The Centre for International Experience co-ordinates a variety of scholarships to financially support U of T students seeking to study abroad.

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Exchange Program is offering a Study Scholarship and Research Grant for students who wish to pursue graduate-level studies or research in Germany. Students accepted into this program will receive monthly living stipends to cover living expenses in Germany. 

Applications are due November 4, 2019.

Find more information about the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service Program.

Laidlaw Scholars Programme

The Laidlaw Scholars Programme provides funding for first and second year undergraduate students studying at U of T to pursue research in any area of interest. Students will be conducting their research in two summer sessions (each 6 weeks long). They will also participate in a comprehensive leadership development program during the academic year that falls between their two summers of research. Students selected for this program will receive a generous stipend to cover expenses associated with their research.

For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit the Laidlaw Scholars Programme page.

Applications are due on January 13, 2020 at 5 p.m.

MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto is a fully-funded scholarship awarded to students from Sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate academic talent, a personal commitment to giving back to their home countries, and face significant economic barriers to higher education.

Please note that we will not be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For general information about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, please visit the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program website. 

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES) allows you to complete a paid internship at an organization in a commonwealth country that focuses on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education or Indigenous advocacy.

We are currently recruiting for Summer 2019 internships. There will be no internships offered in Winter 2018. The start and end dates of QES opportunities vary by project location. 

  • Summer 2019 QES Internship application for CIE programs is due January 13, 2019. 
  • The Trinity College QES Program Application due date is TBA. 

*Note: Submit all supporting documentation on or before the final deadline date. ​

Get more information about the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

Killam Fellowship Programs

The Killiam Fellowships Program provide an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from Canadian universities to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the United States.

Applications are due for Direct Exchange January 13, 2019 and Open Competition January 31, 2019.

Find more information about the Killam Fellowships Program.

Chinese Government Scholarships

There are various Chinese Government Scholarship programs made available to students based on geographical location. University of Toronto students are eligible for the Bilateral Program.

This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with the educational exchange agreements or consensus between the Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations. It supports undergraduate students, graduate students, general scholars and senior scholars.

Applications are due to the Student Exchange Program by January 14, 2019 and to the U of T internal committee by February 28, 2019 10 p.m. EST.

Find more information about the Chinese Government Scholarships.

Canadian Learning Initiative in China (CLIC)

The Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC) is a unique program that is encouraging more more Canadian students to discover rich experiential learning opportunities in China. Through an innovative framework of specialized programming, advising and funding, CLIC is designed to address the needs and objectives of Canadian students who wish to pursue studies abroad, in this case, with a focus on China. Over many years, the higher education landscape in Canada has seen a major difference between the number of Chinese students studying in Canada versus the number of Canadian students undertaking study in China. In order to address this gap, CLIC was established in February 2016 to create new and accessible learning opportunities for Canadian students in China. 

Applications are due to the CIE by February 25, 2019 at midnight.

Applications are due to the Chinese Scholarship Council by March 6, 2019.

Find more information about CLIC.

MEXT – Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies

Sponsored by the Japanese government, the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS) at Waseda University’s International Relations Program was selected for the International Priority Graduate Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

Applications are due February 6, 2019.

Find more information about the MEXT – Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies scholarship.

Global Affairs Canada Scholarships

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

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) applications are due by February 18, 2019.

All of the above scholarship applications are due by March 6, 2019.

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

Schwarzman Scholars Program

High-achieving students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Participants enroll in the Global Affairs Master’s program, with the option to focus on public policy, economics and business, or international studies.

Find more information on the Schwarzman Scholarship website

Lester B. Pearson Scholarships

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