Scholarship to study a doctorate in Canada

The Canadian government created this in 2008 in order to attract applicants to study a doctorate to their country. Its goal is for national and international students with academic excellence to continue their studies. Annually, the program awards about 160 scholarships. Support is around $50,000 CAD annually for up to 3 years. 

The program seeks applicants who meet 3 criteria: academic excellence, research potential and leadership. This last quality must have been previously demonstrated and the applicant must have the potential to continue developing it.

  • Be nominated by an  affiliated Canadian institution.
  • Finding yourself pursuing your first doctorate. 
  • Have an outstanding average.
  • Not having been a benefactor of a doctoral scholarship until that moment.
  • Have completed 20 months of your  full-time doctoral program by May 1, 2024 and no more than 32 months if the program is an MD/PhD, MA/PhD, MS/PhD, or DVM/PhD.

* Part-time graduate students may be considered due to a disability, medical reasons, maternity, paternity or other family responsibilities. For these students, Vanier CGS will be equivalent to Full Time postgraduate courses in terms of funding.

Not all study programs are eligible for this scholarship.  The criteria are:

  • It should focus on research, which leads to the creation of a thesis, research project, academic publication, etc.
  • Be part of a graduate research program or clinical study programs.

To be considered, the student must be nominated by an institution that has previously received a Vanier CGS quota (that is already affiliated with the scholarship program).

Check the institutions with Vanier CGS quota here .

Information in the application package will be reviewed independently and individually. The application to be eligible for this scholarship includes:

  • Registration Form
  • CV
  • Contributions in research area
  • personal leadership essay
  • Special circumstances (optional)
  • Two letters accrediting the candidate’s leadership
  • Research proposal
  • Project references
  • Transcripts

To know in detail the requirements and documents that are part of the application, go to the official scholarship site here .  

Below is the schedule to apply for this scholarship:

Date Description
November 1, 2023 Nomination review and evaluation process.
From November to March 2024 Notification of results.
May 1, 2024/ September 1, 2024/ January 1, 2025 Payment dates.

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