DAAD Scholarship and research grant for students who wish to pursue graduate-level studies or research in Germany
Laidlaw Scholars Programme Funding to pursue research in any area of interest at U of T, or anywhere in the world
MasterCard Foundation Scholarships Fully-funded scholarship awarded to students from Sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate academic talent, a personal commitment to giving back to their home countries, and face significant economic barriers to higher education
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Paid internship at an organization in a commonwealth country that focuses on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education or Indigenous advocacy
Killam Fellowship Program Opportunity for undergraduate students from Canadian universities to spend a semester or a year as an exchange student in the United States
Chinese Government Scholarships University of Toronto students are eligible for the Chinese Government Scholarship Bilateral Program
CLIC CLIC fulfills the needs of Canadian students who wish to pursue studies abroad with a focus on China
MEXT Graduate scholarship for Waseda University’s International Relations Program
Global Affairs Canada Scholarships Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development
Lester B. Pearson Scholarships More information will be provided shortly
Schwarzman Scholars Program More information will be provided shortly

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service)

The DAAD Exchange Program is offering a Study Scholarship and Research Grant for students who wish to pursue graduate-level studies or research in Germany. Students accepted into this program will receive monthly living stipends to cover living expenses in Germany. 

Applications are due November 5, 2018.

Find more information about the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Program.

Laidlaw Scholars Programme

Laidlaw Scholars Programme provides students funding to pursue research in any area of interest at U of T, or anywhere in the world. Students will be conducting their research in two summer sessions over two seperate academic years (summer 2019 and 2020) and participating in a year-long leadership development program. Students selected for this program will receive a research stipend of up to $910 per week or $10,950 (approximately) for the entire 12 week period of research undertaken over two summers. 

Applications are due January 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

Find more information about the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme.

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto is a fully-funded scholarship awarded to students from Sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate academic talent, a personal commitment to giving back to their home countries, and face significant economic barriers to higher education.

Please note that we will not be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For general information about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, please visit the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program website. 

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES) allows you to complete a paid internship at an organization in a commonwealth country that focuses on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education or Indigenous advocacy.

We are currently recruiting for Summer 2019 internships. There will be no internships offered in Winter 2018. The start and end dates of QES opportunities vary by project location. 

  • Summer 2019 QES Internship application for CIE programs is due January 13, 2019. 
  • The Trinity College QES Program Application is TBA. 

*Note: Submit all supporting documentation on or before the final deadline date. ?

Get more information about the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

Killam Fellowship Program

The Killiam Fellowship Programs provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from Canadian universities to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States.


Program Option 1: Direct Exchange Program

Students who apply to the direct exchange program between partner institutions will register at their home institution and attend the host institution as an exchange student and, during the course of their fellowship, will continue to pay tuition and fees to their home institution.

For a complete list of Canadian and American partner institutions, please visit


Program Option 2: Open Competition Program

Students from partner and non-partner institutions may apply to the open competition (self-placed program) and will enroll as fee-paying visiting students at their host institution. The applicant is responsible to apply for admission of his/her chosen institution. However, the student may choose to apply for an existing exchange program through their home institution, and attend the host institution as an exchange student.

Through the Open Competition Program, you may apply to any accredited degree granting institution of your choice, in the United States.



  • Canadian citizen
  • Currently enrolled full-time undergraduate student (BA, BSc or BAH – professional degrees are normally not eligible) in good standing at a Canadian degree-granting institution
  • Expected to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in good standing during the 2019-2020 aademic year, should s/he be selected for an award
  • Expected to receive an undergraduate degree in the Spring of 2020 or beyond
  • Able to meet the eligibility requirements and regulations of the home university
  • Proficient in English
  • In possession of a strong academic record, and able to complete all steps of the application process prior to the published deadline
  • Candidates of the Direct Exchange Program must be recommended by their home university and that some partner institutions also choose to recommend their Open Competition applicants

Funding Value

  • $5,000 USD for one semester
  • $750 USD Health Insurance Allowance
  • $10,000 USD for one academic year
  • Killam orientation in Ottawa, ON
  • Spring Seminar in Washington, DC


How to Apply

  • Applications are available at
  • Questions can be forwarded to
  • For the DIRECT EXCHANGE, applicants must be recommended by their home institution.  If recommended, the partner institution will forward their nominated applications to the Foundation for adjudication. To be nominated by the University of Toronto, apply here.
  • For the OPEN COMPETITIION, applicants may submit their application either through their home institution or directly to the Foundation for adjudication
  • Applications are reviewed by an independent adjudication committee of faculty members from Canadian and American universities
  • All applicants will be ranked. These final rankings override individual institution rankings. Each partner institution is guaranteed one place for an outgoing applicant, regardless of the number of applications received from each institution
  • Selection is open and competitive, based on a combination of academic standing, personal statements, and references
  • The Foundation recognizes that excellence is found in all linguistic, ethnic and religious groups without regard for gender, age, sexual preference or race. The Killam Fellowships Program encourages applications from all interested and eligible candidates


Important Dates

  1. Application deadline to CIE for DIRECT EXCHANGE: January 13, 2019
  2. Application deadline directly on Killam website for OPEN COMPETITION: January 31, 2019

For more information, please contact cie.funding@ ucw88 da ga

Chinese Government Scholarships

There are various Chinese Government Scholarship programs made available to students based on geographical location. University of Toronto students are eligible for the Bilateral Program.

