Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Valued at $50,000 per year

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships is a program initiated by the Government of Canada which was first launched in 2008. The program is aimed to strengthen the abilities of Canada to attract premium doctoral students establishing the country as a global center of excellence in higher learning and research. Vanier Scholars have to demonstrate leadership skills as well as a high standard of academic achievements in graduate studies in the following fields: natural sciences and/ or engineering and health, social sciences and/ or humanities.

It is highly important that students be nominated by an eligible Canadian institution. The list can be consulted here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/appendix_a_cgs_2015_16_to_2017_18.html Applicants will not submit their scholarship applications directly but they will be nominated by a scholarship liaison officer who is responsible for coordinating the internal institution review. The scholarship responsible will determine the selected candidates and the proposal will be forwarded to the Vanier CGS program. The applicants have to hold an offer from one of the eligible academic institutions which can be found in the above link.

Eligibility criteria

Three important aspects are taken into consideration: academic excellence, research potential, and leadership. It will be taken into consideration the impact of the applicants’ activities in their area of expertise which is considered as an important indicator for his/her potential as a leader. Students are advised to consult the following webpage in order to fully read and acknowledge the admission requirements: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/selection_committee_guide-comite_selection_lignes.html#b01

Candidate eligibility

Canadian citizens, as well as permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are considered eligible for the Vanier scholarship. However, the following aspects have to be met by them:

  • Applicants have to be nominated by only one Canadian institution. The list can be consulted here: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/appendix_a_cgs_2015_16_to_2017_18.html
  • Applicants must be pursuing their first doctoral degree including also joint undergraduate/ graduate research program: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD but only if it has a demonstrated research component.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a full-time doctoral program at the nominating institution

For the full list, candidates can access this link: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/eligibility-admissibilite.html

The value, duration, and number of the scholarships offered

The scholarship is valued at 50.000 per year for 3 years on a row. The number of scholarship awarded is up to 167.

The closing date

There are two deadlines:

  • The institution internal deadline; after the student’s identification in ResearchNet, an additional deadline will appear at the top of each page. This particular deadline should be respected
  • The program deadline where the institutions are forwarding their selected nominations by November 1, 2017 (20:00 Eastern Time)

Application instructions

Students who are interested should consult the following webpage: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/nomination_process-processus_de_mise_en_candidature.html . Here they will find out all the necessary info about the competition and application process.

53 Comments
  1. I am ngst lijalem and I have graduated from Ethiopian university in 2017 in Bsc Nurse with cGpa of 3.81 and am serving as lecturer in university and am willing to learn further in medical doctor in your university if you do offer this opportunity feel safe to contact me at any time ngstlijalem@gmail.com or +251937019401 thank you.

  2. Am Zambian aged 39. Would like to study with you agriculture as my first degree. Can I apply for a scholarship?

  3. Hello
    I\’m very interested with this opportunity but I\’m Burundian, what do I have to do for benefiting it?

    Close regards.
    Nifasha Balthazar

  4. My names are Warren Tembo.I live in Zambia,I completed my school with very good result,but now I don\’t have anyone who can help me for my further education.please im here asking for help from you.please help me

  5. Hello! I wonder if this scholarship is free i mean don\’t we pay anything including accommodation,food, transport,…Anyway is international student award this scholarship?

  6. This is real good. I would be happy to be offered this to persue my diploma in medical nursing.
    I real need education but money is a problem to me.

  7. I have a diploma in pharmacy I\’m in Cameroon can I be privilege to be part of the scholarship and to study there?

  8. I want a work and study in Canada so that I can make my family future, please can help me to make my future bright B\’oz I am from a middle class cannot afford huge a Mount.
    I have more experience as install, maintenance and repair of wiring electrical engineering

  9. Please tell me in detail, what about students from Africa who take undergraduate level in various faculty.
    Can they be helped by your scholarship support?

  10. I am BIZABISHAKA Valens from RWANDA country, i coming from poor family, if you give me a scholarship they may help me to build my future life conditions.

  11. I want to study law or public administration on a degree program.Please can l please get a scholarship in a foreign country like canada,uk ,Austraria or USA?Am gladly waiting for your reply.

  12. It will be the honorable thing to get scholarship of studying petroleum and gas engineering at Canada, please lead me on how can i apply this offer.

  13. Please I would be happy if you grant be a full scholarship to study clinical practitioner as a full time student

  14. Hallo
    I am Julius from Kenya.
    I hold a Diploma in Catering and Accommodation Management from The Technical University of Mombasa with a Credit.
    I have specialised in Food and Beverage production and would like to further my studies and become a renowned chef.
    I am a total orphan.
    I look forward to joining Canada.
    God bless you so much.

  15. I\’m in need of funds to pursue my Masters in Project planning and Management. Can be in a position to assist.

  16. Really I\’m study in secondary school level, I much more like to study in US,UK while I’m in Nigeria in the Kaduna State in Zaria Local Government Area. I appreciate that the scholarship will enrich me.

  17. Really I\’m study in secondary school level, I much more like to study in US,UK while I\’m in Nigeria in the Kaduna State in Zaria Local Government Area. I appreciate that the scholarship will enrich me.

  18. Am interested in pursuing a masters degree but am having a diploma in irrigation engineering. I see myself being capable of doing it. Is it possible?

  19. I\’m Kerlin from abroad I would really like the offer of your on line schlorship
    Of 50,000.00 to pursue my studies in conselling/HR/Finance. I really need the help can\’t afford it financially thank you.

  20. pliz am in uganda ,ifinished my A\’level and ineed asholasrship to persue my bachelors degree in I.C.T

  21. I am a male Zambian in search for a scholarship. stumbling on your offer is a providentially welcome sight of relief in my quest for intellectual excellence.

    Therefore, I am humbly and desperately applying for this scholarship. Please help me be the recipient of this remarkable offer.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mannix Nosiku

  22. Dear sir/madam, i wish to ask if i can be opportune in the this offer as an undergraduate student? Because i am so much interested in it,so as to upgrade academically.
    Thanks for the reply i\’m looking up to.

  23. Am Simon Fulayi Nzimbi from Angola I would like to study from abroad but due to luck of finance and my parents died during the civil war which was here in Angola . who possible is it to get your scholarship ?

  24. what is this programm pls tell me about this my cell no 919634649044 im a disable boy who complete msc with physics with 72%

  25. I am a bachelor clinical nurse and wish to perdue my studies to masters in nursing but I don\’t have the funds to fulfil my dreams. I come from PNG and is seeking financial assistance from sponsors.

  26. please can I get a scholarship for degree program in any foreign country like : US, UK, Canada, Ukraine and some other countries for nursing or medicine. Am from Osun State, Nigeria. I will be glad to get reply from you soon.
    Thank you.
    Best Regards,
    Olusola Tosin Mary .

  27. before i am study accounting department undergraduate can i take study engineering maybe to give perimation

  28. I\’m really anxious to study abroad can I study international trade there I am from Tanzania I\’m undergraduate

  29. I am Dr.Kasim Mohammed Ali from South west Region (Gambella) of Ethiopian. I am frist degree Veterinarian (DVM) .I want get your scholarship abord. I am member of poor family. Really i am highly igour to get this chance.

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