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Scholarships for Canadian students – Provided by the Government of Canada

  • Vanier CGS are available to doctoral students pursuing a PhD at a Canadian university. The scholarships are worth $50,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Vanier CGS holders must be nominated by the institution they will attend in Canada. However, international students who do not yet have an institutional affiliation may apply directly to the Vanier CGS program with a letter of intent from their intended institution.
  • Selection criteria include leadership skills and high academic achievement, as well as research expertise and potential.

Scholarships for international students in Canada – Provided by the Government of Canada

Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program: This program is for citizens of commonwealth countries. It provides funding to exceptional students from Commonwealth countries to conduct Ph.D. studies in Canada.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: Offered by the Canadian government, this scholarship is for international doctoral students and offers a full-ride for three years ($50,000 per year).

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships: These are awarded to top-tier postdoctoral researchers both nationally and internationally in fields such as health research, social sciences and humanities research, natural sciences and engineering research etc.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award: This program awards funding to undergraduate students (from India) who want to conduct 12 week projects with their Canadian counterparts during the summer months.

Mitacs Accelerate: It supports short-term industrial research internship between a professor at a Canadian university or college and an international partner organization outside of Canada. The internships last 12 weeks and the partner can be private or public sector organizations.

Mitacs Elevate: It supports collaborative industrial R&D projects between academics at Canadian universities or colleges and external partner organizations outside of Canada for up to two years ($100K per year).

Mitacs Step Internship Program: It supports undergraduate student internships involving industrial research projects that provide training in critical employment skills while contributing towards long-term partnerships between academia and industry within Canada ($6K-$10K per project).

Scholarships for Canadians Studying Abroad – Provided by the Government of Canada

  • [Scholarships for Canadians Studying Abroad – Provided by the Government of Canada](https://scholarshipscanada.com/)
  • Use the search tool to find scholarships that apply to you
  • Canadian students who wish to study abroad can use this site to find scholarships, including the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. These are open to all disciplines

Other Scholarships Available to Canadians – Provided by the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada also offers a number of different scholarships for students in financial need, students with a disability, students of aboriginal ancestry, students who are members of a visible minority, students who are refugees or children of refugees and single parents. These programs include:

  • Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP)
  • Canada Student Grants Program (CSGP) for Students with Permanent Disabilities
  • Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)
  • Millennium Excellence Awards Foundation – Millennium Scholarship Fund
  • Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation Bursaries
  • Women’s Educational Equity Fund

There are many scholarships available to Canadian Students

Canadian students have access to a wide variety of scholarships, including:

  • Those offered by the Government of Canada.
  • Scholarships and financial aid options available through post-secondary institutions across the country.
  • Private sector scholarships and awards, which can be found all over the internet.

There are even scholarships for international students studying in Canada, as well as Canadian students looking to study abroad. The Government of Canada’s section on student loan forgiveness for doctors and nurses is another excellent resource for those considering careers in healthcare. There are many different options available to Aboriginal students as well; some are listed on this site, but it is far from comprehensive. Students with disabilities may find searching for a scholarship or bursary challenging, but there is an abundance of funding opportunities out there to support their need for financial assistance.