Canada has made over 5000 scholarships available for international students. Eligible students can now apply for Canadian scholarship programs which are funded by the Government of Canada, the Ministry of Education and the Prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. These scholarships are full-time undergraduate studies, postgraduate programs and doctorate programs.
All fields of study that are being studied in Canadian universities are available. Though the availability of field of study varies from institute to institute.
Eligibility varies too as there is a vast amount of scholarship waiting to be awarded by the Canadian government and Canadian institutes. However, eligible high school students, both local and international candidates, will be considered for the scholarships.
Requirements may differ and may be based on the institute you apply to, but applicants are expected to get the basic documents ready. Basic documents that are usually requested from international students include:
- Birth certificates.
- Academic transcripts.
- A valid passport
- Curriculum vitae (CV).
- An English test result
- Confirmation letters
- Referee reports.
There are over 30 institutions that are admitting international students in Canada and most of them are fully funded.
Below is a list of available Canadian scholarships that you might want to try out as an applicant:
University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF):
$2 million or more in university graduate fellowships are offered to full-time masters and PhD candidates or students. Students who are awarded this scholarship must be recommended by their department or unit to the faculty of Graduate Studies for a UMGF. The duration of this program is usually 1 to 2years. Candidates are expected to have a CGPA of 3.0 to be qualified for this scholarship award.
To apply for this award, applicants are advised to visit their departments or unit for the application process. For more information visit their official website at www.umanitoba.ca.
Justin Trudeau Foundation Scholarship:
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau also has a list of scholarships influenced by him. To apply for them or to gain more information visit their website at trudeaufoundation.ca.
Scholarships at the University of Western Ontario: The University of Western Ontario is also offering scholarship programs to international students who wish to obtain an undergraduate degree. It offers a wide range of studies. Applicants who wish to apply or seek more information concerning this school should visit the school website at uwo.ca.
University of Calgary Graduate Awards:
This award is a fully-funded scholarship program for international graduate students and local students. Most of the awards are for international students, meaning that being a Canadian citizen may restrict you from applying for some of these awards. To get full details about this award, eligibility and requirements, visit the website at grad.ucalgary.ca.
University of Toronto Scholarships:
The University of Toronto is one of the most popular universities in Canada. In this institution, 4,400 undergraduate admission scholarships are available. It is open for both local and international students. Applicants are advised to visit the school website to get all answers to their unanswered questions. The website is utoronto.ca.
University of Alberta Scholarship:
This University is considered one of the top five universities in Canada which offers fully-funded scholarships for international students who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree, master’s degrees and PhDs. It offers both long-term and short-term studies. Applicants should visit the school website on ualberta.ca to get more information and to apply.
Queen’s University Scholarships:
Queen’s University is awarding more than 2000 scholarships to international students who wish to study under them. Queen’s University is unique in the sense that you do not necessarily need IELTS to apply for it. It accepts Duolingo, which is cheaper than IELTS. It may interest you to know that the scholarship is fully funded also. Interested applicants should visit the official website queensu.ca for more information.
Ontario Trillium Scholarship:
This scholarship is awarded to highly qualified PhD applicants. It is awarded annually to international students. It is worth $40,000. It is funded by the institution and the Ministry of Advanced Education and skills development. Applicants must have a first-class. Interested applicants who fall into this category of students should go to the university website uwaterloo.ca for further instructions and enquires.
Going with the above, all that is required is your assessment of all the available scholarship opportunities for persons interested in the 2021 Canadian scholarship for postgraduate students either an international student or a resident/citizen of Canada.