Application process

Canadian institutions must apply on behalf of eligible students before the deadline.

Before the application period

Canadian institutions interested in hosting students should:

  • ✔ promote the scholarship to faculty and staff members
  • ✔ promote the scholarship to eligible partner institutions
  • ✔ explore student exchange agreements with eligible partner institutions

Non-Canadian institutions interested in sending students to Canada should:

  • ✔ review eligibility requirements
  • ✔ explore student exchange agreements with Canadian institutions
  • ✔ promote this scholarship to students
  • ✔ identify students who meet the eligibility and admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution

Students interested in studying in Canada under this scholarship should:

  • ✔ review the eligibility requirements
  • ✔ ask your international office if your school has an exchange agreement with a Canadian post-secondary institution
  • ✔ contact your international office to learn more about the application process and any admission requirements for the Canadian institution


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Application instructions

Application instructions for Canadian institutions applying on behalf of eligible students

  1. Assign a program coordinator to complete applications.
  2. Login or Create an account on Momentum to apply for the scholarship on behalf of students.
  3. Once you have logged into your account, select the Study in Canada Scholarships program in the “For Non Canadians” section and click on “Apply Now”
  4. Enter data in the fields marked mandatory and follow instructions for each item.
  5. Upload all required supporting documents. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB and in .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif format for the application to upload successfully.
  6. Verify the data prior to submission.
  7. Click “SUMBIT”. You will receive a confirmation message and a reference number for submitted applications.
  8. Print the form for your records using the print function in the browser.

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Supporting documents

Institutions are required to make sure that documents follow instructions and are accurate and full. After the deadline, revised documents will not be considered. Documents not written in English or French must be accompanied by a translation in that language.

  • Proof of citizenship
    • A copy of the candidate’s passport or national identity card with a photo and valid dates
    • Documents not accepted as proof of citizenship are: driver’s license, permanent residence card, work permit, student card, health card, birth certificate or baptismal certificate
    • Proof of citizenship selected must be from the same country/territory as the citizenship selected in the online application form
    • Students from Taiwan must also provide a proof of household registration in Taiwan
  • Signed Privacy Notice Statement
    • A copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants signed by the candidate and dated within the last six months
  • Letter of intent from the candidate (maximum one page)
    • Explains the nature of studies or research to be undertaken
    • Provides rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, program and supervisor and how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career
  • Letter of proof of full-time enrolment from the home institution
    • On official letterhead
    • Dated within the last six months
    • Confirms that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program
    • Copies of transcripts, a student card or a letter of admission are not acceptable
  • Letter of support from the home institution (maximum one page)
    • On official letterhead
    • Dated within the last six months
    • From the candidate’s instructor, professor or international director
    • Explains the nature of study or research to be undertaken in Canada and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program
  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor (graduate students only, maximum one page)
    • On official letterhead
    • Dated within the last six months
    • Signed by the Canadian supervisor
    • Describes the nature and scope of the research collaboration with the student’s home institution
    • Confirms their willingness to support and mentor the candidate during the exchange period
    • Explains how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit from the exchange
  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Agreement with the partner institution
    • Indicates that tuition fees will not be charged and highlights this specific clause
    • Applications for college and undergraduate research that don’t already have an agreement can be accompanied by a letter from the international office or its equivalent on business letterhead that links the request to a particular international research collaboration, identifies the Canadian supervisor, and states that tuition won’t be charged. The letter must be one page in length and must be dated within the past six months.
    • Expired agreements will not be accepted – if the agreement is in the process of renewal, institutions must include a letter to this effect
    • For graduate applications, an agreement is recommended but not required

Scholarship selection criteria

We evaluate applications based on:

  • merit of the research or study to be undertaken in Canada
  • benefit to the home institution and peers
  • benefit to the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers
  • strength of the linkages to be created through the proposed exchange
  • rankings submitted by the Canadian institution