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Scholarships in Canada, Looking for a Scholarship to study in Canada? Canada is one of the top destinations for international students. Many scholarship opportunities are available every year for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs.

Scholarships in Canada

Below is a list of some of the scholarships available

University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship

Applications are invited to apply for The University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship Program. The Scholarship is open to outstanding international students enrolling in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Calgary in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidate must have an excellent academic record;
  • Applicant must not be a Canadian or a Permanent Resident of Canada
  • Candidate must be an undergraduate international student entering the first year in any undergraduate degree in the upcoming fall;
  • Complete English Language Proficiency requirement.

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Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

Doctoral Scholarship

3 year leadership program designed to train Engaged Leaders, equipping outstanding doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world. Scholars are selected each year and receive leadership training in the context of Brave Spaces, in addition to generous funding for their studies.

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Ontario Trillium Scholarship

OGS is a merit-based scholarship. Your application is assessed and ranked using criteria determined by the school you’re planning to attend.

Eligible Universities

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • OCAD University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Toronto
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University

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University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship

full-time master’s and PhD students

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Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) program is an important initiative to attract top international students to Ontario for PhD studies. Students interested in the Ontario Trillium Scholarships are encouraged to express their interest in the competition to the graduate program chair when applying for admission to Western University. 

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Doctoral Scholarships

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and humanities

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Lester B. Pearson International Student Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship

Available fields of Study

  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Music and Architecture
  • Commerce & Management
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Physical Education
  • Physical & Mathematical Sciences

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Karen Mc Kellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Scholarship

Four prestigious need-and-merit-based awards are available through UBC’s International Scholars Program. UBC offers approximately 50 scholarships each year across all four awards.

Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award

The award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, exceptional leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, and recognized achievement in other key areas.

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award

The award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under  challenging circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without significant financial assistance.

International Impact Award

This award is offered to exceptional students who have expressed commitment to and solutions for social justice issues, climate change, equity and inclusion, societal health and wellness, and freedom of expression.

Vantage One Excellence Award

This award is offered by UBC Vantage College for academically outstanding international students who do not yet meet the English Language Admission Standard for direct admission to UBC . The awards range in value up to the full cost of a student’s academic program and living expenses.

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University of British Columbia Public Scholars Award

Graduate School

This award is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) which intends to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.

Up to $10,000 twice, for a total of $20,000 per student is available to support innovative/collaborative scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue. 

A research allowance (including allowance for professional development or travel relevant to the scholarly work)

Student stipend, if the student’s current funding source would not allow the alternative project(s)

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International Undergraduate Leadership Scholarships

For high school student that demonstrates leadership through community service or excellence in sports or the arts? This international student scholarship is available to students who have applied for an undergraduate program in the Faculty of LA&PS.

Fifty (50) of these scholarships are awarded each year, valued at $10,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years of full-time undergraduate study if you maintain high academic standing (B GPA) each year, which would bring the total funding to $40,000 over four years.


  • Must be an international student who requires a permit to study in Canada.
  • High school applicants only. No previous college or university experience allowed.

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