Canadian scholarships for Graduate African students

Canada is one of the most developed countries in the world. It’s multicultural and bilingual, and it offers brilliant scholarships. Read more about the country on our country introduction page. Further studies give you the chance to gain a higher university degree, which is the key to secure your Canadian residence, and a job in the future, if you decide to stay. Here’re some scholarship options for you.

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Most of the application procedures require you to apply for Canadian study permit. Other requirements are explained in this article. So here’re some scholarship options for you.

University of Waterloo International Master’s (IMSA) and International Doctoral Student Awards (IDSA)

The first step for this scholarship is to apply for MA, Ph.D., MASC, MES, MFA, MMATH (except coursework programs) or MSc programs in the university. Further information is available about the admission process on the university’s website.

The applicant must hold a valid Canadian study permit as mentioned above. Students must meet the academic progress requirements of their program, and not have outstanding probationary admission requirements, or be concurrently receiving external awards or sponsorships, or be self-funded.

Master’s students are eligible for the IMSA, which is $2045 per term. It’s approximately 50% of the differential fee per term. This funding is available for 2 years for the student.

Doctoral students have the same requirements, but the funding is different. Ph.D. students are eligible to $4090 per semester, for 3 years, which covers full differential fee per term.
The University of Manitoba

This scholarship is available for students, regardless their nationality. The main requirement is to get an admission to the University of Manitoba to a Masters or Ph.D. program (except medicine). Further criteria are to achieve a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) in each of the last two years of study at a recognized university.

This funding option covers $18 000 for Ph.D., and $14 000 for Masters. This amount is available 2 years of Master’s program or 4 years of the Ph.D. program. Total maximum UMGF support for any individual graduate student is 4 years. The available courses, the admission requirements and the deadline date for interested applicants are available on the university’s website.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Trudeau Foundation

Each year 15 Canadian and international students are chosen, whose research is related to the foundation’s founding themes. The main themes and objectives of the this foundation are Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment.

The above-mentioned objectives are practically their field of research. The foundation is looking for candidates who are outstanding, and willing to address and research important questions.

The requirements

  • Full-time first or second year students enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a doctoral program in the humanities and social sciences
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled full-time in a doctoral program in Canada, or Canadian citizens enrolled full-time in a doctoral program outside of Canada.
  • Up to one scholar in four per given year may be a foreign national enrolled full-time in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution. This applies in particular to students from emerging nations.

The funding provides $40 000 per year for 3 years and $20 000 per year for 3 years as research and travel allowance. The application process, dates/deadlines, and further information are available on the foundation’s website above.

FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship


FINCAD is available for women, who study in finance in Ph.D. level. Applications are welcomed from female citizens of all countries who are enrolled in a post-graduate program at a university accredited by the national or international body approved for that purpose in the country where the university is situated. You must be enrolled and attending the program on a full-time basis during the 2017-2018 academic year.

FINCAD is a leading corporation providing valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset derivative and fixed income portfolios. In their journey of encouraging women globally in the world finance, FINCAD established the annual FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship.

The FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship is an award of US$10,000 to support graduate-level studies. Application guidelines, dates/deadlines and further details are available here.


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