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International Scholarships Canada Application Tool Help

This section provides guidance on the application process of the various scholarship programs facilitated by Global Affairs Canada.

Registering an Account

The International Scholarships Canada Application Tool allows Canadians and non-Canadians to apply for scholarships offered by Global Affairs Canada or by a foreign government. Registering an account will allow you to:

  • Explore scholarship opportunities which can be applied for online
  • Apply for relevant scholarship programs based on eligibility
  • Save an application to complete at a later time
  • Submit an application for consideration
  • Avoid re-entering the same information for multiple applications – in the case of institutions

1. Registering as an Institution

This type of account is for Canadian institutions who wish to invite non-Canadian students, researchers or faculty members under the following programs:

For these particular programs, the institution must apply on behalf of the student or researcher. Institutions can submit several applications to the same program and will be able to keep track of all saved and submitted applications on their account home page. For each application, the information regarding the Canadian institution and the Canadian scholarships program coordinator will be automatically populated, allowing for faster application times.

To register:

  1. Check the Privacy Notice Statement box and select the Institution account type.
  2. Enter all the requested information and click Next.
  3. Choose a Password and a Security Question.
  4. Click Register Account.
  5. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail to the address you provide.
  6. Once you receive the confirmation e-mail, you will need to click on the link provided to activate your account.

Register an account as an Institution, or, if you already have an account, Login.

2. Registering as a Student/Researcher/Faculty

This type of account is for individual students, researchers or faculty members that wish to apply to programs for which applicants need to submit their own application.

To register:

  1. Check the Privacy Notice Statement box and select the Student/Researcher/Faculty account type.
  2. Enter all the requested information and click Register Account.
  3. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail to the address you provide.
  4. Once you receive the confirmation e-mail, you will need to click on the link provided to activate your account.

Register an account as a Student/Researcher/Faculty, or if you already have an account, Login.

International Scholarship Opportunities

Useful Tips

The following tips will help you to fill out an online application form hosted on the www.scholarships.gc.ca website:

  • Read the program guidelines carefully before filling out the online application form.
  • Save your application often.
  • Enter information in the fields provided, especially those identified as mandatory.
  • Refrain from using tab keys when entering information in the fields.
  • When copying and pasting text from another source, make sure it is in plain text. Certain web-based special characters such as HTML tags may cause unpredictable results in the text, or prevent successful submission of an application.
  • Ensure the text entry does not exceed the specified number of characters allowed which include spaces.
  • Ensure your supporting documents are in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif.
  • Ensure your supporting documents are smaller than 5 MB each.

Contact Us

Many components of the International Scholarships Program are administered on behalf of Global Affairs Canada by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) via contract. CBIE is a national bilingual not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Canada’s international relations through international education and the free movement of ideas and learners across national boundaries.

Please contact CBIE for questions relating to the International Scholarship Program.

Email: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca

Telephone: (613) 237-4820

Facsimile: (613) 237-1073

Mailing Address:

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Global Affairs Canada - Canadian and International Scholarship Programs
220 Laurier Ave West, Suite 1550
Ottawa, ON CANADA
K1P 5Z9

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Date Modified:
2016-06-30