Study in Canada Scholarships 2021 – 2022 (Apply Online)

Study in Canada Scholarships 2021 – 2022 is now open for international students with the deadline of 30th March 2021. The Scholarship offers an opportunity to study at the post-secondary level that leads to a diploma, post-graduate, certificate, or master’s degree at a college or university in Canada.

Study in Canada Scholarships 2021 - 2022 (Apply Online)
Study in Canada Scholarships 2021 – 2022 (Apply Online)

Study in Canada Scholarships is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD).

The students can choose any course of study and must apply for admission to a full-time academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Study in Canada Scholarships

Who can apply for Canada Scholarships program

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.

Roles and responsibilities

Canadian post-secondary institutions

Canadian institutions are:

Canadian institutions with successful candidates:

Non-Canadian candidates from eligible countries/territories

Candidates interested in this scholarship program should contact their home institution to:

Selected candidates are encouraged to:

NOTE: Scholarship recipients are expected to return to their home institutions after the scholarship period in order to complete their studies.

Non-Canadian post-secondary institutions from eligible countries/territories

Non-Canadian institutions are encouraged to:

Scholarship value and duration

Funding for Study in Canada Scholarships is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

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:

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:

Payment procedure

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreement, funding will be disbursed by a cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) issued to the Canadian institution upon receiving the following documents:

Funds will be disbursed to the scholarship recipients according to the Canadian institution’s internal processes and in conformity with the Contribution Agreement concluded between DFATD and the Canadian institution. Canadian institutions will typically disburse funds to scholarship recipients in instalments.

The Canadian institution will retain proof of scholarship payments to the recipient(s) and other documents required as further outlined in the Contribution Agreement concluded between DFATD and the Canadian institution.

Should a recipient not take up the scholarship, all funds, including the administrative fee, must be returned to DFATD through the scholarship program administrator, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

Candidates must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries/territories:

Candidates:

Terms and conditions

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

The Canadian post-secondary institution must:

Scholarship recipients:

Important information:

Any questions?

Please direct all inquiries regarding the eligibility requirements to: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca or 613-237-4820.

Deadline for Canadian institutions

The deadline for Canadian institutions to submit online applications on behalf of candidates is 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 30, 2021.

It is the responsibility of the Canadian institution to ensure that supporting documents are received by the deadline. Supporting documents, other than those requested, will not be accepted.

Canadian institutions are advised to establish an earlier deadline with candidates and their home institutions to ensure timely receipt of supporting documents.

Deadline for candidates and non-Canadian institutions

Interested candidates are encouraged to check with their home institution to obtain the internal deadlines of the Canadian institution and the home institution.

Home institutions are required to send the candidates’ supporting documents to Canadian institutions by their established internal deadline.

Arrival in Canada

Scholarship recipients may commence their studies or research as early as June 1, 2021 but no later than February 1, 2022.

Notification

Canadian institutions will receive a preliminary update on the eligibility status of their respective applications in May 2021. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), the Scholarship Administrator, will communicate the updates and results to the previously identified staff member responsible for the administration of the program at the Canadian institution.

Canadian institutions will be informed of the final selection and results in June 2021, following approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Home institutions in the eligible countries/territories must notify the successful candidates in due course to allow them time to submit their visa or study/work permit application as early as possible.

International candidates are invited to contact their home institution or the Canadian institution regarding the status of their application.

Canadian institutions with successful candidates will receive a contribution agreement for the administration and disbursement of scholarships to the recipients.

Application process

Roles and responsibilities:

Candidates:

Home institutions:

Canadian institutions:

Canadian institutions are encouraged to carefully read the instructions below before beginning the online application. Further information is available on the International Scholarships Canada Application Tool Help webpage.

If institutions experience difficulty filling out or submitting the form, they should send an email to scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca.

