Canada is committed to participation in international study and research partnerships that build understanding among peoples, develop global citizens and leaders, and contribute to the development of nations.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) is responsible for the Government of Canada's participation in major International Scholarship Programs. DFAIT provides support to international scholars in Canada, which is often reciprocated by foreign governments which support Canadian scholars in their countries.
The Academic Relations team of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo also provides support for activities that further the knowledge and understanding of Canada in Japan.
Japan is a key partner with Canada in the academic world, and we share diverse links and strengths in science and innovation. There are currently more than 200 active international exchange agreements in place between Canadian and Japanese universities, spanning all faculties and regions. Through this academic relationship, each country benefits through access to the centres of innovation and creativity found at our institutions, more collaboration between top-level researchers, and an engaged international student body committed to furthering their education in each other's country.
May 1, 2012 – IMPORTANT NOTICE: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada has been invited to review its operating and program expenses. This exercise is part of a more general effort aiming to reduce the deficit, modernize the government and to find means to facilitate the interaction between the Canadian population and the government as well as to readjust the costs of the activities of the governmental programs.
Further to the announcements in the 2012 budget, some changes are made in the organization including the termination of some programs. The Understanding Canada: Canadian Studies Program has been identified as one who should be terminated. Therefore, there will be no further grants issued under this program.
Canadian Studies in Japan:
Public Affairs (Academic Relations)
Embassy of Canada
3-38, Akasaka 7-chome
Tokyo 107-8503, Japan