Global Affairs Scholarships

Global Affairs Canada Scholarships

The Global Affairs Canada Scholarship program consists of five scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students and university staff and faculty, who are coming to study or do research from specific countries at York University. Applicants must submit the required documentation to York International electronically, via the links provided below.

Interested parties must first submit their application, complete with all supporting documentation to York International, who then nominates eligible applicants to Global Affairs Canada. Detailed application procedures are available in the GAC Guide for Students.

Note for universities and higher education institutions in Latin America and Southeast Asia interested Global Affairs Canada scholarships:

  • Only institutions with a formal exchange agreement with York University are eligible to send undergraduate students funded by Global Affairs Canada. You are encouraged to connect with York Faculties to determine academic partnership interest.
  • Graduate students planning to do research can come to York without a formal agreement.
  • Note that the process of establishing institutional agreement requires the support of a York Faculty and may take between 4 – 6 months inclusive of drafting, review and signatures.
  • Information on the process for establishing an agreement is available on the website - York University’s Agreement Process

Review the eligibility requirements for each scholarship through the links below.

Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program Students from CARICOM countries Guidelines
Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program Faculty or staff at post-secondary institutions in CARICOM countries Guidelines
Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship Students from Chile Guidelines
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Students from Latin America and the Caribbean Guidelines
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – New! Students from ASEAN countries Guidelines


Deadlines - Closed for the 2019-20 academic year

Submit nominations to YI for the GAC Canada-ASEAN Scholarships by Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:00 pm.
Submit nominations to YI for the other GAC Scholarships by Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:00 pm.

Please be aware, scholarship funds are distributed after arrival in Toronto, through regular York University processes. It may take 6 - 8 weeks after arrival in Toronto, for funds to be available to individuals. Successful applicants will need to have access to personal funds during that time.

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