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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 prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program, whereby Canadian and international students may pursue doctoral studies (or equivalent) in Canada , is currently in its second year rollout. The federal granting councils, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences. The Consulate General of Canada would like to take this opportunity to introduce these high profile scholarships to Vietnamese students via your offices.
 
As you may know, candidates must be nominated by a Canadian university with a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program quota, in order to be considered for an award. The granting councils’ official deadline for the 2010-11 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships competition (expected to be in early November), as well any adjustments to the program based on the initial round, have yet to be announced. Once again, we are working with a short timeline regarding this year’s application process, especially given that nominations of candidates at Canadian postsecondary institutions must take place prior to the official Vanier Canada Graduate program deadline.
 
Attached please find information targeted at international students not enrolled at Canadian universities, interested in being considered for a 2010-11 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. We trust the attached is helpful and will assist in explaining and promoting the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program to interested parties.
 
Please consult the Vanier website at
http://www.vanier.gc.ca on a regular basis for updated information, including official deadline, for the current 2010-2011 competition. As well, you are invited to visit the DFAIT scholarships website at www.scholarships.gc.ca, for information about other federally funded scholarship programs.
 

Award

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. Canada’s three federal granting agencies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provide the guidance, support and tools needed to administer and promote the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program.

 

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.

 

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 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program, please see the Vanier website at http://www.vanier.gc.ca.

5.                 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program timeline

 

Spring/summer

International students contact Canadian university with a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program quota, expressing interest in applying for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship at that university

September

Canadian university classes resume after summer vacation

September/October

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program application, including supporting documents, is submitted by the applicant to the university department; university nomination process takes place for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

November

Official Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program nominations deadline (to be announced for 2010 competition; please consult Vanier website above); universities submit nominations to federal granting agencies for final selection process

Spring following year

Announcement of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship award recipients

May, September or the following January

Tenure of the award may begin

Further information

For information about the Canadian postsecondary educational system and universities, please see the following links:

·         http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng indicating information about study in Canada, including student visa information

·         http://oraweb.aucc.ca/dcu_e.html (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)) making available a searchable database of university programs offered in Canada by members of AUCC

·         http://www.cicic.ca/2/home.canada  (Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC)) featuring information about education and studying in Canada and the recognition of foreign credentials and assessment of diplomas and qualifications in Canada

·         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 ( CRC) program, with a list of summaries of Strategic Research Plans ( SRP) prepared by universities

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 July 2010 16:49 )
 

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