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Scholarships to study in Canada

Canadian universities and colleges provide a wide range of scholarships for 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.

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.

However, do note that the amount of money available and the type of award varies between the various institutions. Getting a scholarship is competitive and so, you must apply well in time. We recommend you to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before the intake begins. If you get stuck anywhere, IDP counsellors will be more than happy to guide you through.

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Here are some of the more popular scholarships.

1. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

  • This programme is designed to enable students to pursue courses of advanced study and research at the Master and PhD level in Commonwealth countries other than their own.
  • The award comprises travel, living allowance and all compulsory tuition fees.

2. National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)

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

3. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

  • For graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Students must accept an offer from a university in Ontario and obtain a valid student permit (visa).

4. Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship

  • For students studying in Quebec.
  • Financial assistance is available to students studying master’s level or above.
  • Each application is assessed on its own merit.

5. Ontario Trillium Scholarship

  • First announced in November 2010 for the best 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.

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

Do check if there are scholarships specifically available for Malaysia 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.

Brock University

Brock University

Scholarship Name

Amount

"1. Entrance Scholarship: min 80% Ontario curiculum
2.INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) SCHOLARS AWARD
If you’ve completed your IB program, you may receive an automatic recognition
3.Emerging Market * Malaysia"

"1) C$1000 - C$4000 each year
2) Total of C$1000
3) Automatically C$2500"

Carleton University

Carleton University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Renewable Entrance Scholarships. Min average 80% and above

C$1000 - C$4000 each year

Laurentian University

Laurentian University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Renewable Academic Excellence Scholarships. Min 80% average

C$1000 - C$4000 each year

Lakehead University

Lakehead University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance Scholarship: min 75% Ontario curiculum

C$6000 - C$10,000 *can be renewable depending average achieved each year

Nipissing University

Nipissing University

Scholarship Name

Amount

"1. Entrance scholarships . Average 80% above
2. Schulich Education Scholarship : entering first year with a focus on education (Concurrent Education or Bach. of Physical Health & Education or Consecutive Education); minimum 80% admission average & at least one of financial need or demonstrated contributions to community"

"1. C$1500 - C$3000 *can be renewable for 90% above.
2. C$7000"

OCAD University

OCAD University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Automatic Entrance Scholarships

C$500 - C$5000

Queen's University

Queen's University

Scholarship Name

Amount

"1. Principal's Scholarship
2. Excellence Scholarship
3. International Admission Scholarship"

"1. C$4000
2. C$1500
3. C$9000"

Ryerson University

Ryerson University

Scholarship Name

Amount

"1. President's Entrance Scholarships:Application required, Min 90% average
2. International Secondary School Merit Scholarship: Min 85% above
3. International Student Winter Merit Scholarship. Min 85% average. Deadline in November 1st."

"1. Total C$40,000
2. C$5000
3. C$5000"

Trent University

Trent University

Scholarship Name

Amount

"1. Justin Chiu International Scholarship : Demostrate outstanding academic achivement
2. Global Citizen Scholarships and Awards
3. IB Scholarships . Min IB Score of 28
4. Scotiabank International Student Scholarships"

"1. C$3,000 and C$15,000
2. C$2,000 and C$21,000
3. C$1,000
4. Up to C$5000"

University of Guelph

University of Guelph

Scholarship Name

Amount

Franco J. Vaccarino President’s Scholarship : online application by 25th January

1 award of $42,500 ($8,250 annually for 4 years of study

University of Ontario Institute of Technology,

University of Ontario Institute of Technology,

Scholarship Name

Amount

Global Leadership Award : application by 24th February

Valued at $72,000 ($18,000 a year for four years)

University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Scholarship Name

Amount

"1. President Scholarships : deadline by 30th April
2. Chancellor’s Scholarship : deadline by 30th April
3. Faculty of Arts Merit Scholarship"

"1. C$30,000 (C$7,500 per year)
2. Valued at C$26,000
3. C$4000 ( C$1000 per year)"

University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Scholarship Name

Amount

International Entrance Scholarships

C$10,000

Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University

Scholarship Name

Amount

President’s Gold entrance scholarship

C$4000

University of Windsor

University of Windsor

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance Scholarship: min 85% Ontario curiculum

C$1000 - C$16,000 *Renewable depending on average achieved

Western University

Western University

Scholarship Name

Amount

"1. Western Scholarship of Excellence
2. Western Scholarship of Distinction
3. Western Admission Scholarship"

"1. C$6000
2. C$2500
3. C$1500"

