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2010-2011 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program Print E-mail
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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/F