Funding for Masters’ Students

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Amount:

  • A maintenance allowance for a single student (14,900 GBP or 25,700 CAD for 12 months; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)
  • University Composition Fee
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Academic development funding
  • Family allowance

Deadline: October 11, 2017 (for USA applicants); December 6, 2017 or January 4, 2018 (for all other eligible applicants)

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Non-UK citizens
  • General: must apply to PhD, MSc or MLitt, or one-year postgraduate course in University of Cambridge

Eligibility:

  • Must be a citizen of any country outside the UK.
  • Must be applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of Cambridge: (1) PhD (3 year research-only degree); (2) MSc or MLitt (2 year research-only degree); (3) one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA, etc.).

Details:

  • Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
  • The ideal candidate demonstrates academic excellence, leadership potential, a commitment to improving the lives of others, and a good academic fit with Cambridge.
  • For PhD students who meet unforeseen circumstances and are unable to complete in three years, some fourth year funding may be provided.

Link:

https://www.gatescambridge.org/

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship Program – Research Studies

Amount:

  • Full tuition
  • Monthly allowance of approximately 144,000 JPY (1,640 CAD, amounts to 19,680 CAD/year)
  • Round-trip flight between Japan and Canada

Deadline: May 19, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Cadada
  • General: less than 35 years old; study area must be in the same field that the applicant has studied, or a related field

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold a BA degree or higher.
  • Must be born on or after 2 April 1983 (for the 2018 recruitment).
  • Study area must be in the same field that the applicant has studied, or a related field.
  • Must be Canadian citizens.
  • Must be a graduate from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a Japanese university graduate.
  • Must be willing to learn Japanese.

Details:

  • The scholarships support Canadian students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as research students (either non-degree or degree students).
  • Research students refer to those who are enrolled in a master’s course, a doctoral course, or a professional graduate course at a graduate school, or who are conducting research in a specialized field at an undergraduate department, graduate school, institute attached to a university, etc. without the aim of completing the course, or who are receiving preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects prior to placement at the university, etc.
  • Tenure is 2 years (beginning in April 2018) or 18 months (beginning in October 2018).
  • Placement at university is designated by MEXT based on admission or a letter of provisional acceptance that the applicant obtains from Japanese universities.

Link:

http://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/education.html

Chinese Government Scholarship –Master’s Degree

Amount:

  • Full Scholarship:
  • Tuition fees
  • Basic learning materials
  • Accommodation and living allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • One-time settlement subsidy
  • One-time inter-city travel allowance
  • Partial Scholarship:
  • Tuition only

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Canada
  • General: residents in British Columbia; under the age of 35

Eligibility:

  • Must be Canadian citizens, in good health, whose residence is in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Must have a master’s degree and be under an age of 35.

Details:

  • The Chinese government offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study at a Chinese university for a Master’s degree.
  • The duration of the master degree program is from 2 to 3 years.
  • Full and partial-scholarships are available annually.

Link:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/post-secondary-education/international-education/chinese_government_scholarship_program_-_application_procedures_final.pdf

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Scholarship

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 25,000 TWD (1,070 CAD, amounts to 12,840 CAD/year) for the LEP and 30,000 TWD (1,290 CAD/month, amounts to 15,480 CAD/year) for degree programs
  • Round-trip airfares

Deadline: February 1 to March 31, annually

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Non-Taiwanese
  • General: eligible for applying for Mandarin Language Enrichment Program or a degree program

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school graduate or above with an excellent academic record, of good moral character and has no criminal record.
  • Must be neither a national of the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor an overseas compatriot student.
  • Must have never attended an educational institution in Taiwan at the same level of degree or LEP that he/she intends to apply for.
  • Must be not an exchange student through any cooperation agreement between a foreign university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan while receiving the Scholarship.

Details:

  • The MOFA Taiwan Scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue academic degrees in Taiwan.
  • Applicants can apply for either the non-degree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) (Recipients may take the LEP for a maximum of one year at Mandarin-teaching institutions affiliated with a university or college accredited by the Ministry of Education) or a degree program (an undergraduate, master or doctoral degree, excluding in-service programs).
  • The duration can be one year (for non-degree LEP), two years maximum (for Master’s program), or four years maximum (for undergraduate or doctoral program).

