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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Study-In-Canada: 2024 Government of Canada Scholarships For International Students

Government of Canada Scholarships offers several scholarship programs to support candidates from abroad who wish to study, or conduct research in Canada on a short-term basis.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of the top teaching and research universities in Canada, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details:

Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement and partnerships.

The Government of Canada International Scholarships provides numerous scholarship opportunities for international candidates interested in pursuing short-term studies or research in Canada. These programs include:

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)
    Undergraduate and graduate students from:
    • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos
    • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • North America: Mexico
    • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) 
    Undergraduate and graduate students from ASEAN member states
  • Study in Canada Scholarships  
    Undergraduate and graduate students from:
    • Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan; 
    • Europe: Türkiye, Ukraine; 
    • The Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia;
    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
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Scholarship Requirements:

  • For undergraduate applications for a research-based experience, a written institutional collaboration and student exchange agreement or memorandum of understanding between the Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution is desirable but not mandatory. Instead of an agreement, you will be required to provide a Letter of Invitation from the University of Alberta professor who has agreed to supervise you.
  • For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution will be accepted. 
  • Applications and required supporting documents should be submitted directly to University of Alberta International by candidates through the University of Alberta International Government of Canada Scholarships Research Application Form. 
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in their proposed degree program at the time of application. For example, if the application period falls during a gap between the student’s Master’s and PhD enrollment, unfortunately, they will not be deemed eligible for the current scholarship year. If this situation applies to you, it is recommended that you apply next year.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship under any Global Affairs Canada scholarship program.
  • Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient.

Applicants are expected to review the Scholarship Terms and Conditions to confirm their eligibility for the program in advance of contacting a potential University of Alberta host professor. Specific information can be viewed by clicking on the name of the scholarship:

  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)
  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)
  • Study in Canada Scholarships 


Scholarship Duration and Reward

Scholarship values vary depending on the duration and level of study

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Proof of citizenship
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letter of Invitation (Required for both undergraduate and graduate research based application
  • Letter of Support from the home institution
  • Letter of Proof of Full-time Enrolment from the Home institution
  • Privacy notice statement
  • Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement between the U of A and the Candidate’s Institution

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Method of Application

Interested applicants for the Government of Canada Scholarships at the University of Alberta are to ensure that they meet the eligible criteria for the scholarship before they can proceed to find a host professor/supervisor. Email professors you would potentially like to work with the following information:

  • Your full name and contact information
  • Your home University and home country
  • Whether you are currently an undergraduate (bachelor) or graduate (master or doctoral) student
  • Which year of your degree program you are in
  • The full name of the scholarship program you would be applying for
  • How long you wish to do research for (4 months, 5-6 months, 8 months)
  • Your ideal start date (must finish no later than February 1 each year)
  • Documents such as your CV/resume, university academic transcripts, and/or cover letter
  • A link to the information for host supervisors

Once the applicant has found a potential host supervisor, the applicant will work together with their home institution and UAlberta host supervisor to gather the required supporting documents which will then be submitted while also completing the Electronic Application Form.

Deadline: Not Specified

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