- Target Countries: All countries
- Group: All groups
- Scholarship Name: DFATD Scholarship
- Organization: Laval University
Student grant details
- Scholarship year: 2020
- Country: Canada
- Organization: Laval University
- Study level: License, Master
- Scholarship specialty: Law, Management, Economics, Politics, Human Sciences, Social Sciences
- Scholarship amount: $ 120,000
- Application deadline: March 1, 2020
Description of the award:
Brief Description of Laval University
Choosing it means building your future in an exceptional living environment, where everything is done to facilitate success: a choice of program among some 500 offered at the three study cycles; funded stays and internships abroad; funding offered to one in four students in the form of a scholarship, salary or other; a recognized quality of management; a very lively cultural, sporting and social life.
Teaching is provided by teachers who stand out for their accessibility, openness and commitment to students.
With some $ 357 million in research and creation funds and more than 275 centers, chairs, institutes and other research groups, professors benefit from major infrastructures and multiply scientific breakthroughs and social innovations.
Thanks to them, University of Laval is ranked eighth among the leading research universities in Canada. Nearly 90% of undergraduate programs include compulsory or optional internships, not counting the study profiles offered: international, entrepreneurial, sustainable development, distinction and research.
The University is also renowned for its internship and study abroad programs, in addition to offering language courses to prepare for it.
The Canada Scholarship program aims to increase opportunities for Canadian post-secondary institutions to welcome international students from a large number of countries, territories and regions.
Successful applicants from eligible countries / territories will have the opportunity to pursue fully funded post-secondary education for up to two full years of study in Canada leading to a degree, a certificate of post-secondary education or higher, or a master’s degree from a college, technical or professional institute, or university in Canada.
Canadian host institutions will have the opportunity to strengthen and diversify their international personal and academic relationships and to demonstrate the excellence of post-secondary institutions in the country.
The new relationships developed under the program will serve to fuel and enrich Canada’s educational commitments with a wide range of partners, strengthen bilateral relations and support the Government of Canada’s international trade diversification initiatives. .
Duration of scholarships
The scholarships cover at least one academic year and at most two academic years (i.e. a maximum of 20 months, including a spring-summer term of a maximum duration of four months). Fellows can start their studies or research no earlier than August 2020 and no later than February 2021 .
How to Apply:
Obligations of candidate students:
- Apply for the program of their choice at a Canadian post-secondary institution;
- Applicant students are encouraged to indicate their interest in obtaining a Canada Study Grant with their application for admission;
- Ensure that all the conditions of eligibility for the study program and the establishment of their choice are met;
- Make sure to submit all the required supporting documents, within the necessary deadlines.
- The Scholarship in Canada program is open to students from all disciplines.
Canadian institutions that have received a request from a student meeting the Canada Scholarship eligibility criteria can apply for a scholarship on behalf of the student.
Obligations of Canadian institutions:
- Submit a request on behalf of the candidate by submitting an online request form and downloading all supporting documents before the deadline;
- Institutions may submit more than one request and may be asked to rank these requests according to their strategic priorities;
- Designate a single person responsible for administering the program;
- Notify faculties or staff members submitting a request and inform the person designated by the institution responsible for administering the program, as they may be called upon to prioritize requests.
The following documents must be downloaded and attached to the online application form in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif. The size of each document must be less than 5 MB to ensure the download of the request.
- Proof of citizenship / identity: A copy of the candidate’s valid passport or official identity document. NOTE: Driver’s license, permanent resident card, student card or baptismal certificate are not admissible proof of citizenship. The country / territory of citizenship / residence selected in the online application form must be the same as the country / territory designated in the proof of citizenship / identity. For applications from eligible Palestinian students, the “other” option must be selected from the drop-down menu. A copy of the official identity document and / or valid official travel document must be provided. NOTE: Palestinian student applicants residing in the West Bank,
- Letter of intent from the institution: A letter, in French or in English, from the Canadian institution stating: i) the reasons justifying the request for the candidate, ii) the extent to which the reception of the scholarship holder will contribute to development the establishment’s international relations and their influence; iii) the extent to which the applicant’s studies will contribute to establishing links between the country / territory of the fellow and Canada (maximum of one page). Refer to the “Selection Process” section for more information on the criteria for assessing applications.
- Conditional letter of admission: the Canadian institution must attach a certificate of receipt by the candidate of a confirmation of conditional admission to the study program.
- Study plan of the proposed candidate: A study plan prepared by the establishment setting out the study program proposed to the candidate for all the semesters that will be spent in Canada. In the case of students admitted to a two-year program, the plan must specify the activities proposed for the spring-summer term.
- CV of the proposed candidate: The curriculum vitae of the proposed candidate, stating their qualifications.
- Budget: the institution must submit a clear and detailed budget, explaining the extent to which the scholarship will cover eligible expenses (ie, tuition, health care, transportation, etc.).
- Confidentiality Statement: A copy of the Confidentiality Statement: non-Canadian participants dated and signed by the applicant.
- Link to Apply: Apply
Applicants for studies:
To be considered eligible for a scholarship, the candidate:
be a citizen of one of the following eligible countries:
- Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Comoros, Djibouti, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Liberia, Mauritania, Micronesia, Uzbekistan, Palau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu. Palestinian students from the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem are also eligible. NOTE: Palestinian applicants residing in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem are eligible and may be asked to provide supporting documents demonstrating their Palestinian identity.
- must not be a Canadian citizen and must not have applied for permanent residence in Canada;
- must apply for admission to a full-time program of study at a Canadian post-secondary institution;
- should express interest in participating in the Canada Scholarship program when submitting their application;
- must not participate in any other scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada;
- may already be enrolled in a diploma program at a college, technical or professional institute or university in Canada;
- must meet the criteria for admission to the proposed study program at the time of application;
- must have the linguistic skills required to undertake studies in the language of instruction of the Canadian institution (French or English).
The application period will open in January 2020 and close in March 2020 .
Canadian institutions will be able to submit grant applications on behalf of eligible students during this period.
It is the responsibility of the Canadian institution to ensure that supporting documents are submitted before the deadline. No supporting documents other than those required will be retained.
Canadian institutions are advised to set an earlier due date with applicants in order to receive supporting documents on time.
Link to Apply: Apply