The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship overview

The vanier Canada graduate scholarship is a program launched by the Canadian government in 2008 with the aim to attract & retain (world class) doctoral students who have demonstrated a leadership skills as well as high scholarly standard achievements in their postgraduates studies. While establishing Canada as a global center of excellence in learning and research.

Host Institution

Universities in Canada with a Vanier CGS allocation that has been allotted quota As seen here.

Course/Field of Study

Health research
Natural sciences / engineering
Social sciences and humanities.

SEE: Lester B Pearson International Scholarship

Scholarship Level

PhD programmes or combination of masters degree/ doctoral (MA/PhD) or MD/PhD) in health research; natural sciences and/or engineering research; and social sciences and / or humanities research. Also see: How to get scholarship for masters in usa

Scholarship Value & Inclusion

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship amount is worth $50,000 annually during the period of 3 years of studies.

Number of Awards

Approximately 166 person’s are awarded scholarship annually.

Target Group/Country

Canadian citizens.
Permanent residents person’s of Canada and
Foreign citizens are nominated for the Vanier Scholarship awarded.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Applicants who is seeking consideration for The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships must be:

  • Nominated by only one Canadian university which have received a quota from the vanier CGS.
  • Pursuing his/her first doctoral degree program which includes (undergraduate / graduate research progam such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD should have been demostrated and a significant research components). Applicants are to Note that only the PhD combination degree portion is eligible for funding.
  • Have completed no more than a period of 20 months doctoral studies as of MAY 1, 2022

SEE: Swedish Institute Scholarships: Fully Funded

  • Not hold/have held a doctoral-level scholarship/fellowship from either CIHR SSHRC or NSERC to complete a doctoral degree.
  • Have achieved a First-Class average as determined by your institution, in each of the last two (2) years of a full-time student or it’s equivalent.

Opening date

The opening date runs from MAY through September 2021


The official deadline for school nomination is 2 November 2021 (20:00 EDT).

Application Guideline

Candidates cannot apply directly, unless nomination by a Canadian Institution that has received an allotted quota from the CGS progam. Therefore; candidates should:

  • Inform the sected or Institutions with quota through the faculty of graduate studies with their intent to apply to the vanier CGS award. or the institution can nominate the candidate by contacting their desired candidates.
  • Applications are prepared by students & submitted to the nomination institution on or before their internal deadline via the researchNet Application. While nominating institution then forward nomination to the vanier bating Secretariat by November 2, 2021.

See: Government of Italy Invest Your Talent Scholarship

Vanier Canada graduate Scholarship website

Candidates are advised to always check the website above to understand the full details on how to apply for this scholarship.

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