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Canada Scholarships 2022-2023 for Post-Secondary International Students

The Study in Canada Scholarships program is facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between post-secondary institutions in Canada and in the following eligible countries/territories: Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, and Ukraine. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocational institutes and universities. Students, hereby referred to as “candidates”, must be registered as full-time students in their home institution at the time of application and during the entire duration of their study or research stay in Canada.

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Educanada Post-Secondary Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Educanada Post-Secondary Scholarship

The Canadian institution will receive funding from DFATD for all successful candidates in the form of a contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to scholarship recipients.

The scholarship value varies depending on the duration of studies:

  • CAD 10,200  for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • CAD 12,700 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research.

In addition to the funds allocated to the recipients by DFATD, the Canadian host institution may also claim CAD 500 per scholarship recipient to assist with administrative costs once the scholarship recipient arrives in Canada.

Eligible expenses: Canadian institutions will disburse scholarship funds to the scholarship recipient to contribute to the following costs:

  • Visa or study/work permit fees;
  • Airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to travel to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship;
  • Health insurance;
  • Living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food;
  • Ground public transportation, including a public transportation pass; and
  • Books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.

Requirements for Educanada Post-Secondary Scholarship Qualification

Candidates:

  • Must be enrolled as full-time students at post-secondary institutions in the eligible countries/territories and paying any tuition fees required by these institutions at the time of application and for the full duration of the exchange;
  • Who hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency, or who have a pending application for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible;
  • Already participating in an exchange scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada are not eligible; and
  • Already enrolled in a program at a Canadian post-secondary institution are not eligible.

Terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions must be met during the period of the scholarship.

The Canadian post-secondary institution must:

  • Be a Designated Learning Institution (DLI);
  • Waive tuition and/or administrative fees for scholarship recipients, as selected students must be registered full-time and paying tuition to their home institution;
  • Inform both the candidate and their home institution of any mandatory fees that, in exceptional cases, cannot be waived, prior to applying for a scholarship on the candidate’s behalf;
  • Enter into an agreement with the recipient stating that:
    • funding for the scholarship is provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD);
    • the recipient must provide the Canadian institution with records to account for major expenses such as travel and lodging; and
    • the recipient agrees to have their contact information shared with DFATD, for reasons such as: to be invited to join the Government of Canada Scholars’ Alumni Association (GCSAA), to attend events organized by the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Canadian Trade Office in their home country/territory and by DFATD in Canada, or for promotional and statistical purposes; and
  • Submit qualitative and quantitative reports during the scholarship period.

Scholarship recipients:

  • Must engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian institution;
  • Must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada, as the scholarship does not cover language training. Language requirements are set by each Canadian institution;
  • May not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada;
  • Carrying out a semester-based study exchange must arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by January for the winter semester;
  • Conducting research must arrive in Canada for the uptake of their award between June 1, 2021 but no later than February 1, 2022. Failure to arrive during this time may result in the cancellation of the scholarship. In exceptional cases, and with prior approval from DFATD, the arrival deadline may be extended to March 1, 2022;
  • Enrolled in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or other health fields are excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;
  • Must ensure that they have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution;
  • Must focus primarily on full-time studies or research during their stay in Canada; and
  • Are expected to return to their home institutions after the scholarship period in order to complete their studies.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Educanada Post-Secondary Scholarship

Eligible and complete applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Merit of the research or study to be undertaken in Canada;
  • Benefit to the home institution and peers;
  • Benefit to the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers;
  • Strength of the linkages to be created through the proposed exchange; and
  • Rankings submitted by the Canadian institution.

Note: Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship under the Study in Canada Scholarships program.


Documents Required for Application

Each document must be smaller than 5 MB and in .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif format for the application to upload successfully.

Institutions must ensure documents are complete and accurate as per the instructions. Revised documents will not be accepted after the deadline. Documents in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a translation.

  • Proof of citizenship:
    • a copy of the candidate's passport or national identity card with a photo and valid dates
    • candidates from Taiwan must also provide a proof of household registration in Taiwan
    • documents not accepted as proof of citizenship are: driver’s license, permanent residence card, work permit, student card, health card, birth certificate or baptismal certificate
    • proof of citizenship must be from the same country/territory as the citizenship selected in the online application form
  • Privacy Notice Statement:
  • Letter of intent from the candidate (maximum one page):
    • explains the nature of studies or research to be undertaken
    • provides rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, program and supervisor and how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career
  • Letter of proof of full-time enrolment from the home institution (maximum one page):
    • on official letterhead
    • dated within the last six months
    • confirms that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program
    • copies of transcripts, a student card or a letter of admission are not acceptable
  • Letter of support from the home institution (maximum one page):
    • on official letterhead
    • dated within the last six months
    • from the candidate's instructor, professor or international director
    • explains the nature of study or research to be undertaken in Canada and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program
  • Graduate students only - Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor (maximum one page):
    • on official letterhead
    • dated within the last six months
    • signed by the Canadian supervisor
    • describes the nature and scope of the research collaboration with the student’s home institution
    • explains how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit from the exchange
  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Agreement with the partner institution:
    • indicates that tuition fees will not be charged and highlights this specific clause
    • college and undergraduate research applications with no existing agreement can include a letter from the international office or equivalent on official letterhead that links the application to a specific international research collaboration, names the Canadian supervisor and confirms that tuition will not be charged. The letter must be dated within the last six months and be a maximum of one page
    • expired agreements will not be accepted – if the agreement is in the process of renewal, institutions must include a letter to this effect
    • for graduate applications, an agreement is recommended but not required
  • A ranking of applications based on the institution’s strategic priorities must be sent to [email protected] by the March 22, 2022 deadline


Application Deadline

March 22, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to EduCanada on w05.international.gc.ca to apply

NB: Only Canadian institutions can submit applications on behalf of candidates. They may choose to set their own internal deadline to receive supporting documents.

Institutions that have trouble filling out or submitting the form should send an email to [email protected].

Canadian institutions must:

  1. Complete an online application for each candidate.
    • Institutions that do not have an account will first need to Register an account.
    • Once the institution has logged into their account, they should select the Study in Canada Scholarships program in the “For Non-Canadians” section and click on “Apply Now”.
    • Institutions can save applications and complete them at a later time. Both saved and submitted applications will appear on the institution’s profile page.
  2. Enter data in the fields marked mandatory and follow instructions for each item.
    • The name of the candidate must be the same as it appears on their passport.
    • The official name of the candidate’s home institution must be provided in its national language.
  3. Upload all required documents.
  4. Verify the data prior to submission.
  5. Click SUBMIT. The institution will receive a confirmation message and reference number once the form is submitted.
  6. Print the form for their records using the print function in the browser.

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