2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for the 2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students. These scholarships are available to pursue doctoral research, postdoctoral and short-term research program for the academic year 2017/2018

Scholarship description

layout_set_logoThe objective of the Excellence scholarship program for foreign students (PBEEE) is to support the internationalisation of research in higher education institutions in Quebec, attract the best researchers and the best foreign students and promote radiation Quebec University and College Centres for Technology Transfer (CCTT)

The Québec Research Fund – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. They were commissioned to handle the management of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), which provides funding

Scholarships are awarded in all research sectors (health, social sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences and engineering) preselected by a Québec University, the Trans-Tech Network ( for CCTT), the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Secretariat of External Relations of Mexico (SRE) and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Quebec. There is no preferred search areaaspire-canada-300x168

Eligibility

Candidates

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of contest closing either the 1st November 2016 (date to be confirmed separately for pre-selected students of the CSC)
  • Must have been preselected by a university, the Trans-Tech Network (for CCTT), the SRE or CONACYT on or before September 23, 2016
  • The stock market Québec-China must be pre-selected by the CSC at the latest March 31, 2017
  • Must not have already received a scholarship for foreign students Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), the Québec Research Fund – Nature and Technology or the Quebec Research Fund – society and Culture
  • Should not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Must not have applied for permanent residence under the Canadian immigration laws
  • In addition to the conditions mentioned above, the candidate must take note of the restrictions and follow administrative prerequisites:

Restriction for study programs: Candidates for Québec-Wallonie scholarships must have previously studied in a French-speaking Belgian university at the time of receiving the award.

Criteria for the awardees doctoral research (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W) are:

  • Be holders of a certificate of acceptance (CAQ) issued by the Department of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion and a study permit issued by the Canadian Consulate valid throughout the period studies in Quebec.

Holders of a postdoctoral fellowship (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M) and award of short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W) must:

  • Be holders of a work permit issued by the Canadian Consulate for the duration of stay in Quebec.

International students can apply for these scholarships

Scholarship Components are:

  • All countries scholarships:Doctoral research scholarships (V1); Postdoctoral scholarships (V2) and Short-term research or professional development scholarships(V3)
  • Québec-Brazil scholarships:Québec-Brazil Doctoral research scholarships (1B); Québec-Brazil Postdoctoral scholarships (2B) and Québec-Brazil Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3B)
  • Québec-China scholarships:Québec-China Doctoral research scholarships (1C); Québec-China Postdoctoral scholarships (2C) and Québec-China Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3C)
  • Québec-India scholarships:Québec-India Doctoral research scholarships (1I); Québec-India Postdoctoral scholarships (2I) and Québec-India Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3I)
  • Québec-Mexico scholarships:Québec-Mexico Doctoral research scholarships (1M); Québec-Mexico Postdoctoral scholarships (2M) and Québec-Mexico Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3M)
  • Québec-Wallonia scholarships:Québec-Wallonia Doctoral research scholarships (1W) and Québec-Wallonia Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3W)

Note: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language

Value

  • Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W): $ 25,000 per year. The maximum duration of this scholarship is three years (nine sessions) with the possibility of extension up to 12 months (monthly allowance of $ 1,000)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M): $ 35,000 for one year, non-renewable
  • Scholarship Short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W): $ 3,000 per month for a period of four months

How to apply

Once shortlisted, the candidate is given a personal identification number (PIN) and a password. He must then fill out an electronic form which will be attached to the required documents on the website of the NRF . Only the e-form in the 2017/2018 competition and other documents required are accepted

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1st November, 2016

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2016/2017 Quebec (Canada) MELS Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Quebec (Canada) MELS Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students. This scholarship program is available for foreign nationals to undertake doctoral research, postdoctoral and short term research program in Québec. Candidates cannot apply directly to the agency they must be nominated by a University

