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Government of Canada International Scholarships at University of Alberta

Last updated: Sep 19, 2022

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Target: All Nationalities,

Award Value: Varied Funding,

Host Institution: University of Alberta



Government of Canada International Scholarships at University of AlbertaThe University of Alberta is inviting applications from eligible students from abroad to its Government of Canada International Scholarships (ELAP | SEED). Eligible applicants should be undergraduate and graduate students enrolling to study or conduct research short-term in the institution. The scholarship values range from $8,200 CAD to $15,900 CAD depending on study level.

Scholarship Description

The Government of Canada offers several scholarship programs to support candidates from abroad who wish to study, conduct research, or gain professional development in Canada on a short-term basis. These Government of Canada International Scholarships programs include:

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) – for Undergraduate and graduate students from the Caribbean and South America.
  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – for Undergraduate and graduate students from ASEAN member states.
  • Study in Canada Scholarships – for Undergraduate and graduate students from: Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Scholarship values vary depending on the duration and level of study. The table below summarizes the scholarship values for the different programs:

Award Amount Duration Level of Study Program
$15,900 CAD 8 months Undergraduate SEED, Study in Canada Scholarships
$12,700 CAD 5-6 months Graduate SEED, Study in Canada Scholarships
$11,100 CAD 5-6 months Graduate ELAP
$10,200 CAD 4 months Undergraduate; Graduate SEED, Study in Canada Scholarships
$8,200 CAD 4 months Undergraduate; Graduate ELAP

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Government of Canada International Scholarships:

  • Undergraduate applicants for a research-based experience, should provide a written institutional collaboration and student exchange agreement or provide a Letter of Invitation from the University of Alberta professor who has agreed to supervise you.
  • For Graduate applicants, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Applications and required supporting documents should be submitted directly to University of Alberta International by candidates or their home institution through our electronic application form.
  • Student applicants must be enrolled full-time in their proposed degree program at the time of application.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship under any Global Affairs Canada scholarship program.
  • Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient.

You can please review the specific eligibility for each of these programs.

Scholarship recipients:

  • must engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian institution;
  • must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada, as the scholarship does not cover language training. Language requirements are set by each Canadian institution;
  • in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or other health fields are excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;
  • may not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada;
  • enrolled in courses must arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by January for the winter semester;
  • conducting research must arrive in Canada for the uptake of their award no later than February 1. Failure to arrive during this time may result in the cancellation of the scholarship;
  • must ensure that they have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution; and
  • must focus primarily on full-time studies or research during their stay in Canada.
  • are expected to return to their home institutions after the scholarship period in order to complete their studies.

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Application Procedure

How-To-Apply: To sucessfully secure any of the Government of Canada International Scholarships at University of Alberta, early preparation for scholarship applications is encouraged, and applicants should wait to begin until the scholarship application period begins. Review the eligibility requirements, application documents and application instructions on the application page before you proceed.

Step 1 – Review your eligibility.

Step 2 – Find a host professor/supervisor: If all Eligibility criteria is met, then

Step 3 – Submit your application

Once the research internship candidate has found a potential host supervisor, the candidate will work together with their home institution and UAlberta host supervisor to gather the required supporting documents, which must be submitted to the University of Alberta International by completing this Electronic Application Form.

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