Competition: Closed for 2013-2014
Who Applies: Citizens of eligible countries
Description: The Canada-CARICOM Virtual University Scholarship Program offers a scholarship for postsecondary certificate programs to be undertaken entirely online.
The Government of Canada under the Canada-CARICOM Virtual University Scholarship Program (CCVUSP) will offer three selected certificate programs, delivered entirely online or through distance education, to learners from CARICOM countries.
The scholarships will be awarded and funded by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and will be co-administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and the Canadian Virtual University (CVU).
The scholarship will cover the costs of tuition for all the courses required to complete one of the certificate programs listed below. All payments will be made on behalf of the student directly to the Canadian institution at which the student is registered.
The available programs listed below are currently offered in English only. Students must be prepared to begin their program of choice as soon as their scholarship is confirmed.
The deadline for applicants to submit an online application and the required supporting documents is 11:59 p.m. EDT, February 28, 2013.
Applicants must complete the online application form available on this page.
Successful candidates will be required to sign a declaration of commitment.
The following documents must be uploaded and attached to the online application form in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif. Each document must be smaller than 2 Mb in order for the application to upload successfully.
The name of qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Canadian Virtual University (CVU). CVU will contact the applicant to guide them through the admission process. The scholarship will not be confirmed until registration is complete.
The Canada-CARICOM Virtual University Scholarship Program (CCVUSP) was announced in 2007 by Prime Minister Harper during a visit to the Caribbean. The program serves to enhance the skill sets required to advance the development and sustainability of CARICOM and seeks to strengthen institutional linkages between Canadian universities and colleges and those in the region.
Canadian Virtual University (CVU) is an association of 12 Canadian universities specializing in online and distance education. Collectively, these universities offer over 2,500 courses and 350 degrees, diplomas and certificates available completely at a distance to students across Canada and around the world, in English and French.
CVU is committed to collaboration in the development, delivery and marketing of online degrees, as a means of ensuring quality, reducing costs, and presenting a strong single Canadian presence in the global marketplace for online education.
CVU was created in 2000 and has established a firm foundation for facilitating collaborative government-funded projects among its universities and reaching international students through its web site.