Top 10 Scholarships for Ethiopian Students in Canada

Written by Michael Nz. on February 16, 2022

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According to statistics from most scholarship portals, Ethiopians are constantly looking for a scholarship opportunity to help them in their quest for a better education. In response to numerous questions on our scholarship portal for Ethiopian students in Canada, this article is written.

Numerous university-based Ethiopia scholarships and grants are available to students from Ethiopia and other developing countries. These scholarships are available for the pursuit of international education in Canada.

But then Canada has one of the best educational systems with a limited number of scholarships compared to the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

In this article, we will list Top 10 Scholarships for Ethiopian Students to Study in Canada. You can quickly scroll through the table of contents below to get an overview of all scholarships.

Canadian scholarships for Ethiopian students.

Here is a list of Canadian Scholarships for Ethiopian Students in Canada

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
  • Humber International Entrance Scholarships
  • Joint Japan World Bank Postgraduate Scholarship Program
  • OFID Scholarship Award for International Students
  • Training scholarships through WMF education for students from developing countries (any)
  • UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award
  • Africa Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Scholarships
  • Quest University Scholarships for International Students in Canada
  • MMMF Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries in USA/Canada

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher education. 

The scholarships are for a Ph.D. (or MA/PhD or MD/PhD combined). Applications are OPEN for international students, including Ethiopian students.

The scholarship application is submitted to the nominating institution within its internal deadline using the ResearchNet application system.

The nominating institution then sends the recommended nominations to the Vanier-Banting Secretariat (the Secretariat).

Humber International Entrance Scholarships

Humber College offers full and partial renewable tuition scholarships to new international undergraduate students, including Ethiopians, who begin classes in January and September each year. Humber emphasizes hands-on, career-focused learning.

College offers a wide range of credentials, including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, certificates, and graduate certificates, and will help you chart the best path toward your goals.

Humber is conducted in English, it is essential that all students possess strong writing, listening and speaking skills in English.

The World Bank Scholarship Program

The World Bank Fellowship Program contributes to the World Bank Group’s mission to forge dynamic new approaches to capacity building and knowledge sharing in the developing world (Ethiopia).

It is an important component of the Bank Group’s efforts to promote economic development and shared prosperity by investing in education and human resource development in the developing world. Since 1982, the Program has helped build a group of more than 6,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals, transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations.

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) WBGSP Since 1987, JJWBGSP has enabled more than 5,800 mid-career professionals from developing countries and Japan to complete graduate degrees in development-related fields.

Annually, the Government of Japan only finances the JJ / WBGSP). Learn more about how to apply for a JJWBGSP scholarship.

OFID Scholarship Award for International Students

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) awards its fully funded scholarships to qualified applicants in all OFID member countries  who have obtained or are about to complete their bachelor’s degree and who wish to study for a master’s degree at an accredited university around the world. 

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated and self-motivated individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers:  The cost of postgraduate study.

The scholarships are worth up to $50,000 which covers tuition fees, monthly allowance to cover living expenses, housing, insurance, books, relocation allowances, and travel costs. This is one of the scholarships for Ethiopian students in Canada.

WMF training through educational scholarships for students from developing countries

The Wells Mountain Foundation, through the Empowerment Through Education (ETE) program, offers several scholarships.

These scholarships are exclusively open to students from developing countries who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. Up to 30 prizes are awarded annually.

ETE scholarships range from $300 USD to $3000 annually and are provided through the recipient’s undergraduate education. The average scholarship amount is $1400. Scholarships can be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room rent.

The scholarship is for a bachelor’s degree in any field, but applications are encouraged from those interested in pursuing degrees that will better help their local communities: medicine and health sciences, community development, law, education, social work, business, information technology, agriculture, and engineering.

UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award

The International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields such as the performing arts, sports, debate or creative writing, or external academic competitions. and exams.

The award is renewable for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, or until completion of the degree, whichever is less, provided the student achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and maintains their study permit and Canadian (visa) .

Award nominees must be nominated by their current school or college/university.  When students are confirmed for nomination by their school, college or university, their institution must use the International Leader of Tomorrow Award nomination packet found on the official website.

Africa Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, promotes a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada. and the world.

The scholarships are to support international students who show outstanding leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country. This is one of the scholarships for Ethiopian students in Canada.

University of Manitoba Graduate Scholarships

The University of Manitoba is a public university in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located in Winnipeg and found in 1877, it was the first university in Western Canada.

Founded 140 years ago and located in the heart of the country, they are the largest and only research-intensive university in the region offering more than 100 academic programs, including professional disciplines such as medicine, law and engineering.

The scholarships, valued at $18,000 at the doctoral level and $14,000 at the master’s level, are offered each year to postgraduate students.

Quest University Scholarships for International Students in Canada

The University aims to help international students who require financial assistance with scholarships. The Quest program is rigorous and an important criterion for obtaining a scholarship is the academic record of the applicant.

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) taken within the last two years. All students, regardless of their country of origin, are eligible to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid.

All Quest Scholarships are considered entry awards and cannot be applied for after the application deadline leading up to your first year at Quest.

MMMF Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries in USA/Canada

MMMF Scholarships for Educational Scholarships ARE on a competitive basis for exceptional women from developing countries who have financial need and are committed to working to empower women and children.

Applications are made online on the MMMF website ( during the periods indicated for each program cycle (US/Canada, South Africa and Latin America). Women applying for the MMMF grant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to working to empower women and children in developing countries.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • You intend to return to a developing country within two years of completing a degree or you intend to stay in the developing country for at least two years to work for the empowerment of women and children.
  • You are 25 years old at the time of the application deadline (see detailed instructions on the application)
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic performance
  • Be a citizen of a country that is on the MMMF Country Eligibility List (see the list on the website)
  • Be enrolled in an accredited academic institution at the time of application and plan to be enrolled for a full academic year upon receiving the scholarship.
  • Not be a relative of a World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund or Inter-American Development Bank staff or their spouse
  • Not have previously received an MMMF grant
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time student on a relevant student visa (see detailed instructions on application)
  • You cannot have: US citizenship or permanent residence (green card) or Canadian citizenship or Canadian immigrant status.

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