650 scholarships in Canada for Latin American and Caribbean citizens

January 16, 2019 – Global Affairs Canada launches its 2019-2020 Student Exchange Program for Latin American and Caribbean citizens wishing to study, to conduct research or to undertake professional development in Canada.

The 650 short-term exchange scholarships being offered will promote partnerships, student mobility and research collaborations between Canadian and Latin American and Caribbean post-secondary institutions.

Canadian post-secondary academic institutions can now submit scholarship applications on behalf of students, faculty and international liaison officers/managers from eligible countries by March 21, 2019. Only applications submitted directly by Canadian post-secondary 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 Latin America and the Caribbean will then provide the eligible candidates’ documentation to the Canadian institutions.

For full program and application details, visit each scholarship program’s guidelines page.

Scholarships available

Award nameEligible countriesDetails
Emerging Leaders in the Americas ProgramLatin American and CaribbeanView program guidelines
Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange ScholarshipChileView program guidelines
Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships ProgramCARICOM member statesView program guidelines
Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership ProgramCARICOM member statesView program guidelines

Alumni testimonial

Anuschka Tjin Liep Shie, 2016 awardee

Anuschka Tjin Liep Shie"I am very fortunate to have completed an ELAP exchange in Canada on both a personal and academic level."

Read the complete testimonial


Scholarship recipients of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program explain why you should participate in an academic exchange with Canada.

Note: You may need to click on the CC for Closed Captioning.

Read transcript