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/SchDetailed.aspx?loc=en&ItemId=15

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan Scholarship

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 15,000 TWD (640 CAD, amounts to 7,680 CAD/year) for undergraduate program students, and 20,000 TWD (860 CAD, amounts to 10,320 CAD/year) for postgraduate students.
  • Tuition

Deadline: February 1 to March 31, annually

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Non-Taiwanese
  • General: eligible for two-to-five-years degree programs

Eligibility:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or higher.
  • Must have performed well at his/her most recent academic institution and be of good moral character.
  • Must be neither a Taiwanese national, nor an overseas Taiwanese compatriot.
  • Must have never enrolled in an educational institution in Taiwan for the same level of degree as the current application.
  • Must not be an exchange student through an academic cooperation agreement between an overseas university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan.

Details:

  • The MOE Taiwan Scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue academic degrees in Taiwan.
  • The duration can be two years maximum (for Master’s program), or four years maximum (for undergraduate or doctoral program), five years maximum (for any combination of programs).

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/SchDetailed.aspx?loc=en&ItemId=18

International Higher Education Scholarship Programs of TaiwanlCDF

Amount:

  • A monthly stipend of 12,000 TWD (510 CAD, amounts to 6,120 CAD/year) for undergraduate students, 15,000 TWD (640 CAD, amounts to 7,680 CAD/year) for master's students and 17,000 TWD (730 CAD, amounts to 8,760 CAD/year) for doctoral students
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Round-trip airfares

Deadline: March 15, annually

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Non-Taiwanese
  • General: eligible for two-to-five-years degree programs

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be nationals of countries with which the R.O.C. has diplomatic relations or developing countries friendly to Taiwan. For more detailed information, please visit the TaiwanICDF website.

Details:

  • The International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) works with prestigious universities in Taiwan to select students to receive full scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate programs taught in English.
  • The duration can be two years maximum (for Master’s program), or four years maximum (for English-taught undergraduate or doctoral program), five years maximum (for for Mandarin-taught undergraduate program).

Link:

http://tafs.mofa.gov.tw/SchDetailed.aspx?loc=en&ItemId=13

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society – Premier’s International Scholarship

Amount:

  • 6,000 – 10,000 CAD

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents/refugees in Canada
  • General: must be a resident of British Columbia

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant), convention refugee, or protected person living in Canada.
  • Must be a resident of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residence in the province for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of full-time enrollment in the program for which the scholarship is applied for.
  • Must have achieved a minimum B+ academic standing.
  • Must have clearly demonstrated significant community and/or school involvement and academic achievement, supported by two references submitted with the application.
  • Must be enrolled in an academic program of at least one year at a BC public post-secondary institution leading to a credential and have been accepted into an eligible international program outside of Canada or United States;
  • Will be studying abroad for a period of no less than three months (not including travel time).

Details:

  • Premier’s International Scholarships are scholarships for credential granting study abroad and are awarded to students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement and community service.

Link:

http://www.ikbbc.ca/international-scholarships/about-this-scholarship/

Chinese Government Scholarship –Chinese Language Studies

Amount:

  • Full Scholarship:
  • Tuition fees
  • Basic learning materials
  • Accommodation and living allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • One-time settlement subsidy
  • One-time inter-city travel allowance
  • Partial Scholarship:
  • Tuition only

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Canadian citizens who reside in British Columbia
  • General: Be under age of 35

Eligibility:

  • Must be Canadian citizens, in good health, whose residence is in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Must have completed senior high school and be under the age of 35.

Details:

  • The Chinese government offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study at a Chinese university for Chinese Language Studies.
  • The duration of the master degree program is from 1 to 2 years.
  • Full and partial-scholarships are available annually.

