Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017)



The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was launched by the Government of Canada in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

Areas of Research:

Health research, natural sciences and/or engineering, social sciences and/or humanities.


Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens who are planning to pursue their first doctoral degree in Canada. Candidates must be nominated by a Canadian Institution with a quota at which they want to study. The selection criteria are:

  • Academic excellence – Past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions;
  • Research potential – Candidate’s research history, interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, and any anticipated outcomes;
  • Leadership – Personal achievement, involvement in academic life, volunteerism / community outreach, civic engagement, etc.

Value & Duration of Award:

C$50,000 annually for 3 years ( non-renewable )

Number of Awards:

Up to 167 scholarships are awarded globally annually.

Application & Enquiries:


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, October 2017

Information Source:
High Commission of Canada, Kuala Lumpur

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