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Top 15 Scholarships in Canada for International Students 2022 and How to Apply

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Top 15 Scholarships in Canada for International Students 2020 and How to Apply.

15 Scholarships in Canada for International Students 2020… There are countless scholarships available to international students studying in Canada to help subsidize the cost of education while they school. Most of these scholarships in Canada for international students are funded and run by the Canadian government.

15 Scholarships in Canada for International Students

Top 15 Scholarships in Canada for International Students

Having the right information eases the stress of applying for these scholarships in Canada as an international student. We would be listing the general requirements when applying below and under each scholarship, the requirements which are peculiar to each would be stated below.

The following scholarships listed below are in no particular order.

1. University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships.

To get the scholarship for the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF), you have to have to have been registered as a student at the university either as a Masters or PhD student. The scholarship is worth $14,000 and $18,000 yearly for each Master’s and PhD student respectively.

Please note that for Master’s and PhD programs, students can only receive the stated amount for the first 24 months ( 2 years) and 48 months (4 years) respectively.  You are also required to have at least 3.75 GPA in the preceeding 2 years of study at the Bachelor, Master’s or PhD levels before the application for the scholarship.

Apart from Medicine and master degree in Business Administration, all other applications at the graduate level are welcomed for the scholarship.

To apply for the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships, visit the school’s website via www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/funding/585.html

2. Canada Graduate Scholarships.

The Canada Graduate Scholarships are targeted at the Master’s program for students who during their undergraduate and Master’s programs have proven to be innovative, thorough, well-skilled  to helping them stay at the highly skilled and qualified level and help further their research skills.

Before applying you should note that you have to have been fully admitted to a Canadian University which is affiliated to the Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s Program which is only valid for 12 months at $17,500 per graduate student.

To apply for the scholarship visit the website via www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSM-BESCM_eng.asp

3. NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships.

If you are a high-performing student enrolled to study postgraduate programs in engineering or the natural science like physics and chemistry, there are several scholarships by the Canadian government with the criteria that you are studying in an approved university.

Visit www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Index_eng.asp to apply.

4. The University of  Western Ontario Scholarship.

To apply for this scholarship, you have to be fully enrolled in the University of Western Ontario and be an exceptional student.

Visit www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/scholarships_awards/international_student_scholarship_information.html

5. Simon Fraser University Financial Aid and Awards.

This scholarship works as a bursary. Visit www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid.html to apply.

Before applying make sure:

  • You have been fully admitted in Simon Fraser University
  • You have been verified by Simon Fraser University as being qualified for financial assistance
  • If you are in your term and above, you have at least a 3.00 CGPA while enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

6. Queen’s University International Scholarships.

Queen’s University is located in one of the most prestigious cities in Canada and its capital, Ontario. You have to be aware that some of these awards are open to students from selected countries though. Do verify which ones your country is eligible for as an international student.

Visit www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-assistance/international-and-us-students/international-admission to apply and check for eligibility for each of the offered scholarships.

7. University of Saskatchewan International Student Awards.

These scholarships to study in Canada are for outstanding undergraduate international students at the University of Saskatchewan.


8. McGill University Scholarships and Student Aid.

These scholarships are open to graduate students who are financed by McGrill University’s educational department when candidates ask for financial support. External financing with support from the university are given to students enrolled for research-focused programs. The external financing are usually from any agency or firm and from the Canadian federal and provincial governments while that of the university is from assistantships and fellowships.

Visit https://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/scholarships-aid/international-students#pbeee—quebec-merit-scholarship-for-foreign-students

9. Fairleigh Dickinson Scholarships for International Students.

Visit http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=2371 to see scholarships for undergraduate and graduate and postgraduate programs.

10. Dalhousie University Scholarships.

Visit https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/funding_sources/scholarships.html whether you are already studying in or thinking of studying in Dalhousie University, Canada.

11. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The Canadian government is responsible for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships which is targeted at students undergoing courses in health research or natural and social sciences field in the postgraduate category.

For 2 years, candidates are eligible to a yearly scholarship of $70,000 for each individual who would number up to 70 every year. Do visit the website in the link above to read more and apply. Please note that your university of study has to endorse you first so seek endorsement before any other thing.

12. Ontario Trillium Scholarship.

The most qualified international prospective PhD students are the target of the Ontario Trillium Scholarship program.

13. University of Waterloo International Master’s and Doctoral Awards.

You have to be fully enrolled in the University of Waterloo to enroll for this scholarship. Also required are a student visa or study permit with not be on any other scholarship as at the time of application.

Visit https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/awardsandfunding/international-student-funding

Please note that you have to be an outstanding student to even be eligible for these awards/scholarships.

14. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

This scholarship was recently made available by the government of Canada. You have to have been fully admitted in a Canadian university, have research potential, academic excellence and of good leadership quality.

It is open to students undertaking Master’s and PhD programs in engineering, health or social sciences.

15. New Brunswick Scholarship Program.

As funded by the provincial government of New Brunswick, this scholarship program is open to students enrolled in the University OF New Brunswick and other universities in the region who are not being funded and from households with average income of $60,000 or less. Visit the website of the provincial government to confirm eligibility http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.201421.Free_Tuition_Program.html

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