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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 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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Hi, i am a Vietnamese student. I will graduate my university in June,2018. My falcuty is Electrical electronic engineering, my major is communication system. Now i am looking for fully funding scholarships related to my major around the world including Canada options. Thank you so much!

Hi Linh, you can find a range of scholarships for engineering students such as yourself here. :)

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hi , I'm a 34 year old brazilian psychology with no funds, trying to apply to any english-speaker MS program at any university in Canada for fully funding and I'm not really sure to which I should try to apply. I'm also willing and wanting to work part-time in order to pay my bills over there. Is there an university like this that would also help me find a job over there? thank you.

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Hi I am a Tanzanian ,and i am looking for fully funding university in agriculture

Hi Laura

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

I am a pakistani . I would like to fullyfunded scholarship for phd in finance.

Hi Hira, our article 'how to study a PhD in Canada' includes information on scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Hii
I wanted to do MBBS in canada

hello laura
im from palestine country
i finished university this year
i would love to apply for scholarship in Canada country i hope you can help me to know how and where to apply for scholarship

Very good I wish I could have the chance too

HI I AM RAWLINGS FROM CAMEROON AND I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN STUDYING IN CANADA ON SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE IF THERE ARE ANY OPENINGS LET ME KNOW I REALLY NEED THIS THANKS.

Hello! What are the requirements to get 100% scholarship?

Hi there ,
Please can anyone tell me is there a scholarship In chemical engineering in canada.

Asslam. O.alikum! I'm Abdullah Azam from Pakistan. I want to study MBBS
for scholarship in Canada .I belong to a lower middle family.plz help .and guide me.

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Hi I am Malak from Egypt. I want to study in the University of Toronto. Is there a University-specific scholarship by the University that can allow me to study there.

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 Malak, you can find scholarships to study at the University of Toronto here. :)

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HI, laura, I am zaheer, I have recently compledted my MBA, I want scholarship programme for my MPhil, or PHD programme in Canada, can you please guide me further

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Hi . Please make looking for a school to do my Masters. But Is kind off difficult as am looking for a school that can give me admission without any form of English exam or maths as an international student

Hi my name is Karamo Jarju from The Gambia I have postgraduate in Gender ad Development can you please help me to fine fully scholarship in masters on Gender and Development.

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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.

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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.

By the help of scholarship

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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).
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?

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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?