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If you have started your pursuit to study in Canada, then you may have realized that you’d have to pay quite a good sum just to sponsor your education and even more so your accommodation as well as your living cost.

Students who do not have a sponsor or are not able to pay for the education in the country may find it difficult to cope with studies and maybe find a student job to help you pay the bills.

The scholarships provided by many of these schools and by the Canadian government have helped in not only ensuring that students get to pay for their studies and live their dream. it also a way for the schools to attract bright minds.

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Canada is a place of opportunities for students. You could literally study for free in the country if you are able to land a fully-funded scholarship, plus there are partially-funded scholarships as well as grants and loans that you could access at any time. So in today’s post, we will not only discuss the different university scholarships, you will learn how each scholarship is classified and on what basis.

Top Scholarships in Canada for International Students

Queen’s University at Kingston

This university is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The school is a research-based institute that conducts top research in areas like

  1. Engineering and computational studies
  2. Mental health
  3. Globalization studies
  4. Sustainable energy systems and healthy environments
  5. Social issues like bullying, poverty, and surveillance

The Queen’s University financial aid and support are awarded to international students who do not have enough or sufficient funds to pay their tuition fees. These financial aids and support include

  1.       The Queen’s University General Bursary
  2.       Short term loans
  3.       Emergency Assistance
  4.       Upper Year Awards
  5.       Work-study program

These awards below are also awarded at Queen’s University. These include

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  1.       Schulich Leader Scholarships
  2.       Automatic Admission Scholarships
  3.       Admission Bursaries
  4.       Major Admission Awards

You can visit the school using this link http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards

University of Calgary

This is another great public research school in Canada. The school is ranked among the top 10 best universities in Canada. The university has over 14 faculties and 85 research institutes. The awards and scholarships come in different categories which include:

  1.       Athletic Awards
  2.       International Entrance Awards
  3.       High School Awards and Bursaries
  4.       Prestige Awards

You can visit the school using this link  http://www.ucalgary.ca/

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The University of Western Ontario

The University of Western Ontario is regarded by many as the most beautiful school in Canada. The university is also known to provide financial support for students in the form of scholarships, research grants, and part-time jobs. There are also lots of funding and financial aid opportunities coming from external bodies like agencies, foundations, or federal governments. Available scholarships in the school include

  1.       Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  2.       Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships
  3.       Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS)
  4.       Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is another great public research school in Canada. It is also one of the schools with the most scholarships and regarded by many as the best school for studying computer science in Canada. Here are some of the available scholarship opportunities:

  1.       International Student Entrance Scholarships valued at $10,000 each
  2.       Entrance scholarships provided by alumni and donors valued at $1,000 – $5,000
  3.       Merit Scholarship $1,000 Entrance Scholarship
  4.       President’s Scholarship $2,000 Entrance Scholarship
  5.       President’s Scholarship of Distinction worth over $2,000
  6.       Entrance Scholarship worth over $1,500
  7.       International Experience Award worth over $15,000 Research Award, or both
  8.       Other entrance scholarships that require you to submit separate applications include:
  9.       Canadian veterans’ education benefits worth up to $80,000
  10.   Schulich Leader Scholarship, worth over $80,000 for 8 terms and in courses under science, technology, or math;
  11.   Another 1 or 2 scholarships of $100,000 for 8 academic terms for students in Engineering

You can visit the school using this link https://www.uwaterloo.ca/

McMaster University

International students who are entering the first year of their program or degree will be considered for many of the scholarship opportunities provided by the school. The university is also known to provide financial support for students in the form of scholarships, research grants, and part-time jobs. Here are some of the available scholarship opportunities:

  1.       Hatch Scholarship is valued at $32,000 ($8,000 per year
  2.       Adella Margaret Bragg Scholarship is valued at $6,000 ($1,500 per year)
  3.       Marjorie Anderson Entrance Academic Grants is valued at $80,000 ($20,000 per year)

University of Alberta

Ranked among the best 100 universities in the world, the University of Alberta has become the favorite place for many students who are looking for quality education. The school provides millions of dollars in financial aids in bursaries, awards, emergency loans, and scholarships. Here are some of the available scholarship opportunities:

  1.       Convocating Honors Leadership
  2.       Convocating Honors Academic
  3.       Sandy Mactaggart Award
  4.       Rhodes scholarship
  5.       NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)
  6.       Medical Research Awards
  7.       Jason Lang Scholarship
  8.       Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship

 

External financial aid for students includes:

  1.       Killam Trust Scholarships
  2.       Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
  3.       Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  4.       Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  5.       Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  6.       Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is another great public research school in Canada currently ranked 3rd best University in Canada. The university is also known to provide financial support for students in the form of scholarships, research grants, and part-time jobs. It is also one of the schools with the most scholarships. Here are some of the available scholarship opportunities:

  1.       Awards for Aboriginal students
  2.       Schulich Leader Scholarships
  3.       Loran Awards
  4.       UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Awards
  5.       Presidential Scholars Awards

McGill University

 

  1.       One-year Scholarships is valued at $3,000 (non-renewable)
  2.       Major Scholarships is valued at $3,000-$12,000, it is also renewable for up to 3 years

International students have a great opportunity to find lots of scholarships. Aside from the low cost of living, safe environment, and quality education, students can also take advantage of these different awards provided in the country to ensure that the cut-down cost of education

 

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