Algonquin College

Algonquin College

Scholarship Name

Amount

N/A

N/A

Cambrian College,

Cambrian College,

Scholarship Name

Amount

N/A

N/A

Canadore College

Canadore College

Scholarship Name

Amount

N/A

N/A

Confederation College

Confederation College

Scholarship Name

Amount

N/A

N/A

Connestoga College

Connestoga College

Scholarship Name

Amount

N/A

N/A

Centennial College

Centennial College

Scholarship Name

Amount

"All for 2nd year onwards , deadline October:
1. Academic Merit Scholarship
2. Achivement Scholarship
3. Engagement Scholarship"

All amount C$1000

Fleming College

Fleming College

Scholarship Name

Amount

NA

NA

Georgian College

Georgian College

Scholarship Name

Amount

NA

NA

Humber College

Humber College

Scholarship Name

Amount

NA

NA

Mohawk College

Mohawk College

Scholarship Name

Amount

NA

NA

St Clair College

St Clair College

Scholarship Name

Amount

NA

NA

Seneca College

Seneca College

Scholarship Name

Amount

NA

NA

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Scholarship Name

Amount

Admission based scholarships:
1. Apply early separately Value: $5,000 Well-rounded students with admission averages of 80%+ studying on a Study Permit will be assessed for scholarships to recognize their accomplishments through leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities and academic standing.
2. Entrance no application needed: Up to $9,000; payable over four years. Based on academic results
Link

Entrance scholarship no application required: Up to $9,000; payable over four years. Based on academic results

Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Apply early before March 2020 ( check in the website for updated deadline each year)
Link

NA

Capilano University

Capilano University

Scholarship Name

Amount

No application needed for entrance scholarship
Link

No application required for entrance scholarship

Douglas College

Douglas College

Scholarship Name

Amount

For returning student. Need to apply : Jan 1 – Feb 1
Link

NA

Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance Scholarship : $1000-$3000
Link:

Entrance scholarship available. No application required

Thompson River University

Thompson River University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Offer different types of Scholarship : Athletic, Engineering etc
https://www.tru.ca/truworld/future-students/scholarships.html

Various type of scholarships offer ; Academic Excellene Award - minimum GPA of 86% (A) during last year of high school/college/university.

Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University

Scholarship Name

Amount

A few different category of scholarships are offer
Link: https://www.twu.ca/admissions-aid/financial-aid

Range from $2000 - $6000.

University Canada West

University Canada West

Scholarship Name

Amount

A few different category of scholarships are offer
Link: https://www.ucanwest.ca/blog/education-careers-tips/how-international-students-can-get-scholarships-in-canada

Second language excellence scholarships. Applicable to certain programs ( mainly business ) IELTS requirements: 7.0

University of Northern British Columbia

University of Northern British Columbia

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance scholarship apply early before March.
Link: https://www.unbc.ca/financial-aid

Entrance Scholarships.

University of Fraser Valley

University of Fraser Valley

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance Scholarship : $10,000 min CGPA 3.5
Apply before 1 April
Link: http://international.ufv.ca/study-in-canada/entrance-scholarships/

Entrance Scholarship : $10,000 min CGPA 3.5 Apply before 1 April

The University of Winnipeg

The University of Winnipeg

Scholarship Name

Amount

President’s Scholarship. Apply early : $5000 each
Link: http://international.ufv.ca/study-in-canada/entrance-scholarships/

President’s Scholarship. Apply before 1st April : $5000 each
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/awards/docs/fw21_pwsl-application_fillable.pdf

Crandall University

Crandall University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance scholarship up to $1500: 80%-95% average
Link: https://www.crandallu.ca/scholarships/

n/a

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University

Scholarship Name

Amount

offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to both entering and returning students as part of its financial aid program.
Link: https://www.mta.ca/Registrars_Office/Financial_aid/Scholarships/Scholarships/

offers a variety of scholarships available.

University New Brunswick

University New Brunswick

Scholarship Name

Amount

offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to both entrance and continuing students.
Link: https://www.unb.ca/moneymatters/scholarships/

Entrance Scholarship. Apply before 1st March

Acadia University

Acadia University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance Scholarship : automatically considered
80% average requirement
Link: https://www2.acadiau.ca/financial-aid/future-students/entrance-scholarships.html

Entrance Scholarship : automatically considered
80% average requirement

Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance scholarship: additional documents required together with admission application – Financial need application for those interested in bursaries.
Link: https://www.cbu.ca/future-students/scholarships-bursaries/

Various of Scholarships offer. Online application before March.

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Scholarship offer up to $10,000 each year: based on academic assessment
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General Entrance Award. Apply before 1st March.

St. Francis Xavier University

St. Francis Xavier University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Link: https://www.stfx.ca/admissions/tuition-and-financial-aid/scholarships/general

Merit Based Scholarships. Apply befire 1st March

Centennial College

Centennial College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.centennialcollege.ca/financial-aid/application-scholarships-and-awards/college-wide-application-scholarships/#international

NA

Durham College

Durham College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://durhamcollege.ca/info-for/international/study-dc/scholarships

NA

Laurentian University

Laurentian University

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://laurentian.ca/international/scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship. No application needed.
Limited to specific subjects.

