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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

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. You may also be interested in our list of the top universities in Canada.

This article was originally published in September 2014. It is updated regularly, most recently in April 2018.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for, 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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Hi am Michael from Ghana am studying registered general nursing please can u help me secure a scholarship to study abroad.. Waiting to be hearing from you soon

Hi Sawa, here's a link to our list of nursing scholarships around the world.

Hi, I want to apply for study in Ph.D level by funding (scholarships) in Canad University, can you help me?

Hello, this article on how to study a PhD in Canada should help, and includes information on funding opportunities. 

Hi, i am currently studying diploma in computer science and want to pursue advanced diploma in computer programmer in canada...Could anyone suggest any scholarships for it??

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Am Ransford Lamptey from Ghana. Please I want a scholarship to study in Canada, and diploma student in Accounting a

I have completed BSc in chemical engineering & have about 3 years work can i get scholarship for Master degree program

Hi Subrata, we've listed a range of scholarships for engineering students here, and I'd also recommend reading our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad

I have completed HSC (12th standered) in Bangladesh.How can I get a Scholarships in canada or Usa or Australia?? TIA

Hello, here are links to our lists of scholarships to study in the US and Australia. I'd also definitely recommend having a read of our guide on How to Find Scholarships to Study Abroad

I complete HSC in Bangladesh. I want get scholarship in canada or USA. Now what can i do ? Thank you

Hello iam franklyne from kenya.currently iam my doing B. Tech electrical engineering and i would like to study in Canada in 2019.

Hi, this is Emmanuel Owor from Kampala Uganda, is there any possibility for me to be secured scholarship to study in the U.S.A in any university admitting students of social sciences at bachelor level.will be grateful if my request is given a positive consideration. thank you.

Hi Emmanuel, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in the US. You might also like to check our list of scholarships for African students

Hi I m a post graduate in biotechnology I want to do some research work in any reputed foreign university which can provide me scholarship too... Please suggest

Hi I m zaera from India...just completed my undergraduation and want to pursue my career in mba hospital management..really want a college in Canada.on scholarship .could u plz help me... also looking the same kindly if you find any information please share with me..

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Hello, am Angeck Stessy currently undergoing an undergraduate degree in management for a BS.c in Cameroon and wish to further my studies in Canada Information Technology Management start 2019 fall semester. I wish to get application procedure and funding

Hello! My name is Myrat. From Turkmenistan. 26 years old. My english is a little bad so I want to study bachelor degree in Canada. How and where I can apply for scholorship? Thanks a lot.

Hi Laura,
My daughter wants to do undergraduate program in Canada. Her interests r animation n banking. Do u have scholarship for these programs

Hello! I'm Nabeela Akram I'm pursuing Bachelor's in computer science and Engineering and I've plans of studying in Canada,I want to know which all universities provide job guarantee out there?

hi...Nabeela also looking the same kindly if you find any information please share with me..

Hi, Good day, my name is fahid could you please advise about PhDs scholarships.

Hi Fahid, I can't link you to any specific scholarships beyond what's listed here, but you may like to read our guide on How to Find and Fund a PhD

Hello Sabrina? I wish to study in Canada? Can u help me please?!

Hi! I am manoj. I am studying interoi design in india. I want to study master degree in canada. Can i get scholarship ?

Thanking you

Hi my name is riya and I am from Chandigarh . I would like to apply for scholarships to study dentist related stuff in Canada . I would like to know some steps :)

Hi there ,My name is Agyekum Desmond from Ghana.l am currently a High school graduate and I would like to apply for a scholarship to study computer science from a university in canada, holland ,russia or US.I would like to know the steps.Thank you

Hi Agyekum, the following scholarship lists may be useful:

You'll just need to follow the application steps explained on the scholarship provider's website, submitting the required documents (and possibly a scholarship essay). You can read more advice on how to get a scholarship here

Hope this is helpful!

Hi my name is Janet from Ghana currently enrolled in a diploma in Registered General Nursing program. In my final year to complete in August. I would like to apply for a scholarship in degree in pediatric nursing from a university in Canada or US. I would like to know the procedure. Thank u

Hi Janet, you can view a list of nursing scholarships here (including options to study in the US or Canada). To apply, you'll need to submit the required documents (such as an academic transcript and/or a letter of recommendation etc), and possibly an application essay. You can read more about how to apply for scholarships here.

Hi Sabrina, Good day, could you please advise about PhDs scholarships in Maritime sector, if any. many thanks. Ahmed

Hi Sabrina C. Could you please advise if any scholarships (or low cost fees) are available to study abroad as international PhD student specifically in Maritime Field. Many thanks for your support. Ahmed

Hi all,my name is ibrahim
I'm In WA state in us right now and I want a scholarship to study ESL program in Seattle exactly in shoreline community college.

hello, I'm Lebanese I graduated from school year 2012 and in 2013 I started university in Beirut and the name of the university was (middle east University) my major was accounting, and after 2 years in 2015, I changed both Uinversity and major, now I'm currently enrolled in (Lebanese International University) and my major is computer sciences. my problem is that I'm almost 24 years old and didn't graduate yet i still have 1.5 years to graduate. I really wish to come and study in Canada, Is it possible in your opinion to get accepted from an university in Canada and get a student visa? PS: I would like to study in Canada before graduating here from Lebanon.

I am from nepal want to study in foreine any full scholarship program well i have bachelor in civil engineeribg

Hi, am from Nigeria currently a final year student of Industrial Chemistry, looking for fully funded scholarships specifically in Canada. I look forward for your quick response. Thanks.

I am a graduate of electronic engineering. I need a school where I will so my masters on a related course in canada.

any scho ?

I am currently enrolled in Bachelor of Engineering, planning to get my Masters' degree from either Vancouver or Toronto. But I cannot study without a FULL tuition scholarship. My dream universities are: University of British Columbia and University of Toronto.

My discipline is about Materials Science and Metallurgy, hope you have something to tell me... for the work in Canada, that could support my tuition and stuffs.

Consider me as an International Student from Pakistan.

Hi, am from Nigeria I will like to know how much it will cost me to do my master in human resources management. And mode of payment?

Hi Sanni, you can read about the average cost of postgraduate study in Canada here. :) 

HI, I am an undergraduate and i'm looking for a full scholarship to study a computer science course

Hi Azeez, please take a look at our list of computer science scholarships. I'm aware there aren't too many options for Canada in this article, so I'd also recommend checking the official websites of the Canadian universities you're interested in for your computer science degree, to check what funding opportunities they have available. :)

hi i am from iran and i am looking for a phd full scholarship in Austerlia or Canada. i look forward for your replay

Hi, am from Nigeria, I will like to get a fully funded scholarship to study nursing in Canada. I look forward to your response. Thank you very much

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

Helo am Bec holder in geological science with a 3rd class degree can I get a scorlaship