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Canadian Scholarships for Nigerian Students

Are you a Nigerian student looking for a Canadian scholarship for your education in Canada?

Do you desire to study abroad, particularly Canada, and get a scholarship for your education?

If you answered yes to these two questions, you will find the list of the Canadian scholarships for Nigerian students very useful.

Before I go to the list proper of the scholarships for Canadian schools, you may want to ask why should you study in Canada?

Well, the answer is quite simple. It is no longer news that Canada is the new destination for aspirational Nigerians in search of greener pastures. Many young Nigerians looking for residency opportunities in Canada also look for scholarships that would give them the opportunities to study in Canada and then possibly stay back in Canada after their education.

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. The country’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. A developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

In recent times, Canada has been one of the best destinations for Nigerians who which to relocate to countries outside of the African continent. Students from Nigeria who also love to school abroad find Canada and a suitable option. With Donald Trump “anti-Nigerian” policies, Canada is the next best thing for many Nigerians.

Now to our list proper. Please note that the list of the scholarships for Nigerians here is.03

listed in no particular order.

Canadian Scholarships for Nigerian Students


Also Read: Top UK Scholarships for Nigerian Students in 2020/2021

  1. University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship 2020/2021 for Young Global Leaders

University of Winnipeg scholarships will be given to international students who are entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time – Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) or English Language Program (ELP). Applicants must be in activities that demonstrate leadership.

Aim and Benefits of University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship

English Language Program: $3,500

Professional, Applied Continuing Education: $3,500

Undergraduate: $5,000

Collegiate: $3,500

Graduate: $5,000

Requirements for University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship Qualification

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

Have a minimum 80% admission average or equivalent

Be an international student

Entering first year of any program

Demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities

Apply for admission by the scholarship deadline date

For more information, visit their official website here.

  1. University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship 2020-2021 in Canada

The UCalgary International Entrance Scholarship is a prestigious award that recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of an international student beginning their undergraduate studies. The criteria for the Scholarship include not only academic excellence but also accomplishments outside the classroom.

The University of Calgary is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The University of Calgary started in 1944 as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta, founded in 1908, prior to being instituted into a separate, autonomous university in 1966.

Benefit of scholarship

Value of Award: $15,000 (Renewable)

Deadline, December 1, 2020.

For more information about the University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship, visit their official website here

  1. Women in STEM 2020 Scholarship Program - USA or Canada

Application for the 2020 Women in STEM scholarship is currently being accepted by the scholarship board.

In keeping with MPOWER’s commitment to empower high-potential global citizens to realize their educational aspirations—and become tomorrow’s leading scientists and innovators —this scholarship program will focus on women who will use their STEM degree to benefit society and the planet and who have the potential to serve as role models and advocates for women in STEM.

Benefits of STEM Masters Scholarship:

Grand Prize: $3,000

Honorable Mentions (2): $1,000

STEM Masters Scholarship Courses

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Technology

For requirements and other vital information about the scholarship, visit their official website here.

Deadline: December 31, 2020.

  1. York University 2020-2021 International Entrance Scholarships for Undergraduate Students–Canada

York University is offering full scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake Bachelor studies at the University for the 2020-2021 academic session.

This scholarship aims to support deserving international students who meet the scholarship requirements.

The benefit of York University Scholarship

The selected applicants would be awarded $35,000 for each year for the duration of four years.

York University International Entrance Courses

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Performance & Design
  • Sciences

For requirements and other details about the York University Scholarshiop, visit their official website here.

  1. University of Manitoba 2020-2021 International Undergraduate Student Bursary – Canada

Canadian Scholarships for Nigerian Students

The University of Manitoba International Undergraduate Student Bursary provides funding for international students.


The University of Manitoba is making available the International Undergraduate Student Bursary, for international students with good academic standing, and with demonstrated financial need, who are undertaking Bachelors degree programmes in both the fall and winter terms.

About University of Manitoba

Since 1877, the University of Manitoba has been driving discovery and inspiring minds through innovative teaching and research excellence. Proudly located in the heart of Canada, the U of M has a strong and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community partners. With more than 145,000 alumni living in 140 countries, our impact is global.

Benefit of the Scholarship

The total amount of scholarships available each year is $240,000, which will be divided equally among the scholarship recipients.

Application Deadline

October 1, 2020

For more details, visit University of Manitoba website.