Queen’s University

Queen’s University

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-aid/specific-student-groups/international-students

Automatic Entrance Scholarships. No application required.

Ryerson University

Ryerson University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Guaranteed and renewable scholarship
https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/scholarships-awards/

Guaranteed and renewable scholarship available – completing studies at canadian school. ( average 80%)

Sheridan College

Sheridan College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.sheridancollege.ca/admissions/international-centre/current-students/scholarships-and-awards

NA

Trent University

Trent University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance scholarship automatically considered up to $3000. Non renewable
https://www.trentu.ca/futurestudents/international/tuition-awards/scholarships-and-awards

Trent International Global Citizen Scholarship. Range from $2000 - $25,000
Deadline: Feb 15

University of Guelph

University of Guelph

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance/scholarships/entrance_int

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship. No application required.

University of Guelph-Humber

University of Guelph-Humber

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.guelphhumber.ca/sfs/international-entrance-scholarship

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship. Range $2000 to $8500. Average 75% and above. No application required.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://safa.ontariotechu.ca/scholarships-and-bursaries/scholarships/scholarships-and-awards-for-international-students.php

Global Leadership Awards. Vale of $72,000. Application: Apply for admission via OUAC before February 25.
https://ontariotechu.ca/mycampus/

University of Windsor

University of Windsor

Scholarship Name

Amount

http://www.uwindsor.ca/international-development/374/scholarships-awards-international-students

Various of scholarships offered. Mostly Automatic considered scholarships.

Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.wlu.ca/future-students/undergraduate/tuition-finances/entrance-scholarships.html

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship. No application required.

University of Prince Edward

University of Prince Edward

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.upei.ca/scholarships-and-awards/international-student-scholarships

Entrance scholarship. Average requirement 85% and above. $1000-$3000. No application required.

University of Regina

University of Regina

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.uregina.ca/international/future-students/scholarship/index.html

Automatic Entrance Scholarships available.

University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

Scholarship Name

Amount

Automatically considered. Up to $3000
https://admissions.usask.ca/money/scholarships.php#GuaranteedEntranceScholarships

Entrance Scholarships available. No application required.

MacEwan University

MacEwan University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Up to $12,000 scholarship offer
https://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofArts/ScholarshipsAwardsBursaries/index.htm

n/a

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Entrance Scholarship: Up to $2000. Awarded to top 20 applicants
https://international.viu.ca/international-student-scholarships-and-awards

Entrance scholarship. 80% min requirement.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Scholarship Name

Amount

Variety category of Scholarships is offer
https://www.sait.ca/indigenous-students/awards-scholarships-and-bursaries

Entrance Awards. Application May 1st
Entrance Awards. Application November 28. (Jan intake)

Niagara College

Niagara College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://international.niagaracollege.ca/scholarships/

$2000 Scholarship
Deadline- First day of Term
https://international.niagaracollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2018-Graduate-Certificate-Scholarship.pdf

Loyalist College

Loyalist College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.loyalistcollege.com/future-students/paying-for-college/awards-bursaries-and-scholarships/

n/a

Kings University College at Western University

Kings University College at Western University

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.kings.uwo.ca/future-students/finances/funding/entrance-scholarships/

Entrance Scholarship range from $2500-$5000. Admission requirement 82% - 95% ++.

George Brown College

George Brown College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.georgebrown.ca/financialaid/awards-for-international-students/

NA

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.fanshawec.ca/paying-college/financial-aid-student-awards/awards/international-awards

International ASEAN Language Excellence Entrance Award
" No application Needed"

Loyalist College

Loyalist College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.loyalistcollege.com/international/future-international-students/international-student-offer-package/#:~:text=Scholarships,we%20offer%20to%20international%20students.

Scholarship available for student, amount not mentioned

Alexander College

Alexander College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://alexandercollege.ca/student-success/scholarships/

$1,250 each Student will be nominated by instructions, no applications needed

Comasun College

Comasun College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://camosun.ca/international/current-international-students/camosun-international-academic-advancement-scholarship

$1,000 for registered student

Langara College

Langara College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://langara.ca/student-services/financial-aid/scholarships/general.html

Langara International Education Scholarship, amount not mentioned

Canadore College

Canadore College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/money/scholarships
https://www.canadorecollege.ca/support/money/bursaries

The amount is not mentioned but it all depends on the faculty students will be accepting to.

