#1 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
The Canadian Government has launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) to Improve Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class and highly qualified Ph.D. students, and
Establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher education.
To be considered for the Vanier Scholarship, you need to demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of academic achievement in Masters’ programs in Engineering, Natural Sciences, Health, Social Sciences or Humanities.
The Canadian Government awards up to 167 scholarships annually. At any time, there are a total of up to 500 students with Vanier scholarships for their Ph.D. programs in various Canadian institutions.
Here are some other key points about this scholarship:
You should first be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at some Canadian university scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies.
In order to be eligible, there are three equally weighted evaluation criteria: academic excellence, research potential, and leadership.
Candidates must be nominated by the Canadian Institution at which they want to study.
Around 200 students every year get this scholarship to study at the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, the University of Waterloo, the University of Alberta and nearly 100 other institutions
You will be evaluated and selected based on the following three criteria:
#1 Academic excellence, as demonstrated by your past academic results, transcripts, scholarships, awards, and distinctions.
#2 Research potential, as demonstrated by your research history, your interest in research, the proposed research, and its potential to advance knowledge of the field and its expected outcomes. Your research experience and its impact indicate your potential as a research leader of tomorrow.
You should write about your personal characteristics such as critical thinking, application of knowledge, judgment, originality, initiative, autonomy, and enthusiasm for research in your Personal Leadership Statement essay. You should have strong references to validate the same.
In addition, your achievements in terms of collaborations, teamwork and mentoring would also be counted towards your contributions to research and training of highly qualified personnel.
#3 Leadership, which includes both demonstrated and potential leadership ability. You can demonstrate your leadership ability through:
Your personal achievement: This includes your involvement and achievements in entrepreneurship, business, science, sports, arts, foreign travel or study.
Your involvement in academic life: This includes any of your achievements in mentoring/teaching or supervisory experience, involvement in the student community, student committee, teams, senate, board, etc., organization of conferences, events, and seminars, your role in academic or professional societies and project management.
Your experience as a volunteer for social projects with some NGOs.
There could be other avenues where you could have demonstrated your leadership abilities.
You will be evaluated on various leadership attributes including your ability to develop a personal vision for the future that defines a meaningful change for the community or group you work with, establishing clear goals and reaching those goals in an efficient, organized and innovative way, being accountable for consequences of your actions and decisions, curiosity, creativity, courage, dealing with complexity, persuasive, supporting peers, and mastery of presentation skills and public communications.
July – November: Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit the application package
November 1, 2017: Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program
End of March 2018: Email notification to nominees May 1, 2018, September 1, 2018, or January 1, 2019: Payment begins.
#2 University of Waterloo International Master’s and Doctoral Awards
The International Master’s and Doctoral Student Awards at the University of Waterloo are great funding opportunities for international students. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in research-based graduate degree programs at the University of Waterloo and hold a valid Canadian study permit.
Students must meet the academic progress requirements of their program, and not have outstanding probationary admission requirements, or be concurrently receiving external awards or sponsorships, or be self-funded.
Valued at $2,045 per term for 2 years (Master’s) or $4,090 per term for 3 years (Ph.D.) In addition, there are many more scholarships available for international students that you can search for over here. Most of these scholarships are given based on scholastic excellence and demonstrated an interest in pursuing research in specific areas.
Alan Plumtree Graduate Scholarship in Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering ($20,000)
Conrad Family Scholarships for Master’s in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program ($10,000 to $20,000)
Devani Charities Graduate Engineering Entrance Scholarship ($1,500).
Emergency Loan – Interest-free emergency loans are available to full-time graduate students who are experiencing short-term financial difficulty.
Hira and Kamal Ahuja International Graduate Scholarship ($20,000).
Jensen Hughes Graduate Fire Safety Award ($4,000).
Kevin Kimsa MBET Graduate Scholarship ($10,000).
Neelanjana Pal Memorial Scholarship ($3,250).
Norman Esch Graduate Scholarship ($10,000).
Roman Baldur Memorial Engineering Award ($2,250).
SNC-Lavalin Graduate Scholarship in Engineering ($5,000).
Stantec Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering ($3,000).
Robbert Hartog Graduate Scholarship.
Richard and Elizabeth Master Graduate Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
#3 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program is funded by the provincial government to encourage excellence in graduate studies at the masters and doctoral levels. It is a merit-based scholarship and awards are available to students, including international students, in all disciplines of academic study. Key points of this scholarship include:
It is valued at $15,000 per year. The minimum duration the scholarship may be held for is two consecutive terms.
Be an international student studying in Ontario with a student study permit to be eligible for this award
A candidate should have achieved a first-class average, (minimum of A-/80%)*, in EACH of the last two full-time academic years (eligibility averages are based on grades up to August 31, 2017).
Transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended, whether a degree was received or not; graduate transcripts are required even if fall 2017 is the first term in the program.
