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Vanier Graduate Scholarship Program Offers Fully Funded Scholarships at Over 50 Canadian Universities for Students

The prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program offers a remarkable opportunity to study your doctoral degree in leading Canadian institutions. This program offers scholarships at more than 50 universities across Canada.

The initiative focuses on fostering research excellence and advancing knowledge in various fields including health research, natural sciences and engineering, as well as social sciences and humanities.

Through the Vanier CGS program, Canadian universities aim to support and nurture the brightest international and Canadian students as they contribute to groundbreaking research and innovation in these critical areas.

Nomination process

Candidates must be accepted by a Canadian Institute with a quota to host Vanier scholars. Therefore, the interested individuals must contact professors beforehand and get an acceptance letter from them.

After receiving a nomination, the candidates will apply to the respective institute.

Scholarship Value

This esteemed scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies. However, remember that only the PhD portion of the join graduate research programs is eligible for funding.

Candidate eligibility

Following eligibility criteria must be met.

  • Applying candidates must be Canadian citizens or international students.
  • Must be nominated by only one Canadian university having Vanier CGS quota.
  • Must be pursuing first doctoral degree.
  • The candidates must be intended to start their doctoral or joint graduate research programs (MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, MBA/PhD) in the summer semester or the year following the results announcement.
  • Students must have achieved a first-class in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent.
  • Must not have a PhD scholarship or fellowship from NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC.


The students must check the deadline for submission at their nominating institutions. However, the deadline for nominating universities is November 1, 2023 (20:00 EDT).

This amazing opportunity awaits talented graduates to apply for the scholarship. Click on the provided link to become a part of Vanier CGS 2024/25 cohort.

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