Government of Canada International Scholarships | CBIE

The Government of Canada offers the following scholarships for research stays at Canadian universities students from select countriesThese awards are by nomination through SFU. 

Deadlines

Please note that these internal deadlines differ from the official deadlines posted on the Government of Canada website to give us enough time to review and submit your application.

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP): Closed for 2019

Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship (CCLES): Closed for 2019

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Education Exchanges for Development (SEED): Closed for 2019

Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program: Closed for 2019

Step 1: Are you eligible?

See each program page for full information including eligibility criteria.

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP).  The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships provide students from Latin America and the Caribbean with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canada:

  • CAD $7,200 for undergraduate or graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • CAD $9,700 for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research.

Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship (CCLES). The Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship program provides students from Chile with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canada at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

  • CAD $7,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research; or
  • CAD $9,700 for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research.

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Education Exchanges for Development (SEED). The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program provides students, from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at undergraduate and graduate levels:

  • CAD $10,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD $12,700 for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research; or
  • CAD $15,900 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.

Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program. For students from the Caribbean community  The Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program provides students from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research, in Canada, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. The scholarship value for students is:

  • CAD 7,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate (Master’s and PhD) students for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD 9,700 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five or six months of study or research; or
  • CAD 14,700 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.

Step 2: Is your institution an Exchange Partner with SFU?

Check to see if your current institution is an SFU Exchange Partner (a current list is posted here).

Step 3: How to Apply

If you are seeking an undergraduate research experience and your institution is an Exchange Partner, contact the International Exchange Coordinator at your home institution. 

If you are seeking an undergraduate research experience and your institution is NOT an Exchange Partner, you are not eligible for these opportunities.

If you are seeking a graduate research experience (regardless of your institution being an Exchange Partner), please see the section below.

Graduate Researchers: Process and Deadlines

  1. Visit the program page for the award (above) and ensure you are eligible
  2. Establish a research agreement with a faculty member at SFU
  3. Complete the “Exchange Awards – Nomination Form” 
  4. Complete/collect ALL supporting documentation listed in the nomination form 
  5. Submit all documents and supporting documentation listed in the nomination form to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the respective deadline to: gradintl@sfu.ca  

Some important notes:

  • You must include a letter of invitation from your SFU host supervisor; ensure that they are aware of this and your deadline.
  • If accepted to SFU, all international graduate students must purchase adequate medical insurance for the duration of their stay in Canada. Proof of medical insurance is required on arrival in Canada. 
  • Delays in confirmation of external funding can occur. In recent years, results for this program have not been announced to academic institutions until June. Flexible start dates are a good idea as the visa process can be lengthy in some countries.