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General Information

Many Canadian universities and a few colleges offer scholarships to international students.  For more information contact the financial aid office at the university/college or visit one of the websites below:

·                 Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

·                 Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)

Government of Canada Scholarships

The Government of Canada, in agreement with other participating countries, offers a number of awards to foreign nationals for study in Canada.  Scholarship programs include the Organization of American States Fellowships and the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (NB: Australian students are not currently eligible for this program).  For more information visit: www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org

Vanier Graduate Scholarship Program

Doctoral scholarships for exceptional students. valued at CDN 50,000 per year for 3 years. For more information visit: http://www.nserc.gc.ca/index.htm , www.sshrc.ca and http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/37728.html

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

The Ontario government reserves 60 of its Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) for international students with high academic standing.  For more information visit: http://osap.gov.on.ca

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

A limited number of Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships may be awarded to foreign students pursuing doctoral studies at Canadian institutions (preference will be given to candidates from the developing world). For more information visit: www.trudeaufoundation.ca

Sauvé Scholars Program

The Sauvé Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for highly motivated people of demonstrated leadership potential under thirty. Scholars are given the opportunity to enlarge on their understanding of the state of the world and their potential in making a positive change to it. Scholars are given open-door access to all courses and programs at McGill University and are expected to attend, participate in and organize seminars and meetings with each other, as well as attend seminars, meetings and conferences in and outside Montreal  For more information visit: www.sauvescholars.org

Canadian Fellowship Program for French-Speaking Countries

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) offers a number of awards each year for undergraduate and graduate study to academically qualified students from 34 francophone developing countries.  Fluency in French is essential. For more information visit: http://www.cstjean.qc.ca/Internat/pcbf.htm (French site only).

Marine Scholarship Program

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) offers scholarships to students from coastal developing countries for study in specific marine-related programs at Dalhousie University.  For more information visit: www.acdi-cida.gc.ca or www.dal.ca

Other International Scholarship Programs

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships aim to further international understanding and friendly relations among people from different countries.  The availability and kinds of scholarships vary by Rotary District.  Applicants must usually have completed at least two years of university level study before the scholarship commences and apply well in advance.  For more information contact your local Rotary Club or the Rotary Foundation: www.rotary.org

AFS Intercultural Programs is an international not-for-profit organisation providing intercultural exchanges globally. AFS offer full and partial scholarships for Australian students to study in Canada. For more information visit: www.afs.org.au

Monash Awards
~ A highly competitive Australian program offering 8 awards annually of up to A$50,000 each for graduate study abroad.  For more information visit: www.monashawards.org

Post-Doctoral Opportunities in Science and Engineering

The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories program is administered by NSERC on behalf of Canadian government departments and agencies.  It is intended for recent doctoral graduates of any nationality.  NSERC places the names of successful candidates on an inventory of approved candidates from which participating government departments can select individuals and offer them a fellowship.  For more information visit: www.nserc.ca

National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Research Associateships are intended for recent doctoral graduates in natural science or engineering or masters graduates in engineering.  The initial appointment is normally for a two-year term and may be renewed.  For more information visit: www.nrc.ca

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Research Trainee Programs are postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for candidates with a health professional degree in such fields as rehabilitative science, nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry or veterinary medicine or a PhD degree.  For more information visit: www.cihr.ca

Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral Opportunities in Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies Postgraduate Travel Grants ~ The Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) and the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) offer annual travel awards to masters or doctoral students enrolled in universities in Australia and New Zealand.  The awards support a short-research trip to Canada, as part of a thesis/dissertation in Canadian Studies.  For more information visit: www.australia.gc.ca

Canadian Studies Academic Internship Program ~ The International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) offers short internships (1-3 months) to recent Canadian Studies doctoral graduates to teach or research at a Canadian or foreign university with a Canadian Studies program.  For more information visit: www.australia.gc.ca

National Gallery of Canada Internships

National Gallery of Canada Internships are open to students in fine arts, museology, or a related discipline at the college or university level.  The programs include the Volunteer Internship Program, or paid TD Bank Financial Group Internships in Art Museum Education, Museum Collections Management, Art Librarianship or Library Preservation Technology.  For more information visit: www.national.gallery.ca