top of page

Scholarships in Canada for Indian Students


Canada is known around the world for its excellent education system. 26 of its universities rank in the QS World University Rankings 2021 with 3 of them in the top 100. A degree from a Canadian university is respected all over the world. Students are more likely to develop abilities such as teamwork, effective communication, critical thinking, and leadership as a result of a high-quality curriculum and additional activities implemented in Canadian institutions that help students improve their personal and professional lives.


Why Canada?

Canada is one of the most preferred destinations by international students for exceptional quality of education and one of the finest standards of living. The country has proven its excellence in the field of computers and technology. One of the prominent reasons that attract students to Canada is the provision in which they are allowed to work part-time for about 20 hours per week on campus or outside. 

When compared to colleges in other popular study locations, tuition fees in Canada are manageable. Qualified students can also apply for a variety of scholarships to help pay for their education. It's one of the most practical alternatives for Indian students.

Scholarships for Indian students in Canada:

Although Canada is one of the most cost-effective places to study abroad, handling the complete tuition fees is a time-consuming procedure. The greatest answer for anyone experiencing such problems is to apply for scholarships in Canada. A variety of scholarships are available from the Canadian government, institutions in Canada, and other private organizations.


Scholarships funded by the Government of Canada and Universities  for Undergraduate courses:


  1. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program: 


  1. Faculty of Engineering Dean's Merit Scholarship:

  • The Dean’s Merit Scholarship – Faculty of Engineering is offered to undergraduate students who are recently admitted to the Faculty of Engineering.

  • Students are awarded $5,000 (for an admission average between 95% - 100%); or $4,000 (for an admission average between 90% - 94.9%).

  • For further information please refer to the official website.


  1. Arthur F. Church entrance scholarship: 

  • This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students entering their first year in the Faculty of Engineering: one to a student in Mechatronics Engineering and one to a student in Computer Engineering or Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

  • Two scholarships, valued at $10,000 each are provided to students.

  • For further information please refer to the official website.


  1. Scholarships by the University of British Columbia:

  • International Major Entrance Scholarship 

  • International Major Entrance Scholarships (IMES) are awarded to exceptional international students entering undergraduate programs at UBC. 

  • The number and level of these scholarships awarded each year vary, depending on available funding.


  • Outstanding International Student Award

  • The Outstanding International Student (OIS) Award is a                       one-time, merit-based entrance scholarship awarded to qualified students when they are offered admission to UBC.


  1. York university scholarship:

  • International students beginning undergraduate studies at York University are awarded several York Entrance Scholarships. These include both admission-based scholarships and application-based scholarship programs.

  • The  scholarship amounts range from 1,000 CAD to 35,500 CAD. ( INR 59,000- 20,98,060).

  • For further details refer: 


  1. Chancellor's Scholarship for International Students

  • The University of Ottawa offers a Chancellor's Scholarship for International Students. The scholarship aims to encourage outstanding students who wish to pursue undergraduate degree coursework.

  • The scholarships provide CAD 6,500 per year for up to 4 years for the undergraduate course program and a One-time award of CAD 1,500 to the applicants in the second, third and fourth place


  1. The University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for World Leaders (for International Students)

  • The University of Winnipeg offers entrance scholarships for international students who will be entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time – Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate, PACE or ELP. 

  • The University of Winnipeg President's Scholarships for World Leaders for Graduate Students are valued at $5,000.

  • For further details refer:

Scholarships funded by the Government of Canada and Universities  for Master courses

  1. IDRC Research Awards

  • This is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada and citizens of developing countries enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.

  • Travel and research support of up to 15000 CAD ( INR 9,09,805.05)

  • For further information please refer to the official website


  1. Vanier Graduate Scholarships

  • The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) is a government-funded scholarship that assists qualifying doctorate candidates in pursuing postgraduate and research programmes. The scholarship programme is open to students from more than 20 Canadian universities.

  • Recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program are selected based on leadership skill, research potential, and academic merit.

  • Recipients receive a Vanier Graduate Scholarship amount of 50,000 (INR 29,58,496.00) CAD per year for 3 years. 

  • For further information please refer to the official website


  1. Ontario Trillium Scholarship

  • The Ontario Trillium Scholarship is a government-funded programme that assists international students in pursuing a PhD at one of Ontario's top institutions. Various qualifying institutions in Ontario choose candidates and give scholarships based on programme criteria and quality, allowing them to continue their study and academic advancement in the Canadian province.

  • An amount of 40,000 CAD ( INR 23,66,704)  is awarded every year to doctoral students from across the globe.

  • For further information please refer to the official website:




Non-Governmental scholarships to study in Canada for Indian students pursuing Masters:

  • The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 (INR 90,000) scholarships to students pursuing a master's or PhD degree in animal research at a university in Québec or British Columbia. The AVEF is dedicated to funding field research in animal ecology that examines the effects of human activities like forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing on animals


Only a few places provide the benefits that Canada does for Indian students. Its world-class universities are at the centre of its rich and diverse culture. Canadian Universities offer several options for you to gain experience in your subject of interest. Canada will not disappoint students seeking to expand their horizons as a multilingual, safe, and hospitable country. So, students should take due advantage of the scholarships offered and experience studying in Canada.


Find the Right Advice

Learn More

Never miss an update

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page