The same scholarship application form is also used to evaluate a candidate for Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST), which is also valued at $15,000 per year.
Students have the option to take up the OGS or QEII-GSST award for a minimum of two terms (receiving
$10,000 total) or three terms (receiving $15,000 total). The awards are non-renewable.
An international student should submit his application by October 4, 2017.
Selection is based on the following three criteria:
#1 Academic Excellence, with a weight of 30-50% and as demonstrated by academic transcripts, a list of competitive scholarships, awards, and honors
#2 Research Ability and Potential in Program Study, with a weight of 30-50% and as demonstrated by publications, conferences, presentations, and originality
#3 Communication and Leadership Ability, with a weight of 0-20%, and as demonstrated by a list of relevant volunteer, leadership and academic work experience
#4 Ontario Trillium Scholarship
Ontario Trillium Scholarship program aims to attract more of the best qualified international students to Ontario for their Ph.D. studies. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
Each OTS is valued at $40,000 annually and is automatically renewable for an additional three years
Six new awardees are selected every year at Waterloo.
Recipients must be international students, who hold a valid Canadian study permit and must be intending to pursue full-time graduate studies at the doctoral level in a degree-granting program
#5 University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships (UMGF) are merit-based awards that are open to students of any nationality who will be registered as full-time graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) at the University of Manitoba.
The scholarship is valued at $18,000 (PhD) and $14,000 (Master’s) for a 12-month period
Students are eligible to receive fellowships for the first 24 months of their Master’s program and the first 48 months of their Ph.D. program.
Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in each of the last two years of study at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Master’s Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral Degree
Students in all fields of graduate study with the exception of those in the College of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program are eligible to apply.
#6 University of Calgary Graduate Awards
International students are eligible to apply for many of the awards administered through the University of Calgary Graduate Scholarship Office. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
You may apply for awards after you have submitted an application for admission and receive a University of Calgary student number.
You must apply for graduate awards; you are not automatically considered.
Scholarship value ranges from $1,000 to $40,000 and covers different fields of study
For students conducting research in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Nanotechnology, Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Transcriptomics or Regulomics.
Award value:$26,500 for master’s, up to two years and $31,500 for doctoral, up to four years
Open for international students.
Learn more – http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards/opportunities/alberta_innovates
Graduate Award Competition
The following scholarships are offered at a value as high as $36,000, and are awarded through the annual Graduate Award Competition:
Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarships
Open Doctoral Scholarships
To be eligible, students must have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the university issuing the transcripts, in the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent). Only one application needs to be submitted by February 1. Results are announced between April and June for various awards.
Learn more – http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards/opportunities/gac
#7 Trudeau Foundation Scholarships
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarships in the humanities and social sciences are special in terms of scope and stature in the country. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
Each year, up to fifteen scholarships are awarded to Canadian and foreign doctoral candidates
Students, who are enrolled full-time and in their first or second year (or in the process of enrolling) of a doctoral program in the Humanities and Social Sciences, can apply. Its annual value is up to $60,000 per scholar for a maximum of three years.
Eligibility: Full-time first or second-year students enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a doctoral program in the humanities and social sciences
Up to one scholar in four per given year may be a non-Canadian (permanent resident or foreign national) enrolled full-time in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution. This applies in particular to students from emerging nations.
Fields of research in Humanities and Social Sciences for which this award is given: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World, and People and their Natural Environment.
#8 UBC Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships
The Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships enable promising leaders from developing countries to pursue doctoral studies at UBC. The fellowships aim to support international students showing outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
The scholarship value is $18,200 per year plus tuition for four years
Two new fellowships will be offered each year
Be a citizen of a developing country such as India.
Selection is made based on the following criteria:
#1 Academic Excellence (30%) – As demonstrated by academic transcripts, awards, and distinctions
#2 Research Ability / Potential (30%) – Quality of analytical skills, ability to think critically, ability to apply skills and knowledge, judgment, originality, initiative and autonomy, determination, and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time—as demonstrated in the description of the degree program and by work experience, research contributions, letters of appraisal.
#3 Leadership in the development of civil and sustainable society in home country (40%) – Established record of leadership in professional, academic or volunteer work – as demonstrated in the personal statement; work experience, community involvement, and other extracurricular activities; communication skills; and letters of appraisal
#9 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered by the Canadian government to international students undertaking postgraduate study within the natural and social sciences or health research. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
70 fellowships are awarded annually; a total of up to 140 awards are active at any time
Valued at $70,000 per year and for a maximum of 2 years
April – September – Applicants seek endorsement from the host institution to apply, prepare and submit the application (institutions may have internal deadlines).
September 20, 2017 – Deadline for complete application submission
Mid-February 2018 – Applicants are emailed about results
April to October 2018 – Payment begins.
#10 Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program
The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. Here are the key points of this scholarship:
Valued at $17,500 for 12 months, non-renewable
be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the masters or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation.
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