Scholarships to Study in Canada for International Students

ScholarshipsCanada is known worldwide for its high educational excellence and world-class institutions that further provide state-of-the-art facilities, highly experienced faculties, a multicultural environment, and global exposure to international students. It prepares them to delve deeper into their field of study and achieve a great career. That is why, over recent years, the number of student applications to study in Canada has increased significantly.


CAD 29000

Average Cost Of Study


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Study in Canada – Scholarships

Students who want to study in Canada and accomplish their dreams can apply for various scholarships to save money and minimize the burden on their pockets during their studies in Canada. Suppose you come from the post-secondary institutions and the eligible nations/territories. In that case, you are eligible and can opt for Study in Canada Scholarships, which provide short-term exchanges to the students for research & study in the Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, bachelor’s, and master’s levels.


Canada study scholarships benefits Canadian post-secondary institutions in hosting foreign students on short-term exchanges for research or study. It also helps the Canadian Institutions that are successful in post-secondary education to build and diversify their international linkages, and promote their academic & research excellence in new markets under Canada's International Education Strategy.

Other than that, with this initiative's help, Canada can diversify and enhance its education engagement with a wide variety of partners, bolstering bilateral relations, and complementing the Government of Canada's broader international trade diversification efforts.


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Roles & responsibilities of Post-secondary institutions in Canada

  • They are required to submit applications on the behalf of eligible candidates.
  • Advertise that opportunity to their staff & faculty members and partner institutions from eligible countries.
  • Rank applications on the basis of their strategic priorities.
  • Identify the individual that is responsible for the submission of an application.
  • Signing a Contribution Agreement with DFATD and disbursing scholarship funds to the successful candidates, and submitting reports during the period of scholarship

Scholarships candidates

Individuals who are looking for this scholarship programme must:

  • Inform their home institution regarding their interest.
  • Find out if their home institution has a collaboration (exchange agreement) with an institution in Canada.
  • Ask their home institution regarding the application & selection process for the Canadian institutions

Post- secondary institutions from eligible countries

Institutions from eligible countries/territories should:

  • Establish collaborations & student exchange programmes with the post-secondary institutions that are located in Canada.
  • Advertise this scholarship programme through their international offices.
  • Find out the candidates who fulfil their Canadian partner institution's eligibility and admissions requirements.
  • Providing the candidate’s required documents to the institution, which submits the scholarship applications.
  • Urge individuals who receive scholarships to take additional language classes before leaving.

Scholarship Recipients

Institutions from eligible countries/territories should:

  • Scholarships recipients agree that they’ll be studying in Canada for the scholarship duration.
  • Abide by the full-time studies or research condition that is defined by the Canadian institutions.
  • Not engage in clinical training or research that involves patient care.
  • Devote themselves to full-time studies or research while studying and living in Canada.
  • After completing the scholarship period, students have to return back to their home institutions to finish their studies.

Global Affairs Canada provides funding for Canada study Scholarships via its statutory name, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development (DFATD).

Value & duration of the scholarship

The value of a scholarship depends on the duration and level of study:

  • A CAD 10,200 scholarship is available to college, bachelor’s, or master’s students (Masters and PhD) for 4 months or one academic term of research or study.
  • Graduate students (Masters and PhDs) may receive CAD 12,700 for 5-6 months of research or study.
  • Other than DFATD provided funds, Canadian host institutions receive 500 Canadian dollars for each scholarship recipient to assist with administration costs after their arrival in Canada.
  • Institutions in Canada might reimburse additional employer compliance fees paid to IRCC, if the circumstances are appropriate.

Scholarship Eligible expenses

  • The scholarship money should finance the recipient's airfare.
  • It is critical that the recipient's health coverage be safeguarded.
  • Living expenses like food and utilities are included.
  • Fee only if the recipient have to take a bus or subway to get to and from class.
  • The recipient must pay for his or her books and materials, except computers and other equipment, which the Canadian institution will provide.

Canadian institutions will receive funding from DFATD as a result of an agreement and will distribute the money as they see fit. In case, if student refuses the scholarship, then the Canadian institution have to return back all of the amount, that includes the administrative fee, to DFATD.

