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In 2022, the Canada was the most popular destination for Indians to study. More than two lakh Indian students flew to the Canada for the education. The primary reasons to study in the USA were:
However – pursuing education in Canada can be expensive. The tuition fee ranges from Rs 15 lakhs – Rs 35 lakhs per year on average and living expenses range between Rs 8 – Rs 12 lakhs per year.
Fortunately, there are numerous scholarships available to Indian students. In this article we will highlight 10 scholarships available to Indian students who want to study in Canada.
This scholarship is for students who have received an admit from one of the participating institutions in Ontario. The amount ranges between Rs 6 – Rs 12 lakhs depending on the duration of the student’s masters program. To apply, click here
2.PEO International Peace Scholarship
Only women are eligible for this scholarship. The maximum amount is around Rs 10 lakhs for one year. Students can extend this for one additional year. For more information, click here.
This scholarship was launched in 2015 by the British Council – but is available to students who wish to study in Canada. The maximum value of the scholarship is around Rs 8 lakhs. To know more about this scholarship, click here.
This scholarship is awarded by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. It awards upto Rs 80 lakhs to students to fund their education abroad. However, this scholarship is mostly for students who wish to study Non-STEM programs. To know more, click here.
This scholarship is provided by the Mahindra trust. Scholars are awarded Rs 5 lakhs – Rs 10 lakhs towards their education in Canada. Candidates should have secured at least a first class in their undergraduate degree. You can apply for the scholarship here.
This scholarship funds the entire tuition fee for students. However, 50% of the scholarship is given as a loan i.e. half the scholarship amount must be paid back within five years of graduation. To know more, click here.
This scholarship is provided by the government of India. Funds upto Rs 14.6 lakhs are provided to students to fund their education abroad. One condition is that the student must be admitted to a university which ranks in the top 500 as per the QS World University Rankings. Click here to apply.
This is a merit plus need based scholarship. Not only do students need to prove that they are meritorious, they must also prove they lack the financial means to support their education. The scholarship amount is usually between Rs 2 lakhs – Rs 10 lakhs. For more information, click here.
This scholarships is actually provided as an interest free loan for students. The scholarship amount given is upto Rs 20 lakhs. This is a merit based scholarship and is generally awarded to students who secure admits to top universities. To know more about the scholarship, click here.
The insightful scholarship is awarded to students in two instalments of Rs 2 lakhs each annually i.e. the annual scholarship amount per awardee is Rs 4 lakhs. Students need to submit an essay and must have a GPA of 3.5 or more on a scale of 4. To apply, click here.
In addition to the scholarships above, students can apply to university specific scholarships too. Several universities automatically consider meritorious students for scholarships when they apply to the university. Other universities require separate applications for scholarships.
A few universities that provide scholarships to students in Canada are:
An important aspect of getting selected for a scholarship is profile building. Students must possess strong academics, high test (GRE / GMAT, IELTS) test scores, co-curricular, academic, research and extracurricular achievements.
To know more about the different scholarships you can apply to and to understand in depth how to build a strong profile to secure scholarships, feel free to contact us.