  1. McGill University Canada MasterCard Foundation Scholarships 2020/2021 for African Students

The McGill University, Canada is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MFSP) to offer Masters Scholarships to eligible African students for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Application deadline:

Deadline to submit the Application for Admission in uApply: Your program’s deadline

Deadline to submit MCF Supporting Documents in uApply: January 31, 2020

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): McGill University Canada

About Scholarship: McGill University and The Mastercard Foundation are pleased to offer full scholarships to economically challenged, academically gifted Master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa through The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

For application process and other vital information, visit their official website here.

  1. The Trudeau Foundation offers Doctoral Scholarships for Canadian Citizens and Foreign Nationals to study Social Sciences and Humanities at Canadian Universities 2020/2021

Application Deadline: Students must apply through a university’s internal selection process, and each university sets its own deadlines.

The final deadline for universities to submit their nominations is 22nd January 2020

To be taken at (country): Canadian Universities

Accepted Subject Areas: Social Sciences and Humanities related studies, preferably one of the following:

  • Human Rights and Dignity
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Canada and the World
  • People and their Natural Environment

Selection Criteria

Academic excellence;

Leadership experience and abilities;

Thematic relevance of research to the Foundation’s themes;

Public engagement;

Desire to contribute to public dialogue and share knowledge;

Communication skills;

Desire to belong to a vibrant community made up of leaders from across sectors

For eligibility criteria and more information, visit their official website here.

  1. International Undergraduate Student Bursary at Universtiy of Manitoba

Brief description:

The University of Manitoba is making available the International Undergraduate Student Bursary, for international students with good academic standing, and with demonstrated financial need, who are undertaking Bachelors degree programmes in both the fall and winter terms.

Host Institution(s):

University of Manitoba

Level/Field(s) of study:

Bachelors degrees in any subject

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

International students from all over the world

Scholarship value/inclusions.


The total amount of scholarships available each year is $240,000, which will be divided equally among the scholarship recipients.


All students must complete courses in both the fall and winter terms to be eligible. In most cases, students must register for and complete at least 60 percent of a full course load per term (i.e., a minimum of 9 credit hours per term). Graduate students do not have to adhere to credit hour minimums provided they are registered as full-time students over the fall and winter terms with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Applicants must meet minimum G.P.A. requirements. Continuing students must have a minimum degree G.P.A. of 2.0. New students (from high school) must have a grade 12 average of 70% or higher. Students admitted on Mature Student Status may also be eligible for bursary consideration. International students in their first year of post-secondary study in Canada are not eligible to apply to the general bursary program.

Application instructions:

Financial need must be clearly documented on the application. Students who have applied for government student loans from other provinces must provide a copy of a current official government loan assessment to support their declaration of financial need.The University of Manitoba General Bursary Application is available from the beginning of August every year until 1 October.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more information, visit their official website here

  1. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (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.  The scholarships are towards a doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD).

Host Institution(s):

Canadian Universities with Vanier CGS allocation. Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian institution that submitted the nomination.

Level/Field(s) of study:

PhD programmes (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD) in health research; natural sciences and/or engineering research; and social sciences and/or humanities research

An eligible doctoral program must include a significant research component that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital, and/or exhibit that is merit/expert-reviewed at the institutional level as a requirement for completion of the program.


Joint graduate research programs with a professional degree (e.g., MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) as well as clinically-oriented programs of study, including clinical psychology, are also eligible programs if they have a significant autonomous research component, as described above.

Number of Scholarships:

Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually

Target group:

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarships are worth $50,000 per year for three years.

Deadline: before 3 Nov 2020 (annual)

Study in: Canada

The course starts on May/Sept 2021

For eligibility status and application process, visit their official website here

Humber International Entrance Scholarships

Humber offers partial renewable tuition scholarships for NEW international undergraduate students beginning classes in September 2019 and January 2020.


Host Institution(s):

Humber College in Toronto, Canada


Field of study:

Eligible undergraduate programmes offered at the College

Target group:

International Students

Scholarship value/duration:

Seven (7) $5,000 scholarships and two (2) $3,000 scholarships are available in September 2019 while three (3) $5,000 scholarships and one $3,000 scholarships will be available in January 2020. The scholarships will be applied to the successful students’ tuition fees.

The scholarships are renewable but the student must maintain a minimum average of 75% in order to be eligible for renewal.


Applications will be considered based on academics, community involvement, referee/reference letters, and statement of interest.

Application instructions:

The International Entrance Scholarship program at Humber is currently under review. More information will be posted on the official website when it becomes available.

You must first apply for admissions before you can apply for the scholarship. The scholarship application form will be included in your acceptance package. The deadline is 17 May 2019 for the September 2019 intake and 27 September 2019 for January 2020 intake.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.



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