7 Amazing PhD Scholarships for International Students in Canada

Canada is one of the most popular study destinations worldwide for students from every level. Graduate and Doctoral students studying at the PhD level are especially welcome in Canada! There are hundreds of amazing PhD scholarships for international students in Canada available each year.

Here are some of the best options:

Read more: Guide to Study in Canada for International Students

1. Canada-ASEAN Scholarships

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program provides students, from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research at the graduate level.

Students must be citizens of an ASEAN member state and be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution in Canada to receive the scholarship.

Learn more here.

2. Chinese Scholarship Council

In partnership with the University of Toronto (U of T), the China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers scholarships to outstanding Chinese students who will pursue doctoral or postdoctoral studies at U of T under the established collaborative program: China Scholarship Council – University of Toronto Joint Funding Program.

Learn more here.

3. Mexican Student Scholarship: The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT)

The University of Toronto and the Government of the United Mexican States’ National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) have renewed their partnership by signing an agreement to support up to 150 scholarships over the period of the 5-year agreement (starting Fall 2018) for Mexican students to pursue doctoral stream education at the University of Toronto.

Learn more here.

4. Ontario Trillium Scholarship

Ontario Trillium Scholarship is an initiative by the Ontario government to help international students pursue a Ph.D. degree at one of several top eligible universities in Ontario. The scholarship is a 1-year payment, but it can be renewed.

Each university in Ontario has a different application process and deadline, so you will need to check each university’s website.

5. Study in Canada Scholarships

The Study in Canada Scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.

PhD students can receive scholarships that cover 4 months or 5-6 months of research.

Students must be from the following places: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda

Learn more here.

6. University of Ottawa $72,000 PhD Scholarship

UoO offers scholarships to excellent applications whose admission average is 8.0 / 10 or more and are full-time students. The minimum scholarship granted is $18,000/yr over a period of four years.

Learn more here.

7. University of Saskatchewan Dean’s Scholarship

This scholarship has a value of $22,000, plus tuition, for three years. Students must have a publication history in their field, be full-time non-transfer students, and have a minimum grade point entrance average of 85%.

Learn more here.


Study in Canada with Global Admissions

  1. Book a call with us
    1. It’s free! Talk with our admissions counselors about your plans, timeline, and budget. We’ll help guide you to good programs and universities.
  2. Find a program
    1. You can search programs for free here
    2. If the program you want is not listed on our database yet, click here
  3. Check your eligibility
    1. Make sure you meet the entry criteria and have the required examinations!
  4. Submit application documents
    1. On Global Admissions, you can use one platform to apply for multiple universities in Canada or around the world
  5. Pay the application fee
  6. We will send in your application!

After completing these steps, you just need to wait for your university acceptance and then you can apply for a student visa!

Begin your journey by finding a program here:


Join 180,000+ international students and get monthly updates

Receive Admissions, Scholarships & Deadlines Updates from Universities.
Unsubscribe anytime.