Study in Canada Scholarships: Unleashing Opportunities for Global Education
Embarking on a global education journey is now within reach, thanks to the Study in Canada Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year. This article is your comprehensive guide to this incredible opportunity that beckons students from diverse countries. Let’s delve into the details and unlock the doors to international academic excellence.
Call for Applications:
The call for applications is officially open until March 19, 2024. Canadian institutions play a pivotal role, applying on behalf of eligible candidates. This is your chance to broaden your horizons and experience the rich academic landscape Canada has to offer.
To seize this opportunity, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria:
To be eligible, you must be:
✔ a citizen of an eligible country/territory
Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan
Europe: Türkiye, Ukraine
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia
✔ have a valid student exchange agreement with the student’s home institution that waives tuition fees for scholarship recipients (required for college/undergraduate study only)
However, the scholarship is not available if you hold Canadian citizenship, participate in a Canadian government-funded program, or are already enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary program.
Scholarship Value and Duration:
The Study in Canada Scholarships offers varying amounts for different durations:
College/Undergraduate (4 months): $10,200
Graduate (4 months): $10,200
Graduate (5-6 months): $12,700
These funds cover various expenses, including visa fees, airfare, health insurance, living expenses, and more.
Selected students can use scholarship funds for a range of expenses, from visa fees to ground transportation. Canadian institutions hosting students also receive financial aid to cover administrative costs.
How Funding Works:
Selected students may use scholarship funds towards:
✔ visa or study/work permit fees
✔ airfare via the most direct and economical route
✔ health insurance
✔ living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food
✔ ground transportation, including a public transportation pass
✔ books and supplies required for their study or research, excluding computers and other equipment
Canadian institutions are eligible to receive:
✔ $500 per scholarship recipient to aid with administrative costs once the student arrives in Canada
✔ reimbursement of additional employer compliance fees paid to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in some cases
How funding works
Canadian institutions will receive funding from Global Affairs Canada, through its legal name, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) in the form of a non-negotiable contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to successful students according to its internal processes. Should a student not take up the scholarship, Canadian institutions must return all funds, including the administrative fee, to DFATD.
Application Process for Canadian Institutions:
Canadian institutions must apply on behalf of eligible students before the deadline.
Before the application period
Canadian institutions interested in hosting students should:
✔ promote the scholarship to faculty and staff members
✔ promote the scholarship to eligible partner institutions
✔ explore student exchange agreements with eligible partner institutions
Non-Canadian institutions interested in sending students to Canada should:
✔ review eligibility requirements
✔ explore student exchange agreements with Canadian institutions
✔ promote this scholarship to students
✔ identify students who meet the eligibility and admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution
Students interested in studying in Canada under this scholarship should:
✔ review the eligibility requirements
✔ ask your international office if your school has an exchange agreement with a Canadian post-secondary institution
✔ contact your international office to learn more about the application process and any admission requirements for the Canadian institution
Application instructions for Canadian institutions applying on behalf of eligible students
Assign a program coordinator to complete applications.
Applicants must upload supporting documents, including a comprehensive application form and documents in specified formats. The Help with My EduCanada resource provides additional guidance.
Scholarship Selection Criteria:
Applications are evaluated based on the merit of research or study, benefits to home and Canadian institutions, and the strength of proposed linkages. Priority is given to first-time recipients.
The application deadline for Canadian institutions is March 19, 2024. Successful results will be communicated in the spring, and selected students should plan to arrive in Canada by February 1, 2025.
Notification of Results:
The scholarship administrator communicates results to Canadian institutions, which are responsible for notifying successful students. For unsuccessful applications, feedback is not provided.
Student Arrival in Canada:
Selected students should plan their arrival between August 1, 2024, and February 1, 2025. Timely visa or study/work permit applications are crucial to avoid delays.
Recipients must engage in full-time studies or research, focus primarily on academic endeavors, and return to their home institutions after the scholarship period. Failure to meet these conditions may result in cancellation.
Scholarships cannot be deferred or renewed and are not taxable. Availability depends on funding from the Government of Canada.
Embark on your educational odyssey with the Study in Canada Scholarships. This initiative opens doors to global opportunities, fostering cultural exchange and academic excellence. Don’t miss this chance to broaden your horizons in the vibrant and inclusive educational landscape of Canada.
Can I defer the scholarship if I can’t attend this year?
No, scholarships cannot be deferred.
Are Study in Canada Scholarships renewable?
No, scholarships are not renewable.
Is the scholarship taxable for recipients?
No, the scholarship is not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the recipient.
What happens if I fail to meet the scholarship conditions?
Failure to meet conditions may result in scholarship cancellation.
Can I apply if I’m already enrolled in a Canadian institution?
No, the scholarship is not available if you are already enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary program.