Study in Canada Scholarships – Short-Term Exchange Program

The Study in Canada Scholarships is a short-term exchange program offered by Global Affairs Canada together with other international scholarships.

Host CountryCanada
Host InstituteVarious Institutes in Canada
LevelBachelors, Masters and PhD
Eligible NationalitySpecific Countries (List given below)
Fellowship TypePartially Funded
Benefits$10,200 – $12,700
Duration4 to 6 months
Closing Date11:59 p.m. EST, March 19, 2024
Summary of the Study in Canada Scholarships

The goal of Study in Canada Scholarships is to provide more chances for post-secondary educational institutions in Canada to accept foreign students on short-term study or research exchanges from a variety of nations and regions. By doing this, academic institutions will be able to expand and enhance their global connections while showcasing their superior research and teaching in new markets.

Study in Canada Scholarships - Short-Term Exchange Program
Study in Canada Scholarships – Short-Term Exchange Program

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Benefits of the Study in Canada Scholarships

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Benefits of the Study in Canada Scholarships

Funds from scholarships may be used by chosen students for:

  • costs for a work permit or study visa
  • airfare by the cheapest and most direct route
    health care coverage
  • living costs, including housing, utilities, and food
  • ground transportation, incorporating a pass for public transit
  • books and materials—aside from computers and other equipment—needed for their research or studies

Eligibility Criteria

The following candidates are eligible for Study in Canada Scholarships:

  • Citizen of an eligible country/territory (List given below)
  • a full-time student in a post-secondary educational program in a nation or territory that qualifies
  • paying the institution’s tuition both when you apply and for the whole exchange period.


  • You possess Canadian citizenship or permanent residency, or you are in the process of applying for it.
  • You are currently a part of a government of Canada-funded scholarship program.
  • you are already registered in a Canadian post-secondary institution’s degree, diploma, or certificate program.

Eligible Canadian Institutes

In order to host students, Canadian post-secondary institutions need to:

  • Have the status of a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • Have a current student exchange agreement with their home institution, which waives tuition for scholarship holders (only applicable to college and undergraduate studies).

Eligible Countries

The candidates from the following countries are eligible to apply for Study in Canada Scholarships:

  • Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan
  • Europe: Türkiye, Ukraine
  • Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda

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Documents/Material Required to Apply

Institutions have to make sure that the documents follow the guidelines and are correct and thorough. After the deadline, revised documents will not be considered. Translations of documents written in languages other than English or French are required.

  • Evidence of nationality
    • a copy of the applicant’s passport or national identity card that has a picture and current dates on it.
    • The citizenship proof that is chosen must come from the same nation or region as the citizenship that is chosen on the online application.
    • Taiwanese students also need to present documentation of their household registration.
  • Signed copy of the privacy notice
    • a copy of the candidate-signed and most recent six-month-dated Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants
  • Candidate’s letter of intent, no more than one page
    • describes the type of studies or research that will be done.
    • explains why they chose to study in Canada, the reasoning behind their choice of school, program, and supervisor, as well as how the suggested course of study or research will impact their future career.
  • A letter from the home institution confirming full-time enrollment
    • on official letterhead
    • dates within the last half-year
    • verifies that the applicant is enrolled full-time in the program at this time.
    • Transcript copies, student ID cards, or acceptance letters are not accepted.
  • A one-page letter of support from the home institution
    • on formal letterhead
    • dates within the last half-year
    • from the international director, professor, or teacher of the candidate
    • describes the type of research or study that will be done in Canada and how the scholarship program will help the candidate’s home institution.
  • Invitation letter from the Canadian supervisor (limited to graduate students; no more than one page)
    • on formal letterhead
    • dates within the last half-year
    • signed by the supervisor from Canada
    • explains the type and extent of the research partnership with the student’s home university.
    • demonstrates their readiness to assist and guide the applicant during the exchange period
    • outlines how the exchange will benefit the Canadian institution, supervisor, and peers.
  • Signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Agreement with the partner institution
  • A ranking of applications based on the institution’s strategic priorities

Study in Canada Scholarships Timeline

Canadian educational institutions have until March 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, to submit online applications on behalf of students. Canadian universities will set an earlier deadline in order to facilitate prompt reception of supporting documentation from students and their home institutions. So contact or visit the website of a Canadian institute of your choice to find out its internal deadline.

For the fall semester, chosen students may arrive as early as August 1, 2024, and for the winter/spring semester, they must arrive no later than February 1, 2025. Should you not show up during this window, the scholarship could be revoked.

Application Procedure

Applications for the Study in Canada Scholarship are now being accepted for the 2024–2025 academic year. Before the deadline, Canadian Institutions must submit applications on behalf of qualified students.

Students who wish to study in Canada under the terms of this scholarship should:

  • Review the prerequisites in order to qualify.
  • If your university has an exchange program with a post-secondary Canadian college or university, find out about it from your international office.
  • To learn more about the application process and any requirements for admission to the Canadian university, get in contact with your international office.

Non-Canadian institutions that wish to send students there should do the following:

  • Review the requirements for eligibility.
  • Investigate exchange opportunities for students with Canadian colleges.
  • Inform students about this scholarship.
  • Ascertain which students meet the requirements for the Canadian partner university’s entrance and eligibility.

Guidelines for Canadian institutions submitting applications on behalf of qualified students

  • A program coordinator should be tasked with finishing applications.
  • To register for a My EduCanada account, select “Login or Register.”
  • After logging into your account, choose the Study in Canada option.
  • Select “Apply” under the Scholarships Program.
  • Fill up the necessary fields with your information, then proceed with the application form’s instructions.
  • When the application form asks you to validate and save, click that button.
  • Upload any necessary supplementary files. Every document must be in one of the following formats: .jpg,.gif,.png,.pdf,.doc,.docx,.txt, or .xlsx, and it must not exceed 5 MB in size.
  • Check the accuracy and completeness of each and every component of your application.
  • Read the “Declaration and permission” statement and agree to its terms.
  • Press “Submit.” A reference number and a confirmation message for applications submitted will be sent to you.
  • With the “Download” option, you can save or print a copy of your filled-out application form.

Note: You cannot apply for this scholarship directly. You may ask your home institute about the exchange program.

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