Link:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/post-secondary-education/international-education/chinese_government_scholarship_program_-_application_procedures_final.pdf

Chinese Government Scholarship –General Scholar

Amount:

  • Full Scholarship:
  • Tuition fees
  • Basic learning materials
  • Accommodation and living allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • One-time settlement subsidy
  • One-time inter-city travel allowance
  • Partial Scholarship:
  • Tuition only

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Canadian citizens who reside in British Columbia
  • General: Be under age of 45

Eligibility:

  • Must be Canadian citizens, in good health, whose residence is in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Must have completed 2 years of undergraduate studies at an eligible B.C. post-secondary institution1. May pursue any major except Chinese language.
  • Must be under the age of 45.

Details:

  • The Chinese government offers scholarships to students from British Columbia to study at a Chinese university as a general scholar.
  • The duration of the program is 1 years.
  • Full and partial-scholarships are available annually.

Link:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/post-secondary-education/international-education/chinese_government_scholarship_program_-_application_procedures_final.pdf

Global Affairs Canada & The Chinese Ministry of Education – Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program

Amount:

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of 3,000 CNY (580 CAD/month, or 6,960 CAD/year) for Master’s students
  • Housing
  • Medical insurance

Deadline: March 6, 2018

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Canadian
  • General: undertake studies in an approved subject area in a Chinese institution; under the age of 50

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants include Canadian students at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada; Canadian faculty members or research staff at a post-secondary institution in Canada; and Canadian mid-career professionals who have a Master’s or PhD degree and have managerial, policy development or decision-making responsibilities.
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens residing in Canada.
  • Applicants must have achieved the required level of written and spoken Chinese by the host institution in China, if applicable.
  • Applicants must undertake studies in an approved subject area in a Chinese institution.
  • Applicants must be under 50 years of age.

Details:

  • Scholarships are available for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies, or for language studies only. Scholarships are not to be used towards a degree in China.
  • For students, each award is tenable for a period of no more than 12 months and no less than four months.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates whose study or research plan is related to China.

Link:

http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/ccsep-peucc.aspx?lang=eng

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) – 1989 École Polytechnique Commemorative Awards

Amount:

  • 7,000 CAD or 5,000 CAD

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of Canada
  • General: must be a woman who has completed at least 1 calendar year in a full-time doctoral program

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a woman who has completed at least 1 calendar year in a full-time doctoral program and is enrolled in full-time studies in Canada or abroad at the time of application
  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Details:

  • There are 1 award of 5,000 CAD for master’s study, and 1 award of 7,000 CAD for doctoral level study.

Link:

http://www.cfuw.org/fellowshipsawards/listoffellowshipsandawards.aspx

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) – Linda Souter Humanities Award

Amount:

  • 6,000 CAD

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of Canada
  • General: must be a female masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities

Eligibility:

  • Awarded to a female masters or doctoral student studying in the area of the Humanities. Generally, study in the Humanities is theoretical and does not involve empirical methodology.
  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Details:

  • The Humanities could include the following: English Language and Literature, History, Languages Study, Classics, Philosophy, Film Studies, Communication Studies, and Culture Studies.

Link:

http://www.cfuw.org/fellowshipsawards/listoffellowshipsandawards.aspx

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) – Ruth Binnie Fellowship

Amount:

  • 6,000 CAD

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of Canada
  • General: must be a female masters student focusing on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/ Home Economics/ Family and Consumer Sciences

Eligibility:

  • Awarded to a female applicant.
  • At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/ Home Economics/ Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • The applicant may be studying abroad.

Details:

  • Areas of study include: human nutrition, food science, housing/ shelter and aesthetics, architecture financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development.
  • Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education.

Link:

http://www.cfuw.org/fellowshipsawards/listoffellowshipsandawards.aspx

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) – Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) Fellowship

Amount:

  • 6,000 CAD

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of Canada
  • General: must be a female candidate studying one or more aspects in the field of Human Ecology/ Home Economics/ Family and Consumer Sciences at the masters or doctoral level

Eligibility:

  • Awarded to a female candidate studying one or more aspects in the field of Human Ecology/ Home Economics/ Family and Consumer Sciences at the masters or doctoral level.
  • The applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a post-graduate program in Canada at the time of application.
  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Details:

  • Areas of study include: human nutrition, food science, housing/ shelter and aesthetics, architecture financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development.

