[h2]How to get Scholarships and Funding for international students into Canadian universities/colleges[/h2]
Applying into colleges and universities in Canada opens doorways to a bright future in many careers. Financial aid comes in a many forms, shapes, and sizes. There are scholarships for religious students, scholarships for minorities (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and many more), and scholarships for international students. That’s only to name a few. International students who wish to study in Canada to better their chances at getting a superb education have a multitude of scholarships to choose from.
There are also opportunities for internships and co-op programs which offers students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom through the work field. This is an excellent means of making money while adding valuable work experience to their resumes. There is also the chance of working part-time which can ease the financial burdens of international students no matter what their study program may be.
• www.scholars4dev.com. This site offers 15 of the top scholarships available to international students. The site divides them up into two main categories: undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Undergraduate students can choose from 9 separate scholarships:
o Humber College Scholarships for International Students
o York University International Scholarships
o University of British Columbia for international Students
o Vancouver Island University International Regional Scholarships
o Sheridan College StudentGuard International Entrance Scholarships
o Concordia University Undergraduate Scholarships
o Carleton Univeristy Entrance Scholarships for International Students
o Fairleigh Dickinson University Scholarships for International Students
o Dalhouse University Entrance Scholarships
Graduate students have the opportunity to choose from 5 excellent scholarships, as:
o Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
o Canadian commonwealth Scholarship Program
o University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
o University of Waterloo International Master’s and Doctoral Student Awards
o University of Calgary Graduate Studies Award
• www.scholarships.gc.ca. This site offers scholarships for non-Canadians according to the student’s country of origin. This is a great tool to use because it saves time and effort which would have been spent while searching for scholarships that meet the student’s requirements.
• http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/;. This is an all inclusive site that features scholarships for both Canadians and non-Canadians. If there is a scholarship or award system or funding program available in Canada, you can be sure you will find it here. The site also has tips on how to apply and qualify, and alternate ways to finance your education in Canada which meet the requirements for your study and/or work program.
• http://www.internationalscholarships.com/. A valuable tool for any international student wishing to study in Canada, this site creates a link between the student and the various funding methods which he or she can use to pay for studying in abroad. After answering a couple of simple, yet mandatory questions the study program the student wishes to pursue, the student’s country of origin, and which country the student chooses to study in, the site does a complete and extensive search on which scholarships, loan programs, grants, etc. available.
Canada is a great country to study in and further enhance your education. However you must be aware that there may be hidden clauses which must be carefully considered before venturing off to a new country. Also, make sure you carefully check what your tuition fees are so that you are not surprised in any way.