Scholarship description

These scholarships are intended for foreign students or researchers from all research sectors (health, humanities and social sciences, arts and letters, natural sciences, and engineering) preselected by a Québec university, the Réseau Trans-Tech, the China Scholarship Council (CSC), TERI University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE) or the National Science and Technology Council of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Québec. There is no privileged research sector. The Merit Scholarship Programs for Foreign Students has three components: Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W); Postdoctoral scholarships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M); Short-term research or professional development scholarships (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W)

Scholarships Components

  • All countries scholarships: Doctoral research scholarships(V1); Postdoctoral scholarships (V2) and Short-term research or professional development scholarships(V3)
  • Québec-Brazil scholarships: Québec-Brazil Doctoral research scholarships (1B); Québec-Brazil Postdoctoral scholarships (2B) and Québec-Brazil Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3B)
  • Québec-China scholarships: Québec-China Doctoral research scholarships (1C); Québec-China Postdoctoral scholarships (2C) and Québec-China Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3C)
  • Québec-India scholarships: Québec-India Doctoral research scholarships (1I); Québec-India Postdoctoral scholarships (2I) and Québec-India Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3I)
  • Québec-Mexico scholarships: Québec-Mexico Doctoral research scholarships (1M); Québec-Mexico Postdoctoral scholarships (2M) and Québec-Mexico Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3M)
  • Québec-Wallonia scholarships: Québec-Wallonia Doctoral research scholarships (1W) and Québec-Wallonia Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3W)

The duration of the doctoral research scholarship is three years, with a possible extension of up to 12 months. Postdoctoral fellowships are available for one year non renewable and Short-term research or professional development scholarships are available for a period of up to four months

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be qualified for consideration:

  • Must meet all eligibility conditions at the closing date of the competition, namely, November 1st, 2015 (a different closing date has to be confirmed for the students preselected by CSC)
  • Must have been preselected by a university, the Réseau Trans-Tech (a CCTT), TERI University, the SER or CONACYT before September 23rd, 2015
  • Those for the Québec-China scholarship program must be preselected by the CSC before March 31st, 2016
  • Applicants must not have already received a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from MEESR, FRQNT or Québec Research Fund – Society and Culture (FRQSC)
  • Must not be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • Must not have applied for permanent resident status under Canadian immigration law
  • Restriction for programs of study: Double doctoral degree programs are not admissible and Québec-Wallonia scholarship applicants must have studied in a French-language university institution in Belgium at the time they are granted their scholarship
  • Doctoral research (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W) scholarship recipients must have a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) issued by the ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec and a student permit issued by the Canadian Consulate valid for the entire duration of their scholarship
  • Postdoctoral scholarship (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M) or short-term research or professional development scholarship (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W) recipients must have a working permit issued by the Canadian Consulate for the entire duration of their scholarship
  • International students can apply for these scholarships

Value

  • Doctoral Research Scholarship: valued at $25,000 per year
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: valued at $35,000 per year for one year non renewable
  • Short-term research or professional development scholarships: valued at $3,000 a month for a period of up to four months.

How to apply

Preselected candidates are assigned a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and a password. They must then complete an e-form to which will be attached the required documents. The E-forms are available only in the secure zone of the FRQNT. They must be completed and sent electronically

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of following:

  • Excellence of University Record
  • Aptitude for research and relevant research experience
  • Scientific quality and interest of the proposed research project and quality of the research environment

Results are announced by e-mail at the end of March. Candidates can access the letter of announcement in their application e-file. Each candidate is then informed of his/her ranking and can print the letter of announcement.

Note: only candidates preselected by a Québec university, the Réseau Trans-Tech, TERI University, the SRE or the CONACYT as of September 23rd, 2015, can be part of this competition. Candidates to the Québec-China scholarship must be preselected by the CSC as of March 31st, 2016

Scholarship deadline

The deadline for sending scholarship applications is November 1st, 2015, at midnight (coordinated universal time UTC-5 Est time zone) (a different closing date has to be confirmed for the students preselected by the CSC). Files cannot be updated after the closing date for applications. It is suggested to keep a printed copy of your form for your records

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