10 Scholarships in Canada for International Students

Canada might be less popular than the USA for international students from Asia or Africa who are looking for a place to study. But actually, Canada has been long known as one of the most desirable countries in American continents for students. In fact, 6.5% of postsecondary education students in Canada come from abroad. It is due to the fact that this country offers many interesting things to explore for visiting students, not to mention several internationally ranked universities to study in.

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List of Scholarships in Canada

In addition, there are numerous scholarships available for international students who are in need of financial support to fund their study in Canada. Here are 10 scholarships in Canada for international students of different level of education that you can apply.

  1. University of Calgary Graduate Award Competition

Only graduate students of the University of Calgary who are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The fund is from $1,000 to $40,000 and is available for students from different fields of study. Some scholarships which are awarded through Graduate Award Competition (GAC) are Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarships, Open Doctoral Scholarships, Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships, and Special Awards, and Bursaries.

  1. Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

You may have heard the infamous Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who founded Trudeau Foundation. The foundation offers a distinct field of scholarship as it is the only doctoral scholarships in the humanities and social sciences in Canada. Fifteen scholarships with annual value is up to $60,000 are available for a maximum of three years of study. Students from emerging countries do have opportunities to get the scholarship.

  1. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Annually, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship which was launched by the Canadian government awards up to 167 scholarships for Ph.D. students. The candidates must demonstrate leadership skills, has a potential future research topic and research history, and show outstanding achievement during their secondary education in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health, Social Sciences or Humanities. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, you must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a Canadian university. The scholarship provides $50,000 per year for three years. July to November is the period of application submission.

  1. Ontario Trillium Scholarship

To get this scholarship which is valued $40,000 annually, you have to pursue a full-time doctoral study at Western University. The candidate have to meet a minimum of 80% achievement of the last two full-time university study.

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

This funding is available for students who are enrolled in full-time research-based graduate degree programs at the University of Waterloo. It provides $2,045 per term for a 2-years master program and $4,090 per term for a 3-year doctoral program.

  1. Ontario Graduate Scholarship

This is another scholarship offered for master and Ph.D. students in all disciplines who are studying in Ontario. The scholarship which is valued $15,000 per year is a merit-based scholarship. You will be assessed based on academic excellence, research ability and potential in your program study, and communication and leadership ability.

  1. University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships

The scholarship is available for master and Ph.D. students in all disciplines, except college of medicine, at the University of Manitoba. Master students will receive $14,000 for a 12-month period of 2 years, and Ph.D. students will receive $18,000 for a 12-month period for 4 years. The candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.75 in their previous level of education.

  1. Carleton University Awards for International Students

This is one of the scholarships in Canada which is open to undergraduate students. If you happen to be the students of Carleton University with the admission average of 80 percent or better, and meet the language requirements, you will automatically be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship value will be determined based on your admissions average. Students with 80-84.9% of admission average may get $1,000 per year for four years. Students with better score will get a higher amount of fund.

  1. Queen’s University International Scholarships

If you happen to be an international student from India, Pakistan, and the US, you may apply for this scholarship to study at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

  1. Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarship is provided by Fairleigh Dickinson University for undergraduate students with exceptional academic performance. A full-tuition scholarship is available. However, it doesn’t cover for housing, living expenses, insurance, and other fees.

Tips to Apply Scholarships in Canada

Scholarship funding for international students who are studying or wish to study in Canada might be limited. It is also competitive and is mostly available at a postgraduate level. However, here are some tips that will help you to identify scholarship opportunities in Canada.

  1. Try to explore scholarship possibilities in your home country by asking information Department of Education or Canadian Embassy in your country to determine if there are opportunities for which you are eligible. You might also need to find information from the provincial government in Canada or private foundations and nonprofit organizations in your home countries who might offer scholarships for international students.
  2. Contact the chosen university to request information about scholarship opportunities available for international students and their guidelines of application.
  3. Find information about a part-time job for students available in case you need additional funding to support your living.

87 thoughts on “10 Scholarships in Canada for International Students”

  1. Hi.. i want to say that..
    My subject is business.. i studt chartered accountancy in pakistan.. so i want to study in business subjects like accounting .. business mangment .. audit.. etc
    Can u give me schlrship in this subjects

  2. I graduated from a series C.I wish i continued my higher education in a foreign country. I am in the Congo Brazzaville

  3. I want to apply for scholarships. I have done ielts with 5 bands. (listening 5) (reading 5) (writing 5) (speaking 5.5)…..

