International scholarships for Canadians going overseas

Canadian students seeking support for study overseas should first consult the official government scholarship database for International Scholarships, at:

Scholarships for Canadians

In the table below, all the titles in the left-hand column are hot links that lead to the relevant website.





MITACS Globalink Research Award

Twelve weeks in advance

Up to $5,000

- Must be a senior undergraduate (minimum finished 3rd year) or graduate student

- Must be a registered, full-time student paying tuition for the duration of the research project

GoEuro Scholarship

Sign up for the GoEuro app - Scholarship information is inside it
December 15 €2000 and the chance to complete a 1-3 month paid internship at GoEuro’s Berlin office

- Students must submit a 1500-2000 word essay or a video 1-10 minutes long, on the theme "A Closer Europe"

-Applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Child Family Health CFHI Scholarship


$500 or $1,000

- must be committed to addressing world health issues

Commonwealth Scholarship Plan - India December 21 Full tuition remission, plus travel and living allowance

- must be a Canadian citizen

- must have the required academic background for the proposed course of study

-tenable at hundreds of different universities in India

The German Academic Exchange Service

January 31

Monthly stipend of 650 Euros, plus additional funds to support research and health insurance costs

- must be Canadian

- must be in the second or third year of study

- must have good German language skills

- must demonstrate your awareness of German and European affairs

- must have a clearly defined plan for research and study in Germany for between 4 and 10 months

Think Swiss Research Scholarship January 31 CHR 1050 (approx. $1450) per month for three months

- must be enrolled at a Canadian university, and have completed second year prior to the research

- must arrange the research opportunity directly, with a supervisor at a university in Switzerland. (Some guidance is available via their website.)

Killam Fellowships for study in the U.S. January 31 $10,000, plus $500 for health insurance

- must be a Canadian citizen enrolled full-time at a Canadian institution

- must have a superior academic record

McEuen Scholarship

For study at St. Andrews in Scotland

January 31 Full tuition for three or four years

- must be a Canadian with strong academic and extra-curricular record and under 22 years old

- must complete your first undergraduate degree at St. Andrews

Study Without Borders Scholarship February 22 £5,000

- must be in fourth year, and applying for a Master's program in the U.K.

- must submit an essay about studying abroad

Canada-China Scholars Exchange

March 6

Tuition and fees at participating Chinese institutions; monthly stipend; housing; medical insurance

- must be a Canadian citizen

- must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian institution

- must have sufficient fluency in oral and written Chinese

- must undertake study in an approved subject area

MEXT Scholarship for study in Japan May 30 Tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip travel between Canada and Japan

- must be a Canadian citizen with a high-school diploma

- must be born between April 2, 1994, and April 1, 1999, to start studies in Japan in April, 2016