Funding opportunities

Practical Tips on finding and applying for scholarships

We recommend you to visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies page for practical tips on these four main steps:

  • Finding funding
  • Applying for funding
  • Completing an application form
  • Accepting an award
Faculty

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Undergraduate Students

Commonwealth Scholarship Plan - India

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) offers scholarships for study in India at the undergraduate, Master's or PhD level that leads to a degree at an Indian university.

For more information, please visit the International Scholarships website.

 


Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

A number of short-term, non-degree-seeking awards are offered to Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study and/or do research in subject areas related to China at participating Chinese institutions. Scholarships are available for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies, or for language studies only at participating Chinese institutions.

Application deadline: March 10, 2016

For more information, please visit the International Scholarships website.

 


Killam Fellowships Program

Fulbright Canada offers awards to undergraduate students under the auspices of the Killam Fellowships Program. This award is structurally similar to the Fulbright program as it allows Canadian undergraduate students to spend one semester in the United States. The award is valued at $5,000, includes a Fall Orientation in Ottawa and Spring Seminar in Washington, D.C., and the opportunity to compete for an in-country mobility grant of up to $800.

For more information, please visit the Killam Undergraduate Fellowship website.

 


The Mitacs Globalink - Research Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects abroad.

  • Up to $5,000 in research award to the Canadian supervisor for student travel expenses
  • Open to all disciplines
  • For joint projects with academic collaborators over 12-24 weeks
  • Partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam

Applications accepted any time.

For more information, please visit Mitacs website.

 


OceanPath Fellowship

The OceanPath Fellowship provides graduating full-time students from partner universities with community-focused experiential learning opportunities to gain competencies to become active and effective change-makers and to foster sustainable and positive social change in communities around the world.

Candidates do not need to develop a complete project at application stage, but rather have an interesting and innovative idea of something that could strengthen the community that can then be further developed in the first few months of the program, informed by the on-campus and distance learning components.

Upon selection to the program, Fellows are provided with up to $25,000 to contribute to:

  • a living allowance (including housing, food, local transport and insurance);
  • travel and travel-related expenses, to cover airfares to and from home locations to Coady for on-campus components as required and to the community (if not your own), and, for those traveling internationally, such things as visas, immunisations and health insurance; and
  • project funding, to cover project-related expenses such as start-up and operational costs.

For more information, please visit coady website.

 


DAAD RISE  (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.

In 2015 RISE hopes to receive many applications from interested BA students of the US, Canada and the UK. About 300 scholarships are available.

 


Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

Applications for the 2016 Round

Applications for the 2016 round are expected to open in April 2015. Applicants are encouraged to check the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website closer to April 2015 for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.

 


DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad in Germany

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.


For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit: www.daad.org/undergrad.

 


Amgen Scholars Program

Amgen Scholars Program, the internationally recognized undergraduate research initiative offering undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research.  

Students worldwide may now apply to be Amgen Scholars at leading institutions in Japan: Kyoto University, and The University of Tokyo.

Applications for the 2015 Amgen Scholars Program in Japan are now online. Note that applicants do not need to currently attend one of the Japan host institutions to participate. In fact, Amgen Scholars have represented over 500 colleges and universities to date.

This is a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable exposure to Japan's academic and research culture.

Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information is available ia amgenscholars.com.
 


Mobility Scholarship

Students taking part in an international internship may receive a scholarship of up to $1,000* conditional upon co-funding (50%) from the faculty.  *For students at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), the maximum amount is $500.

Most internships offer some kind or remuneration which will help with costs such as accommodation and food during your stay.

In order to be eligible for a mobility scholarship, a student must be:

  • Registered full-time in an undergraduate or a graduate program at the time of the internship;
  • Ensure that the internship is unpaid and accredited within an academic program at the University of Ottawa with a minimum of three (3) credits at the undergraduate level.  For students in professional degree programs and master’s-level students, the number of credits required will be determined by an academic advisor;
  • Registered in an international internship for a minimum of eight (8) consecutive weeks.  For students at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the minimum acceptable amount of weeks abroad and credits will be determined by an academic advisor;
  • In good academic standing (minimum CGPA of 5.0), and satisfy any additional academic and/or linguistic criteria determined by your academic unit (completion of a minimum number of credits and/or language proficiency test may be required);
  • In good financial standing with the University of Ottawa, i.e. all outstanding debt to the University of Ottawa must be paid in full prior to submitting a scholarship request;
  • Ensure that the Faculty Request Form is completed and signed by the Dean, Vice-Dean or Director of your academic unit.

Submit your application form to the International Office at outgoing@uOttawa.ca.

 


Mitacs

Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada.

