The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world. The academic placement must be carried out on a full-time basis at a Canadian post-secondary institution located in Canada.
The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all academic disciplines, for programs of up to two academic years in duration at the post-secondary level leading to a diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree at a college, technical or vocational school or university in Canada.
To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must first apply and be admitted to an academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. The Canadian post-secondary institution is responsible for applying for the scholarship on behalf of the candidate.
Canadian post-secondary institutions whose applications are successful will receive a contribution agreement for the administration and disbursement of scholarships to the recipients
Financial Support and Benefits of Canada Scholarships 2020/2021
The scholarship value varies depending on the duration, level, and program of study.
- Up to CAD 60,000 for one academic year of a minimum of 8 months and maximum 12 months in duration
- Up to CAD 120,000 for two academic years of maximum 24 months in duration
- In addition to the funds allocated to the recipients by DFATD, the Canadian host institution may also claim a one-time fee of CAD 500 per scholarship recipient to assist with administrative costs once the scholarship recipient arrives in Canada.
Eligible expenses under the scholarship value:
- Visa and/or study/work permit fees and/or travel expenses related to the collection of biometrics
- Economy-class airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship. For two-year academic programs with an intervening spring/summer term/semester during which no full-time study or other academic activity required for program completion take place, an additional round-trip economy-class airfare between Canada and the student’s country/territory may be covered
- Health insurance
- Tuition and other mandatory fees for the full-time, on-campus diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree
- Living expenses, for the scholarship recipient only, such as accommodation, utilities, and food
- Ground public transportation, including a public transportation pass
- Books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computer equipment.
The benefits will vary according to the Terms and Conditions as well as the length of the scholarship.
Canada Scholarships 2020/2021 duration and Deadline
The application period will be open from February 5 to March 31, 2020.
Scholarships are tenable for a minimum of one academic year (8 months) and up to a maximum of two academic years (24 months total), which must begin between August 2020 and February 2021.
Eligibility of Canada Scholarships 2020/2021
To be considered for a scholarship, candidate students:
- must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries: Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Vanuatu. Palestinians from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible.
- must not hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and must not have a pending application for permanent residency in Canada;
- must apply and be admitted to a full-time academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution;
- should indicate their interest in being considered for the Study in Canada Scholarships program when applying for admission at a Canadian institution, and
- must possess the linguistic competencies necessary to undertake studies in the language of instruction at the Canadian post-secondary institution (English or French).
Canadian post-secondary institutions are:
- responsible for submitting applications on behalf of eligible candidates; and
- encouraged to promote this scholarship opportunity on their relevant institutional websites (e.g. Admissions, International Student Office and External Scholarships websites), through faculty and staff members, as well as to partner post-secondary institutions in eligible countries/territories.
The application process of Canada Scholarships 2020/2021
The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all disciplines.
Canadian post-secondary institutions may submit an application on behalf of an admitted student who meets the eligibility criteria and has indicated an interest in the Study in Canada Scholarships program.
Canadian post-secondary institutions:
- must apply on behalf of the candidate(s) by submitting the online application form and uploading all supporting documents prior to the deadline;
- may submit multiple applications, but must rank them based on their strategic priorities; and
- must identify a single person responsible for coordinating and ranking all applications submitted across the institution.
Canadian post-secondary institutions are encouraged to carefully read the instructions before beginning the online application. Further information is available on the International Scholarships Canada Application Tool to Help web page.
If post-secondary institutions experience difficulty filling out or submitting the form, they should send an email to [email protected].
Canadian post-secondary institutions must:
- Complete an online application for each candidate.
- Post-secondary institutions that do not have an account first need to Register an account.
- Once the account is created and activated, log into it. Under the “For Non-Canadians” section, scroll down to the option “Study in Canada Scholarships” and click on APPLY NOW.
- Enter data in the fields marked mandatory, following the instructions for each field, or copy and paste data from another source. Note that:
- the name of the candidate must be exactly the same as it is on their passport or travel document.
- Upload all required supporting documents.
- Upon completion, verify the data and documents prior to submission.
- Print the form for their records using the print function in the browser.
- Click SUBMIT to transmit their form electronically to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD). A confirmation message and reference number will be generated automatically.