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Canadian Bureau of International Education Scholarships (CBIE)-Global Affairs Canada

Programs overview

Global Affairs Canada offers Student Exchange Programs for citizens of other countries wishing to study, conduct research or professional development in Canada. There are a number of funding initiatives handled by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE).  For more details about the eligibility criteria, duration, value and how to apply, visit:   Global Affairs Canada - Student Exchange Program

The following scholarships support the study, research, and professional development of international students attending Canadian institutions on short-term visits:

Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program (ELAP) Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) EduCanada-Study in Canada Scholarships

 

Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program (ELAP)

Eligibility

Citizens of the following countries are eligible:

  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos;
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama;
  • North America: Mexico; or
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Level of study: available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Value & Duration

  • $7,200 CAD for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Masters and PhD) for a minimum of 4 months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • $9,700 CAD for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of 5 to 6 months of study or research

Deadline

15 April 2020- submission to GPS by McGill Supervisor (if it falls on a weekend or statutory holiday then the next working day)

21 April 2020- Submission to the Government of Canada by GPS

Candidate's studies or research may commence as early as June 01, 2020 but no later than February 1, 2021.

Government of Canada webpage: Emerging Leaders in the American Program (ELAP)

How to Apply

Applications are submitted by GPS to CBIE on behalf of the applicant and supervisor. Supervisor is responsible for submitting all supporting documents to GPS at graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca  by the indicated deadline.

Application : Click link Application

Required Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents:

  • Proof of citizenship: a copy of the candidate's passport or national identity document with valid dates. Note: a driver's licence, permanent resident card, student card or baptism certificate is not accepted as proof of citizenship.
  • Proof of full-time enrolment: a letter in English or French from the home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months, confirming that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and providing the expected completion date of the degree. Note: copies of transcripts, a student card or letter of admission are not acceptable (maximum one page).
  • Letter of intent from the candidate: a letter in English or French from the candidate describing the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken and explaining the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, the program and the supervisor. The candidate must also indicate how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career (maximum one page).
  • Letter of support from the home institution: a letter in English or French from the candidate's instructor, professor or international director on the institution's official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program (maximum one page).
  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor: applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate. This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be signed and demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit (maximum one page).

For health related fields the Host Institution supervisor must confirm that the applicant is excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;

  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution: a written agreement or understanding, in English or in French, signed by both institutions indicating that tuition fees will not be charged and containing any other clauses of mutual interest. Note: a signed copy of this document is mandatory for undergraduate and college applications. For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate's home institution will be accepted.
  • Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants signed by the candidate. 

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Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship

Eligibility

Citizens of the following countries are eligible: Chile

Level of study: available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Value & Duration

  • $7,200 CAD for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of 4 months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • $9,700 CAD for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of 5 to 6 months of study or research

Deadline

15 April 2020- submission to GPS by McGill Supervisor (if it falls on a weekend or statutory holiday then the next working day)

21 April 2020- Submission to the Government of Canada by GPS

Candidate's studies or research may commence as early as June 01, 2020 but no later than February 1, 2021.

Government of Canada webpage: Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship

How to Apply

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Application : Click link Application

Required Supporting Documents

  • Proof of citizenship: a copy of the candidate's passport or national identity document with valid dates. Note: a driver's licence, permanent resident card, student card or baptism certificate is not accepted as proof of citizenship.
  • Proof of full-time enrolment: a letter in English or French from the home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months, confirming that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and providing the expected completion date of the degree. Note: copies of transcripts, a student card or letter of admission are not acceptable (maximum one page).
  • Letter of intent from the candidate: a letter in English or French from the candidate describing the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken and explaining the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, the program and the supervisor. The candidate must also indicate how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career (maximum one page).
  • Letter of support from the home institution: a letter in English or French from the candidate's instructor, professor or international director on the institution's official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program (maximum one page).
  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor: applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate. This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be signed and demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit (maximum one page).

