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Deadline approaching: Short-term exchange scholarships in Canada for international students

March 5, 2024 – Canadian postsecondary institutions have until March 19, 2024 to submit applications on behalf of eligible international students.

Global Affairs Canada is offering scholarships to international students wishing to do short-term studies or research at postsecondary institutions in Canada.

Canadian postsecondary institutions must apply online on behalf of students. Interested students should contact their home institution’s international office to learn about institutional partnerships and collaborations with Canadian institutions.

Scholarships available

Program nameEligible countries/territoriesDetails
Emerging Leaders in the Americas ProgramCaribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos
Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
North America: Mexico
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
View program guidelines
Study in Canada ScholarshipsAsia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan
Europe: Türkiye, Ukraine
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia
Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
View program guidelines


Watch this information video on how to study in Canada with a Government of Canada scholarship.


Are you an international student living in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe or the Americas, and you're interested in studying in Canada?

Are you a full-time student in a college, undergraduate or graduate program?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may be interested in a scholarship to study in Canada under a government of Canada Short-term Exchange Program.

What is an exchange program?

Canadian postsecondary schools have student exchange agreements with schools in eligible countries around the world.

This means international students can come to Canada for up to eight months to study or do research.

An exchange program in Canada gives you the opportunity to gain valuable study experience and make professional connections.

How does the scholarship work?

While on an exchange, you'll continue to be enrolled in and pay tuition to your postsecondary school at home.

You won't need to pay tuition to your host school in Canada.

And the academic credits you earn in Canada will count towards your studies at home.

What expenses does the scholarship cover?

That depends on your exchange program and how long it is.

The scholarship may cover expenses like: fees for a visa or study / work permit, round trip airfare to Canada, health insurance, books and supplies for your studies or research, as well as living expenses, such as accommodations, utilities, transportation and food.

Interested in a scholarship?

Here's how the application process works.

First, be sure to check the EduCanada website and social media channels to see what kinds of programs and scholarships are available.

Every year between November and March, you can also find application timelines on our website.

Next, contact your school to tell them you are interested in participating.

Confirm that your school has an exchange agreement with a Canadian school.

Your school then notifies its partner school in Canada of your interest.

The Canadian partner school then applies for the scholarship on your behalf.

The Canadian school will contact you if your application is successful.

Good luck with your application for a scholarship to study in Canada.

We look forward to welcoming you!

For more information about scholarships and studying in Canada, visit

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