2016 Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students

Applications are invited for the 2016 Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students. The Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level studies at Canadian Universities

Scholarship description

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health

Up to 167 Scholarships are awarded annually for a period of 3 years (non-renewable). A total of up to 500 Scholarships are active at any time. Scholarships are provided to study any one of the courses offered by the Canadian universities. These scholarships can only be taken in Canada

Eligibility

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS. To be considered for a Vanier CGS, applicants must:

  • Be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota
  • Be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as MD/Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D., JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding
  • Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding
  • Not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2017
  • Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average
  • Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree
  • Note: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

$50,000 per year

How to apply

Applications can be made through the Online Application

Application timelines and deadline

July – November Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit the application package.
Internal Deadline to submit application to the nominating institution. Contact nominating institution for specific date.
November 2, 2016 (20:00 ET) Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2016 – March 2017 Review and evaluation of nominations.
March 30, 2017 Results released.
May 1, 2017, September 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018 Payments begin.

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