Study in Canada Scholarships

Study in Canada Scholarships

If you’re looking for an opportunity to study in Canada through a scholarship programme then this article is for you. Study in Canada Scholarships is aimed at increasing opportunities for Canadian post-secondary institutions to welcome international students from diverse countries and territories on short-term exchanges for study or research. This opportunity makes it possible for institutions to strengthen and diversify their international linkages and promote their academic and research excellence in new markets. The Study in Canada Scholarships is a Short-term Exchange Program under Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program.


To be eligible, candidates must be:

  • ✔ a citizen of an eligible country/territory
    • Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan
    • Europe: Türkiye, Ukraine
    • Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia
    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
  • ✔ a student enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country/territory
  • ✔ paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of your exchange

You are not eligible for this scholarship if:

  • you hold or have a pending application for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • you are already participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada
  • you are already enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution

Scholarship Value and Duration

College /undergraduate (4 months) receive $10,200

Graduate (4 months) receive $10,200

Graduate (5-6 months) receive $12,700

Eligible Expenses

Selected students may use scholarship funds towards:

  • ✔ visa or study/work permit fees
  • ✔ airfare via the most direct and economical route
  • ✔ health insurance
  • ✔ living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food
  • ✔ ground transportation, including a public transportation pass
  • ✔ books and supplies required for their study or research, excluding computers and other equipment

Canadian institutions are eligible to receive:

  • ✔ $500 per scholarship recipient to aid with administrative costs once the student arrives in Canada
  • ✔ reimbursement of additional employer compliance fees paid to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in some cases

How the funding works

Canadian institutions will receive funding from Global Affairs Canada, through its legal name, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in the form of a non-negotiable contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to successful students according to its internal processes. Should a student not take up the scholarship, Canadian institutions must return all funds, including the administrative fee, to DFATD.

Application Process

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

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 that are 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

Application Instructions

Application instructions for Canadian institutions applying on behalf of eligible students

  1. Assign a program coordinator to complete applications.
  2. Select “Login or Register” to create a My EduCanada account.
  3. Once you have logged into your account, select the Study in Canada Scholarships Program and click “Apply”.
  4. Enter data in the required fields and follow the instructions on the application form.
  5. Click “Validate and save” as you progress through the application form.
  6. Upload all required supporting documents. Each document must be smaller than 5 MB and in .jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt or .xlsx format.
  7. Review all components of your application for accuracy and completeness.
  8. Read and accept the conditions of the “Declaration and permission” statement. Click “Submit”. You will receive a confirmation message and a reference number for submitted applications.
  9. Save or print a copy of your completed application form using the “Download” function.

Visit Help with My EduCanada for more information.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

Submitted applications are evaluated 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

Priority is given to students who have not previously received a scholarship under a Global Affairs Canada Short-term Exchange Program.

Contact the scholarship administrator by email at

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