The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has made the following scholarships available:

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

This page outlines the process for the ASEAN-SEED scholarship only. 

Note: All applications must be submitted to the CIE. Applicants who apply independently will not be considered.

Contents

Before you start Determine your admissions status
Scholarship funding Scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study
Eligibility Candidates must be citizens of one of the eligible countries
How to apply Step-by-step application instructions
Important dates Submit your application by February 18, 2019
Additional resources Find more information
Contact us Email the CIE

Before you start

Determine your admissions status:

Undergraduate

  • Coursework exchange (you must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)

Graduate

  • Research exchange (you must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)
  • Coursework exchange (you must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)

 

If your H.I. is not a partner or you did not receive a nomination from your H.I., you are eligible for the following options:

Undergraduate

  • Research – This option is not available.

Graduate

Scholarship funding

Scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. All amounts are in CAD.

Undergraduate

  • $8,700 for a minimum four months or one academic term of study/research
  • $14,400 for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study/research

Graduate

  • $8,700 for a minimum four months or one academic term of study/research
  • $11,200 for a period of five to six months of study/research

Eligibility

Candidates must be citizens of one of the following eligible countries:

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos [(Lao People’s Democratic Republic) (Lao PDR)]
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • The Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

IMPORTANT: You do not need to specify which award you are applying to. You will be considered for all scholarships that are best suited to you as determined by the Canadian Bureau for International Education and eligibility. 

How to apply

  1. Submit your application to the CIE after determining the appropriate admissions status. Then fill out the Intake Form.
  2. The following documents that should be included and emailed to cie.funding@utoronto.ca are:
    1. Proof of Citizenship: Passport or National Identity document only with valid dates – NO other forms accepted.
    2. Proof of full-time enrolment: A letter in English from home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months confirming candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and what the expected completion date is
    3. Letter of intent from candidate: A letter in English from candidate explaining how undertaking the study/research in Canada will empower the student to apply the learning to address the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how they intend to use this learning to help combat poverty and narrow the development gap in the ASEAN region in their future career.  In the letter of intent, the candidate must identify the Sustainable Development Goal that their proposed study or research in Canada would contribute to (Max 1 page)
    4. Letter of Support from Home Institution: A letter in English from the candidate’s instructor, professor or international director on the institution’s official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefits from this scholarship program. (max. 1 page)
    5. Letter of invitation from the Canadian Supervisor: Applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate.  This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be in English or in French, be signed and demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit. (max. 1 page)
    6. Privacy Notice Statement: A copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants dated and signed by candidate.

Document formats accepted are: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif.  Each document must be smaller than 5MB for the application to upload successfully.

Only applications submitted directly to the University of Toronto, Centre for International Experience will be considered. All individual applicants including students and faculty cannot apply and must apply through the CIE.

Important dates

All applications are due to the CIE by February 18, 2019 by 9 a.m. EST.

Additional resources

Visit the Global Affairs Canada website for more information.

Contact us

For admissions questions, contact inbound.exchange@utoronto.ca.

For funding questions, contact cie.funding@utoronto.ca.