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 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.  The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD).

The Vanier Canadian Government Scholarships are open to international students who want to pursue their doctoral studies at top Canadian universities.  Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies. This program intends to invite and retain world-class doctoral students who exhibit both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly accomplishment in graduate studies in the natural sciences and/or engineering, social sciences and humanities and health.

The Government of Canada started the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to reinforce Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars depict leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly accomplishment in graduate studies in the natural sciences and/or engineering, social sciences and humanities and health.

Details of  Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:

  • Level: post graduate
  • Deadline: November 1,2022
  • Funding: $50,000 grants per year
  • Eligible nationalities: open to all international students
  • Type of study: full time course-work
  • Country: canada
  • Host: Canadian government
  • Field of study: various field field of study

Eligibility of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:

  • Required Language: English
  • Eligible Countries: Permanent residents of Canada, Canadian citizens and Foreign citizens
  • You should be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • You should not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2023
  • You should be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota
  • You should intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • You must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
  • You should have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average.

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Benefits of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship:

  • $50,000 grants will be given annually to scholars for three years
  • Applicants may have a chance to pursue PhD in his/her own desired canadian institution

How to apply for the scholarship:

  • The candidates first have to apply to the institution which has vanier CGS quota
  • The applicants must nominated by the institution for the scholarship
  • The application must be submitted before the closing of the internal submission dates.Each institution has a different internal submission date
  • The nominating institution then sends the nominates to the vnanier CGS program before the closing date

Documents required:

  • A researchNet  application form
  • Two reference letter
  • A CV/Resume
  • A research contribution and not more than one page
  • A personal statement that depict the leadership quality of the candidate
  • Tow leadership reference letter
  • A research proposal of a maximum of two pages
  • project references of a  maximum of five pages
  • Academic proofs: transcript, certificates

Deadline of the scholarship: November 1, 2022.

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