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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.
  • Canada Memorial Scholarship – Full scholarships are available for British postgraduate students to study at any accredited Canadian higher education provider, covering tuition, airfares, accommodation and more. The 2019 round is now closed, check back later this year for the 2020 round.
  • Surfshark Privacy and Security Scholarship - A $2,000 prize is available to a student currently enrolled in Canada or another study destination as a high school, undergraduate or graduate student. You will need to submit an essay to apply and the scholarship is open to all nationalities. 
  • 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 May 2019.

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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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I am from India, I was having plan for doctorate from Canada, but with the effect of Corona Pandemic, I am planning to shift on to next year, what would you think that we should postpone the decision or its safe executing plan this year

Hi, Ultimately this decision is up to you and whether travel restrictions allow you to study abroad. Read our article on how you can still study abroad to give you all the information you need to know about whether you should go ahead with your plans. You can follow the most recent updates for prospective students on our coronavirus hub page

I am from Pakistan .Kindly guide me to apply for a scholarship in any available university in Canada.
Thank you.

Hi, You can find the full list of scholarships to study in Canada in the article above. For more information on applying for scholarships, take a look at our guide here

Please I am Daniel from Ghana. Kindly guide me to apply for a scholarship in any available university in Canada.
Thank you.


I am from Ghana. I would like to apply for a full scholarship in any available University in Canada. Please help me out.
Thank you.

Hi Laura, I am Stella from Nigeria. I would like to get a scholarship in Canada, please help me.

Hi Stella, You can download our full guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad here, which will also tell you how and when to apply for the scholarships. You also might want to take a look at the international scholarships available for students from developing countries.

Hello . I am Safix from Nepal. Pls kindly guide me on how to obtain full scholarship for my masters degree (Civil engineering) in Canada. Thanks

Hi there, Laura. My name's Fer I'm from Mexico. Could you please guide me how to get a full scholarship for a Masters degree (Psychology) in Canada? I'd appreciate so much your help! Thank you!

Hi Fer, You can see the full list of scholarships available to study in Canada here. Similarly, you can also find out more about scholarships to study psychology here. Good luck!

Hello am Brian from Uganda and I would like to get a scholarship in Canada please help me

Hello laurine. My name is Kizito from Nigeria. Pls kindly guide me on how to obtain full scholarship for my masters degree (mechanical engineering) in Canada. Thanks

<p>Hi Kizito, You can find out about engineering scholarships available for international students around the world <a href="https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/scholarships/international-scholarships-engineering-students" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">here</a>.</p>

Hello Laura. I'm Ann from Nigeria. Kindly guide me on how to obtain full scholarship for my masters (mass communication) in Canada. Many thanks.

Hello Laura.My name is Cynthia from Kenya.Kindly guide me on how to obtain a full scholarship for masters(Early childhood Studies).Thank you in advance

Hi,am Rose from Kenya and am seeking for a scholarship in Canada for my degree program in Purchasing and Supply Management. I'll be competing my diploma course by the end of December. Please guide me through.

Hi,my name is Rose from Kenya and by the end of December I'll be competing my diploma studies in Purchasing and Supply Management. I would like to get a scholarship to continue with my degree program. Please guide me through.

Hallo Laura... i'm Hasibuan From indonesia. I want to ask u about full scholarship in canada ... study Masters Animal science... please guide to me

Hi Hasibuan, you can find out about the scholarships available around the world (including in Canada) to study animal sciences and veterinary science here.

Hi Laura, I'm from Pakistan and want to study in canada in bachelors degree in IT or Buisness Management but need full scholarship as I'm facing poor financial condition and cant pay university fees. Regards Danyal.

Hi Laura. My name is Shania. I am from the Commonwealth of Dominica and I am seeking any form of funding to complete a bachelor's degree at the University of Waterloo. I have been accepted for 2019-2020. Please help me.

Hello my name is Dorcas Haule from Tanzania i was seeking for full fund scholarship in any government university which facility social work

Hii Laura, I am a bba graduate from India,I want to take admission in ms in finance in Canada,can you guide me with the requirements to get enrolled and what should i do to have the full knowledge of the process to pursue the masters.Thank you in advance laura

Hi Abhishek, here's a link to our complete guide on How to Study Abroad in Canada, which includes advice on admission requirements. 

Hey laura, i am prudence from Nigeria. I wish to study Business management in Canada and I need a full scholarship for 2019. Please guide me

Hi Sheyin, here are some links to our lists of business scholarships and scholarships for African students. Hope this helps, and best of luck with your applications!

Hi. I am Manvik from India and complte my 12th. Want to switch my study in veterinary science from Canada.I need financial Aid. Please guide me.

Hi Manvik, Canadian-Universities.net has a selection of scholarships to study veterinary science in Canada - hope this link is helpful!

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Nice article, there are many students anxious about the scholarship to study in Canada. This is worth info for the students.

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Hello, my name is Oyinkansola. l applied to a university in Canada and I have been offered admission, but I need financial assistance. Please help me. Thank you

Hello my name is Anh. I'm looking for a scholarship in Canada or America to study master in Computer Engineering. Plz guide to me. Thank you!

Hi Anh. Unfortunately, we don't have any material specific to postgraduate courses in computer engineering, but you can find an extensive range of engineering scholarships to study in the US in our article on international scholarships for engineering students - I hope it helps.  

Hi, I'm Esther. I'm from Nigeria, a registered nurse with 3+ years of practice. I want to continuing my career growth in Canada and wish for a scholarship for degree in nursing . Please I need your assistance on how to secure one. Thank You

Hi Esther, we've included Canada in our list of nursing scholarships here

Hellow am currently studying A level in Tanzania. I would like to have scholarship in Canada to study bachelor in business management and administration. With financial help but I don’t know how to start can yo help me?
Am waiting hearing soon from you.

Hello, we have a very small list dedicated to business & entrepreneurship scholarships in Canada, in this article - you may find it useful. 

Hii i m sukhjinder singh maan from india i need a scholarship to Study abroad and and i gave my best for every field

Hi Sukhjinder, I'm not sure what type of scholarship you're looking for as you haven't specified a subject, but this article on international scholarships for Indian students might be helpful to you. 

Hello, my name is Rafael and I'm studying Accounting at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. I'm looking for a scholarship in the same area that I already study, with emphasis on finance, but I can not find me, where do I start?

Hi Rafael, here's a link to our list of Business and Entrepreneurship Scholarships Around the World, which includes options to study finance. 

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Thanks for the great information. I loved to hear from you more. Top universities in Canada

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Hi Aries, we've included options to study in Canada in our list of nursing scholarships around the world

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