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Undergraduate Studies and Scholarships in Canada

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Want to study in Canada? Here is a list of scholarships you can consider while applying to Canadian Universities.

With advanced curriculum, state-of-the-art laboratories, distinguished professors, affordable tuition fees, and ample scholarship opportunities, ‘Canadian’ dream has gradually taken over the ‘American’ Dream among Indian students. Canada right now houses more than 100 globally-recognized universities; however, the first thing you need to do is contemplate, discuss, and answer – how much amount you (or your parents) are ready to spend on your undergraduate study?

Studying in a foreign country, whether it is UK, US, or Canada can be expensive unless you have received some scholarships, assistantship, or financial aid. We would highly recommend taking advantage of the time available between your college application and admission decision to work on finance opportunities for your studies. Students with exceptional academics, outstanding leadership experience, and significant extracurricular and community involvement stand a good chance of receiving  monetary rewards and fellowships. Below are some scholarships, offered by Canadian Universities, you should consider before applying to the universities.

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Scholarship NameDescriptionEligibilityScholarship AwardDeadline
Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program by University of TorontoAwarded to approximately 35 to 40 undergraduate applicants to recognize their extraordinary academic and leadership talentInternational students in high school are eligible to become a Pearson Scholar. Student must be nominated by their SchoolScholarship amount covers tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for a period of four yearsSchool nomination: 30th Nov.Student Admission: 14th Dec.Application: 15th Jan
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award (ILOT) by University of British Columbia (UBC)Awarded to students with exceptional academics, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities. Students with financial need should also applyHigh School students who wish to pursue their undergraduate study from UBC can apply.Scholarship amount is proportional to the financial need of the student. Covers tuitions, books, residence support based on the financial contribution made by the student and his/her family1st Dec
Carleton University Entrance Scholarships for International StudentsPartial scholarship is awarded every year to high school students with Admission Average (AA) of 80% and above.Applicants with AA in the range 95% & above, 90-94.9%, 85-89.9% and 80-84.9% are awarded $4000, $3000, $2000 and $1000 each year, respectively, for four years.Annually renewable if the student maintains an annual GPA of 10.01st April every year
Global Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships and International Entrance Scholarships by York UniversityOffered to international students seeking admission in Arts, Media, Performance & Design; Environmental Studies; Education; Health; Lassonde School of Engineering; Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; Science; or the Schulich School of BusinessThe applicant must have an excellent academic record with a minimum “A” average or equivalent and demonstrated leadership through community service or excellence in the arts, sports, or other areas of individual achievement. Student must be nominated by their high schoolGlobal Leader of Tomorrow Award: $20,000International Entrance Scholarships: $35,000.Renewable for 3 years, provided high academic standing is maintained in each academic year1st February
University of Waterloo International Student Entrance ScholarshipAwarded every year to 20 outstanding international students admitted to Year One of an undergraduate degree program.International students with admission average of 90% or above. Selection based on academic achievement combined with Faculty-specific entrance scholarship criteria.Annual Scholarship of $10,000 each. Application is not requiredMarch End every year
Queen’s University Principal’s International Scholarship5 entrance scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students from India admitted to Year One of an undergraduate degree programInternational students who meet the admission criteria will be automatically considered for this awardAnnual Scholarship of $10,000 each. Renewable for 1 subsequent year provided a minimum 3.50 GPA is maintained in year 1Same as application
Ryerson’s International Secondary School Merit ScholarshipAwarded annually to 7 international students entering Canada on study permit.International students who meet the admission criteria will be automatically considered for this awardAnnual Scholarship of $10,000. A separate application is not required.Same as application

List of scholarships you can consider while applying to Canadian Universities

Plan well in advance, explore all the possible funding options, and don’t let your ‘Canadian’ dream get curtailed due to monetary restrictions.


About the Author: 

Nimisha Padliya is an Admissions Specialist with extensive experience in undergraduate and graduate admissions. Over the years, she has helped hundreds of students in securing admissions to their dream universities. Nimisha is a post-graduate in Electrical & Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, US.

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