Canada has a first-rate education system and is building a world-class research capacity by attracting top-tier doctoral students, both at home and abroad, who will contribute positively to its economic, social and research-based growth. Canada spends more on education as a percentage of GDP than the average Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country and its spending on education is the second highest among the G8 countries. Canada offers a stimulating environment for graduate studies thanks to the contribution of many bright and talented scientists and researchers. The country is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering. The Government of Canada, Canadian schools, universities and research centres, as well as other institutions offer numerous scholarships to international graduate students. The list below provides information on some of the main programs and key sources of information available.

Canadian Government Scholarships – Chinese students only
It is recommended that students contact the Chinese Ministry of Education and the China Scholarship Council ( ) for information on scholarship programs to study in Canada. Additional information on studying in Canada can be found on the web site of the Canadian Embassy in China ( ) and on


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• Eligibility: Chinese doctoral students. is done in partnership with almost 90 research training programs across Canada in virtually every area of health research. but do not involve formal enrolment at a Canadian university. environmental protection. economics/finance/banking. This program.Norman Bethune Health Research Scholarship Program • Description: The Canada-China Norman Bethune Health Research Scholarship Program offers up to 30 scholarships every year to top students from China to pursue doctoral studies at Canadian universities and their affiliated institutions. offered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council. business management. Scholars will conduct research designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of Canada. • For more information: http://en. education. • Eligibility: Full-time. Each training program consists of a group of health research mentors/educators who work collaboratively to offer research training at one or multiple sites across or http://www.gc. • Administrator: China Scholarship Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) • Fields: Wide variety of health research areas.cihrirsc. This program is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of Canada abroad by assisting academics to develop and teach courses about Canada 2 August. • For more information: 12-month periods of research in Canada.850$ per • Administrator: China Scholarship Council and the Canadian Embassy in China • Fields: Preference is given to the following fields: public policy analysis and public Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP) • Description: CCSEP is a program designed to enhance Chinese scholars' knowledge and understanding of Canada. The scholarships are for tenures of four or five years and offer a minimum of 17. public health policy and Special Award for Canadian Studies (SACS) • Description: SACS provides funding to 15 Chinese academics and gives them the opportunity to spend five weeks in Canada to undertake specific research. Awards make possible four. permanent teaching or research staff and master’s or doctoral graduates from recognized universities and other institutions of higher education in mainland 2010 .

gc. Administrator: Canadian Embassy and Consulates in China Fields: Social sciences and humanities Eligibility: while AAFC provides professors and lab/research facilities to undertake agriculture -related research projects of mutual benefit to Canada and• • • • in their own discipline or by publishing pertinent articles upon their return to China. permanent teaching or research staff at recognized universities and other institutions of higher education in mainland China.canadainternational. For more information: ) and in the Funding Guide for International Science and Techno logy Cooperation ( The Chinese government provides financial support to Chinese Canadian Government Scholarships – International students Information on graduate studies scholarships by program and province can be found on the Official Canadian Government website for international students (http://www.D Students • Description: The Ministry of Education of China coordinates a funding program for 20 Chinese Ph. 2010 .gc.html ). • Administrator: China Scholarship Council and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada • Fields: Agriculture and agri-food • Eligibility: Chinese graduate students • For more information: http://en. This prestigious program awards 500 3 Chinese Ministry of Education and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Joint Training Program for Ph.D students to undertake 1 to 2 years of study at one of the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) Research Centers. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program * NEW * • Description: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies. For more information: http://www. • Administrator: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.gc.sshrc. science and• • • • international and Canadian doctoral students with a scholarship valued at $50. health and leadership 4 Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships Program • Description: This program provides financial support to highly qualified science and engineering graduates to gain research experience in industry while undertaking advanced studies in Canada. where they will be able to contribute to strengthening Canadian innovation. • For more information: http://www.gc.gc.cihrirsc. Eligibility: International and Canadian doctoral students.000 per annum for up to three years. • Eligibility: Canadian and international graduate students. 2010 .gc. • Fields: Science and engineering. the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (http://www. These scholarships aim to encourage scholars to consider research careers in industry. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements are available at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (http://www.vanier. Administrator: Industry Canada Fields: Social sciences and and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (http://www.nserc-crsng.

nserccrsng. parks. natural Evaluation Research Awards. • Eligibility: Applicants must have received a doctoral degree from a recognized university within the past five years.gc. to undertake doctoral research about Canada to increase knowledge and understanding of Canada and to support the development of Canadian Studies. • Eligibility: International full-time graduate students • For more information: http://www. national defence. IDRC Internship International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Awards • Description: This organization funds research activities designed to provide benefits to developing countries. space. conservation. public works and government services. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year.asp Doctoral Student Research Award (DSRA) • Description: The DSRA assists full-time graduate students. doctoral and post-doctoral students include: the Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship. fisheries and oceans. • Administrator: Canadian Embassy in China and the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) • Fields: Canadian Studies research development that has policy relevance for Canada and Canada’s foreign policy.iccs-ciec. food inspection. • Administrator: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada • Fields: Agriculture and agri-food. industry.Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories • Description: This program provides promising emerging scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions. Awards offered to international master’s. whose dissertations are related in substantial part to Canada. at the discretion of the government department concerned. 2010 . • Administrator: International Development Research Centre 5 August. environment. ECOPOLIS Graduate Research and Design Awards and Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health Graduate Awards. • For more information: http://www. There are no restrictions on the nationality of applicants. health. Associations and Foundations: http://www. student awards. innovation. Eligibility: Canadian students and developing country nationals studying at a Canadian university. 2010 .com/ is Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal and has an extensive database of scholarships.cbie.idrc. Additional information on scholarships and grants offered to international students can be found on the following websites: • The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada: http://www.scholarshipscanada. policy and science. information and communication technologies for development. A list of institutions providing awards and scholarships to international students can be found at http://www. bursaries and Information can be obtained directly through the universities’ financial aid offices. social and economic • The Canadian Bureau for International Education: http://www. For more information: 6 August.• • • Fields: Environment and natural resource management.studycanada.html Other Institutions Canadian Universities: A number of Canadian institutions offer scholarships to international students.