Tuesday 8 January 2019

Fully Funded Masters Degree Scholarship In Canada

In a previous blog post, we wrote about how to get a Fully Funded Masters Degree Scholarship in Computer Science in the United States and also in another blog post, we wrote about How To Know if a Department has Full Scholarship or Graduate Assistantship for Master's Students in the United States. But what about Canada? A lost of potential graduate students prefer to seek admission in Canada rather than the United States for a variety of reasons which could include the availability of scholarships or funding, employment opportunities post-graduation, immigration opportunities post graduation and so on.

In recent times, Canada has become more immigration friendly than the United States especially to international students coming from countries in Africa and Asia. Canadian Universities are generally more likely to have scholarship opportunities or full funding for masters students from the first semester, unlike the United States where all or most of the funding and scholarships are reserved for Ph.D. students. Almost all the time, Canadian Universities provide funding or scholarship for their Master's students who are going to be doing a thesis.
The scholarship or funding are usually generous and would usually cover their tuition, accommodation, feeding, and other living or miscellaneous expenses. It should also be noted that Canadian Universities do not provide scholarships or funding for the student's going for an Industrial Master's program, course-based Master's program, Taught Master's program, and Professional Master's program. Student's in these categories are usually self-funded. The scholarships would usually come in the form of a research assistantship, teaching assistantship, fellowships or a combination of these three. 

It should be noted that while it is easy to get scholarships or funding after being admitted into a Thesis based program in Canadian Universities, It is not easy to get admitted into such programs because they are insanely competitive and a lot of such programs would require you to secure a thesis supervisor during application which is no small feat.

Below is a list of Canadian Universities that provide scholarship or full funding to their Master's students (Thesis Option) 

  • Dalhousie University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Saskatchewan 
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Waterloo
  • McGill University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Universite de Montreal
  • Queen's University
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Ottawa
  • Western University
  • York University
  • Saint Mary's University
  • St. Francis Xavier
  • McMaster University

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