|2010-2011 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program|
|Written by Hoang Quoc Khanh|
|Monday, 31 August 2009 10:27|
Information for international students not enrolled at a Canadian university, interested in being considered for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Greetings from Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City!
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting those who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health, as well as leadership skills.
Both Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The award is valued at $50,000 per year, for up to three years. At full capacity, the program will support 500 Canadian and international doctoral students per year.
The prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program represents an excellent international study opportunity. If you are an international student, not enrolled at a Canadian university and interested in being considered for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, please take the time to review the information below regarding the nomination process.
1. Students must be nominated by a Canadian university with a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program quota (please see http://www.vanier.gc.ca/unqu-unca-eng.shtml for a listing of these universities), in order to be considered for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. International students not enrolled at a Canadian university should identify and contact the department of the Canadian postsecondary institution, with a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program quota, at which they hope to study, and indicate their interest in the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program to faculty of the department (preferable) or the Graduate Studies/Fellowships office of the university. Students are encouraged to highlight their strengths and indicate the contribution they believe they could make to the program.
2. International students are advised to make contact with the Canadian university department as early as possible. Please note that communication with faculty at Canadian universities during the summer vacation period (July-August) may be difficult. For this reason, it is advisable that you copy other university parties (Department Chair/Director, Graduate Program Director, etc.) if you are conducting your initial correspondence via e-mail.
3. The universities will first undertake their own nomination process of candidates. The university nomination process generally begins in September; however, preliminary assessment for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship may start earlier, e.g. Canadian spring/summer, at some institutions. After the university nomination process, the selected nominees are then sent to the appropriate federal granting agency for final consideration for an award.
4. In September, in the context of the university nomination process, applicants are required to submit :
· past academic results, as demonstrated by official transcripts, awards and distinctions
· evidence of relevant professional and academic experience, including research training and potential leadership ability, as demonstrated by work experience, community involvement, participation in preparing publications, conference presentations or papers, etc.
· two written evaluations from referees
· any additional supporting materials, as required by the university
Applicants must also comply with university entrance requirements, including language proficiency level.
Please consult the university department for further information regarding the above.
Please note that common delays in the university nomination process include missing or tardy original documents, such as official transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc. Applications must be complete and without error. Applicants should request supporting documents as early as possible. The services of an international courier paid by the applicant may be required in order to meet deadlines. Incomplete nominations will not be accepted.
For further information regarding the
5. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program timeline
For information about the Canadian postsecondary educational system and universities, please see the following links:
· indicating information about study in
· (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)) making available a searchable database of university programs offered in
· (Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC)) featuring information about education and studying in
· http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/strategic_research_plan-plan_recherche_strategique-eng.aspx featuring the strategic research priorities of individual universities in the context of the Canada Research Chairs (
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