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Top 3 Scholarships in Canada for international Students ( Postgraduate Studies )

26th February 2022 @ Janie

Canada is one of the best learning destinations for international students as the government is always willing to welcome the foreign students. There are no restrictions and all the nationalities can apply for the colleges and the universities directly. Most of the Canadian degree programs are covered by scholarships and the following are the top 3 scholarships in Canada in 2022.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

The objective of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is to attract the brightest Ph.D students all over the world. It is granted to the 166 students based on their academic excellence, leadership, and research potential. It’s one of the greatest scholarship which is offered by the Canadian government to international students.

  • Amount: It awards 50,000 CAD annually and duration for 3 years. 
  • Number of Scholarships: 166
  • Duration: 3 years (non-renewable) 
  • Level: Doctoral / Masters leading to Ph.D
  • Institutes: Nominating Canadian universities and institutes (Multiple numbers of universities)
  • Subject Areas: Health Research, Natural Science, Engineering Research, Soil Sciences, Humanities Research
  • Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be full-time students at a nominating Canadian university and must be working on their first Ph.D Ontario Trillium Scholarship

Ontario Trillium Scholarship

This scholarship is available for international students pursuing a Ph.D degree at one of the leading universities in the province of Ontario. Students can get fully funded scholarships which are renewable for every year and students should get an average of 80 % every term for the previous two years to the nomination. 

  • Value: CAD 40,000 per year (Funding is shared in a government-institution ratio of 2:1 (CAD 26,666 from the government and CAD 13,333 from the institution)
  • Duration: Can renew for up to 4 years.
  • Number of scholarships: 75
  • Level: Doctoral
  • Host Institutes: Any Ontario’s top universities.
  • Field of study: Open to any program
  • Eligibility Criteria: Should be an international student with an intention to enroll in a doctoral-level, full-time degree-granting graduate program

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships are rewarded to the excellent Ph.D candidates who are enrolled or wish to enroll in a social sciences or humanities program at Canadian institutes. It’s named after the former Prime Minister“Trudeau” as the honor of his admirable contributes to the international students. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation mainly focuses on improving the leadership and development of the students. 

  • Value: up to $60,000
  • Duration for up to 3 years
  • Number of Positions: 20
  • Level: Doctoral
  • Field of study: Humanities, Social Sciences
  • Eligibility Criteria: The student must already enroll as a full-time doctoral student at a Canadian University.  
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