Application Closes: November 1, 2023
Great offer! The Canadian Government is delighted to offer all exceptional international students the Vanier Graduate Scholarship Awards for the 2023–24 academic session in Canada.
Studying in Canada gives applicants not only the opportunity to study in world-class universities but also the avenue to obtain a permanent residency after studying.
About Canadian Government Scholarships
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Award program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences, and/or engineering and health.
Named after Major-General Georges P. Vanier, the first francophone Governor General of Canada, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified and outspoken doctoral students.
To apply for this scholarship grant, applicants must be nominated by the institution at which they want to study and meet the following criteria
Scholarship Duration and Perks
- The scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for 3 years (non-renewable).
- Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:
Candidates must be nominated by the institution at which they want to study. Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program.
Step 1: Begin your application by researching Canadian institutions through the Universities Canada website. We recommend browsing each university’s respective website and thoroughly researching the program of interest in which you would like to complete your doctorate, as well as supervisors for your proposed research.
Step 2: Consult the Vanier CGS quota page to ensure that your institution of interest has a quota for the year in which you are applying.
To apply, all interested candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;
- A ResearchNet application form (includes two letters of reference, each with three sections)
- A CCV (limited entries; please see Completing the Common CV (CCV) for complete information)
- Research Contributions (maximum one page)
- A Personal Leadership Statement (maximum 2 pages for English applications; maximum of 2.5 pages for French applications)
- Special Circumstances (maximum 0.5 page, optional)
- Two Leadership letters of reference (maximum 2 pages)
- A Research Proposal (maximum 2 pages for English applications; maximum of 2.5 pages for French applications)
- Project References (maximum 5 pages)
- Official Transcripts