Study in Canada Scholarships

The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world. The academic placement must be carried out on a full-time basis at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution located in Canada.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for a scholarship, candidate students:

  • must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries:
    • Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible. NOTE: Palestinian candidate students residing in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are eligible, and may be requested to provide supporting documentation demonstrating their Palestinian identity.
  • must not hold Canadian citizenship and must not have applied for permanent residency in Canada;
  • must apply for admission to a full time academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution;
  • should indicate their interest in being considered for the Study in Canada Scholarships program when applying;
  • must not already be participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada;
  • may already be enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a college, technical or vocational institute, or university in Canada;
  • must meet the entrance requirements for the proposed program of study at the time of submitting an application; and
  • must possess the linguistic competencies necessary to undertake studies in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French).
Value
  • Up to CAD 60,000 for programs of one academic year in duration (e.g., two academic terms of up to 4 months each)
  • Up to CAD 120,000 for programs of two academic years in duration (e.g., up to 20 months, including four academic terms of up to 4 months each and one intervening spring/summer term of up to 4 months)

Scholarships are tenable for a minimum of one academic year and up to a maximum of two academic years (up to 20 months total, including one intervening spring/summer term of up to 4 months).

Deadline

Deadline for application to be considered for endorsement by the University of Ottawa: February 27, 2020.

Timeline and selection process at the University of Ottawa

February 28 to March 12

Review of the files and selection of the award nominees for the University-wide competition by the faculties.

March 13 to 24

University-wide competition. Review of the files and selection of the candidates by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

March 24 to 27

The University of Ottawa prepares files and nominates the candidates for the Study in Canada Scholarships.

Week of the March 30

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of the internal selection process.

Application

Students interested in applying to this scholarship must send an email to the Graduate Studies Office of their program before the deadline. The subject of the email should be Study in Canada Scholarship and should include the following supporting documents: Proof of citizenship, up-to-date CV, dated and signed Privacy Notice Statement and a draft of their budget. For more information, about the supporting documents, please visit the Study in Canada website under the application tab.

The faculty will review the applications and nominate candidates for the University-wide competition. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, will inform the candidates of the outcome of the internal selection process.

Additional information

Study in Canada Scholarships website*

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.

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