  4. Helo Sir
    Iam Abdul Jabbar
    from Afghanistan
    I Complate 2nd year
    now i Won’t To admission One medical university
    i want MD or MBBS scholarship
    plzzzz give me reply

  5. I want to do MS in civil engineering from canada please guide me .
    Now i am doing BS Civil Engineering in 4th semester.

  6. i am fatima, i live in Yemen where is no any embassy opened because of the current war, i am tuor in the college of medicine and health college in Hodiedah university.
    how can i contact the Canadian embassy?

  7. Hello sir i did my bachelor in BSc IT from India so now I want to do masters in MBA how can I apply to universities in Canada from Afghanistan.

  8. I was born from Somali children. I want to learn an education that does not have a sale
    Please help me to be a member of these students who want science education

  9. Hlo!i am law graduate from pakistan and interested to apply in canadian university scholarship namely queen’s university scholarship. Thus please guid me what is the procedure for applying the scholarship. Thanks

  10. Sir My name is Ezaz Ali i am from Pakistan and recently graduated from Gomal University situated in Dera Ismail Khan Kpk with the degree of pharm-D.
    Dear sir i am also the employee of Abbott nutrition international. Sir i want to apply for Ms(Mphil) program in pharmacology or Clinical Pharmacy if there is Some opportunity of such program through Scholorship I am waiting for your kind reply..
    thanks Regards

    1. I’m an Ethiopian citizen and BA degree in management from Mekelle University (Ethiopia) and more than 10 years working experiences. So would you tell me, how can I apply for the opportunities provided please?

  11. Hi sir my name is Muhammad Hafeez from pakistan i m studying geology currently last year in b.s and wanna take scolarship in m.s in petroleum geology sir what should i can do next that i get a scolarship of master in geology and which requirements needs to necessary plz explain it

  12. Sir i belongs to a poor family and my family can’t support me in my educational purpose so please help in this scholorship plzzzzzzzzz

  13. I’m intrested to study in Canada I have done BS honour in economics and I want to persuve my education in Canada please have a mercy on me I will be very thankful to you for this act of kindness

  14. Hello my name is Masoud from Afghanistan I really need this scholarship for learning BBA
    If you can help me
    I got graduated from
    School this year and I reday for collage.

  15. hello … its me FAHAD i completed my BBA HONS in HR and now i am looking for MS scholorship.. fully funded so if there is any scholorship related to my education kindly contact
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  16. As I’m Candidiate of English Language & Literature
    I would like to take this Opportunity
    to Attain Scholarship For Canada
    I ve Completed My Masters MA in English
    So how can I proceed for Scholarship
    & How can I take the Moment & Make it peefect

  17. I am from Pakistan.sir l want to continue my study in Canada. plz sir help me I am poor student. sir I am really great man to go to study of Canada.Now sir as u wish.

  18. Hello,,
    I’m student from Benin Republic ,
    I would like to continue my study on master level in Canada, by scholarship..
    Please, I need help,
    I don’t have capacity to continue by supporting myself…

  19. Hello,,
    I’m student from Benin Republic ,
    I would like to continue my study on master level in Canada, by scholarship..
    My field of study is ” water management ”
    Please, I need help,
    I don’t have capacity to continue by supporting myself…

  20. My name is Mujyambere Juvenal,I’m Rwandan, in Africa, I have bachelor’s degree in Clinical psychology but I didn’t get opportunity to study in masters..I need your support..

    Thank you!!
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  21. My name is Marvington Mambiah from Liberia, West Africa. I am associate degree holder in medical laboratory science. Due to lack of financial support, I am searching for undergraduate scholarship to advance my career in medical laboratory science.
    Where can I find such financial aids whether in Canada, USA etc.

  22. I ( MD) have interest in improving quality of health by doing clinical research, and keen to do MPH at Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

  23. May not necessarily be a schoolarship but want a university from the northern part of Canada to attend.
    please help me

  24. Dears : I’m from Ethiopia, I have BA degree in management and 10 years working experiences in different sectors. Now I need to apply for the scholarship opportunities provided in Canada for upgrading my education to Masters degree. So would you advise me how can I apply and win the program please? Thanks.

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