International scholarship opportunities for non-Canadians
Choose Canada as your study or research destination and explore the scholarship opportunities available to support the best and brightest to come to Canada. Explore our database by country of origin to find scholarships, fellowships or funding opportunities made available by Global Affairs Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.
Scholarships for non-Canadian students and postdoctoral researchers to study in Canada
Canadian governments, non-profit and international organizations offer a number scholarships and grants to international students who want to study in Canadian colleges, universities and institutes.
Choose your country of citizenship, from the drop-down menu below, to find available awards. When you find an award you are interested in, click on it to view program-specific information. My country of citizenship is: https://w05.international.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/scholarshipnoncdn-boursenoncdn.aspx?lang=eng&_ga=2.127909453.1152411874.1614420565-1166768571.1582553490
Scholarships for non-Canadian faculty members and researchers to study in Canada
Canadian governments, non-profit and international organizations offer a number scholarships and grants for international students to study and conduct research in Canadian colleges, universities and institutes.
Choose your country of citizenship, from the drop-down menu below to find available awards. When you find an award you are interested in, click on it to view program-specific information. My country of citizenship is: https://w05.international.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/facultynoncdn-professeurnoncdn.aspx?lang=eng&_ga=2.188519784.1152411874.1614420565-1166768571.1582553490
Scholarships for non-Canadian academic institutions to facilitate collaboration with Canadian post-secondary institutions
Canadian governments, foreign governments, non-profit and international organizations offer a number of opportunities to support international collaboration in higher education.
Choose the country where your institution is located, from the drop-down menu below, to find available awards. When you find an award you are interested in, click on it to view program-specific information. My institution is located in: https://w05.international.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/institutionnoncdn-etablissementnoncdn.aspx?lang=eng&_ga=2.68688209.1152411874.1614420565-1166768571.1582553490
|Scholarship name||Who for||Who applies||How to apply|
|Short-term exchange programs|
|Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – for mid-career professionals||Mid-career professionals from ASEAN countries||Individual candidates||Guidelines|
|Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – for students||Students from ASEAN countries||Canadian institution||Guidelines|
|Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program||Faculty or staff at post-secondary institutions in CARICOM countries||Canadian institution||Guidelines|
|Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships Program||Students from CARICOM countries||Canadian colleges and institutes||Guidelines|
|Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program||Chinese graduates, teachers, researchers and senior professionals||Individual candidates||Guidelines|
|Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program||Students from Latin America and the Caribbean||Canadian institution||Guidelines|
|Study in Canada Scholarships||Students from: Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, and Ukraine||Canadian institution||Guidelines|
|Online study scholarships|
|Canada-CARICOM Virtual University Scholarship Program||Citizens in CARICOM countries||Citizens in CARICOM countries||Guidelines|
|Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects||Canadian and Brazilian research teams||Canadian faculty and researchers (Project Leads) – STEP 1||Guidelines|
Find other scholarship opportunities for non-Canadians:
International scholarships news
- 2021-02-22 – The OAS is offering online professional development opportunities for Canadians this spring
- 2021-02-19 – Deadline approaching: Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program
- 2021-02-16 – Deadline approaching: Scholarship opportunities for students from Southeast Asia
- 2021-02-10 – 700+ short-term exchange scholarships in Canada for international students and faculty
- 2021-01-29 – 2021-22 Short-Term Exchange Programs – Launch date postponed
- 2021-01-15 – The OAS is offering Master’s and PhD scholarship opportunities in Brazil for Canadians
- 2021-01-08 – Deadline approaching: Scholarships in China for Canadian academics, students and professionals
- 2021-01-06 – The D’Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship
Provincial and territorial awards for non-Canadians
Some provinces and territories offer scholarships for international students to study or conduct research in Canada.
For information about scholarships and bursaries offered by provinces and territories, contact their respective
Ministries/departments responsible for education in Canada
Canada is a federation of 10 provinces and three territories. Under the Canadian Constitution, provincial governments have exclusive responsibility for all levels of education. There is no ministry or department of education at the federal level. Canada’s three territories — Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut — do not have the same constitutional status as the provinces and are subject, in many areas, to more direct control by the federal government. With respect to education, however, the federal government has delegated this responsibility to the territorial governments, which, in turn, cooperate with the provinces to deliver postsecondary programs.
You will find the names of the ministries/departments and respective ministers responsible for education in the provinces and territories of Canada listed below. For more information on the 13 education systems, consult the Provinces and Territories of Canada section.
Learn about scholarships and bursaries offered by the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario:
Scholarships and special programs
You may qualify for international student funding or special programs.
There are many scholarships and bursaries available depending on your home country:
- The Canadian Bureau for International Education lists a number of scholarship and bursary programs for international students.
- The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program awards eligible international doctoral students with $50,000 per year for up to three years.
Search for International Scholarships available to foreign students for study/research in Canada.
Many post-secondary institutions in B.C. also offer scholarships, bursaries and other financial awards for international students. To find out more about these awards, contact the international education office at the institution where you are seeking to study.
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Special post-secondary programs
Mitacs offers unique research and training programs in partnership with companies, government, and the education sector.
Graduate-student led industrial research and developmentinternships allow students to transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.
Supports recent PhD graduates to work on a joint industry-academia research project for two years. The training program post-doctoral fellows includes class-room instruction and on-site learning.
Top international students undertake a summer research project under the supervision of a Canadian university faculty member, meet with local entrepreneurs and business leaders and build their professional skills and network. A participant’s experience is further enriched with the guidance of a graduate student mentor and a host of meaningful educational and social experiences during their stay.
Trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in essential interpersonal, project management and entrepreneurial skills required for them to succeed in their future career.
Globalink student Aarya came to Canada for research and found herself at home.
- Ontario Trillium Scholarships Program: The Government of Ontario funds Trillium Awards for international PhD students to study at a university in Ontario. This program is described on the individual Ontario university websites.