Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Brochure

Canada – a global centre of excellence in research and education

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students to Canadian universities by supporting individuals who demonstrate strong leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in health, natural sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences.

"The Vanier CGS allowed me to build better connections in the community, ensuring my research is meaningful, relevant and useful."

Jennifer Shaw, PhD student in anthropology, Vanier Scholar at Simon Fraser University

The program provides Canadian and international doctoral students with highly prestigious scholarships valued at $50,000 per year for three years.

"The Vanier CGS gave me the financial freedom to focus exclusively on my research and leadership activities."

Mohamed Soliman, PhD student in genetics, Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto

Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must be nominated by the Canadian university to which they are applying for doctoral studies.

International students are advised to contact the Canadian university where they plan to study as early as possible. Students should indicate their interest in this scholarship to departmental faculty or to the university's graduate studies office. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive merit review process.

"The Vanier CGS created the best possible beginning for my academic career. It provided wonderful opportunities for communicating my research and networking with eminent scientists."

Zhihui Yi, PhD student in chemical engineering, Vanier Scholar at École Polytechnique de Montréal

Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of three criteria:

To find out more, visit Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

For more information on studying in Canada as well as on other international scholarship opportunities, visit Education au/in Canada.

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