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The formula for a successful study journey in Canada has two key ingredients. One, the unwavering valor of a steadfast student. And two, adequate sources of funds.


While passion keeps spirits aflame, finances fuel the drive to keep going. Fortunately, there are many scholarships in Canada that can solve many financial concerns.


Whether you’re an aspiring international student or an education agent, these scholarships can make Canadian higher education more accessible. Here are the top scholarships in Canada that students can apply for in 2021:


Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

In alignment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this scholarship seeks to alleviate poverty in developing ASEAN countries. SEED scholarships are a collaboration between Canadian and ASEAN institutions. These scholarships count as contributions towards all Sustainable Development Goals or SDG.


  • Who can apply: Canadian institutions must apply on behalf of eligible candidates. Eligible candidates are international students from ASEAN-member states with short-term exchange opportunities. These can be for study or research purposes on post-secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
  • How to apply: Eligible international students must contact their respective Canadian institutions. They must inquire about eligibility and document requirements for future submission.
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Université Montréal International Student Scholarship

The Université de Montréal offers a scholarship specific for international students. The value of the scholarship varies between undergraduate and graduate programs.

Exemption scholarship in undergraduate courses ranges from $2,000 up to $11,998 every year. Those in master’s level programs can receive a partial exemption scholarship up to $9,420 per year. Doctorate candidates can receive up to $20,248 annually of exemption scholarship.


  • Who can apply: International students who will study a full-time program and possess a study permit.
  • How to apply: Students don’t have to apply for this scholarship. Once a student receives an admission offer and accepts, he or she can start the evaluation. The evaluation will determine the amount of their exemption scholarship.

China Scholarship Council – University of Saskatchewan Joint Funding Programme

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Saskatchewan (USask), collaborated to provide scholarships to outstanding Chinese students. They will sponsor candidates in the four categories listed below:


  • Chinese Full-Degree PhD Students
  • Chinese Joint/Sandwich Ph.D Students
  • Visiting Research Students (CSC Visiting Scholars)
    Post-Doctoral Fellows

You can visit the official website of USask to identify specific eligibility requirements in each category.


  • Who can apply: Students who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China and does not have permanent residence status in another country. They must also not be over 35 years old at the time of application (Born after March 10, 1983). The candidate must also meet academic and language requirements to apply.


  • How to apply: To apply, a candidate must visit the official website of the CSC. They must also first determine which category they belong to. Cases vary per candidate so it’s best to refer to the CSC website.


Study expenses shouldn’t hinder anyone from achieving international education in Canada. MSM makes global education possible and within reach of all students from anywhere in the globe. Visit MSM and find out what else we can do to give you an edge in higher education.

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