Universities in Canada Offering Scholarships to International Students

Universities in Canada Offering Scholarships to International Students:  An investment of millions of dollars is required to pursue higher education abroad. Higher education expenses are often funded by family sponsorship or student loans for international students.

Unfortunately, many international students do not know that many scholarships are available to ease the financial burden. We have compiled a list of Canadian universities that offer scholarships to international students. There are some scholarships that you have to apply for on your own, and in a few cases, you can apply directly for those scholarships/awards based on your application to the university.



Graduate Scheme of the University of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba (UWMGS) – This scheme assists international students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in Canada in research-related areas.

Scholarships for Graduate Studies at the University of Winnipeg (UWGSS) – These awards are given to graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time course and are doing research or are submitting their thesis as part of a master’s program.

University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for World Leaders (for International Students) – International students who are entering this university for the first time are eligible for this scholarship.

Students enrolled at the University of Winnipeg for graduation are eligible for the Linda Brown and Vana Kirby Graduate Scholarship for disabled students. Candidates with disabilities are preferred.

Students who enroll for the first time at the University of Winnipeg and display leadership qualities are eligible for the President’s Scholarship for World Leaders for international students.


Scholars from Canada and abroad with study permits seeking Master’s degrees in Computer Science or Engineering at McGill University may apply for the Pierre Arbour Foundation’s scholarship. This scholarship is open to all Canadian citizens and international students with study permits. Ph.D. candidates and MBA candidates are also eligible.

Scholarship for international students entering the university for the first time – This scholarship will provide financial assistance for all international students entering the university for the first time to pursue undergraduate studies.

Students admitted to McGill as undergraduates – This scholarship also applies to future transfer students, diploma students, exchange students, and guests.


A full-time master’s degree program in multicultural studies is required for this scholarship. It is open to current and incoming students. The preferred area of work will be multiculturalism, human rights, diversity, racial issues, or similar areas.

This award is given for research related to neotropical conservation which is undertaken in the vicinity of the Las Nubes Biological Reserve in Costa Rica, or that contributes to the Las Nubes Project objectives. The student must have a student visa and perform research related to neotropical conservation which is undertaken in the vicinity of the Reserve.

A scholarship for an incoming or current full-time York University master’s student who is enrolled full-time and pursuing the following: Graduate students in Canadian art and/or curatorial studies are given preference in the Graduate Program in Art History.

Students specializing in Arts and Media Administration will be given preference in Schulich School of Business’ MBA program. The graduate program in law at Osgoode Hall Law School with a preference for students whose research focuses on Access to Justice or Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Scholarship for graduate students studying women’s studies and with high academic skills – The applicant should be an incoming graduate student and must pursue a women’s studies program. Students demonstrating financial need and community volunteerism or involvement in student leadership will be considered for this award.

The Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction (GFAD) at York University offers scholarships for international students and domestic students holding high academic performance, exceptional leadership abilities, and/or potential for career advancement in international affairs, environmental protection, fine arts, and/or political economy.


Provost’s Scholarship Program for Graduate Study – Any student who plans to register for at least six credits in a master’s program at UT San Antonio beginning with the Spring 2013 semester may apply for a Provost’s Scholarship for Graduate Study. For admission to the master’s program of their choice, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and acceptable scores on standardized tests (GRE, GMAT).

International students pursuing undergraduate studies in Canada at FDU are eligible to receive the Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Amounts will range from $32,000 to $40,000.

There will be an annual scholarship of up to $27,000 for students who wish to study abroad at FDU. Applicants must be international students who are going to study in FDU’s UG program. Academic merit determines the award. International Graduate Scholarships are worth $1,000 to $10,000. An eligible candidate is an international student pursuing a graduate degree at FDU. Scholarships are given on the basis of academic excellence.


There is a scholarship available to twenty international students admitted to any UG program at the University of Waterloo. This is one of the scholarships for international students in Canada.

Awards for International Master’s and Doctoral Students (IMSA/IDSA) – Students must enroll in or complete a degree program at the University of Waterloo and fulfill the following requirements: MA, MASC, MES, MFA, MMATH (except coursework), MSC (except coursework), or research-based Doctoral degree program.

Award of Excellence for International Master’s Students (IMAE) – The University of Waterloo has established the Award of Excellence for International Master’s Students who are normally entering a research-based graduate program. A maximum of five terms will be awarded. The award is valued at $2500 per term.


Applicants from the United States and Canada are eligible for this University’s Admission Scholarships and Awards. International students who are in Canada following post-secondary education are eligible to apply for this University’s Scholarships.


Awarded to the highest-achieving international students who will study at SFU, the Provost International Fellowship will recognize their achievements.

Grad Dean’s Entrance Scholarships (GDES) – These scholarships are for international students enrolling in the master’s or postgraduate program with a minimum of 3.5 GPA in undergraduate or graduate studies (for doctoral candidates).

Awarded to students who have excelled academically and who demonstrate a commitment to public service and have enrolled in SFU’s full-time master’s or doctoral program and are from foreign countries.

The Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship will be awarded to those who have been accepted to the Master’s/PhD degree programs at SFU with outstanding academic records and who have made significant contributions to their chosen field of study.

Judy Graves Graduate Award – This award will be given to those who are currently studying at SFU/ in the process of studying at SFU and are doing service to those living on the margins of society (such as the homeless, those with mental health and addiction issues, and those with HIV/AIDS).

Students with the highest academic grades during their previous years of study at SFU, but who wish to apply for graduate study at other institutions, are eligible for this scholarship.

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