For students in Canada to do research abroad:

For students in France to do research in Canada:


To learn more, visit the Globalink web page or contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

Graduate Students

Commonwealth Scholarship Plan - India

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) offers scholarships for study in India at the undergraduate, Master's or PhD level that leads to a degree at an Indian university.

For more information, please visit the International Scholarships website.

 


Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program

A number of short-term, non-degree-seeking awards are offered to Canadian academics, students and professionals who wish to study and/or do research in subject areas related to China at participating Chinese institutions. Scholarships are available for studies and research, for a combination of studies and language studies, or for language studies only at participating Chinese institutions.

Application deadline: March 10, 2016

For more information, please visit the International Scholarships website.

 


International Scholarships – University of Ottawa

At the University of Ottawa, each faculty is allocated a budget for international students. Each faculty holds their own competition with their own criteria; scholarships are awarded in accordance with the faculty’s priorities until the funds are depleted. An admission average of 8.0 / 10 is required.


For more information on the scholarships, visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies page.   


Doctoral Research Awards

Eligibility: This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor.
  • Your proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries, be conducted for a doctoral dissertation, and correspond to IDRC thematic priorities.
  • You must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place.
  • You must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award.

Duration: 3-12 months

Budget: Approximately 20 grants of a maximum of CA$20,000 each.

Scope: ​IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the growth of Canadian and developing-country capacity in research to improve the lives of people in the developing world. These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries.

For more information, visit the IDRC Research Awards page

 


China - Schwarzman Scholars

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

 


International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) – The University of Western Australia

The purpose of the IPRS scheme is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas in which the University has specialised research strengths and to support Australia's research effort. Successful applicants can expect to become members of a research team working under the direction of senior researchers and in an area which has attracted external resources. These scholarships cover International Tuition Fees for up to four (4) years, as well as Overseas Student Health Cover.


For more information on the scholarship, visit the University of Western Australia website.

 


Liberation Scholarship Program 

To celebrate seventy years of liberation and honour the sacrifices Canadian soldiers made for our freedom, the Netherlands launches the Liberation Scholarship Program, as a token of lasting gratitude and friendship. 

You will receive a one-off scholarship to cover international travel and initial costs for your stay in the Netherlands, which you will receive one month after the start of your study period in the Netherlands.

For more information, please visit the scholaprship program website.


Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan – New Zealand

A number of scholarships are offered through the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan Committee, administered by Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara.

Please visit Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan – New Zealand Program for full program details and to submit an online application.


Fulbright Canada

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program is for Canadian Francophone students and teachers, aged 21 to 29, who want to teach and study in the United States. This is an opportunity for young educators to increase their English language proficiency, expand their knowledge of American culture and customs, and engage in non-degree studies at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States.

For more information, please visit the Fulbright Canada website.

 

Traditional Fulbright Student Awards

Traditional Fulbright Canada Student awards are intended for Canadian citizens who are graduate students, prospective graduate students, or promising young professionals who wish to study and/or conduct research in the United States. Awards may be held at any university, research centre, think tank, or government agency in the United States.Please note that the application deadline for 2015-2016 has passed.


For more information, please visit the Fulbright Canada website.

For Inquiries contact Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students), memond@fulbright.ca

 


The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (ADF) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in partnership with Quinnipiac University (QU), the program is funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), to support 100 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics. The program exemplifies CCNY's enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. QU provides strategic direction through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and an Advisory Council he chairs.

For more information, please visit the Institute of International Education website.

 


Scholarships for the Global, Social and Substainable Enterprise MBA in English in Colorado

The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) and the Colorado State University (CSU), through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to participate in this master’s degree : Global Social and Substainable Enterprise (GSSE) MBA.

For more information, please visit the Organization of American States (OAS) website.

 


The Mitacs Globalink - Reserach Award

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects abroad.

  • Up to $5,000 in research award to the Canadian supervisor for student travel expenses
  • Open to all disciplines
  • For joint projects with academic collaborators over 12-24 weeks
  • Partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and Vietnam

Applications accepted any time. 

For more information, please visit Mitacs website.

 


PGSM International

Since 2010, the Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris has proposed every year 10 master scholarships to excellent students who followed their degree course out of France. This year, this program is available for students who wish to follow their study in the first or in the second year of master.

The laureates of PGSM International receive a scholarship of 1100 euros per month.

Laureates of M2 will receive a scholarship for 10 months + 2 months if they want to do a doctorate in France. However, M1 laureates will receive a 12-month scolarship.

The laureates will be given the possibility to buy a computer up to 300 euros until October, 31st 2015 for the new laureates only (from the 2015-2016 call for application). 

