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Top 5 Scholarships to Study in Canada for Filipino Students

Having been one of the safest countries for international students and consistent in providing quality education, Canada is a proud home to over 550,000 international students in the academic year 2019. 

Did you know? The recent study permit policy shows that there is a spike in Filipino students population in Canada from 40% in 2018 to 56% in 2019. (houses nearly 6,365 Filipino students). 

Apart from the new study permit policy, the constant addition of Canadian scholarships for international students is one of the prominent reasons for Filipinos' preference to study in Canada

So, if you are looking for postgraduate or undergraduate scholarships to study in Canada, here are the top 5 Scholarships to Study in Canada for Filipino students that could help achieve your dreams of studying in this welcoming country.

  1. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program

The University of Toronto, Canada, recognizes international students demonstrating excellent academic background as leaders contributing to many facets of development within their school. 

Being awarded annually, this scholarship helps outstanding students to pursue their undergraduate programme in Canada, from around the world. So, each year,  37 meritorious international students have an opportunity to avail this scholarship.

Eligibility to earn this scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

  • Should be a non-Canadian with a study permit.
  • To have a high score in academics and creative pursuits.
  • Interest in intellectual explorations.
  • Proof of demonstrated leadership skills.

Value of Lester B. Pearson Scholarships in Canada:

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarships covers full tuition fee, books fee and complete residential support for 4 academic years. 

  1. Humber College International Entrance Scholarships 

This scholarship is exclusively available for undergraduate and diploma programs at Humber College, for international students planning for the January 2021 intake. Filipino students can avail Humber college’s merit-based international entrance scholarship, with academic qualification no lesser than 85%. In total, every year, a sum of 10 eligible undergraduate students will be awarded CA $2000 as a scholarship.

Eligibility to avail this scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

  • English Language Proficiency Test of IELTS 6.5 score or an equivalent.
  • Students will be shortlisted based on their academics and statement of interest.
  • Only International candidates are eligible for this scholarship.

Value of Humber College International Entrance Scholarships in Canada:

The amount varies based on the academic score of each student. For instance, for students with a score between 85 - 89.9%, the scholarship amount is CA $3000. Similarly, for scores between 75 and 95%, the amount varies. To continue availing this scholarship throughout their academic tenure the students have to maintain the academic score as specified for their scholarship amount every year. 

  1. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to retain the top-notch doctoral international students around the world. The scholarship can be availed by both Candian and International students. The scholarship is offered for a doctoral degree or a combined  MD/PhD or MA/PhD.

Eligibility to avail Vanier scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

An applicant should be a Doctoral student who has completed either 1, 2, or 3-year full-time course in social sciences under one of the following themes - Human Rights, Responsible Citizenship, and the Natural Environment.

Value of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships in Canada:

The scholarship worth is around CA $50,000/ year for 3 academic years.

  1. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship helps Filipino students to pursue researcher degrees in Canada. Students who are confident about creating an impact on the society with their research are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The Pierre Foundation is thus seeking international students contributing to Medical and Engineering researches in Canada. So, every year up to 20 scholarships are awarded under this foundation. 

Eligibility to apply Pierre Elliott Doctoral scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

An applicant must have a proven record of contributing to his/her home country via research activities.

Value of Pierre Elliott Scholarships in Canada:

  • CA $40,000 is awarded each year for 3 academic years covering tuition fee and limited living expenses. 
  • Additional CA $20,000 per year for 3 years as a travel and research allowance.
  1. PEO International Peace Scholarships for international students (Women)

PEO International Peace Scholarship is the initiative of the Canadian & US Government aims at empowering women with better academic opportunities in masters or PhD courses (in any field). PEO offers scholarships to women whose education has been hindered due to the lack of financial support.

The scholarship is primarily based upon financial needs. It is also intended to cover personal expenses or entire academic expenses.

While applying, the applicant is required to provide proof for additional financial aid to meet their estimated living costs. 

Eligibility to apply PEO International scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

  • The applicant can be of any nationality except for the United States and Canada.
  • Scholarships are not provided for internships, research, or practical training unless it is combined with the coursework you have applied for in the respective university.

Value of PEO International Peace Scholarships in Canada:

The total worth of this scholarship is around  CA $12,500 that may include tuition waivers, teaching assistantships, and study grants.

So, what are you still waiting for? Keep your documents ready and contact our AECC Global’s expert education counsellors by filling the enquiry form. They will ease your Canada Scholarship process and guide you step by step to accomplish your study abroad dreams.


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