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International Scholarships

Awards available to Japanese students and postdoctoral researchers for study/research in Canada

Administered by Embassy of Canada to Japan

  • The Prince Takamado Visiting Student Scholarship at Queen's University
    This scholarship was established in memory of Prince Takamado, who studied at Queen's University, to strengthen the relationship between Japan and Canada. It is awarded to a second or third-year student of Japanese nationality (citizen) who is currently enrolled in a Japanese university, and who will study at Queen's University on a Letter of Permission from their home university.

Funded by Government of Canada

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
    The Vanier CGS was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
    The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides awards to the very best postdoctoral researchers, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. The awards are two-year fellowships, worth $70,000 per year (taxable) for a total award of $140,000. Seventy fellowships will be awarded each year.

Funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Over the last 10 years, NSERC has invested more than $7 billion in basic research, projects involving partnerships between postsecondary institutions and industry, and the training of Canada's next generation of scientists and engineers.

NSERC has adopted an international strategy that aims to connect Canadian researchers and students with their counterparts abroad. Currently, it is estimated that about five percent of NSERC's annual budget is used to directly support international activities, including:

Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

Funded by National Research Council Canada (NRC)

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's leading resource for research, development and technology-based innovation. NRC comprises some 20 institutes and national programs, spanning a wide variety of disciplines and offering a broad array of services.


  • Public Leadership Program (Funded by Jeanne Sauvé Foundation)
    This scholarship exists to support young leaders from across the globe who want to change the world.

  • Trudeau Fellowships (Funded by Trudeau Foundation)
    Every year the Foundation selects up to five fellows who have set themselves apart through their research achievements, creativity and social commitment.

  • Trudeau Scholarships (Funded by Trudeau Foundation)
    Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concern, touching upon one or more of the four themes of the Foundation.

  • Princess Takamado English Essay Contest
    As part of the Prince Takamado Japan Canada Memorial Fund's initiatives to encourage student mobility and cultural exchange, an essay contest has been established in honour of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado. The aim of the Contest is to encourage English language study and to facilitate a greater understanding and interest in Canada among Japanese university students.

Awards available to Non-Canadian faculty to study/research in Canada

Funded by National Research Council Canada (NRC)


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