How to Apply for Scholarship in Canada


How to Apply for a Scholarship in Canada

Getting a scholarship to study can be quite interesting, even if it is local, not to mention an international scholarship to study abroad.

Many students from African and Asian countries dream of going to countries such as Canada, the USA, and the UK to further their education and have good chances of securing a well-paying job.

There are many reasons, such as a poor system of education, a lack of equipment and facilities, a delay in graduation due to a strike by the lecturer, and a lack of payment of their salary.

For example, strikes ember by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ((ASUU) in Nigerian universities almost every year prompt these students to seek admission and scholarships abroad.

Canada has many wonderful universities with an affordable tutorship fee and you can graduate within a reasonable time.

Another interesting about Canada is that it has schools that offer both English and French, you do not have to worry about the language before you can commence with your study fully.

Required documents

Fill out the scholarship form

Your international passport

Copies of transcripts from the school where you graduated.

English Test

Take an English language test with TOEFL, IELTS, or other recognized bodies to prove your English speaking, reading, and writing abilities.

 Statement of purpose/Letter of motivation

This letter should contain only one page or about 400 words. Explain why you chose the selected course and why it is important to you in your future career.

You can also add any special abilities or skills that you have that will help in your course and career. If you have any projects that you are pursuing or want to achieve, you can also add them.

Referee (Letter of recommendation)

This can be written by anyone who knows you and is not a necessary member of your family. It may require more than one person, depending on the number that is requested. It can come from your teachers, employer, etc.

CV (Curriculum Vitae)/Resume

In your CV/resume, you should include your previous educational qualification, the school and the year you obtained it.

If you do not have any even any work experience while applying for the scholarship, you can include any achievements that you have hobbies, interests,s and other things.


Scholarships are usually given to people with the highest scores, such as SAT, ACT, GRE, GPA, and other factors that will be taken into consideration, like all the necessary documents. Test scores can be

the following are some of the additions that may be requested by some institutions:


You may be required to write an essay with a subject and guidelines. Do not exceed the required number of words.

Follow the topic that it is giving and make it as clear and concise as possible.  End it with reasons why you see you are the best to get the scholarship.


For art students and other related courses, a portfolio is may be required.

A medical report from an approved hospital in your country.

Documents that are not in English must translated

The following are some of the best universities in Canada:         

Queen’s University

University of Toronto

University of Waterloo

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

Western University.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Make sure you read it carefully and understand the instructions very well and ensure you are eligible before you apply.

Another thing to know is that some scholarship requires you to have admission with some selected universities before you can apply for a scholarship or sponsorship.

while others you can apply for the scholarship and choose the school you want after you have gotten the scholarship.

You may be required to have a referee who can either be a family member or any other person who knows you.

Apply within the speculated time as most scholarship has a period to apply and for you to be able to meet the school Calder.

General Requirements

Good grades

Most scholarships are based on merit, so it is required you have good grades if you want to stand a good chance of getting the scholarship.

 Extracurricular activities

List any special talent you have or other extracurricular activities as some scholarships are not given only based on your academic merit but also skills.

Some of the Available Scholarship in Canada

Many scholarships are available at different times of the year

  1. University of Toronto Scholarship for international students

This is an undergraduate scholarship that covers full tuition, book costs, and lodging. Selection is based on the applicant’s academic ability, creativity, and leadership.

2. The Canadian Visa Study Hub $500 scholarship contest

This is for current international students and postgraduate workers in Canada. It offers an opportunity for its members to win $500 every month.

International scholarships

There are many scholarship opportunities that you can apply online to study in Canada or other countries.

Some of them are offered by the Canadian government, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other international bodies.

The following are some of the international scholarships that you can go online and check for the current scholarships and apply for before the deadline.

If it passes you will have to wait until another section.


Canada-ASEAN scholarship and education exchange for development (SEE) – for student

Canada- CARICOM Faculty leadership program

Canada-CARICOM skills training for the green economy scholarships

Canada- China scholars’ exchange program

Vanier Canada graduate scholarships

Organization of America states academic scholarships

Banting post-Doral fellowships

York University International Student scholarships

University of Calgary International Entrance scholarship

Karen Mckellin international leader of tomorrow award at the University of British Colombia

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto

Winnipeg president’s scholarships for world leaders

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award

PEO International Peace Scholarship for women

Football scholarship program

University of Waterloo scholarship

Douglas College International scholarships

UBC undergraduate scholarship

Dalhousie university scholarship

McGill university scholarships

Began international scholarship for women

University of Canada West scholarship

Canadian Francophonie scholarship program

University of Saskatchewan graduate scholarship

Universite de Montreal scholarships


There are many scholarship opportunities for international and you can get it if you are eligible and follow their guideline. Make sure you submit the necessary document.









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