Canada is becoming a booming hub for international students hailing from different nooks and corners of the world, particularly for the ones who are unable to fulfil their educational dreams in their home countries. Canada is no longer overlooked as a popular study destination for international scholars and also offers permanent citizenship to international students. It is ranked among the top ten places to live for a period over 20 years.
Canada, in the previous decade or so, was disregarded as a popular study destination due to sky-rocket living expenses and study costs. Tuition fees are fairly high, even today, with some of the big cities having fairly high living costs as compared to other developed countries.
Canada offers a wide range of international scholarships to attract scholars and researchers from all over the world. Here is the list of the best government-funded, private-funded and university-funded scholarship opportunities for international students who wish to pursue an education in Canada.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are offered to attract doctoral candidates from across the globe and is worth CAD$50,000 (£31,000) annually for three years. It is also offered for combined masters and PhD programme.
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
These scholarships are offered to international students completing their postgraduate degree programmes in the field of natural and social sciences or health sciences.
IDRC Research Awards
IDRC Research Awards are available for students hailing from developing countries.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships
These government-sponsored scholarships are available for international students who wish to pursue education in the fields of natural sciences or engineering.
Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships
Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships are offered by the University of Toronto to students with exceptional academic achievements. This scholarship covers tuition fee, books, incidental fees and full residence support for four years.
Humber College International Entrance Scholarships
Humber College offers both renewable full and partial tuition scholarships to international students and research scholars.
York University International Student Scholarship Programme
York University International Student Scholarship Programme is worth CAD$60,000-$100,000 for students wishing to pursue undergraduate studies, particularly the ones with outstanding academic achievements.
University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students
The University of British Columbia offers $10 million worth scholarships, awards and financial assistance to international undergraduate students.
Carleton University Entrance Scholarships for International Students
Carleton University offers partially funded scholarships worth $4,000-$16,000 to international students who fulfil the university admission criterion of 80 percent or above academic percentage.
University of Manitoba graduate fellowships
The University of Manitoba offers graduate-level fellowships to students of all nationalities, who have applied at the University of Manitoba. The scholarship is worth $18,000 for PhD students or $14,000 for master’s students.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
These doctoral scholarships are open for foreign students applying to a doctoral degree programme in the field of social sciences and humanities. The annual value of it is worth $60,000 per scholar for three years.
University of Waterloo Master’s Awards of Excellence
The University of Waterloo offers masters of excellence awards to students who wish to enrol in a research-based graduate programme. Students receive $2,500 per term for a maximum of five months.
University of Calgary Graduate awards
Their awards cater to the financial needs of international students and offer support worth $40,000.
University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarships
These scholarships are available for undergraduate level up to PhD and offer partial tuition fee waiver of $3,500.