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Scholarships for Indian Students in Canada – Complete List 2019

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Since the entire story of Donald Trump, the student population opting for higher education in the USA has decreased tremendously. Having said that, students are greatly interested in applying to Universities in Canada.

Though few students are able to sponsor there stay and admission in foreign countries, majority of applying students go for educational loans or scholarships. Though it is not that easy to apply for scholarships and to get one. Canadian universities offer a wide range of scholarships to meritorious and deserving students to help them fund their studies.Before applying to any of the scholarships, it is very important to check the eligibility criteria,
deadlines and much more.

List of Scholarships for Indian students in Canada in 2019

S. No.Scholarship Name
1Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
2The University of Waterloo International Master’s and Doctoral Awards
3Ontario Graduate Scholarship
4Ontario Trillium Scholarship
5University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
6University of Calgary Graduate Awards
7Trudeau Foundation Scholarships
8UBC Graduate Global Leadership Fellowships
9Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
10Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program
11NSERC Postgraduate scholarships
12Carleton University Awards for International Students
13Dalhousie University Scholarships
14Fairleigh Dickinson Scholarships for International Students
15McGill University Scholarships and Student Aid
16Queen’s University International Scholarships
17University of Saskatchewan International Student Awards
18Simon Fraser University Financial Aid and Awards
19Western University International Admission Scholarships

Scholarships in Canada for Indian Students

These are the scholarships in Canada for Indian Students:

1. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

It was created to attract world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarships are awarded for a doctoral degree or combined MA/Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.

Level of study required for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Ph.D. programs or combined MA/Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in health research, social sciences and/or humanities research, natural sciences and/or engineering research.


Number of Scholarships for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship


The university awards up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually.
Amount / duration:
The scholarship is worth up to $50,000 per year for three years.

Eligibility for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

  1. To be eligible for a Vanier CGS, you must:
  2. Be nominated by one Canadian institution only, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota.
  3. Be pursuing your first doctoral degree taking into account including joint
  4. undergraduate/graduate research program such as: DVM/PhD, JD/PhD,
  5. MD/PhD–Note that only the PhD portion of any combined degree is eligible for funding.
  6. Intend to pursue, in the academic year following the announcement of results, a joint graduate program such as: research or full-time doctoral or MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD studies at the nominating institution. Note that only the PhD portion of any combined degree is eligible for funding.
  7. Have completed utmost twenty months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2019.
  8. Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last 2 years full-time study or equivalent.
  9. To undertake or complete a doctoral degree, one must not have completed, or have undertaken, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship under CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC.

Application instructions for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:

  1. Candidates must be chosen by a Canadian Institution with a quota at which they want to study. Students cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS.  
  2. Applications are initiated in either of two ways. Either the student contacts the faculty of graduate studies at the institution they intent to apply to the Vanier CGS OR the institution initiates the nomination process by contacting the candidate. One can refer to the official Scholarship Website here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-
    accueil.html

Official Website

http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html

2. Ontario Graduate Scholarship

The OGS program is backed by the provincial government to encourage brilliance in graduate studies at master’s and doctoral levels. Government contributes two-thirds of the value of the awards and the university delivers the remaining one-third.

Amount of Ontario Graduate Scholarship


The scholarship is worth CAD 15,000 i.e. INR Rs 7,77,900.

Scholarship amount can be utilized for Tuition and Fees


Number of Students Awarded in the Ontario Graduate Scholarship


Number of students to be awarded are 5 annually.


Eligibility For Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  1. Be registered at full-time graduate degree program; exceptions are those students who only register part-time as permanent disabilities may still be eligible.
  2. Have achieved a first-class with a minimum average of 80%.
  3. Applicant must indicate relevant volunteer, leadership and academic work experience.
  4. 2 LORs along with transcripts are required.

Requirements for Ontario Graduate Scholarship

  1. Be registered at full-time graduate degree program; exceptions are those students who only register part-time as permanent disabilities may still be eligible.
  2. Have achieved a first-class with minimum average of 80%.
  3. Applicant must indicate relevant volunteer, leadership and academic work experience.
  4. 2 LORs along with transcripts are required.

3. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program is rewarded every year which is aimed to recognize artistic students who have extraordinary academic achievement and leadership qualities.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be an international secondary school student who is nominated by their school with a study permit looking to commence studies in the following academic year.

Educational institution awarding the scholarship

It is awarded by University of Toronto
The scholarship awards for tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for up to four years.

Application Deadline

August to November (Tentatively)

4. President’s Scholarship for World Leaders

The scholarship is provided to international students who are joining any course at The University of Winnipeg for the first time. President’s Scholarship for World Leaders is open to all those students who are involved in activities that demonstrate leadership.

Educational institution awarding the scholarship

It is awarded by The University of Winnipeg.

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship is worth up to CAD 5,000.


Application Deadline

July to October (Tentatively)

5. International Leader of Tomorrow Award

International Leader of Tomorrow Award is open for all those international
undergraduate students who have brilliant academic record, leadership skills, and regular participation in student affairs and community service.

Institution awarding the scholarship

It is awarded by The University of British Columbia.

Scholarship award

The value of the award is relative to the student’s financial needs decided by taking into account the tuition, fees, and living costs, and subtracting the financial contribution by the student and the family.

Application Deadline

September to December (Tentatively)

6. University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)

The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) is open to all students irrespective of their citizenship.

Eligibility for University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF)

  1. All students regardless of their citizenship.
  2. The students in all fields of graduate studies are eligible to apply, given their program is eligible for tri-council funding.

Educational institution awarding the scholarship

It is awarded by the University of Manitoba

Scholarship amount

The scholarship is worth CAD 18,000 for PhD. & CAD 14,000 for Masters for a period of one year.

Application Deadline

The applications tentatively start from the month of January every year.

7. The Seneca Renewable Entrance Scholarship of Merit for International Students

Seneca College offers almost 10 renewable merit scholarships to international students to be accepted to study Diploma or Graduate Certificate program at the university.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all those international students who have achieved a minimum GPA of 80% in Grade 12 or equivalent.

Educational institution awarding the scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Seneca College

Scholarship amount

The scholarship is worth of CAD 1000.

Application Deadline

The applications tentatively start from July to October.

8. Assist-on Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all international students, the Assist-on Scholarship is awarded to one international student based on his/her academic excellence and community service record.

Eligibility

The applicant must be admitted in a Degree/Diploma/Certificate program at the college.

Educational institution awarding the scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by George Brown College

Scholarship amount

The scholarship is worth CAD 1,000.

Application Deadline

The applications tentatively start from October to January.

9. Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students pursuing PhD program.

Subject(s): Humanities and social sciences, specifically one or more of the following areas:

  • Canada in the World
  • People and their Natural Environment
  • Human Rights and Dignity
  • Responsible Citizenship

Scholarship amount

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship provides award of:

  • $40,000 per year for 3 years
  • $20,000 per year for 3 years, as research and travel allowance.
  • Opportunity for a fourth year student: writing or dissemination scholarship.

Eligibility

  • Full-time first or second-year candidates enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a doctoral program in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Up to one student in four per given year may be a foreign national enrolled full-time in a doctoral program at a particular Canadian institution. This applies in particular to candidates from emerging nations.

How to Apply

  • Students must be recommended by a Canadian or any foreign university.
  • Applications sent directly by any student will be automatically declined by the Foundation.
  • Only completed files received from a university within the deadline will be considered for scholarships.

Official Website

http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/scholarships

These are the scholarships in Canada for Indian students.

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