For more information, please visit the FSMP website.

 


Hardiman Research Scholarshipsand Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships

The Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees.  The Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. These are:

  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Environment, Marine, and Energy
  • Humanities in Context, including Digital Humanities
  • Informatics, Data Analytics, Physical and Computational Sciences
     

For more information, please visit the NUI Galway website.

 


Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise 

Durham University is delighted to announce the next round of the Durham International Fellowship Scheme, designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond and across the full spectrum of science, social science, arts and humanities, to build international networks of scholars with a common passion for today’s most important research challenges.

Up to 21 postdoctoral Junior Research Fellowships are available commencing between 1 July 2015 and 1 October 2015. The normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years with starting salaries in the range £31,342 - £35,256 p.a.

In addition, up to 16 Senior Research Fellowships and eight Policy & Enterprise Fellowships are available.  Fellowships are available for periods of 6 weeks to 6 months between October 2015 and September 2016 (with a typical stay of 3 months).  Applications are considered from researchers with an established or emerging international reputation for scholarship or research leadership. The application deadline for 2015-2016 has passed.

For more information, please visit Durham University website.

 


OceanPath Fellowship

The OceanPath Fellowship provides graduating full-time students from partner universities with community-focused experiential learning opportunities to gain competencies to become active and effective change-makers and to foster sustainable and positive social change in communities around the world.

Candidates do not need to develop a complete project at application stage, but rather have an interesting and innovative idea of something that could strengthen the community that can then be further developed in the first few months of the program, informed by the on-campus and distance learning components.

Upon selection to the program, Fellows are provided with up to $25,000 to contribute to:

  • a living allowance (including housing, food, local transport and insurance);
  • travel and travel-related expenses, to cover airfares to and from home locations to Coady for on-campus components as required and to the community (if not your own), and, for those traveling internationally, such things as visas, immunisations and health insurance; and
  • project funding, to cover project-related expenses such as start-up and operational costs.

For more information, please visit coady website.

 


Japan International Opportunities Program 

The Japan International Opportunities Program, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Summer Program, will allow up to 10 selected students to spend more than two months in supervised research in Japan, with the costs covered by the Government of Japan. 

The JSPS Summer Program provides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer.

For further JSPS Summer Program information, see http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-summer/

 


RISE Professional 2015 - Internships with German Companies

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Professional gives recent graduates, Master and PhD students from North American universities a unique opportunity to gain practical, career-building experience working in a German company for the summer.

Students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics (or a closely related field) and students from co-op programs are invited to apply. Undergraduates who are RISE alumni or former DAAD scholarship holders are also eligible. German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship. 

For more information, please visit DAAD website.

 


The ENP Graduate Program 

This 4-year program is open to students who obtained their last university degree outside France. 

The first year is devoted to lab rotations within the ENP network and the following 3 years to your PhD project.

What ENP offers for recruited students :

  • an administrative support to settle in France and during 4 years
  • a fellowship of 1200 €/month during the first year and a net salary of around 1 800 €/month during the three years of PhD thesis
  • an excellent research training in english for your PhD project
  • the opportunity to discover various ENP labs through lab rotations

 

For more information, please visit ENP website.

 


SRD Scholarship : Study and Research at Dongguk University, Republic of Korea

Dongguk University is one of the most prominent private institutions in Republic of Korea with a history of 108 years. Dongguk University was founded by Korea’s ecumenically minded Jogye Order in 1906 and remains as remained as one of the few Buddhist affiliated universities in Korea. Dongguk focuses on nurturing future leaders in fields of as one of bio-technology (BT), nanotechnology (NT), information technology (IT), and cultural technology (CT).

To achieve our goals of developing those fields, Dongguk university established a full scholarship program called SRD(Study and Research at Dongguk) especially for international graduate students.

SRD1 Scholarship: Full scholarship for graduate students who apply for College of Engineering or College of natural science program.

 SRD-S scholarship: Full scholarship for students who obtained Bachelor’s degree or Mater’s degree from one of Dongguk university’s sister universities and apply for graduate programs in humanities or social science fields.

Benefit : 100% of tuition fee(Entrance fee is included) + Monthly allowance

Application period : The application deadline for 2015-2016 has passed.

For more information, please visit Dongguk University website.

   


Scholarships of the Mexican Government for Foreigners

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2015 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.

For more information, please visit AMEXCID website.

 


Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

Applications for the 2016 Round

Applications for the 2016 round are expected to open in April 2015. Applicants are encouraged to check the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website closer to April 2015 for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.

