Scholarships in Canada for international students: A scholarship is often referred to as a grant or payment which is done in other to support a student, a scholarship is mostly gotten based on merit or academic performance.
So, if you are an international student who has plans of studying in Canada but doesn’t have enough funds to study; I think this article would ease off your worries as it focuses more on scholarships that are beneficial to international students irrespective of your race.
Fully Funded Scholarships in Canada for international students
University of waterloo scholarship
University of waterloo scholarship is known to be a fully-funded scholarship for international students, it is open to students who have plans of pursuing either their undergraduate, master’s, or Ph.D. studies. Students are also selected based on academic excellence and are open to students from all over the world provided you are fluent in the use of the English language
scholarship value: $10,000 CAD
uniersité de Montréal Scholarship
Université de Montréal scholarship is known as a tuition fee exemption scholarship, available to all international students from around the world. The scholarship is also available for undergraduate, master’s, or Ph.D. studies. Since its inception in the year 1878 which makes the university over 140 years of existence, it has had over 10,000 foreign students. To qualify for this scholarship as an international student, you need to have a Canadian study permit and permanent residence permit and must also enroll in a full-time study program.
Scholarship value: $27,300 CAD
Douglas college international student scholarship
Douglas college international student scholarship is an undergraduate scholarship, open to international students from around the world. Although the restriction with this scholarship is that only 5 students are selected every academic year.
Scholarship value: $7000 CAD
university of Saskatchewan scholarship
University of Saskatchewan scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship strictly for master and Ph.D. studies and is open to students from all over the world provided you meet the school’s requirements. The scholarship value ranges from $20,000 CAD for those doing their Ph.D. studies and $16,000 for those doing their masters.
Lester B. Pearson international scholarship program
Lester B. Pearson international scholarship program is a fully-funded scholarship open to students from around the world and is only available for undergraduate studies. The scholarship is more or less affiliated with the University of Toronto as most students who get the scholarship usually receive nominations from their previous school after which they apply for the scholarship. The Lester B. Pearson international scholarship program covers tuition, books, incidental fees, and resident support which is valid for four years. The Lester B. Pearson international scholarship program does not have any specific value.
university of British Columbia undergraduate scholarship
University of British Columbia undergraduate scholarship is in two forms which are outstanding international student award (OIS) and international major entrance scholarship (IMES). To get this scholarship, you need to have a study permit, have an excellent academic record, apply for their undergraduate degree, must be an international student (permanent resident holders are not included), be a former student of a recognized secondary school, college or university by UBC. This scholarship also doesn’t have any specified value.
Dalhousie university scholarship
Dalhousie university scholarship is also fully funded and for international students across the world, the scholarship is strictly for those who are seeking to do their master’s and Ph.D. studies. The scholarship covers health insurance, monthly stipend, waiver fee, and accommodation cost.
Scholarship value: $30,000.
university Canada west scholarship
University Canada west which happens to be a private university which is primary aim is for profit-making surprisingly has a scholarship program that is open to all international students from around the globe. The scholarship is strictly for undergraduate and master’s studies.
The scholarship value is $20,000 for undergraduate studies while $10,000 for those doing their master’s studies.
In summary, these are the few best scholarships for international students who have plans of studying in Canada.
In addition, I would be sharing some useful tips and things you should know if you are an international student who has plans of studying in Canada through scholarship.
- plan and prepare ahead
- check for other schools or institutions offering scholarships
- be sure of the school you are selecting
- make sure the school is offering the course you want
- read the schools application process very well
- be sure you have the necessary documents needed
- endeavor to get a study permit
- endeavor to get a resident permit as not all scholarships provide it
- endeavor to also get a work permit so you can work while studying
I hope this article would guide you in picking the right school to study in and also guide you while studying in Canada as an international student.