Scholarships & Funding

Memorial University works closely with the Government of Canada (Global Affairs) and their major scholarship programs:

In order to participate under these scholarship programs:

  • The sending (home) university must have an established relationship with Memorial University (a memorandum of understanding or exchange agreement)
  • The receiving (host) institution agrees to waive tuition fees as per the terms of the exchange agreement
  • The sending (home) institution formally nominates the student by the appropriate deadlines
  • The receiving (host) institution applies on behalf of the student for the scholarship.

If a student is successful in receiving a scholarship, Memorial University will inform the student directly. The funds will be transferred to the student once they arrive in Canada. This means the student is responsible for the upfront costs associate with the experience such as flights and visa expenses.

Please refer to the sections below for details on the specific scholarships and information necessary for the submission of these scholarships.

 

  •  Eligibility:
    • For students from partner schools from  Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
  • Valued:
    • $8,200 - $11,100
  • Deadline:
    • Not open for 2024-2025 Academic Year
    • Memorial University (required for timely completion of Scholarship application): March 14th (estimate)
    • Official Deadline: March 21st (estimate)
  • Official Documentation & Recommendations:
    • Proof of Citizenship
      • Usually a copy of your passport identification page; national identity cards are OK, but a passport will be required for travel if a candidate is selected.
    • Privacy Notice Statement (template online)
    • Letter of Intent
    • Letter of Full time enrollment
      • A letter on letterhead confirming that the student is enrolled full-time AND that they will be returning to full time studies after the exchange
    • Letter of Support from Home (sending) Institution
      • A letter on letterhead from the home institution - Professor, instructor or international office representative
    • Signed copy of the MOU or Exchange Agreement (Exchange Agreement is required for course-based exchange)
    • (Research Students Only) Letter of Invitation from a Canadian Supervisor
    • (Academic Course-Based Exchanges) Proof of English Proficiency
      • This is NOT a required of the Scholarship program. However, Memorial University will require students to provide a measure of English proficiency acceptable to the Admission team.

For full scholarship program information and requirements, please visit the Government of Canada's Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program website.

  • Eligibility:
    • For students who are citizens of an ASEAN member state (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People‚Äôs Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam
  • Valued:
    • $10,200 - $15,900
  • Deadline:
    • Not open for 2024-2025 Academic Year
    • Memorial University (required for timely completion of Scholarship application): Late February (estimate)
    • Official Deadline: Early March (estimate)
  • Official Documentation & Recommendations:
    • Proof of Citizenship
      • Usually a copy of your passport identification page; national identity cards are OK, but a passport will be required for travel if a candidate is selected.
    • Privacy Notice Statement (template online)
    • Letter of Intent
    • Letter of Full time enrollment
      • A letter on letterhead confirming that the student is enrolled full-time AND that they will be returning to full time studies after the exchange
    • Letter of Support from Home (sending) Institution
      • A letter on letterhead from the home institution - Professor, instructor or international office representative
    • Signed copy of the MOU or Exchange Agreement (Exchange Agreement is required for course-based exchange)
    • (Research Students Only) Letter of Invitation from a Canadian Supervisor
    • (Academic Course-Based Exchanges) Proof of English Proficiency
      • This is NOT a requirement of the Scholarship program. However, Memorial University will require students to provide a measure of English proficiency acceptable to the Admission team.

For full scholarship program information and requirements, please visit the Government of Canada's Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) website.

  • Eligibility:
    • Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Taiwan;
    • Europe: Turkey, Ukraine;
    • Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia;
    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Valued:
    • $10,200 - $12,700
  • Deadline:
    • Not open for 2024-2025 Academic Year
    • Memorial University (required for timely completion of Scholarship application): Mid March (estimate)
    • Official Deadline: Late March (estimate)
  • Official Documentation & Recommendations:
    • Proof of Citizenship
      • Usually a copy of your passport identification page; national identity cards are OK, but a passport will be required for travel if a candidate is selected.
    • Privacy Notice Statement (template online)
    • Letter of Intent
    • Letter of Full time enrollment
      • A letter on letterhead confirming that the student is enrolled full-time AND that they will be returning to full time studies after the exchange
    • Letter of Support from Home (sending) Institution
      • A letter on letterhead from the home institution - Professor, instructor or international office representative
    • Signed copy of the MOU or Exchange Agreement (Exchange Agreement is required for course-based exchange)
    • (Research Students Only) Letter of Invitation from a Canadian Supervisor
    • (Academic Course-Based Exchanges) Proof of English Proficiency
      • This is NOT a requirement of the Scholarship program. However, Memorial University will require students to provide a measure of English proficiency acceptable to the Admission team.

For full scholarship program information and requirements, please visit the Government of Canada's Study in Canada Scholarship website.