Lists Of Canadian Scholarship Grants For International Students – Nigeria

CBIE’s international student survey for 2013 said that 90% of Canada’s international students were satisfied with their studies while 95% will recommend Canada as a study destination. Canada is home to some of the best institutions the world over, it is a top destination for Nigerian students, but unfortunately it is not cheap either. Scholarships and grants are a good way to ease off this financial burden.

These Canada scholarships help you economically with your education in Canada and abroad, they are available for both Australian and international students alike for higher education study at undergraduate, master degree and PhD programs. I have outlined some Canadian scholarship programs, please peruse and pick any matching your criteria.

Scholarship application rules may vary across institutions and NGO’s, but you’ll likely need to consider the following when applying:

  • Provisional admission into a course of study at a Canadian university for undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorial level
  • Good grades from previous secondary educational institutions such as WAEC, NECO, etc
  • Bachelor and Masters degree certificates where applicable
  • University transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency such as TOEFL and IELTS
  • Good entrance scores on SAT, GRE or GMAT
  • A properly written statement of purpose
  • Reference letters

Here is information about some of the major scholarships programs available for international students to study in Canada:


UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award 

This is a merit-based scholarship award to study at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. It is open to undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and academic achievement.

University of Saskatchewan International Student Awards 

This merit-based scholarship is awarded for undergraduate international students’ study at the Saskatchewan institution.

Concordia University International Undergraduate Awards 

The Concordia University offers various scholarships for international students to study in Montréal. It is open to international students at undergraduate level.

HEC Montréal BBA Entrance Scholarships 

These Merit-based scholarships are for international students entering into the Bachelor of Business Administration program at HEC Montréal.

International Student Scholarships at Humber College Canada 

Humber College in Toronto offers a range of Canadian scholarships for international students at undergraduate level.

York University International Student Program 

This university offers a range of scholarships for international undergraduate students to study in Toronto.


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 

The Canadian government offers scholarships and fellowships to international students undertaking postgraduate study within the natural, social sciences and health research areas.

IDRC Research Awards 

The Canadian government offers scholarships to students from developing countries to study in a masters or doctoral level research degree at an accredited Canadian university.

Quebec Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students 

This is overseen by the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies. This Quebec government scholarship program offers awards for doctoral studies, a postdoctoral fellowship, and short-term research or professional development.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program 

This Canadian government scholarship offers grants to doctoral students internationally, to study at a participating Canadian university. This Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years.

Trudeau Scholarships and Fellowships 

Each year, the Trudeau Foundation offers a range of scholarships, fellowships and mentorships to international students at doctoral level undertaking study at selected institutions. It rewards up to 15 outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program. The annual value is up to $60,000 per scholar for up to four years.

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships 

This is another Canadian government scholarship funded by the NSERC, it is available to outstanding students undertaking study in the natural sciences or engineering at an accredited Canadian university.

University of Toronto Ontario Graduate Scholarship 

UBC Graduate Scholarships 

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships 

University of Waterloo International Funding 


University of Calgary International Scholarships 

This university offers numerous selections of scholarships for international students to study at the University of Calgary. These grants range from $500 to $60,000.

Carleton University Awards for International Students 

Fairleigh Dickinson Scholarships for International Students 

Western University International Admission Scholarships 

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