Now accepting applications for the Scholarships for Graduates from Vanier Canada Program for 2023, which offers a fully funded doctoral study opportunity. Apply now, or you will miss out! Fill out an application!

  • Country of origin: Canada
  • Funded by: The Government of Canada
  • Type: Fully funded
  • Education level: PhD. Degree
  • Duration: Three years course
  • Deadline: Nov 2024

What are the Scholarships for Graduates from Vanier Canada Program?

Vanier Canada Scholarships for Graduates enable international students to follow their PhD studies in Canada with full funding. This scholarship aims to attract the world’s best and brightest to follow their PhD studies in Canada and to develop the global knowledge economy of Canada. It also seeks to make Canada a recognized centre of excellence for higher education and research worldwide by recognizing, assisting, and retaining top-tier PhD students.

Furthermore, applicants must have achieved an overall average grade equivalent of A or B+ during their last academic year or equivalent degree program, among other criteria set by the CGS-Vanier program. Therefore, those interested in applying should carefully read all criteria & information before submitting their applications. Applications for Scholarships for Graduates from Vanier Canadas are now open, and all interested parties should apply before the deadline!

You can find full list of scholarships in Canada here.

Who is eligible to apply?

-International students who are starting or continuing their PhD studies at a Canadian institution

-Have completed the last two years of full-time study with a first-grade or equal grade point average, as recognized by the institution.

-Be pursuing their studies in one of the following three priority areas: health research, natural sciences, and engineering research, or social sciences and humanities research

-Major doctorates and the Vanier Canadian study program cannot be held simultaneously. 

-Be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation

-Demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in their field of research

-Be ready to represent our Vanier study program actively throughout their tenure. If awarded, scholars must agree to participate in media interviews and other events related to their studies and provide reports to the administering agency on their progress.

How to apply?

Applying for the Scholarships for Graduates from Vanier Canada Program is a two-step process. Firstly, the student must inform their graduate studies faculty expressing their intention to apply to the Vanier study program. Secondly, if the student is selected, the institution must initiate the nomination procedure by getting in touch with the student.

To successfully complete the application process, students have to:

1. Submit an online application that includes the following components:

Personal statement

– Official transcripts 

– Letters of reference

Research proposal

– Language proficiency tests (if required)

2. Provide proof of citizenship & permanent resident status

3. Submit an Institutional Nomination form from their chosen institution 

4. Submit a CV & any other relevant documents as requested by the institution 

5. Submit all supporting documents, including letters of reference, by the deadline 

6. After submitting the completed application, applicants will be assessed based on academic excellence, research potential, & leadership potential. The recipients will be informed!

Scholarship Benefits 

-Allows students to focus on their studies without financial worries

-Supports doctoral studies by providing a scholarship worth $50,000 per year for three years to cover tuition, books, & other expenses.

-Gives recipients the opportunity to follow their educational goals without worrying about how to pay for it

-Recipients can gain invaluable research experience

-The scholarship can help open doors to further career opportunities

-Offers the chance to build networks & collaborations with other scholars 

-Enables students to develop valuable skills that will help them succeed in their field of study

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If you are an international student who meets the eligibility criteria & would like to apply for the Scholarships for Graduates from Vanier Canada Program, now is the time to do so. Don’t miss out on this great chance! Apply now!


Full list of Phd scholarships for international students here.