Link:

http://www.cfuw.org/fellowshipsawards/listoffellowshipsandawards.aspx

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) – Dr. Alice E. Wilson Awards

Amount:

  • 5,000 CAD

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents of Canada
  • General: must be a female mature student returning to graduate studies in any field

Eligibility:

  • Awarded to female mature students returning to graduate studies in any field, with special consideration given to those returning to study after at least 3 years.
  • Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Details:

  • Two (2) awards at the masters level and two (2) for doctoral level study.

Link:

http://www.cfuw.org/fellowshipsawards/listoffellowshipsandawards.aspx

Society of Women Geographers – Pruitt Minority Fellowship

Amount:

  • Up to 4,000 CAD

Deadline: March 15, annually

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens of the U.S. and Canada
  • General: must be a female student enrolled in a Masters program in geography or the geographical aspects of an allied field

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants are female students who are members of a minority group: Hispanic, Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Naïve, Asian and Pacific Islander or Hawaiian Native, First Nations.
  • Successful applicants will have been admitted to a Masters program in geography or the geographical aspects of an allied field for the academic year 2017-2018.
  • Women are eligible to apply who are currently seniors, graduates of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, or currently enrolled in a Masters program.
  • This fellowship is available only to citizens of the U.S. and Canada.

Details:

  • This scholarship supports minority women in geography or a related field.
  • Successful applicants for the Pruitt National Minority Fellowship must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, strong interest in geography, and promise of future accomplishments in their discipline.

Link:

http://www.iswg.org/fellowships/pruitt-minority-fellowships

The Explorers Club – Student Grants (Graduate Students and Immediate Post-Doc)

Amount:

  • Average is approximately 2,500 USD (ranging from 500 USD to 5,000 USD)

Deadline: November 13, 2017

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Open
  • General: must be a graduate student or immediate post-doc

Eligibility:

  • Eligible applicants are graduate students and immediate post-doc.

Details:

  • This category of grant supports exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers.
  • Wide array of disciplines, including: anthropology/archeology, plants and molds, animals, conservation science, climate change, geoscience, paleoclimate, marine science, marine biology, marine life, etc.

Link:

https://explorers.org/expeditions/funding/expedition_grants

Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society – One World Scholarship

Amount:

  • Up to 2,500 USD

Deadline: April (Summer and Fall applicants); Early November (Spring applicants)

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents/refugees in Canada
  • General: residents of British Columbia

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant), convention refugee, or protected person living in Canada.
  • Must be a resident of British Columbia, defined as having a primary residence in the province for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the date of full-time enrollment in the program for which the scholarship is applied for.
  • Must have clearly demonstrated significant community and/or school involvement and academic achievement, supported by two references submitted with the application.
  • Must be enrolled in an academic program of at least one year at a BC public post-secondary institution leading to a credential and have been accepted into an eligible international program outside of Canada or United States.

Details:

  • One World Scholarships are awarded to students participating in study, or work-abroad programs that are either experiential learning opportunities (language or cultural training), or that provide credits toward the BC academic credential they are working towards.

Link:

http://www.ikbbc.ca/international-scholarships/about-this-scholarship/

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada – Junior Research Fellowships

Amount:

  • $1,000 - $4,000 (six weeks to four months)

Deadline: on a rolling basis

Requirements:

  • Citizenship: Citizens/permanent residents/international students with an off-campus work permit
  • General: enrolled in an undergraduate or master's-level program

Eligibility:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident (landed immigrant). International students with an off-campus work permit will be considered in some cases.
  • available to work at the Foundation’s Vancouver or Toronto offices
  • enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s-level program. Recent graduates may also apply as long as they have completed their degree programs no later than 12 months prior to the application deadline

Details:

  • During their terms, Junior Research Fellows work at the Foundation’s Vancouver or Toronto office, and complete a program of research and other work related to one of the Foundation’s broad thematic areas (trade and investment; energy and the environment; provincial-level engagement of Asia; and international education). The required qualifications, as well as the length of the grant period, will vary with each grant opportunity. For a list of current opportunities, please see the Foundation’s Employment Opportunities page.

Link:

https://www.asiapacific.ca/grants/junior-research-fellowships