Talk to us arrow

hipchat Call
text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Scholarships in Canada for Bangladeshi Students 2022

Looking for scholarships in Canada for Bangladeshi students? We’ve got the list

Canadian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies. Apart from this, many scholarships, grants and bursaries are also offered by the Canadian government, public and private establishments. Before you apply to any of these scholarships, do check the eligibility and criteria, along with the closing date.

Get Free Assistance From Our Experts

What is the criteria for applying to scholarships?

The primary criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however it also depends on factors such as your chosen institution, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?

The amount of money available and the type of award varies between various institutions. Getting a scholarship is competitive so, it is important that you apply well ahead of time. We recommend you start with the procedure about 8-12 months before the preferred intake begins.

Here’s an overview of some of the popular scholarships you can apply to as a Bangladeshi student:

S. No.

Name of the scholarship



Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
  • Offers various fellowships at different levels from graduate to post-doctorate and from research to training fellowships
  • Shastri Research Student Fellowship: For students enrolled in Bachelors, Masters, M.Phil degree programs in recognised Bangladeshi universities or institutions to undertake research in their interested areas/ fields in a Canadian university
  • Eligible students can also pursue an e-course (module/part of a course), or do an e-internship at Canadian universities, which falls under the SICI network
  • The value of this fellowship is CAD 500-1,000 (expenses that are not provided by the applicant’s home institution, and related to subscription of online meeting software, internet connection, telephone bills, affiliation fee or registration fee to access library or lab facility will be considered if any)
  • The duration is up to 8-12 weeks for students



Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

  • This scheme identifies students with high intellect from Commonwealth countries applying to programs of advanced study and research at the Master and PhD level

  • The award comprises travel, living allowance, and the compulsory tuition fees

  • It includes Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP), which provide $10,000 for transportation, living, and other expenses in Canada for 5-6 months



Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

  • For graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines
  • As a pre-requisite to applying, students must accept an offer from a university in Ontario and obtain a valid study permit
  • The scholarship amount is $5,000 per session. So, you may receive $10,000 (two consecutive sessions); $15,000 (three consecutive sessions). In all, the unit will limit itself to one-third of the cost of the total award to be received by you
  • Each award is tenable for one year (two to three academic sessions). The value and duration are determined by the awarding graduate unit and details of which will be mentioned in your offer letter
  • Deadlines are set by the current or proposed graduate unit



National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)

  • Research associateship is offered to master’s degree holders in engineering and PhD holders in natural science or engineering disciplines

(Please connect with your IDP counsellor for more information)


Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship

  • For students studying in Quebec
  • Financial assistance to students at master’s level or above
  • Each application is assessed on its merit
  • Value and duration are determined as per the level of study:
  • Doctoral program: $25,000 a year and duration is up to 3 years with a possible extension to it of 12 months
  • Postdoctoral scholarships: $35,000 for one year and can’t be renewed
  • Short-term research or professional development scholarship: $3,000 each month for 4 months



Ontario Trillium Scholarship

  • First announced in November 2010 for doctoral students from around the world to study in Ontario
  • Each scholarship is worth $40,000 annually, renewable for a maximum of four years
  • 75 scholarships are awarded each year
  • Ontario universities are responsible for selecting and awarding the scholarship to international PhD students based on merit and program criteria



Partnership Grants by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • For PhD candidates
  • Supports new or existing research initiatives in social sciences and humanities
  • Worth up to CAD 20,000
  • Duration: 4 to 7 years



Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Offered by the Canadian government to international students to pursue postgraduate programs within the natural science, social sciences, or healthcare research
  • This Postdoctoral Fellowship is worth $70,000 per year (taxable) for two years
  • Deadline for this scholarship is 1st October 2020



Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

  • This scholarship is awarded by the Government of Canada to meritorious students who aspire to pursue a doctoral degree at a Canadian institution
  • Duration is for 3 years (non-renewable) and the amount is 50,000 CAD per year
  • The deadline is November 3, 2020


*This is an indicative list, please speak with your counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

Some non-government scholarships are also available for you to study in Canada:

S. No.

Name of the scholarship



Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

  • These scholarships are designated for international students to support them undertake animal research at master or doctoral programs in Québec or British Columbia University
  • This fund offers two $1,500 scholarship



Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships

  • These are offered to international students at doctorate level for some specific Canadian institutions
  • The amount is $40,000 each year for three years; and $20,000 each year for three years, as research and travel allowance
  • Deadline: Mid Fall Session, your IDP counsellor can help you with the application process


*This is an indicative list, please speak with your counsellor for details and best available options suited to your profile

Sign Up Now To Discuss More Scholarship Options

Remember, Ontario universities are known for selecting and awarding scholarships to international PhD students based on merit and program.

Do check if there are scholarships specifically available for Bangladesh natives. Also, every university and college has its own list of scholarships for international students. Ask your IDP counsellor for guidance and they will help you with all the available scholarships during the application process.

What Our Customers Are Saying

20,900+ reviews (since July 2021)


Great support!!

The most professional behaviour from IDP I have ever faced. They were so much humble toward the candidates. Thank you for the service. Keep it up.

Student from Dhanmondi

You ask, we answer

We know you have a lot of queries about Canada. We’ve answered the most common ones for you!

Student safety guide in Canada

Safety comes first. We have collated various points of contacts for any kind of emergency. Read our student safety guide for a secure life in Canada.

Please select a level of study

Enter subject, choose from the list or hit search

  • Start typing, choose from the list or hit search

  • Enter subject, choose from the list or or hit search

Please type and select an institution

  • Type 3 characters of a university name and select from the list

  • Enter a university or school name and select from the list

Please select a level of study

Got any ideal countries in mind?