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Eligibility The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world. The academic placement must be carried out on a full-time basis at a Canadian post-secondary institution located in Canada.

The Study in Canada Scholarships program is open to students from all academic disciplines, for programs of up to two academic years in duration at the post-secondary level leading to a diploma, post-secondary or post-graduate certificate, or Master’s degree at a college, technical or vocational school or university in Canada.

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must first apply and be admitted to an academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. The Canadian post-secondary institution is responsible for applying for the scholarship on behalf of the candidate.

Canadian post-secondary institutions whose applications are successful will receive a contribution agreement for the administration and disbursement of scholarships to the recipients (i.e., the students).

To be considered for a scholarship, candidate students:

must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries: Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Vanuatu. Palestinians from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible.

• must not hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and must not have a pending application for permanent residency in Canada;

• must apply and be admitted (ie: have an official letter/offer of admission from the Faculty of Graduate Studies) for a full-time academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution for the Fall (September) 2020 term;

• should indicate their interest in being considered for the Study in Canada Scholarships program when applying for admission at a Canadian institution; and

• must possess the linguistic competencies necessary to undertake studies in the language of instruction at the Canadian post-secondary institution (English or French).

Note that if a student is successful in this competition they must:

• must engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian post-secondary institution;

• must maintain good academic standing as defined by the host institution in order to remain eligible for the scholarship;

• must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian post-secondary institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada as the scholarship does not cover language training. Language requirements are set and evaluated by each Canadian post-secondary institution;

• may not simultaneously hold any other scholarship funded by the Government of Canada; • who are enrolled in courses must arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by February for the winter semester; and

• must have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian post-secondary institution.

Additional important information:

• Scholarships cannot be deferred.

• Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship funded by the Government of Canada.

• In instances where a selected student recipient is unable to participate in the program, post-secondary institutions may propose alternate candidates to take the place of the originally intended recipient, provided scholarship applications for these individuals have been submitted, accepted, and placed on a reserve list.

• Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian post-secondary institution or the scholarship recipient.

Additional information can be found on the Study in Canada Scholarships website at:


Value Up to CAD 60,000 for one academic year of minimum 8 months and maximum 12 months in duration; Up to CAD 120,000 for two academic years of maximum 24 months in duration
Currency Canadian
Tenable at At the University of Manitoba starting the Fall (September) 2020 term - for the 20-21 academic year
Deadlines March 13
Application Details The Faculty of Graduate Studies will accept nominations from the Departments for this award. Departments may nominate more than one student for this award should they wish to do so. Students interested in being considered for this scholarship program must contact their home department to request nomination.

Note that nominated candidates must have an offer of admission (ie: official admission letter) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the time of nomination for this scholarship to be considered (students who have not yet been offered admission are unable to be considered for this scholarship program per their website linked above.)

The nomination package must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies no later than March 13th, 2020 and must contain the following items:

• Proof of citizenship/identity: a copy of the candidate's passport or official identity document with valid dates. Note: a driver's licence, permanent resident card, student card or baptism certificate are not accepted as proof of citizenship. The country/territory of citizenship/identity selected in the online application form must be the same as the country/territory of the proof of citizenship/identity. For Palestinian candidates from the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, the option “Other” should be selected from the drop-down menu. A copy of the candidate’s Palestinian Authority-issued travel document or identification demonstrating East Jerusalem residency with valid dates must be provided.

• Letter of intent from the post-secondary institution: a letter in English or French from the Canadian post-secondary institution describing: i) its rationale for nominating the candidate(s), ii) how receiving the student(s) will contribute to the school’s international linkages and internationalization objectives, and iii) how the candidate’s studies will contribute to developing ties between the recipient’s country/territory and Canada (maximum one page). See “Selection Process” for more information on the criteria that will be used to assess applications.

• Letter of acceptance: a letter confirming the candidate has received admission to the program of study.

• Academic study plan: an outline of the candidate’s proposed program of study for the scholarship period, issued by the host institution. For two-year programs, the plan should specify whether full-time study or another academic activity required for the program completion will take place during the intervening spring/summer term/semester.

• CV: a curriculum vitae of the proposed candidate outlining the individual’s qualifications.

• Budget: a clear and itemized budget indicating how the scholarship will be used to cover eligible expenses of the candidate (e.g., tuition, living expenses, health insurance).

• Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants dated and signed by the candidate.

Departments can submit the nomination package as a PDF attachment via email to Madisson Roe, Awards Assistant, at:


Please note that given the external deadline for this scholarship program, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will be unable to accept late or incomplete nomination packages.

Updated: February 24th, 2020
Questions? Contact: Madisson Roe, Madisson.Roe@umanitoba.ca


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