International Students Scholarships in Canada (Visa Sponsorship) 2024

Study in Canada Scholarships aim to increase opportunities for Canadian post-secondary institutions to welcome international students from a wide range of countries and territories on short-term exchanges for study or research. This will provide institutions the opportunity to strengthen and diversify their international linkages and promote their academic and research excellence in new markets.

The new connections created through the program will diversify and enrich Canada’s education engagement with a diverse range of partners, strengthen bilateral ties, and complement the Government of Canada’s broader international trade diversification efforts.

The Study in Canada Scholarships is a Short-term Exchange Program under Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree

Targeted Countries

  • International students


  • Canada


  • Same as programme


Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • A citizen of an eligible country/territory:
  • Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan
  • Europe: Türkiye, Ukraine
  • Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
  • a student enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country/territory paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of your exchange

You are not eligible for this scholarship if:

  • You hold or have a pending application for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • You are already participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada
  • You are already enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution


  • Proof of citizenship
  • Signed Privacy Notice Statement
  • Letter of intent from the candidate (maximum one page)
  • Letter of proof of full-time enrolment from the home institution
  • Letter of support from the home institution (maximum one page)
  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor (graduate students only, maximum one page)
  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Undertanding (MOU) or agreement with the partner institution

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • Visa or study/work permit fees
  • Airfare via the most direct and economical route
  • Health insurance
  • Living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food
  • Ground transportation, including a public transportation pass
  • Books and supplies required for their study or research, excluding computers and other equipment

Selection Criteria

We evaluate applications based on:

  • Merit of the research or study to be undertaken in Canada
  • Benefit to the home institution and peers
  • Benefit to the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers
  • Strength of the linkages to be created through the proposed exchange
  • Rankings submitted by the Canadian institution

Students selected for a scholarship agree to:

  • Engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian institution
  • Abstain from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care
  • Focus primarily on full-time studies or research during their stay in Canada
  • Return to their home institutions after the scholarship period to complete their studies

How to Apply for the Scholarship

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 Application Deadline

March 19, 2024 (11:59 EDT)

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