate students only;
- a letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor.
Scholarships Cover Study Visa, Airfare, Health Insurance, Books and Living Expenses
The money provided under these scholarships can be used for:
- visa or study permit and work permit fees;
- airfare for the scholarship recipient only via the most direct and economical route;
- health insurance;
- living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food;
- ground transportation, including a public transportation pass, and;
- books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.
Foreign nationals who have already applied for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency – or are already participating in another federal scholarship program – are not eligible for the Study in Canada Scholarships.
International students are already enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution are also inligible.