Top 5 Scholarships to Study in Canada for Filipino Students

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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 2020. 

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, around 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 cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and accommodation for four academic years.

  1. Humber College International Entrance Scholarships 

Humber College offers CA$2000 as a credit towards the tuition for a Diploma or Advanced Diploma program starting in January, May, or September 2024; and Filipino students can avail of Humber College’s merit-based international entrance scholarship. Since it is based on academic merit, it uses the student's GPA to verify their eligibility for the scholarship, and only those with higher Grade Point Averages can qualify. Every year, the college offers 40 such scholarships.

Eligibility to avail this scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

  • Students will be shortlisted based on their academics and statement of interest.
  • Only International candidates are eligible for this scholarship.
  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 available to an eligible doctoral student.

Eligibility to avail the Vanier Scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

There are four criteria to qualify for the scholarship:

  • Participate in an eligible doctoral program
  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated and potential leadership capabilities
  • Research potential

Eligible areas of research are Natural Sciences and/or Engineering, Health, and Social Sciences and Humanities

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 for Pierre Elliott Doctoral Scholarship in Canada for Filipinos:

As an applicant, you must have a proven record of contributing to your home country via research activities.

As a scholar, you must participate in community service and the foundation's events; organize a conference event; and be more proficient in French or English, whichever language you are less familiar with.

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 not meant to cover every personal or academic expense.

The applicant must prove that they have enough additional financial resources to meet their estimated expenses.

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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