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Canadian Scholarships for Nigerian Students

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Are you a Nigerian student looking for a scholarship opportunity in Canada?

Canada is one of the most preferred destinations around the world in terms of tourism, trade and the biggest of all education.

Canadian universities are highly ranked on the global universities ranking and because of this, many students around the world prefer to further their education both at the undergraduate and graduate levels from universities in Canada.

As a Nigerian student, there are many Scholarship opportunities if you are looking at advancing your career in any of the universities or colleges in Canada.

Below are some of the universities/scholarships opportunities you can take advantage of.

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List of Canadian Scholarships for Nigerian Students

  • York University International Student Scholarships
  • Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto 
  • University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship
  • University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships 
  • President Scholarship
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Other Masters Programs 
  • Jared J Davis Grant 
  • Hani Zeini Scholarships 
  • Ritchie- Jennings Memorial Scholarship 
  • Erasmus Scholarship 
  • QS Undergraduate Scholarship
  • University of Alberta- India First Year Excellence Scholarship
  • Women Techmakers Scholarship Program
  • CCSE Graduate Scholarships
  • Carleton Prestige Scholarships
  • Winnipeg President’s Scholarships for World Leaders
  • Humber College International Entrance Scholarships
Canadian scholarships for nigerian students

1. Concordia International Scholars Program

Concordia International Scholars Program through Concordia university offers one of the most comprehensive awards for international students including Nigerians.

The award is presented to two deserving full-time students who will be pursuing university education for the first time.

Find more about this scholarship here

2. Université de Montréal Exemption Scholarship for International Students

Université de Montréal Exemption Scholarship for International Students is a scholarship program organized by the university of Université de Montréal for outstanding students from all over the world including Nigerian students.

UdeM is a Francophone institution based in Montreal, Quebec and the scholarship program aims to attract brilliant students from other countries including Nigeria.

View eligibility and how to apply

3. Quebec Excellence Scholarship Program

  • Scholarship Amount: CAD 14,000$/$11,150 a year for three years
  • Eligible Degree: Technical training/CEGEP for up to three years

The Quebec Excellence Scholarship Program is also established for international students from all over the world including Nigerian students who wish to study in Quebec.

The award is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education of Quebec and comes with a tuition waiver of CAD 14,000$/$11,150 a year for three years.

Click here to learn more about this scholarship

4. Quebec Merit Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Quebec merit scholarship is one of the scholarships established to help students who wish to further their education beyond undergraduate studies. The scholarship opportunity is open to PhD students or postdoctoral degree studies. But students who wish to study professional development programs are also considered.

To find out more about this scholarship, click here

5. McGill University One-Year Entrance Scholarship

McGill University is one of the destinations for international students in Canada; about 32.2% of the university’s entire population are students from other countries of which Nigerian students make up a significant percentage of the students studying at the university.

The McGill University one-year entrance scholarship is worth CAD 3,000/$2,390 for a year.

Learn more and apply here

6. York University International Student Scholarships

This is another Canadian scholarship for Nigerian students. Below are the eligibility criteria:

  • Interested applicants must have a study permit to pursue studies in Canada
  • Applicants must have directly applied to York University 
  • Maintain an excellent academic performance through high school with a minimum A grade or its equivalent

Scholarship Worth: 1,000 CAD to 35,500 CAD (which is 57,650 INR to 20,46,545 INR)

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Apply here

7. Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto 

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship at the University of Toronto is established to reward international students, including Nigerian students who possess excellent academic achievement and are leaders and are actively involved in community services.

The award is given to honour exceptional international students studying in Universities and colleges including high schools in Canada. Each year the award is given to about 37 most successful candidates who met the eligibility requirements.

University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students

Every year the University of British Columbia recognizes the talent and accomplishments of its current and ongoing international students, including students who are of Nigerian origin and over CAD 200 million is given annually for scholarships, honours, grants, and loans. 

In the 2018/2019 academic session, the University of British Columbia spent a total of CAD 325.9 million as financial aid to support full-time students of the institution.

Learn more about this scholarship and apply here.

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