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 account is created and activated, they will need to log in. Under “For Non-Canadians” section, scroll down to the Study in Canada Scholarships program and click on Apply Now.
  2. Enter data in the fields marked mandatory, following instructions for each item, or copy and paste it from another source. Note that:
    • the name of the candidate must be exactly the same as it is on their passport; and
    • the official name of the candidate’s home institution must be provided in their national language.
  3. Upload all required supporting documents.
  4. Upon completion, verify the data prior to submission.
  5. Click SUBMIT to send their form electronically to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). 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.

NOTE: Institutions will have the ability to save applications and complete them at a later time. Both saved and submitted applications will appear on the institution’s profile homepage.

Supporting documents

The following documents must be uploaded and attached to the online application form in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB in order for the application to upload successfully.

Selection process

The following guidelines are followed for the review, assessment and selection of applications:

Conditions

Only applications submitted directly by Canadian institutions will be considered.

The scholarship administrator is not able to provide feedback for unsuccessful candidates.

These scholarships are subject to the availability of funding from the Government of Canada.

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Frequently asked questions for non-Canadians applying for scholarships to come to Canada

1. General information

Where can I find information on scholarships to study and conduct research in Canada?

Scholarships, fellowships and other funding opportunities to study and conduct research in Canada can be found through many sources, both in Canada and abroad.

Visit Opportunities for non-Canadians to find information on awards made available by Global Affairs Canada other Canadian federal government departments, non- profit and international organizations. The scholarships offered are for all disciplines and postsecondary education levels Some awards are also available to professionals.

In addition, you may find awards intended to recognize academic achievements, leadership or financial need through the following sources:

Where can I find information on grants for faculty to study or conduct research in Canada?

Visit Non-Canadian Faculty to find information on grants for faculty and research projects in Canada made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.

In addition, you may find grants for faculty to study or conduct research in Canada through the following sources:

Where can I find information on Canadian institutions (such as universities and colleges) and the programs they offer?

Information on Canadian institutions and the programs they offer is available through many sources.

EduCanada offers plenty information of on study and research in Canada including a three step search tool for postsecondary programs, visa and study permit information, and a study cost estimation.

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials maintains a Directory of Universities, Colleges and Schools in the Provinces and Territories of Canada that you may also consult.

How do I stay up to date with international scholarship competition launches?

There are plenty of ways to stay up to date with the launches of international scholarship competitions offered and promoted by Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program.

Can I get a scholarship to learn English or French in Canada?

Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program does not offer scholarships for learning English or French.

However, you may find scholarships to learn English or French in Canada through the following sources:

2. Eligibility

Am I eligible for an international scholarship to study or conduct research in Canada?

Eligibility criteria vary between scholarship programs. To determine if you are eligible to apply for a specific scholarship, consult the eligibility and application sections of the scholarship program you wish to apply to.

If you are still unsure of your eligibility, contact the scholarship program’s designated administrating agency whose contact information can be found on the program’s webpage.

What are the language requirements to apply for a scholarship?

Canada is a bilingual country where universities, colleges and other Canadian institutions offer programs taught in English, French or both languages. Language requirements vary between scholarship programs and institutions. It is important to verify the language requirements of the specific scholarship program and institution you wish to apply to.

Once you have identified the scholarship program you wish to apply to, review the program’s application guidelines and eligibility criteria on the program’s webpage which generally indicate if there is a language requirement to fulfill in order to be considered for the award.

3. Visas and study permits

Where can I find information on visa, study permits and work permits to Canada?

Citizenship and Immigration Canada is responsible for visas, study permits and work permits to Canada and offers all related information on its website.

Global Affairs Canada is not responsible for visas, study permits and work permits to Canada.

4. Application process

How do I apply for an international scholarship to study or conduct research in Canada?

Application processes vary between scholarship programs.

Once you have identified the scholarship program you wish to apply to, review the program’s application guidelines on the program’s webpage to ensure that the competition is open and that you meet the eligibility requirements.

Give yourself enough time to complete the application process. Many scholarship programs require supporting documentation such as letters of recommendations and other important submissions which may take time to gather. Late or incomplete submissions are often not considered.

For some scholarship programs, it is the responsibility of the host institution to apply on your behalf; for these awards, be sure to advise your professor or international liaison officer of your interest.

Application Deadline: 30st March, 2021

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