This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with the educational exchange agreements or consensus between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.

Applicants shall apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study of their home countries.

Historically, Ontario has been granted 50 scholarships administered to eligible students.  We are very pleased that the University of Toronto has secured 15 of those scholarships. 

Note: This is NOT a summer exchange opportunity. This scholarship applies to academic year exchanges only. 


Scholarship Funding

  • Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500/month (Approx. $500.00 CAD/month)
  • Master’s students/general scholars: CNY 3,000/month (Approx. $600.00 CAD/month)
  • Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500/month (Approx. $700.00 CAD/month)
  • Tuition waived
  • Accommodation provided on campus OR accommodation subsidy
  • Medical insurance



  1. Applicants must be a citizen of a country OTHER than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health.
  2. Requirements for applicants’ degree and age are:
    1. For the undergraduate program: be a high school graduate under the age of 25 at time of application
    2. For the master’s programs: be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 at time of application
    3. For the doctoral programs: be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 at time of application
    4. For the general scholar program: have a high school diploma (or higher) holder under the age of 45
    5. For the senior scholar program: be a masters’ degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 at time of application


How to Apply

There are two ways to apply, but BOTH applications require a completed ucw88 da ga INTAKE FORM:

  1. Apply through the CIE

By applying through the Centre for International Experience, students will continue to pay their tuition to the University of Toronto and are eligible for a stipend. Additionally, students are able to transfer credits received from the host institution. Apply now.

  1. Apply Independently

As an independent application, you will pay your tuition to your host institution.This option may be cheaper, but you would not be eligible to receive a stipend from the University of Toronto, as well, your credits may not be transferrable.

*If you are a successful CGS recipient, the Chinese Embassy will forward documents needed for VISA to the CIE regardless of if you applied through the CIE or independently. As such, applicants must submit their completed Intake Form online to the CIE.


To Apply Independently

Instructions for the Chinese Government Scholarship Information System

  • Step 1: Visit or and click Scholarship Application Online for International Students.
  • Step 2: Read Tips for online application carefully before clicking NEXT to the registration page.
  • Step 3: Log in with your username and password. For new user, please click Create an account for registration.
  • Step 4: Fill in the correct Program Category and Agency Number. An Agency Number represents a specific application receiving agency and a correct choice of Program Category is necessary before filling in the Agency Number. Please make sure you fill it in correctly, otherwise you will not be able to continue your online application or your application will not be accepted.
    • Your Program Category is Type A and Agency Number is 1243. Once the correct Agency Number is entered, the name of the agency will automatically emerge.
  • Step 5: Fill in the Online Application Form and Upload Supporting Documents correctly and completely, following the steps listed on the left of the page.
    • Applicants are required to select a discipline before choosing their majors. Please refer to the Disciplines Index, which can be downloaded from Help, if you have any doubt about the disciplines and majors.
  • Step 6: Check each part of your Application carefully before submitting it. Click Submit to submit your Application. The submitted documents will be the only reference for the applied universities to confirm the admission.
  • Step 7: You can make changes to your application by clicking Withdraw and Edit the Application on the top of the page, but make sure to submit it again by clicking Submit after finishing all the changes. Otherwise, the retrieved application will become invalid and your new application will not be received.
  • Step 8: You can download and print the completed Application Form by clicking Print the Application Form.
  • Step 9: Send the paper application form and other supporting documents to the dispatching authorities if they require you to do so.

Please use Firefox or Internet Explorer (11.0). Menu selection functions may not work in other browsers.

Only Chinese and English are accepted for the online application.


Important Dates

Apply to the U of T internal committee by 10 p.m. EST on February 28, 2019.

Apply to the Student Exchange Program by January 14, 2019.


Additional Resources

Campus China: Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarships



Contact cie.funding@ ucw88 da ga for more information.

Canadian Learning Initiative in China (CLIC)

The Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) is a unique program that is encouraging more and more Canadian students to discover rich experiential learning opportunities in China. Through an innovative framework of specialized programming, advising and funding, CLIC is designed to best address the needs and objectives of Canadian students who wish to pursue studies abroad, in this case, with a focus on China. Over many years, the higher education landscape in Canada has seen a major differential between the number of Chinese students studying in Canada versus the number of Canadian students undertaking study in China. In order to address this gap, CLIC was established in February 2016 to create new and accessible learning opportunities for Canadian students in China. 

Note: This is ideal for summer exchange opportunities.

To review programs available, visit ucw88 da ga CLIC’s website.


