Scholarships (External)

External Scholarships & Funding

The CGS D program supports high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in all academic disciplines. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields and contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.

In addition to the CGS D, each agency has its own doctoral awards. Refer to the appropriate literature for CIHRNSERC and SSHRC for further details.

TWU's 2024 CGS-D Info Session

CGS-D & PGS-D Program Information

Visit Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program for more information, or contact See Important Dates for application due dates.

The CGS M program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada (refer to Eligibility). This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.

The CGS M program supports up to 3,000 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal agencies: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC. The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the institution at which they intend to hold their award using the Research Portal.

The Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's programs in Canada. This program supports up to 2,500 students annually in all disciplines as is administered jointly by Canada's three federal granting agencies: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The scholarship value is $17,500 for 12 months.  Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

For the purposes of administering applications and awards, TWU's Office of Graduate Studies assesses full-time study as 6 semester hours or more, with exceptions made for program offerings and courses remaining in the completion of a degree.

TWU's 2024 CGS-M Info Session

NSERCTube: CGS-M - How to apply using the Research Portal

Visit Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's Program for more information, or contact See Important Dates for application due dates.

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier, an Alexander Graham Bell, or a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the master’s or doctoral level, or a Vanier CGS at the doctoral level.

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.

Visit Canada Graduate Scholarship-Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program for more information, or contact See Important Dates for application due dates.

The CIHR Strategic Master's Award program provides financial support to scholars who are engaged in an eligible master's program in Canada and that are relevant to specific CIHR priority research areas.

All signatures on the Routing Slip are required prior to submission. The Routing Slip must be signed by your supervisor prior to requesting the institutional signature from the Graduate Studies Office.

Visit CIHR Strategic Master's Award for more information, or contact See Important Dates for routing slip signature request deadline and application due dates.

CERIC is a national charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and encourages the engagement of Canada’s full-time graduate students whose academic focus is in career development and/or related fields through the Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP). GSEP students can compete for the GSEP Award, which includes $1,000.

Visit CERIC's Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP) for more information.

International Scholarships

Scholarships for international students in search of scholarships to study in Canada and Canadian students who wants to fund your studies abroad.

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Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America.

Fulbright Canada Videos

Visit FULBRIGHT Canada or contact Student & Scholar Inquiries at

Applications due to TWU February 1. Eligibility open to graduates of Canadian institutions entering or enrolled in graduate or doctoral programs in Canada or elsewhere.

Visit Mackenzie King Scholarships or contact

Applications due to TWU by February 1. Eligibility open to graduates of Canadian institutions entering or enrolled in graduate or doctoral programs in the US or UK, within specific fields.

Visit Mackenzie King Scholarships or contact

The Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program of the Department of National Defence (DND) is committed to fostering the next generation of security and defence scholars in the Canadian academic community and to encouraging a strong Canadian knowledge base in contemporary defence and security issues. To this end, the MINDS program has partnered with SSHRC to deliver the MINDS Scholarship Initiative.

MINDS Scholarship Initiative

Visit Department of National Defence MINDS Scholarship Initiative.

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Mitacs powers research & development by connecting industry with the best post-secondary institutions to solve business challenges — in Canada and internationally. For 20 years, Mitacs has funded cutting-edge research, created job opportunities for graduate students and helped companies reach their business goals, achieving results that have bolstered the Canadian economy.

What is Mitacs?

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View helpful resources and information shared at our info session regarding Nursing Doctoral Scholarships

Backpacking with a Purpose

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. OG is looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to explore some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world! 

Operation Groundswell Videos

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ScholarshipsCanada website lists all relevant scholarships and bursaries free to charge. Students are matched to scholarships and bursaries when they create an account.

Visit ScholarshipsCanada or contact

Grants for Canadian Women Graduate Students. Applications are due January 31.

The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives. Examples include but are not limited to: providing services, providing legal counselling and assistance, counselling mature women entering or re-entering the labour market, counselling women in crisis, counselling and training women for non-traditional employment, and positions in women's centres.

Visit Soroptimist Foundation of Canada or contact

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada, formerly the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

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Research Training Awards

Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research expertise in B.C. We support the training of new researchers today who will be able to help answer the critical research questions of tomorrow.

Research Training Awards are available to highly-qualified graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level. To qualify, applicants need to be engaged in a full-time graduate studies program with a B.C. university. International students are welcome to apply. These awards enable students to undertake research training with a focus on workplace health and safety.

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Yconic helps students find Canadian scholarships.

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