Red River College

Red River College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://catalogue.rrc.ca/AvailableAwards.aspx?_ga=2.142189173.698760725.1612434346-610106493.1612434346

Multiple scholarships ranging from 500$ to 1000$

Newbrunswick Community College

Newbrunswick Community College

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://thenbccfoundationinc.ca/students/bursaries-scholarships-awards.aspx

NBCC Scholarship, amount not mentioned

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

Scholarship Name

Amount

Scholarships of $2000 will rewarded after students have completed their first year https://bowvalleycollege.ca/schools/international-education/current-international-learners/international-awards-and-scholarships

Entrance Award of $2000 to $2500 on a separate application

Concordia University of Edmonton

Concordia University of Edmonton

Scholarship Name

Amount

University Entrance Award: https://concordia.ab.ca/scholarships/university-entrance-scholarship/
Students need to maintain an average of 75% on their GPA.

Apply by April 1st.
$1000 to $ 5000 per year. (Sep intake)
Apply by August 1st
$1000 to $ 5000 per year. (Jan intake)

University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

Scholarship Name

Amount

International Students need to make a separate application on the Bridge account.
https://www.ulethbridge.ca/ross/student-finance/international-students-0

NA

NorQuest College

NorQuest College

Scholarship Name

Amount

Students have to make a separate application on the college student account.
https://norquest.academicworks.ca/

NA

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Scholarship Name

Amount

Student that have achieved average of 85% will be awarded for the International Student Entrance Scholarship. https://umanitoba.ca/financial-aid-and-awards/international#international-student-bursaries

NA

College of the Rockies

College of the Rockies

Scholarship Name

Amount

Each bursary category has it’s own method of application. https://cotr.bc.ca/student-services/student-support/financial-aid/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-current-students/

NA

Coast Mountain College

Coast Mountain College

Scholarship Name

Amount

The bursary is only for locals. https://www.coastmountaincollege.ca/student-services/financial-aid/cmtn-awards-bursaries-scholarships

NA

College of New Caledonia

College of New Caledonia

Scholarship Name

Amount

Separate online application once they are enrolled students.
https://cnc.bc.ca/services/financial-aid

For Sep 2022, scholarship application is already open in November.
$250 to $ 1500

Columbia College

Columbia College

Scholarship Name

Amount

Academic Scholarships available for International students if they maintain good grades.
https://www.columbiacollege.ca/scholarships/

$2500 to $5000 each semester if they are eligible.
Entrance Scholarship application for Winter intake: https://www.columbiacollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Entrance-Scholarship-Application-Form-Winter-2022.pdf
$ 3000 – 10 places

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Academic Merit Based and Renewable each year
https://www.fdu.edu/admissions/international/scholarships/
$ 3000 to $ 24000 per year.

Apply by July 1st.
January intake (Apply by December 1st)
May intake (Apply by May 1st)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Scholarship Name

Amount

Separate application needs to be done on: https://www.kpu.ca/awards/entrance-scholarship

Apply by September 24th each year.
$ 5000 to $ 20000 per year.

North Island College

North Island College

Scholarship Name

Amount

The award is only available for local students through a separate application. https://foundation.nic.bc.ca/students/

NA

Northern Lights College

Northern Lights College

Scholarship Name

Amount

Bursaries are available through separate application for each faculty.
https://www.nlc.bc.ca/sfaa/bursaries

Apply by January 25th.

Okanagan College

Okanagan College

Scholarship Name

Amount

Automatically awarded to students when they are eligible.
https://ssb.okanagan.bc.ca/ocprod/bwyfagui.p_select_type

$ 100 to $ 500 per tuition credit.

Selkirk College

Selkirk College

Scholarship Name

Amount

GPA Scholarships - based on exceptional academic achievement (internally selected from GPA report).
https://selkirk.ca/scholarships

Applications are open February 15th and close March 31st. Apply with our
https://forms.selkirk.ca/

Sterling College

Sterling College

Scholarship Name

Amount

Sterling College Grants.
$ 2500 to $ 10000 per semester. Needs a separate application.
https://www.sterlingcollege.edu/admissions-aid/scholarships/

NA

Vancouver Community College

Vancouver Community College

Scholarship Name

Amount

Separate application once student are enrolled.
https://www.vcc.ca/applying/registration-services/financial-aid/

$ 1000 to $ 3500 per year.

Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School

Scholarship Name

Amount

Bursaries are only available for local students.
https://vfs.edu/finances

NA

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://nscad.ca/apply/scholarships-and-tuition/

Entrance Scholarship is between $500 to $6000

Bishop's University

Bishop's University

Scholarship Name

Amount

https://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/money-matters/scholarships-awards-bursaries/chancellors-excellence-scholarship/

Valued at $10,000 per year (renewable for up to three additional years or a total value of $40,000)

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