2012-2013 Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship competition is now open
* Application deadline: April 23, 2012
* Eligible applicants: Canadian academic institutions
* Notification of results: June 2012
* This scholarship is tenable between September 2012 and March 2013
Since the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program’s inception in 1959, the Government of Canada has provided scholarships of excellence to all member countries of the Commonwealth. The goal of the CCSP is to promote Canadian values and identity around the world and to help meet the human capital needs of developing countries.
The Government of Canada has also played a leadership role in the establishment of the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan and is the largest contributor to this program following the United Kingdom.
The CCSP provides short-term exchange opportunities for candidates from Commonwealth countries for study or research in Canada at the master’s or doctoral level. The program is open to all disciplines including interdisciplinary programs. Studies or research in science and technology will be prioritized.
Scholarship Value and Duration
The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. The scholarship value is:
* $7,500 CAN for graduate students for a period of four months of study or research; or
* $10,000 CAN for graduate students for a period of five or six months of study or research.
Candidates must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries:
* Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, India, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Nauru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu; or
* Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
* who have obtained Canadian citizenship or who have applied for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible;
* already participating in an exchange program in Canada are not eligible;
* already enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college are not eligible;
* must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country and paying tuition fees at their home institution for the full duration of the exchange; and
* must be proficient in either English or French.
Priority will be given to candidates:
* undertaking study or research in science and technology; and
* who have not previously studied in Canada under a Canadian government scholarship.
Further Scholarship Information and Application