Global Affairs Canada International Scholarships Program

The Global Affairs Canada International Scholarships Program provides an opportunity for international students from participating countries to conduct short-term study, research or professional development in Canada. These scholarship programs include:

Western International administers applications for these scholarship programs on behalf of Western University.

Our participation in these scholarship programs is largely based on hosting visiting research students at Western. Visiting students would follow the Visiting Research Only application process either at the graduate or undergraduate level. The main stipulation is that students would identify a supervising faculty member at Western and they would not be eligible to enroll in courses for credit.

Faculty members who are planning to host a candidate are required to complete the following documents:

  • Internal application form
  • Supplementary documents:
    • Letter of Invitation for the candidate
    • Statement of Agreement Between Supervisors

Please contact the International Learning team at with any questions or to obtain the necessary documents or attend one of our upcoming drop-in information sessions:

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Western International’s internal deadlines to accept fully completed applications with supporting documents for the 2021-2022 application round is as follows:

February 22, 2021 for:

  • Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

March 12, 2021 for:

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program
  • Study in Canada Scholarships

Incomplete applications cannot be submitted.

Notice Regarding Research Start and End Dates

It is important to discuss the expected research start and end dates with students and their home institution supervisor. These dates must be confirmed prior to completing Western's internal application form as this information is used to confirm eligibility for the respective scholarship application and to prepare logistical resources including student registration, health insurance, immigration documentation and reporting requirements.

The arrival date at Western should be no earlier than September 1st of the current year and no later than January 15th of the following year.