Scholarship Funding

  • Travel Scholarship – roundtrip airfare from Canada to China
  • Subsidized accommodation
  • Living stipend ~$600.00 CAD/month
  • Application fee to host university is waived (if you pay, you will not be reimbursed)



  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Must be a student at a CLIC member university*
  • Full time student at time of application
  • Undergraduate or Graduate students may apply
  • Participants can include: Research internships, Co-ops, dual degree students and exchange students
  • Students who have already received a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council are NOT eligible

How to Apply

  1. Apply to the CIE, fill out this INTAKE FORM and email it to cie.funding@ ucw88 da ga
  2. Apply to the Chinese Scholarship Council.
  3. Register with your host university.
  4. Apply for a Chinese visa.

Visit for more information.


Information Sessions

  • Webinar: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6 p.m. EST. To register, please email
  • Info Session: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. To register, please go to BookIt.


Important Dates


Additional Resources



MEXT – Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies

Sponsored by the Japanese government, the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS) at Waseda University’s International Relations Program was selected for the International Priority Graduate Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).



  • Round trip air fare
  • Tuition
  • Entrance fee
  • Monthly stipend – 2 years for MA program, 3 years for PhD program in Japan



Eligibility Guidelines for MA and PhD Applicants

How to Apply

Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies Scholarship Program Application Instructions


Important Dates

The online registration form will be available beginning January 21, 2019.

The application period for September 2019 admission is January 28, 2019 to February 6, 2019.


*Note: The CIE is unable to answer questions regarding this opportunity. Any questions should be directed to the GSAPS Admissions Office.

Global Affairs Canada Scholarships



The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has made the following scholarships available:

  1. Emerging Leaders in Americas Program (ELAP)
  2. Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship
  3. Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program
  4. Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program

*Eligibility from ASEAN Countries

  1. Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

This section outlines the process for the ASEAN – SEED information ONLY.  For other funding opportunities, please check back in early 2019. 



Before you start:



  • Coursework exchange (You must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)


  • Research exchange (You must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)
  • Coursework exchange (You must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)

If your H.I. IS NOT A PARTNER, (or you did not receive a nomination from your H.I.), you are eligible for the following options:




Scholarship Funding

*Scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. All amounts in CAD.


  • $8,700 for a minimum four months or one academic term of study/research
  • $14,400 for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study/research


  • $8,700 for a minimum four months or one academic term of study/research
  • $11,200 for a period of five to six months of study/research



Candidates must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries:

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos [(Lao People’s Democratic Republic) (Lao PDR)], Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam

IMPORTANT: You do not need to specify which award you are applying to. You will be considered for all scholarships that are best suited to you as determined by the Canadian Bureau for International Education and eligibility. 


How to apply:

  1. Submit your application to the CIE after determining appropriate ADMISSIONS STATUS. Then fill out the INTAKE FORM.
  2. The following documents that should be included and emailed to cie.funding@ ucw88 da ga are:
    1. Proof of Citizenship: Passport or National Identity document only with valid dates – NO other forms accepted.
    2. Proof of full-time enrolment: A letter in English from home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months confirming candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and what the expected completion date is
    3. Letter of intent from candidate: A letter in English from candidate explaining how undertaking the study/research in Canada will empower the student to apply the learning to address the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how they intend to use this learning to help combat poverty and narrow the development gap in the ASEAN region in their future career.  In the letter of intent, the candidate must identify the Sustainable Development Goal that their proposed study or research in Canada would contribute to (Max 1 page)
    4. Letter of Support from Home Institution: A letter in English from the candidate’s instructor, professor or international director on the institution’s official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefits from this scholarship program. (max. 1 page)
    5. Letter of invitation from the Canadian Supervisor: Applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate.  This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be in English or in French, be signed and demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit. (max. 1 page)
    6. Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution: A written agreement or understanding, in English or in French, signed by both institutions indicating that tuition fees will not be charged and containing any other clauses of mutual interest.  Note: a signed copy of this document is mandatory for undergraduate and college applications.  For graduate applications, if the exchange is made under a signed agreement, it is strongly suggested that it be included with the application.
    7. Privacy Notice Statement: A copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants dated and signed by candidate.

*Document formats accepted are: (.pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif.)  Each document must be smaller than 5MB for the application to upload successfully.

**Only applications submitted directly to the University of Toronto, Centre for International Experience will be considered. ALL INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS INCLUDING STUDENTS AND FACULTY CANNOT APPLY and must apply through the CIE.


Important Dates

All applications are due to the CIE by February 18, 2019 by 9 a.m. EST.


Additional Resources

Global Affairs Canada



For admissions questions, contact ucw88 da ga

For funding questions, contact cie.funding@ ucw88 da ga

Lester B. Pearson Scholarships

More information will be provided shortly. 

Schwarzman Scholars Program

High-achieving students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Participants enroll in the Global Affairs Master’s program, with the option to focus on public policy, economics and business, or international studies.

Find more information on the Schwarzman Scholarship website