650 scholarships in Canada for Latin American and Caribbean citizens


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February 5, 2020 – Global Affairs Canada launches its 2020-2021 Student Exchange Programs for Latin American and Caribbean citizens wishing to study, conduct research or 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 institutions can now submit scholarship applications on behalf of students, faculty and international liaison officers/managers from eligible countries by March 30, 2020 (Deadline extended: April 20, 2020). 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 post-secondary 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 testimonials

Salma Selem Najm, 2019 awardee

Salma Selem Najm"To visit and to learn in a new country were amazing opportunities that left me feeling more competitive and prepared as a student… My Canadian memories and adventures will be in my heart forever."

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Cristina Mariana Jacobi, 2019 awardee

Cristina Mariana Jacobi"At first, I was a little afraid to go to a new country alone, but now I feel prepared to do anything. All I can say is that if you have the opportunity to do an exchange in Canada, go! It will be incredible."

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

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