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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 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, 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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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).
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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. :)

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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. :)

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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?

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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..
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Sabrina HI, Thanks a lot for this platform, I am from RWANDA, now am in CHINA doing my masters studies in AGRICULTURE ENGINEERING, and am in my final year. Any advice on how to continue with PHD in the same major or any related field will be much appreciated. My country of preferences are CANADA, AUSTRALIA or USA. Thanks a lot and GBU

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
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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:

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?

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