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Eligibility Scholarships are for student exchanges and research at the graduate level. The goal of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program is to promote Canadian value and identity around the world to help meet the human capital needs of developing countries. Eligibility, Canadian Institutions
  • The Canadian institution must apply on behalf of the student
  • CBIE does not accept applications submitted directly by students or exchange partner institutions (foreign institutions)
  • An existing exchange agreement between the Canadian institution and the student's home univeristy is desirable. However, if there is no existing graduate exchange, graduate research applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian and foreign university will be considered.
  • More than one exchange program at a given university may apply
  • Students must be citizens of one of the Canadian Commomwealth Scholarhship Program eligible countries
  • Students must be enrolled full-time at a foreign institution in a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program eligible country and paying tuition fees at their home institution for the full duration of the exchange
  • Anyone who has obtained Canadian citizenship or what has applied or is planning to apply for permanent residenty in Canada is not eligible for this scholarship
  • Students already participating in an exchange program in Canada are not eligible
  • Students already enrolled in a degree program at a Canadian university are not eligible
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously participated in a DFAIT student exchange program Eligible countries:
    Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, India,Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Nauru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
    Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozanbique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Open to all disciplines inclusing interdisciplinary programs. Projects with a scientific research component will be prioritized.
  • Value $7,500 for an exchange of 4 months; $10,000 for an exchange of 5 to 6 months
    Currency Canadian
    Tenable at recognized public Canadian institutions and affiliated research institutes
    Deadlines No deadlines available
    Application Details Visit the Government of Canada web site at http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/ccsp-pcbc.aspx?lang=eng&view=d Contact: Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Attn: Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program 220 Laurier Ave. W., Suite 1550 Ottawa ON K1P 5Z9 Email: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca Updated: January 25, 2012

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