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Canada might be one of the most coveted destinations for international students, but unfortunately studying here doesn’t come cheap. For those keen to study in Canada but in need of financial support, we’ve rounded up a selection of scholarships for international students, provided by the Canadian government, individual Canadian universities, and other organizations.

Canadian government scholarships

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For more information on Canadian government scholarships and for more external funding opportunities, visit the Government of Canada’s scholarship homepage or contact the Canadian Ministry of Education in your home country.

Non-governmental scholarships to study in Canada

  • Anne Vallee Ecological Fund – Scholarships for international students undertaking animal research at doctoral level at an accredited Canadian university in Québec or British Columbia.
  • Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships – The Trudeau Foundation offers a number of scholarships, fellowships and mentorships to international students at doctoral level undertaking study in Canada at selected institutions.

University-specific scholarships to study in Canada

For more information regarding funding opportunities to study in Canada, contact your local Canadian embassy. For more general information about studying in Canada, visit our complete guide to studying abroad in Canada.

This article was originally published in September 2014. It was updated in January 2016 and again in April 2017.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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Hello, i have a B.sc in Microbiology and a M.sc in Applied Public Health. I am looking for a fully funded scholarship to pursue a PhD in Public Health from a University in Canada. Kindly advise on schools with scholarships/ research grant opportunities i can follow up on please.

Hi, My graduation is about to end in the field of Plant Pathology. I want to study abroad for master can you guide me which country is suitable for master and also tell me about their scholarship opportunity.
I am waiting for your reply

Hi, I'm looking for a Ph.D position in Mathematics in Canada. I wonder if you could help me in finding websites that send relevant announcements to my e-mail or I can search different valid opportunities in them.

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Hi i have a certificate in midwifery can you assist me futher by getting a diploma or degree

Respected Madam/Sirs
I am Dorji Khandu from "BHUTAN" the Gross National Happiness and i want to upgrade bachelor degree in Agriculture field. For that your support and assistance will be highly appreciated if you can direct me to the scholarship (University that will help me in upgration with full free schoalrship).
Your support will be appreciated and rewarded please.

Hi Dorji, please take a look at our list of agriculture scholarships around the world, which includes options to study in Canada. :)

Hello myself Akansha from India .I want to do MBBS from abroad in any university in Europe.please inform me about any scholarship exams which we can give after completing 12th class.

Hi Akansha, I'm not sure about what exams you can take for an MBBS scholarship abroad, but we've listed a range of medical scholarships around the world here, including options to study in Canada. :)

how will I contact if I get the scholarship

Hello,my name is Chirag Gupta,I have done BBA from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University,I need to know whether it is better to do post graduation diploma programs from university or it is better to do post graduation programs in community colleges

Hi I am Mariyam khatun. I am studying in XII science .I want to study bsc nursing please can you help me to apply for scholarship?

Hi friend plz I want know about Canada study I want movie there

Hi i m mariyam khatun i am in 12 science student i want to study bsc nursing after 12 in canada ,please help me which procedure should i follow to apply scholarship

Hi, I m gareema Aggarwal from India. I m a student of 12th non medical. I want to do my further studies after 12th in Canada. Please help me for , which procedure will I have to follow?

Hi Gareema, you'll need to apply directly to the Canadian institution/s you're interested in. For detailed advice on getting admitted, please take a look at our complete guide on how to study abroad in Canada. :)

hi I am Gaurav pandey I want to do MBBS from cannada . are there any scholarships in which I can apply for

Hi Gaurav, please take a look at our list of medical scholarships around the world, which includes options to study in Canada.

Hi Laura, I am kingsley, am finding it difficult to apply for admission in Germany to pursue post graduate course . Can you please help me?

Hi Kingsley, our complete guide on how to study abroad in Germany includes advice on gaining admission at postgraduate level. Hope this helps!

Dear Laura Can you please advise my niece THARU She is 18 years old currently doing General Certificate of Education (Advans/ Leval) this August she study at Hill wood collage Kandy SRILANK she is an scholarship holder won best student. She will like to study abroad please advice for scholarships? Your assistance will be highly appreciated thank you

Hi Tharudini, I'd recommend that your niece start her scholarship search by checking the official websites of the universities she's interested in attending, as this is where she can find information on scholarships offered by the university and how to apply. Our complete guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad contains more advice, including on how Tharu can write a winning scholarship essay. :)

Hi Laura, I am Manvinder. I am pursuing my Bachelor's in Computer Sciences Engineering from India. I want to pursue Master's from Canada. My concerns are which University or College to choose, and the scholarships I can get. I have good academic results till now. Kindly help me regarding the same.

