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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024

October 10, 2023BY Immigration International

Detail about Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2024

The 2024 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are now accepting applications. The Canadian Government scholarship for graduate students is another name for the Vanier Canada Scholarship. Georges P. Vanier, a Canadian soldier and the country’s first governor general, was the inspiration behind its creation. This year, 166 PhD scholarships will be given out in Canada to highly qualified graduates who desire to continue their education there and carry out research that advances humankind. All international students, as well as Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, are eligible for government scholarships.

A PhD program, an MA/PhD, an MD/PhD, or a master’s program leading to a PhD are all eligible for the award. The PhD program will receive $50,000 during the course of the three-year Vanier CGS 2024 financing period. The goal of the Canadian scholarships for international students is to identify exceptional candidates with leadership skills who have achieved academically in engineering, natural science, social science, or health-related science. Academic achievement, leadership potential, and research potential are the three main factors used to choose candidates for the Canadian postgraduate scholarship program. The Vanier Canada Scholarship recipients are not required to interview; all application decisions are made based solely on the materials submitted by candidates.

The Rhodes Scholarships of Canada are also known as the Vanier CGS 2024. A slightly different application procedure is required for this Canadian government scholarship for international students; applicants cannot submit separate applications. To nominate someone, they must get in touch with their research institute, or the institute may do so itself. The applicants must apply to the university and let them know they have been nominated for a Vanier scholarship.

In addition to paving the road for academic brilliance, applying for a graduate scholarship in Canada also unlocks the door to a fulfilling and all-encompassing journey of personal and professional development. Additionally, studying in Canada exposes students to a multi-cultural setting that helps broaden their perspective on the world and improve their ability to communicate across cultural barriers. These learned talents can increase your marketability to companies in the linked world of today.

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Areas of Research For Vanier CGS:

  • Health Science
  • Natural science and engineering
  • Social science and humanities

Benefits of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships:

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships will grant $50,000 per annum for three years of the PhD program.
  • The grant is almost enough to cover tuition fees and living expenses in Canada as a student.
  • A chance to study at a top Canadian institute of the applicant’s choice.
  • Scholarship recipients will get an opportunity to visit Canada for free with the Vanier Canada graduate scholarships.


Eligibility criteria of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships:

  • The applicant and the nominating university must meet the requirements.
  • International students, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can apply.
  • They must pursue a PhD for the first time and be full-time students at Canadian institutions.
  • Furthermore, they must be nominated by only one institute/university under the Vainer CGS universities quota.
  • Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time doctoral degree in the summer semester or the academic year of the announcement of results.
  • Applicants pursuing joint professional degree programs such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, or JD/PhD are eligible for the scholarship. However, only the PhD program will be funded.
  • Students must have completed no more than twenty months of full-time study in a doctoral program by 1 May 2024 (for a doctoral program that will begin after a master’s degree. The time is calculated from the doctoral enrolment date).
  • Applicants must have completed no more than 32 months of their full-time study in a doctoral program by 1 May 2024 (for doctoral programs enrolled in a joint graduate research program that started directly after a bachelor’s without obtaining a master’s degree. The time period is calculated from the starting date on which the student is officially registered in the joint graduate program).
  • They shall not receive any other award, scholarship or funding for PhD program.
  • Furthermore, applicants must have a significant research history or component in the research proposal.
  • Applicants must have achieved a first-class average in the last two years of full-time study.
  • Moreover, applicants must not receive or have received any other fellowship or scholarship from the following three agencies CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC.

Required Documents for Vanier CGS:

  • A ResearchNet application form.
  • Canadian common CV (CCV/Resume).
  • A nomination letter of a maximum of two pages.
  • Institution transcripts.
  • Personal Leadership Statement of a maximum of two pages for English or 2.5 pages for French applications.
  • Two Leadership reference Letters of a maximum of two pages each.
  • Research proposal of a maximum of two pages for English or 2.5 pages for French applications.
  • Project references of a maximum of five pages.
  • Research contributions of a maximum of one page.
  • Proof of special circumstances of a maximum of one page (optional).
  • Two referee assessments.
  • Other application material of part-time status or MD/PhD program timeline of a maximum of one page (optional).