Study in Canada Scholarships
Competition: Open for the 2020-2021 academic year
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Who applies: Canadian post-secondary institutions on behalf of admitted candidates.
Canadian post-secondary institutions who wish to apply for the scholarship on behalf of a candidate may choose to set their own internal deadlines to receive supporting documentation.
NOTE: Candidates must first apply and be admitted to a full-time academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution to be eligible for the scholarship.
Description: Following the launch of the new International Education Strategy, Global Affairs Canada is pleased to present the Study in Canada Scholarships program. This program will offer academic scholarships for up to two years of study at the post-secondary level that leads to a diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree at a college, technical or vocational school, or university in Canada. The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all disciplines.
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 (i.e., the students).
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.
Terms and conditions
The following terms and conditions must be met during the period of the scholarship.
The Canadian post-secondary institution must:
- be listed on the Designated Learning Institutions list
- enter into a binding agreement with the recipient stating that:
- funding for the Study in Canada Scholarship is provided by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) (legal name: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD));
- the recipient must provide the Canadian post-secondary institution with records to account for major eligible expenses, including, but not limited to, travel and lodging;
- the recipient agrees to have their contact information shared with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), for reasons such as: to be invited to join GAC alumni networks; to attend events organized by the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or mission in their home country/territory and by GAC in Canada; or for promotional and statistical purposes; and
- the recipient understands that any studies completed beyond the end date of the scholarship will not be funded by GAC
- ensure recipients have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian post-secondary institution; and
- provide qualitative and quantitative reports during the scholarship period.
- must engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian post-secondary institution;
- must maintain good academic standing as defined by the host institution in order to remain eligible for the scholarship;
- must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian post-secondary institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada as the scholarship does not cover language training. Language requirements are set and evaluated by each Canadian post-secondary institution;
- may not simultaneously hold any other scholarship funded by the Government of Canada;
- who are enrolled in courses must arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by February for the winter semester; and
- must have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian post-secondary institution.
Additional important information:
- Scholarships cannot be deferred.
- Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship funded by the Government of Canada.
- In instances where a selected student recipient is unable to participate in the program, post-secondary institutions may propose alternate candidates to take the place of the originally intended recipient, provided scholarship applications for these individuals have been submitted, accepted, and placed on a reserve list.
- Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian post-secondary institution or the scholarship recipient.
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