Applications are open for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024. The Vanier Canada scholarship is also known as the Canadian Government scholarship for graduate students.

It was initiated by the government of Canada, named after Canadian soldier and first Governor-General Georges P. Vanier. 166 PhD scholarships in Canada will be awarded this year to the highly talented, skilled and bright graduates who want to pursue higher education in Canada and conduct research that benefits humanity.

The Canadian Government scholarships are open for all international students, Canadian citizens and permanent Canadian residents.

Areas of Research:

  • Health Science
  • Natural science and engineering
  • Social science and humanities

Looking for similar opportunities, join Opportunity Cell on Instagram or Telegram here.

Eligibility criteria of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships:

  • The applicant and the nominating university must meet the requirements.
  • International students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can apply.
  • They must pursue a PhD for the first time and be full-time students at Canadian institutions.
  • Furthermore, they must be nominated by only one institute/university under the Vainer CGS universities quota.
  • Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time doctoral degree in the summer semester or the academic year of the announcement of results.
  • Applicants pursuing joint professional degree programs such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD are eligible for the scholarship. However, only the PhD program will be funded.
  • Students must have completed no more than twenty months of full-time study in a doctoral program by 1 May 2024 (for a doctoral program that will begin after a master’s degree. The time is calculated from the doctoral enrolment date). 
  • Applicants must have completed no more than 32 months of their full-time study in a doctoral program by 1 May 2024 (for doctoral programs enrolled in a joint graduate research program that started directly after a bachelor’s without obtaining a master’s degree. The time period is calculated from the starting date on which the student is officially registered in the joint graduate program).
  • They shall not receive any other award, scholarship or funding for PhD program.
  • Furthermore, applicants must have a significant research history or component in the research proposal.
  • Applicants must have achieved a first-class average in the last two years of full-time study.
  • Moreover, applicants must not receive or have received any other fellowship or scholarship from the following three agencies CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC.

Benefits of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships:

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships will grant $50,000 per annum for three years of the PhD program.
  • The grant is almost enough to cover tuition fees and living expenses in Canada as a student. 
  • A chance to study at a top Canadian institute of the applicant’s choice.
  • Scholarship recipients will get an opportunity to visit Canada for free with the Vanier Canada graduate scholarships.

Required Documents for Vanier CGS:

  • A ResearchNet application form.
  • Canadian common CV (CCV/Resume).
  • A nomination letter of a maximum of two pages.
  • Institution transcripts.
  • Personal Leadership Statement of a maximum of two pages for English or 2.5 pages for French applications.
  • Two Leadership reference Letters of a maximum of two pages each.
  • Research proposal of a maximum of two pages for English or 2.5 pages for French applications.
  • Project references of a maximum of five pages.
  • Research contributions of a maximum of one page.
  • Proof of special circumstances of a maximum of one page (optional).  
  • Two referee assessments. 
  • Other application material of part-time status or MD/PhD program timeline of a maximum of one page (optional). 
  • For more details about the requirements, click here.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Application Deadline:

  • There are two deadlines for the Canadian Graduate Scholarship 2024.
  • For students: Institution Internal Deadline. This is the institution’s deadline, which will appear on the ResearchNet. Every institution has a different internal deadline. The applicants must follow this deadline.
  • For institutions: Scholarship Program Deadline. The deadline for nominating students for the Vanier Canada scholarship is 1 November 2023
  • Do not miss this opportunity to study in Canada, and start your application for this scholarship today!

How to Apply

For Official Notification & To Apply CLICK HERE
Join our Telegram Channel Click Here
Follow us on InstagramClick Here
Join our WhatsApp Groups Click Here