Scholarships in Canada for Southeast Asian students

December 12, 2018 – Global Affairs Canada is offering short-term scholarships to students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wishing to study or conduct research in Canada.

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED), announced by the Government of Canada in August 2017, will provide approximately 200 scholarships in 2019-2020 for study or research in fields that are aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Canadian post-secondary academic institutions can now submit scholarship applications on behalf of students from eligible countries by March 5, 2019. Only applications submitted directly by Canadian post-secondary academic institutions will be considered.

Interested candidates are invited to contact their home institution’s international office to learn about institutional partnerships and collaborations with Canadian institutions. Home institutions in ASEAN member states will then provide the eligible candidates’ documentation to the Canadian institutions.

  • Program name: Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)
  • Funding organization: Global Affairs Canada
  • Target audiences: Students at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam
  • Number of scholarships: approximately 200
  • Duration: 4 to 8 months at the college and undergraduate level; 4 to 6 months at the graduate level
  • Inclusions: Visa and/or study/work permit fees, airfare, health insurance, living expenses, ground transportation expenses, books and supplies
  • Deadline: March 5, 2019

In the 2018-19 academic year, Canada awarded 76 scholarships to Southeast Asian students who studied in 24 institutions across 7 Canadian provinces.

For full program and application details, visitCanada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED).

Alumni testimonial

Nattharuedee Phromnawet, 2018-2019 Awardee

Nattharuedee Phromnawet"I am thankful that this scholarship provides such a valuable opportunity for students in developing countries, like myself, to pursue higher education in Canada’s world-class educational system. I am deeply impressed by the commitment of the University of Victoria and the Canadian educational system in general which collectively work to encourage community engagement, support community development, and improve the quality of people’s lives and natural resources, both throughout Canada and other regions in the world. I hope that, one day, I will be able to give back to my own community as well as to the global community at large."

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