For health related fields the Host Institution supervisor must confirm that the applicant is excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;

  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution: a written agreement or understanding, in English or in French, signed by both institutions indicating that tuition fees will not be charged and containing any other clauses of mutual interest. Note: a signed copy of this document is mandatory for undergraduate and college applications. For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate's home institution will be accepted.
  • Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants signed by the candidate.

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Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program

Eligibility

Citizens of the following countries are eligible: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos.

Level of study: available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Level of study: available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Value & Duration

  • $7,200 CAD for college, undergraduate or graduate (Master's and PhD) students for a minimum of 4 months or one academic term of study or research;
  • $9,700 CAD for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of 5 or 6 months of study or research; or
  • $14,700 CAD for undergraduate and college students for a period of 8 months of study or research

Deadline

15 April 2020- submission to GPS by McGill Supervisor (if it falls on a weekend or statutory holiday then the next working day)

21 April 2020- Submission to the Government of Canada by GPS

Candidate's studies or research may commence as early as June 01, 2020 but no later than February 1, 2021.

Government of Canada webpage: Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program

How to Apply

Applications are submitted by GPS to CBIE on behalf of the applicant and supervisor. Supervisor is responsible for submitting all supporting documents to GPS at graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca by the indicated deadline.

Application : Click link Application

Required Supporting Documents

  • Proof of citizenship: a copy of the candidate's passport or national identity document with valid dates. Note: a driver's licence, permanent resident card, student card or baptism certificate is not accepted as proof of citizenship.
  • Proof of full-time enrolment: a letter in English or French from the home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months, confirming that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and providing the expected completion date of the degree. Note: copies of transcripts, a student card or letter of admission are not acceptable (maximum one page).
  • Letter of intent from the candidate: a letter in English or French from the candidate describing the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken and explaining the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, the program and the supervisor. The candidate must also indicate how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career (maximum one page).
  • Letter of support from the home institution: a letter in English or French from the candidate's instructor, professor or international director on the institution's official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program (maximum one page).
  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor: applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate. This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be signed and demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit (maximum one page).

For health related fields the Host Institution supervisor must confirm that the applicant is excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;

  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution: a written agreement or understanding, in English or in French, signed by both institutions indicating that tuition fees will not be charged and containing any other clauses of mutual interest. Note: a signed copy of this document is mandatory for undergraduate and college applications. For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate's home institution will be accepted.
  • Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants signed by the candidate.

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Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

Eligibility

Citizens of the following ASEAN member state  are eligible: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Level of study: available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Value & Duration

  • CAD 10,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD 12,700 for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research; or
  • CAD 15,900 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.

Deadline

19 February 2020- submission to GPS by McGill Supervisor

05 March 2020- Submission to the Government of Canada by GPS

Candidate's studies or research may commence as early as June 01, 2020 but no later than March 1, 2021.

Government of Canada webpage: Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

How to Apply

Applications are submitted by GPS to CBIE on behalf of the applicant and supervisor. Supervisor is responsible for submitting all supporting documents to GPS at graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca by the indicated deadline.

Application : Click link Application

Required Supporting Documents

  • Proof of citizenship: a copy of the candidate's passport or national identity document with valid dates. Note: a driver's licence, permanent resident card, student card or baptism certificate is not accepted as proof of citizenship.
  • Proof of full-time enrolment: a letter in English or French from the home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months, confirming that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and providing the expected completion date of the degree. Note: copies of transcripts, a student card or letter of admission are not acceptable (maximum one page).
  • Letter of intent from the candidate: a letter in English or French from the candidate describing the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken and explaining the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, the program and the supervisor. The candidate must also indicate how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career (maximum one page).
  • Letter of support from the home institution: a letter in English or French from the candidate's instructor, professor or international director on the institution's official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program (maximum one page).
  • Letter of invitation from the Canadian supervisor: applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate. This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be signed and demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit (maximum one page).

