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Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students, 2018

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canadian Government 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;
A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.

Deadline : 1 November 2017
Study in : Canada
Providers : Government of Canada
Course Level : PhD degree programme
Field of Study : All subjects

Scholarship Award for Canadian Government Scholarships:

Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Eligibility for Canadian Government Scholarships: 

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, you 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/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD 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 PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
  • 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, and
  • must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Nationality for Canadian Government Scholarships: 

Canadian and international students can apply for these Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: 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.


  1. Geoffrey Garikai Chiunya says:

    Hello,there I am a Zimbabwean resident and student and I want to know how do I apply for a scholarship at one of your institutions in Canada,but I don’t know the particular channels on applying for one.


    Geoffrey Gaikai Chiunya.

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