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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.

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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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...
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.

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

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.

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. :)


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 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!  

Hi, I `m an Iranian student of environmental design at M.A level, I `m so eager to get a scholarship/fund to continue my education in phd level at one of US or Canadian universities...It`s necessery to mention that I `ve got mathematics diploma at high school then studied english language in B.A level, now I want to know that if it is possible for me to find a fund in phd level of enviromental design major, according to my non-related educational backgrounds (specially my different B.A degree at english language )..please help me and give your guidance, many thanks.

Hi Monire, you might be eligible to study a PhD in environmental design despite your non-related educational background - you should check the entry requirements for the PhD programs that interest you, and contact the university if you're unsure. For more advice, you might like to read our complete guide on how to find and fund a PhD. Hope this helps! 

many thanks dear Sabrina :)))

I have downloaded an application form and I will have to fill in my personal information, financial status and also to sign. Please should I send it via email or via postal mail.

Hi Stephen. I'm afraid I'm not sure which application form you're referring to. If it's an application for one of the scholarships listed above, then you should follow the instructions provided by the institution offering the scholarship.

I am a Nigerian currently living in Nigeria but I wish to start my Degree in the USA with scholarship. Any help??

Hi Ouwatosin. Take a look at our list of scholarships to study in the US, as well as the QS Scholarships.

Hello . My name is Abena Gyamfuaa. Am a Ghanaian living in Germany. I want to further my education in Canada. Can you please assist me

Hi Abena, our complete guide on how to study abroad in Canada should help to get you started. :)

I am Business studies student from Pakistan. I have got admission at Humber college. Please help me locate a good scholarship to fund my studies.

Hi Mahwish, I'd recommend checking the official website of Humber College to look for scholarships and find information on any other funding opportunities they have available. You might also like to check our list of business scholarships around the world. Hope this was helpful. :)

I am the science students. Please help me to study in canada in scholorship.

Hi Nabaraj, our complete guide on how to study abroad in Canada should help to get you started, and to find a scholarship, you could try checking the official websites of the Canadian universities you're interested in, to see what scholarships they have available. You might also like to apply for a QS Scholarship. Good luck!

My name Is oladipo from Nigeria, I hope to further my studies in Canada, I have reviewed their scholarship programs and discovered that non are applicable to me.
Any form of assistance will be highly appreciated
Thank you.

Hi my name is Ben.

I am from Singapore. I have gotten my diploma in Singapore and am currently chasing for a degree. I am currently looking for a recognized university in Canada which offers degree in Physiotherapy or nutrition and dietetics. Do you have any list of recognized universities in canada which offers such course?

Hello my name is Tope, I am a Nigerian and looking to take on a fully funded PhD program in Canada on Learning Technologies. Can you recommend particular schools that offer such fully funded programs

Hi Tope, I can't recommend any particular schools or programs, but we do have an article on how to find PhD funding around the world, which includes advice for funding a PhD in Canada. Hope this is helpful!

My name Ohaji Ginika, pls am looking for a scholarship to study in canada for my masters in finance to achieve my dreams. pls help me find link and application requirements, i will be grateful if you help me. thanks

Hi Ohaji Ginika, to help you find a scholarship, I'd advise checking the official websites of the Canadian universities you're interested in, as they may offer their own scholarships or list external ones. Our complete guide on how to study abroad in Canada includes helpful advice on applications and typical entry requirements. Hope this helps! 


My name is Wesam from Yemen. I've finished high school with high remarks. I am looking for a scholarship to study in Canada. I am interested to study Power (or Mechanical) Engineering program, so that Iit's highly appreciated if you could help me to find this.
I hope to hrear from you soon and wish you all the best.
Kind regards.

This is Feyzanur. I am Turkish and I can speak both English and Arabic fluently. My GPA is 3.97. I am studying İnternational relations here in Turkey. But as a result of political problems and repressions, my family and I are facing difficulties. I really want to study in Canada and I hope the Canadian government can help me at finding a scholarship.I can go to the Canadian embassy for a better help, if necessary. Waiting for an answer ASAP. Thanks..

My name is Srdjan Masirevic and I am student of molecular biology and have an master degree and I would really want to study in Canada. I love science and I see myself as a future scientist. In my country there are no any perspective for students of natural sciences. I have very good grades and I am very interested in pursuing my studies in Canada but I dont have enough money for paying life and studies in Canada, so can anyone please help me how to earn an scholarship for phd studies? Could you consider please. Looking forward for your answer.