Eligibility

Important information:

  • For college and undergraduate applications, a written institutional collaboration and student exchange agreement or memorandum of understanding between the Canadian institution and the candidate's home institution is mandatory. If you are an undergraduate applicant, we kindly ask that you please inquire with the appropriate office at your home institution regarding this requirement before inquiring with the University of Alberta. You are also encouraged to consult the University of Alberta International Agreements database to see which universities have current agreements with the University of Alberta. Please consult our International Agreements website for more information regarding establishing new agreements if you cannot find a current agreement between your home university and the University of Alberta.
  • For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate's home institution will be accepted.
  • Applications submitted directly by a candidate or their home institution will not be accepted.
  • Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously received a scholarship under the Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program, the Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program, the Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship or the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program.
  • Scholarships are not taxable for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient.

Please review the specific eligibility for each of these programs by clicking on the name of the scholarship:

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program

Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship

Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions must be met during the period of the scholarship.

The Canadian post-secondary institution must:

  • be recognized by its provincial or territorial government;
  • waive tuition and/or academic fees for selected students, as scholarship recipients must be registered full-time and paying tuition to their home institution;
  • inform both the candidate and their home institution of any mandatory fees that, in exceptional cases, cannot be waived, prior to applying for a scholarship on the candidate's behalf;
  • enter into an agreement with the recipient stating that:
    • funding for the scholarship is provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD);
    • the recipient must provide the Canadian institution with records to account for major expenses such as travel and lodging; and
    • the recipient agrees to have their contact information shared with DFATD, for reasons such as: to be invited to join the Government of Canada Scholars' Alumni Association (GCSAA), to attend events organized by the Canadian Embassy or the High Commission in their home country and by DFATD in Canada, or for promotional and statistical purposes; and
  • provide qualitative and quantitative reports during the scholarship period.

Scholarship recipients:

  • must engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the Canadian institution;
  • must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada, as the scholarship does not cover language training. Language requirements are set by each Canadian institution;
  • in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or other health fields are excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care;
  • may not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada;
  • enrolled in courses must arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by January for the winter semester;
  • conducting research must arrive in Canada for the uptake of their award between August 1, 2020 but no later than February 1, 2021. Failure to arrive during this time may result in the cancellation of the scholarship;
  • must ensure that they have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution; and
  • must focus primarily on full-time studies or research during their stay in Canada.

Any questions?

Please direct all inquiries regarding the eligibility requirements to: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca or 1-613-237-4820.