Eligible Candidates should

  • They should be Citizens of the following countries/territories
    Bangladesh, Taiwan, Turkey, Nepal, Nigeria, Ukraine, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal and Uganda.
  • All must be enrolled with full-time post-secondary education at an eligible institution and pay tuition for the exchange duration.

Candidates that are ineligible

  • They are already participating in the Canadian Government funded scholarship programs.
  • They already have enrolment in a post-secondary degree, certificate program, or diploma.
  • They are already Canadian citizens or permanent residents and are already studying at a post-secondary institution.

Eligibility for Canadian post-secondary institution

  • A Designated Learning Institution (DLI) should meet some particular requirements for being eligible for a scholarship that a Canadian post-secondary institution provides.
  • The DLI should have an agreement that is valid for student exchange with the candidate's home institution that waives scholarship recipient’s tuition fees. The institution have to inform both the candidate and their home institution of any fees that cannot be waived before they apply for a scholarship on their behalf.
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Criteria for Selection

An application that merits funding and has all the necessary components will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • The importance of the research or study to be conducted in Canada
  • The benefit of that research or study to the home institution & peers
  • The benefit of that research or study to the Canadian institution, supervisor & peers.
  • The strength of the connections to be established through the proposed exchange.
  • The rankings provided by the Canadian institution.

Instructions for Canadian institutions

The following steps must be taken to apply for the Canadian Scholarship Program.

  • Institutions that don’t have accounts must first establish one.
  • To apply for it, institutions need to log in to their account, select the Study in Canada Scholarships program located in the “For Non-Canadians” section, and click on the “Apply Now” option.
  • Institutions can save & finish applications lately. Applications will be saved as well as submitted on their profile page.
  • Mandatory fields must be filled in and followed by instructions for every item.
  • The name of the candidate should match with the name that is written on his passport.
  • The candidate’s official institution name must be written in national language.
  • All necessary documents must be uploaded.
  • Verify all information before submitting.
  • A confirmation message & reference number will be received after the submission of the form.
  • Lastly, take the print of that form through the browser’s print option.

Required documents

Institutions have to make sure that the documents are complete & accurate as per the given instructions, and any document should not be larger than 5 MB and should be in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt, or .gif. After the deadline, revised documents will not be accepted.

Citizenship proof

  • A photo and valid dates are required on the candidate's passport or national identity card.
  • The following documents cannot be considered as citizenship proofs:  permanent residence card (PR card), driving license, work permit, health card, student card, and birth certificate.
  • The country or territory from which the citizenship is selected in the online application must match the country or territory of the proof of citizenship.
Privacy notice statement
  • The Privacy Notice Statement is required to be signed by the candidate & should be dated within the last 6 months for all non-Canadian participants.

Candidate’s Letter of intent

The letter of intent should include:

  • A description of the nature of the studies or research to be conducted
  • It should include the rationale for selecting Canada as the venue, the institution, the programme, and the supervisor and how their future career will be affected.

Letter of proof (full-time enrolment) from Home institution

A letter from the home institution should verify that the applicant is presently enrolled in a full-time programme.

  • It should be available on official letterhead & dated within the last six months.
  • Copies of transcripts, student cards, or admission letters are unacceptable.

The letter of support from the home institution

  • It should be on official letterhead, dated within the last six months,
  • It should be signed by the candidate's professor or international director.
  • It should explain how the candidate will benefit from this scholarship program and how the home institution will benefit from the study or research to be undertaken in Canada.

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Canadian supervisor must provide a letter of invitation

  • It should be on official letterhead, signed by the Canadian supervisor, dated within the last six months.
  • Describe the scope and nature of the research in collaboration with the student's home institution and how the institution in canada, supervisor, and peers will benefit from that exchange.

An MOU or agreement with a partner institution

  • It indicates that tuition fees won't be charged and lists this particular provision.
  • Tuition may be waived for college and undergraduate research applications that do not already have an agreement if the international office or equivalent provides a letter on official letterhead that connects the application to a particular international research collaboration.
  • It names the supervisor in Canada, and gives a full-proof confirmation that the tuition won't be charged.
  • The letter must be no more than one page long and dated within the last six months.
  • Institutions must include a letter confirming that an expired agreement is in the renewal process for graduate applications, which are not required to include an agreement.