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700+ short-term exchange scholarships in Canada for international students and faculty

January 18, 2023 – Global Affairs Canada launches its Short-Term Exchange Programs. Over 700 scholarships are available for learners from around the world wishing to study, conduct research or undertake professional development in Canada during the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Short-Term Exchange Programs continue to have the shared goal of promoting partnerships, student mobility and research collaborations between Canadian and international post-secondary institutions.

Interested candidates should contact their home institution’s international office to learn about institutional partnerships and collaborations with Canadian institutions. Home institutions will then provide the eligible candidates’ documentation to their partner post-secondary institution in Canada.

Canadian post-secondary institutions must submit scholarship applications on behalf of students, faculty and international liaison officers/managers from eligible countries by March 21, 2023. Only applications submitted directly by Canadian post-secondary institutions will be considered.

Scholarships available

Award nameEligible countriesDetails
Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership ProgramCARICOM member and associate memberView program guidelines
Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships ProgramCARICOM member statesView program guidelines
Emerging Leaders in the Americas ProgramLatin American and CaribbeanView program guidelines
Study in Canada Scholarships programAfrica, Asia, Europe and the Middle EastView program guidelines


Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program: Jesus Fajardo


Jesus Fajardo: My name is Jesus Fajardo

On-screen text: Jesus received a scholarship under the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) in 2019.

On-screen text: ELAP supports the next generation of leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean by offering short-term exchange opportunities in Canada.

Jesus Fajardo: When I applied to the ELAP program I was working on my Ph.D back in Argentina but I'm originally from Venezuela where I did my undergrad and my host canadian institution was the U of M the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg.

On-screen text: What inspired you to apply to ELAP?

Jesus Fajardo: First of all, my co-advisor also got into the ELAP program when he was a Ph.D candidate himself.

Jesus Fajardo: So he always praised the experience and recommended it to me.

Jesus Fajardo: I think the second reason was that I was familiar with the research work of the principal investigator in the house laboratory in Manitoba, since he's a reference in the field and we knew that he was going to be ready to discuss our work with him in person and furthermore to have the opportunity to work closely with them.

On-screen text: What did you study?

Jesus Fajardo: I was interested in researching biomedical problems, particularly a microwave imaging problems, and I was also interested in applying artificial intelligence techniques to enhance the microwave tomography.

On-screen text: What advice would you give to students?

Jesus Fajardo: Yeah, I would say to them that if they meet the criteria to apply, I would definitely recommend experience even if they don't know people from Canadian institutions.

Jesus Fajardo: I just wanted to say that I'm really grateful for the opportunity I had and I look forward to seeing this program to keep growing and making ties between Canada and Latin America.

The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarships help college, undergraduate and graduate level students get short-term study or research opportunities.

Find out how to apply: Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

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