International Scholarships for Post-Graduate Study

Students considering an application for any of the awards below are encouraged to seek assistance from Dr. Tim Brunet, the Associate Vice-President of Student Success, the Office of Student Experience and/or from a faculty advisor.


If you are interested in studying in the United Kingdom, you might consider downloading the Grant Fairy app to your phone. Grant Fairy specializes in grants and scholarships for UK universities.


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





The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan



- for study outside Canada, must be a Canadian citizen

- a substantial list of destinations and programs is available at the link provided. For further details please consult the awarding agency for the country you wish to visit.

The Rhodes Scholarship



Past winners from Canada

must be submitted to External Awards Coordinator Dr. Tim Brunet by August 1

All tuition and fees; annual stipend (£15,900 for 2019-20); health insurance; one return economy-class airfare

Please see the Rhodes Foundation website for further information. See also a timeline and resources specific to Canadian applicants. 

The Rhodes Trust, founded by Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), is based at the University of Oxford and aims to build a better world through global fellowship programs that develop and connect compassionate, innovative, and public-spirited people committed to solving humanity’s challenges. Rhodes, a committed British colonialist, obtained his fortune through the exploitation of minerals, land, and peoples of southern Africa. Some of his activities led to the great loss of life and attracted criticism in his day and ever since. The Trust acknowledges that racism has played a significant role in the history of the Rhodes Scholarships. Following the 2015 Rhodes Must Fall movement, the Trust has committed to take significant steps toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive community and to create space in Rhodes House for Scholars to debate and engage with legacy. To read more, visit the Rhodes Trust website.


As an institution of higher learning, the University of Windsor encourages students to do their own research and make informed decisions that best align with their beliefs and values in their scholarly pursuits. To learn about UWindsor’s commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigenization and Decolonization, visit the VP EDI website.

The Chevening Scholarship

Applications begin in the summers. Long-lists are released on January 31.

Full or partial funding for full-time study at the graduate level

- must hold a Bachelor’s degree

- must have worked for at least two years after graduation

- demonstrated potential for leadership

- must apply for admission to a graduate program in the U.K. at the same time as you apply for the Chevening

The Clarendon

Applications open on September 1 and must be completed by January

All tuition and fees

Stipend for living expenses

- at least a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale

- aptitude and motivation for the proposed course of study

- all students applying for admission to a graduate program at Oxford University will automatically be considered

The Gates Cambridge

Opens on September 1, completed by December 3

- All tuition and fees

- annual stipend (£17,500 for 2020-21)

- inbound visa costs

- one return economy-class airfare

- Citizens of any country outside the U.K. who apply for admission to a graduate program at Cambridge University will automatically be considered for the Gates Cambridge Award

Schwartzman  Scholars


Download the brochure 

September 22, 2020

Covers all expenses for study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, as well as a stipend of $4,000



- must have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1 of the year following application

- must be older than 18 and younger than 29 on August 1 of the year following application

- must demonstrate strong English language skills

McCall McBain Scholars at McGill University

Opens in June; Closes September 2021 for Fall 2022 admission

Up to 20 full scholarships and 60 one-time awards of $5,000 or $10,000 CDN offered annually

- Full scholarship includes:

All tuition and fees

- Approx. annual stipend of CDN $16,000-$24,000 (monthly stipend of $2,000 during academic terms)

- Mentorship and leadership development opportunities

For Fall 2022 admission:

- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or refugee 

- Must have a completed undergraduate degree by August of 2022

- Must apply for admission to a McGill University graduate or professional program

Awarded on the basis of character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strength, and intellectual curiosity


The Fulbright

November 15


- must be a Canadian citizen and resident

- must have a completed undergraduate degree

- must have been accepted into a graduate program in the U.S. prior to application

- must have achieved a strong undergraduate GPA

The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

November 17 for admission in September of the following year

Funds all Harvard tuition and fees, health insurance, and a stipend for a single person for a ten-month period

- must be a Canadian citizen

- must have completed an undergraduate degree from a Canadian institution that is affiliated with the AUCC.

- must apply for admission to a graduate program at Harvard University, as well as submitting a completed application to the AUCC

The London Goodenough Scholarships

January 23

Six awards of up to £4,800

- must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents

- must be enrolled in a post-graduate program at a university in London, U.K.

- awarded on the basis of academic achievement

The Mackenzie King Scholarships

February 1

The Open Scholarship$8500, and the Traveling Scholarship$10,500. The numbers and the amounts of these awards are subject to change.

- must have graduated from a Canadian university

- must have a very strong academic record

  - applications must be submitted to your home university. Please send your materials to 

Canadian Centennial Scholarship

Early March

£1,000 to £5,000

- must be a Canadian citizen

- must be attending a university in the U.K.

- must have high academic scores

- must be able to show need

The Bernard Persiko and Darren Kendal Merit Scholarship

May 1

US$5,000 to $15,000

- must be a Canadian citizen

- must apply for admission to a graduate program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

- must be able to study in English and Hebrew

- must have a GPA over 3.5 on a 4.0 scale