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Government of Canada International Scholarships 2024/25 at the University of Alberta

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Government of Canada International Scholarships 2024/25:

The Government of Canada extends its support through various scholarship programs for individuals from overseas who aspire to pursue studies, engage in research, or undergo professional development in Canada for short-term durations.

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The University of Alberta administers the Canadian Government Scholarships, offering awards based on the study’s duration and academic level. These scholarships encompass initiatives such as the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program, Canada-ASEAN Scholarships, and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED), along with the Study in Canada Scholarships.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Government of Canada

Scholarship Type: Full Funding

Host Institution(s): University of Alberta, Canada

Scholarship Worth: Varies

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Nationality: International Students

Government of Canada International Scholarships 2024/25 | Overview

This scholarship initiative is designed to aid international applicants seeking short-term opportunities for study, research, or professional development in Canada. The programs encompass:

  1. Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP): Targeting undergraduate and graduate students hailing from the Caribbean and South America.
  2. Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED): Geared toward undergraduate and graduate students representing ASEAN member states.
  3. Study in Canada Scholarships: Open to a broader international audience.

Undergraduate and graduate students from:

Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan;

Europe: Turkey, Ukraine; The Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia;

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda.

Scholarship values vary depending on the duration and level of study. The table below summarizes the scholarship values for the different programs:

Award Amount Duration Level of Study Program
$15,900 CAD 8 months Undergraduate SEED, Study in Canada Scholarships
$12,700 CAD 5-6 months Graduate SEED, Study in Canada Scholarships
$11,100 CAD 5-6 months Graduate ELAP
$10,200 CAD 4 months Undergraduate; Graduate SEED, Study in Canada Scholarships
$8,200 CAD 4 months Undergraduate; Graduate ELAP
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Government of Canada International Scholarships Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Government of Canada International Scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year at the University of Alberta, applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. For Undergraduate Applicants Pursuing Research-Based Experiences:
    • Provide a written institutional collaboration and student exchange agreement or a Letter of Invitation from a University of Alberta professor who has agreed to oversee your research.
  2. For Graduate Applicants:
    • While an inter-institutional agreement is preferred, it is not obligatory.
  3. All Student Applicants:
    • Must be enrolled full-time in their intended degree program at the time of application.
    • Should demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before arriving in Canada, as the scholarship does not cover language training.
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Application Procedures

How to Apply: Prospective candidates for the Government of Canada Scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year at the University of Alberta must first ensure they meet the scholarship’s eligibility criteria before proceeding to find a host professor/supervisor. They should contact professors they are interested in working with and provide the following information:

  • Full name and contact details
  • Home university and home country
  • Current status as an undergraduate (bachelor) or graduate (master or doctoral) student
  • The year of their degree program
  • The name of the scholarship program they intend to apply for
  • Desired research duration (4 months, 5-6 months, 8 months)
  • Preferred start date (must conclude no later than February 1 each year)
  • Attach documents such as CV/resume, university academic transcripts, and/or a cover letter.
  • Include a link to information about potential host supervisors.

Once an applicant has identified a potential host supervisor, they should collaborate with their home institution and the University of Alberta host supervisor to collect the necessary supporting documents. These documents will be submitted alongside the completion of the Electronic Application Form.

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