Scholarships and grants are available from the Canadian government to international students who wish to study in Canadian colleges, universities, and institutes. Scholarships offered by the government of Canada are very generous, and they allow candidates to stay in Canada or go back to their home countries.
The following is a list of all Canada government scholarships available to international students attending Canadian colleges, universities, and institutes. In addition, you’ll find here some scholarships offered by well-known non-profit organizations in Canada.
Canada’s government scholarships are among the best in the world for national and international students.
- 1 #1. THE CANADIAN FRANCOPHONIE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (CFSP)
- 2 #2. STUDY IN CANADA SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM
- 3 #3. BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
- 4 #4. CIFAR GLOBAL SCHOLARS
- 5 #5. CIHR FELLOWSHIP
- 6 #6. MITACS ELEVATE
- 7 #7. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
- 8 #8. SAUVÉ SCHOLARS PROGRAM
- 9 #9. TRUDEAU SCHOLARSHIPS
- 10 #10. VANIER CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
- 11 #11. VISITING FELLOWSHIPS IN CANADIAN GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES PROGRAM
- 12 #12. ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAMS
- 13 #13. CANADA-U.S. FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
- 14 #14. CANADA-ASEAN SCHOLARSHIPS
- 15 #15. CANADA-CARICOM PROGRAM
- 16 #16. CANADA-CHINA SCHOLARS’ EXCHANGE PROGRAM
- 17 #17. EMERGING LEADERS IN THE AMERICAS PROGRAM
- 18 #18. RESEARCHNET CIHR
Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program (CFSP) is designed to build institutional capacity by training employed nationals from developing countries of the Francophonie.
A quota system is used to select candidates for each recipient country. Using the quota approach, recipient countries can define their own priorities for training, as well as the level of training necessary to develop their institutions.
The program is funded entirely by the Government of Canada.
Study in Canada Scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions in eligible countries/territories with the opportunity to study or conduct research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
The number of scholarships awarded each year is increasing.The number of scholarships awarded each year is increasing.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canadian economic, social, and research-based growth.
Among the objectives of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program are to: attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, develop leadership potential, position them for success as tomorrow’s research leaders
The scholarship is worth $70,000 CAD per year (taxable) and is for 2 years.
CIFAR is a charitable organization supported by the Governments of Canada, Alberta, and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations, and Canadian and international partners.
All national and international students are eligible to apply for the CIFAR Global Scholars program. The application period for the cohort 2022-2024 begins in September 2021.
A $100,000 CAD grant will be awarded over two years to CIFAR global scholars .
#5. CIHR FELLOWSHIP
Applicants with highly qualified backgrounds in all areas of health research can apply for fellowships at the post-PhD or post-health professional degree levels to gain experience in health research either in Canada or abroad.
For a single award, the maximum amount is $ 60,000 per year for a maximum of five years. The value and duration of each award is based on the applicant’s educational background, licensure (if applicable), location of residence, and experience.
#6. MITACS ELEVATE
Mitacs Elevate offers a unique professional development curriculum as part of a postdoctoral fellowship. Fellows work on complex problems. As Fellows, they progress through the program in a cohort, giving them cross-disciplinary networking and peer-learning opportunities they would not otherwise have.
Fellows split their time between the projects of their partner organizations and academic institution-based research with their academic supervisor during the fellowship. Elevate fellows receive a minimum salary/stipend of $55,000 per year.
National Research Council Canada’s Research Associate Program gives promising international and national scientists and engineers the opportunity to work in a challenging research environment in their early career.
The Research Associate Program is open to those with a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering, or a Master’s degree in an engineering field earned within the last five years.
Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program is an integrated, intercultural and international program based at Sauvé House in Montreal.
Its mission is to develop young leaders capable of meeting those challenges by communicating and collaborating across cultures, and thinking outside the box.
During the Residential Phase, Jeanne Sauvé Fellows receive a living stipend and are accommodated in the Sauvé House at no cost.
Developing leaders for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world in a three-year leadership program designed to train outstanding doctoral candidates.
Brave Spaces provides generous funding for doctoral studies to up to 16 national and international scholars each year in addition to leadership training.
The Trudeau doctoral scholars receive up to $60,000 per year for three years to cover tuition, living expenses, networking, travel allowance, and language learning activities.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program is named in honor of Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada. Scholarship recipients receive $50,000 each year for three years during their doctoral studies.
On behalf of Canadian government laboratories and research institutions, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada ( NSERC ) administers the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program.
Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) is an opportunity for promising scientists and engineers to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions.
Scholarships are worth $53,077 per year (one year, renewable for two more years).
On behalf of all participating OAS member states, the Organization of American States (OAS) coordinates a multilateral scholarship program. Graduate students from OAS member states are eligible for OAS scholarships to study in another OAS member state.
Students interested in experiencing Canada’s academic expertise should apply for these scholarships.
Students interested in participating should send their application directly to the National Liaison Agency (ONE) designated in their country.
Under the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program, outstanding U.S. scholars are provided with the opportunity to conduct research and/or lecture in Canada.
Prominent scholars and experienced professionals are among the recipients.
This scholarship program has a maximum award of $50,000
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships offer students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the opportunity to study or research at Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
There are two sub-programs for this scholarship: Canada-ASEAN Scholarships for mid-career professionals and Canada-ASEAN Scholarships for students.
As part of the Canada-CARICOM Program, CARICOM members and associate member states have the opportunity to attend Canadian post-secondary institutions for professional development, graduate study or research.
This scholarship consists of two sub-programs: Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program and Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships Program
We award scholarships to full-time, permanent teaching or research staff, master’s or doctoral graduates, and nonacademics in China holding senior professional positions (e.g., judges, broadcasters, economists), so that upon their return home they can contribute to life in China and mutual understanding between Canada and China.
With Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships, post-secondary students from Latin America and the Caribbean can study or conduct research at Canadian post-secondary institutions, at the college, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
#18. RESEARCHNET CIHR
Canadian and international researchers can use ResearchNet to submit registrations and grant applications and to access funding information in Canada.