Study in Canada, Europe, and the USA with Scholarships for International Students

    Updated on: 11 Sep 2023 8 min read

    Studying abroad is a cherished dream for millions of international students. The Ministry of External Affairs of India stated that in July 2018, the total number of Indian students studying abroad was 7,52,725, and in the US alone, over a million international students — 1,078,822 to be exact, were studying. However the rising cost of tuition fees for international students has been a major concern for students and parents heading out for their dream foreign education. The US alone has seen the fee for international students rise from 18,451 USD in 2009-2010 to 26290 USD in 2018-2019. The case is similar for other popular international study destinations such as Canada, UK, Australia etc.

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    3. Top Scholarships for Masters Program in Canada

    • IDRC Research Award - This scholarship is awarded to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada and citizens of developing countries who are pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate degree at a  recognised University in Canada. Students who receive this award will join IDRC to undertake a paid one year research program on the topic they have submitted. During the period of their research, they will be considered full-time employees of IDRC and will be employee benefits such as Employer health tax, employment insurance, paid vacation leave and Canada  health insurance among others. The amount payable/scholarship award is CAD 41,310-$47,822 for one year. A total number of 8 positions are available.
    • FINCAD Scholarship - Female students who are studying Finance at the Master’s level in any accredited University. The award value is $20,000 and is given to support women with their graduate studies. 
    • Ontario Graduate Scholarship - This scholarship is jointly awarded by the Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto to meritorious students for pursuing Masters or Doctorate at the University of Toronto. The scholarship value is $5000 per session. However, the exact value of the award is determined by the awarding graduate unit in each case. Students may receive the award for one, two or three sessions. Prospective students who wish to apply for this scholarship, must submit a separate OGS scholarship application for each Institute they are seeking admission to. 
    • Graduate Support Initiative Award - This award is given by The University of Bristish Columbia for students pursuing a Master's program (except MBA, Masters in Management, Masters in Engineering in Applied Sciences and Doctorate in Pharmacy) from the University. All international are automatically considered for this award. The award value varies and will be used towards their education.

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    Apart from the above-mentioned popular scholarships, there are a lot of scholarships that are offered by individual Universities too. For more information on those, our readers can our Scholarship Finder and narrow down the scholarships they might be eligible for based on their University and the target program. They can also check our blog on the application procedure for scholarships and some Government of India’s scholarships as well. 

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