 


International Space University 2015 Space Studies Program (SSP)

The Canadian Foundation for the International Space University (CFISU) is a private, non-profit charitable organization that promotes the programs of the International Space University (ISU) in Canada. Its goal is to assist in the development of Canada's future space leaders. Each year, they award scholarships to Canadians to attend the ISU’s Space Studies Program (SSP). The 2015 SSP will be held in Athens, Ohio from June 8 to August 7, 2015 and will be hosted by Ohio University.
 

For more information consult the CFISU website.

 


Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is happy to announce the launch of the competition for the Organization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program. The OAS offers scholarships to Canadian students for study or research at the Master’s or PhD level that lead to a degree at a university or educational institution in an OAS Member State.
 
For more information, please visitOrganization of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships Program

Administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education

 


The Fyssen Foundation in France - Bourses d'études postdoctorales

The FYSSEN Foundation aims to support research which will lead to a more rigorous and precise approach to this fundamental domain, calling upon such disciplines as ethology, paleontology, archeology, anthropology, psychology, logic and the nervous system sciences.

Click here to view the announcement for postdoctoral fellowships.

Contact: secretariat@fondationfyssen.fr

 


Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program (CCSEP)

Established in 1973, the CCSEP was the result of an undertaking by then Chinese premier Zhou Enlai and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The CCSEP is an official exchange program between the two countries designed to enhance Chinese scholars' and professionals' knowledge and understanding of Canada.

Scholarships are usually for four to 12 month periods of research in Canada, but do not involve formal enrolment at a Canadian university. The recipients are placed as visiting scholars.

Canada offers awards to full-time, permanent teaching or research staff, master's or doctoral graduates as well as non-academics in China holding senior professional posts (e.g., judges, broadcasters, economists) so that upon their return home they can make a distinctive contribution to life in China and to mutual understanding between Canada and China.

Preference is given to the following fields: public policy analysis and public administration, business management, economics/finance/banking, environmental protection, law, education, public health policy and management.

For more information, please visit: International Scholarships

 


Novosibirsk National Research University

Federal Budget scholarship fully covers tuition fees during whole period of study. Participant covers himself only dormitory

accommodation, medical insurance and registration fee. Students receive government scholarship on living expenses.

For more information: Enrollment of participants into 2015/2016 academic year Federal Budget scholarship competition (PDF)

 


Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

The purpose of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program is to activate a dynamic community of youg global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing internaitonal education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

For more information on the scholarship, visit the AUCC website.


Mobility Scholarship

Students taking part in an international internship may receive a scholarship of up to $1,000* conditional upon co-funding (50%) from the faculty.  *For students at the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), the maximum amount is $500.

Most internships offer some kind or remuneration which will help with costs such as accommodation and food during your stay.

In order to be eligible for a mobility scholarship, a student must be:

  • Registered full-time in an undergraduate or a graduate program at the time of the internship;
  • Ensure that the internship is unpaid and accredited within an academic program at the University of Ottawa with a minimum of three (3) credits at the undergraduate level.  For students in professional degree programs and master’s-level students, the number of credits required will be determined by an academic advisor;
  • Registered in an international internship for a minimum of eight (8) consecutive weeks.  For students at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the minimum acceptable amount of weeks abroad and credits will be determined by an academic advisor;
  • In good academic standing (minimum CGPA of 5.0), and satisfy any additional academic and/or linguistic criteria determined by your academic unit (completion of a minimum number of credits and/or language proficiency test may be required);
  • In good financial standing with the University of Ottawa, i.e. all outstanding debt to the University of Ottawa must be paid in full prior to submitting a scholarship request;
  • Ensure that the Faculty Request Form is completed and signed by the Dean, Vice-Dean or Director of your academic unit.

Submit your application form to the International Office at outgoing@uOttawa.ca.
 


Mitacs

Mitacs is now accepting applications for competitive international research opportunities, including student travel to and from Canada.

For students in Canada to do research abroad:

For students in France to do research in Canada:

To learn more, visit the Globalink web page or contact Mitacs International at international@mitacs.ca.

External Scholarships and Financial Support

Scholarship Canada

Scholarship Canada is a Canadian scholarship search engine. Please visit the Scholarship Canada website for more information.

Fastweb

Fastweb is a United States scholarship search engine. Please visit the Fastweb website for more information.

Government of Canada

The Government of Canada created a list of public and private international scholarships for graduate studies and research abroad and in Canada. Please visit the Government of Canada website for more information.

DFATD International Scholarships Program

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is responsible for the Government of Canada's participation in major International Scholarship Programs. DFATD provides support to international scholars in Canada, which is often reciprocated by foreign governments which support Canadian scholars in their countries. Learn about opportunities for graduate study and research abroad

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