Hi Laura, I am Fatemeh and i am Master of Computer engineer i want study my PHD in business and i have 3 years experiance in percurement department of company. i need to find subject that can write lecture about business. i do not know which subject. do you think professors of university that i want apply can help me?

hi Laura
i am from Pakistan.. and i have completed my graduation in art and design field.. so now i am seeking scholarship for my postgraduate program..
can you advise me or help me to find the fully funded scholarship...
Regards
zaman bhutto

Hi Muhammad, I'd recommend checking the official websites of the Canadian universities you're interested in for details on scholarships you may be eligible for. Our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad contains more advice, including guidance on writing a successful scholarship application essay. Hope this helps! 

I completed bachelor of commerce in India and working in Custodian bank.I want to get scholarships to study Masters in finance in Canada.How should I apply to get and which college is good to study?Whom should I contact in India(Bangalore)who can help me to get through the scholarship??

Hi Laura
Can you please advice my daughter she is 17 years currently doing her matric in South Africa. She will like to study abroad please advice us which university to choose and how to apply for scholarship?
Your assistance will be highly appreciated.
Thank you in advance
Kind Regards
Mrs Kekana

Hello Sabrina,
Please I will like to confirm if there is any scholarship for a student who is to undergo Post graduate diploma in information systems security before going for masters in Canada or do you have any suggestion on getting scholarships for PGD.

Hi Benedette, some of the scholarships in this article should suit your situation.

hey hi... im an undergraduate from Tanzania, how can i get a full scholarship for aeronautical engineering in Canada????

Hi Hermann, you should be eligible for one of these scholarships: https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/scholarship-advice/scholarships-study-canada

Hi
I want to do Masters in finance in Canada.Can you advise how to get scholarship and all procedure.

Hi Rashmitha, please take a look at our guide on graduate study in Canada and our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad. I'd recommend having a look on university official websites for precise info on how to apply and what scholarships they have available. If you're not yet sure where you'd like to study, you can take a look at our rankings by subject for finance here. Hope this helps! 

HI i am from Nigeria. I am looking to study a course Information Technology or Computer Science in Canada( Graduate Studies ). Are there any scholarship fully funded or partial for me?

I'm pakistani.I've a Master's degree in Physics.Now I want to study in top universties.Any fully funded scholarship for me to pursue my M. phil or PhD .

Hey this is afshan kiran from pakistan... i have done Engineering In Software Engineering ( BSSE) from pakistan... and now i want to do M.S in Software engineering or M.S leading to PHD programme... can anyone tell me how and if i can do scholarship based studies in canada???

My name is sundus Mohamed I'm a Kenyan but I did highschool in Somalia, I had always dreamed of studying business management,but luck of fainaca I was anable. I hope u consider for studying in Canada

Hi Sundus, please take a look at our list of business and entrepreneur scholarships around the world, which includes options to study in Canada. Hope this helps!

Hi! My name is Amrita and I am from India. I have done D.Arch. after 12 and currently pursuing B.Sc. in Visual Communication in distance. I want to complete my future studies from Canada with a scholarship. What do I have to do?

my name is Promise, i'm a Nigerian, i studied Animal and Environmental Biology, but my dream had always been to study nursing in Canada. please i would appreciate if i'm guarded on how to apply for a Canadian scholarship in Nursing. i know this is the best time for it. expecting to hear from you.Thanks

Hi Promise, please take a look at our list of nursing scholarships around the world, which includes options to study in Canada. You might also like to have a look on the official websites of the Canadian nursing schools you're interested in, for details on funding opportunities you may be eligible for. Hope this helps.

Hello,
I'm an undergraduate from India aspiring for studying medicine in the University Of Toronto.
I'd love it if you give me suggestions as to how I should go about the further processes. :)

Hi,

I am Roshna, I have done my engineering from India in electrical and electronics engineering and PGDM in Systems and operations. I would like to do my higher studies in Canada. What all are the possible courses and what scholarships I can opt for? Will it be helpful for me to find a job there?

Hello, i'm from nigeria and i will love to study in canada.is there any scholarship scheme for post graduate diploma in business or finance in canada that i can apply for. thanks

Hello. In addition to the opportunities listed above, you may also want to take a look at our list of business and entrepreneurship scholarships. If you're able to attend the QS World Grad School Tour in Lagos, you could also be eligible to apply to the QS Scholarships scheme.

Hello I'm from Jamaica and would love to study in canada in order to start my life. I'm pretty lost right now, not knowing what to do with myself especially since I have no funds at all, so I'm basically hoping to get a scholarship somehow. But I hope that you guys could help me in my goal to make something of myself. Any information you give would be greatly appreciated.

Hi, i'm from India. I have 2.9 yrs of work exp. i want to pursue MS (Computer science) in Canada. Can you please share me the threshold score for IELTS and Scholarship details and work opportunities after MS.

Hello I'm living in Rwanda and would love to be able to study ICT in the USA or Canada preferably canada how can help me to get full scholarships for it. thank you?

Hi Nkurunziza, we've also listed a range of scholarships to study in the US here, and you can read advice on how to find scholarships to study abroad in our guide. Hope this helps!