For health related fields the Host Institution supervisor must confirm that the applicant is excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;

  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution: a written agreement or understanding, in English or in French, signed by both institutions indicating that tuition fees will not be charged and containing any other clauses of mutual interest. Note: a signed copy of this document is mandatory for undergraduate and college applications. For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate's home institution will be accepted.
  • Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants signed by the candidate.

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EduCanada-Study in Canada Scholarships

Eligibility

Eligible countries:

Citizens of the following countries are eligible:(this list may change so verify on the EduCanada-Study in Canada Scholarships webpage)

Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Palau, Tonga, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are also eligible.

NOTE: Palestinian candidate students residing in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are eligible, and may be requested to provide supporting documentation demonstrating their Palestinian identity.

  • To be considered for a scholarship, candidate students must first apply for admission to an academic program at a Canadian post-secondary institution. The Canadian institution is responsible for applying for the scholarship on behalf of the student.
  • For more details about eligibility criteria, duration, value and how to apply, visit: EduCanada-Study in Canada Scholarships Program

Value & Duration

  • The scholarship value varies depending on the duration, level and program of study. Recipients may commence their studies or research as early as August 2020 for the fall semester but no later than February 2021 for the winter semester.
  • Up to CAD 120,000 for programs of two academic years in duration (e.g., up to 20 months, including four academic terms of up to 4 months each and one intervening spring/summer term of up to 4 months)

Deadline

Deadlines are set by each Academic Unit. It is imperative that applicants communicate with their Academic Unit during their process of admission.

How to Apply

Applicants submit required documents to nominating Academic Unit by the deadline stipulated by the Academic Unit. The Academic Unit is responsible for submitting all supporting documents to GPS at graduatefunding.gps [at] mcgill.ca by the indicated deadline.

Applications are then submitted by GPS to EduCanada on behalf of the applicant. 

Application : Click link Application

Required Supporting Documents

Each separate document must be in a .pdf format and follow the indicated file naming convention: EXAMPLE [lastname-citizenship.pdf]

  • Proof of citizenship/identity: a copy of the candidate's passport or official identity document with valid dates.

Note: a driver's licence, permanent resident card, student card or baptism certificate is not accepted as proof of citizenship. 

For eligible Palestinian students, a copy of the Palestinian candidate’s official identity document and/or official travel document with valid dates must be provided.

**NOTE: Palestinian candidate students residing in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem are eligible, and may be requested to provide supporting documentation demonstrating their Palestinian identity.

  • Letter of intent from the institution: (maximum one page) a letter in English or French from the Canadian institution describing:
  1. its rationale for nominating the candidate(s),
  2. how receiving the student(s) will contribute to the school’s international linkages and internationalization objectives, and
  3. how the candidate’s studies will contribute to developing ties between the recipient’s country/territory and Canada .

Eligible and complete applications, including the supporting documents, will be evaluated based on their potential to strengthen and diversify Canada’s international education engagement, with attention to criteria such as:

- Diversity of recipient countries/territories of nominated candidate students

- Broad regional representation of participating Canadian institutions

- International linkages and internationalization objectives advanced by participating Canadian institutions

- Gender representation

  • Conditional letter of acceptance: The Canadian institution must include a letter confirming the student has received conditional admission to the program of study.
  • Academic plan of the candidate: An academic plan, prepared by the Academic Unit, outlining the candidate’s proposed program of study, including all semesters spent in Canada. For students intending to pursue a two-year program, the plan should include the proposed activities for the intervening spring/summer semester.
  • CV of the candidate: A curriculum vitae of the candidate outlining the individual’s qualifications.
  • Budget: The applicant must provide a clear and itemized budget indicating how the scholarship will be used to cover eligible expenses (e.g., tuition, living expenses, healthcare).  see Cost of Attendance for McGill Graduate costs, and for a list of eligible expenses please visit: EduCanada-Study in Canada Scholarships
  • Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants dated and signed by the candidate.

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