Scholarships are one of the ways for international students to finance their studies in Canada. This is the reason why “Scholarship in Canada” is in high demand. Scholarships are non-repayable financial grants. They are awarded to students with exceptional academic performance, but some also recognize volunteerism and work experience. Most scholarships require you to apply, while others are awarded automatically.
Each scholarship has its specific requirements and qualifying criteria, and if these are not met, applicants should not pursue the opportunity. Therefore, this article is about revealing the customs related to scholarships in Canada and answering questions and answers about scholarships in Canada.
Questions and answers about scholarship application
Question 1: Are there scholarships for a specific nationality or field of study?
Answers: there are different scholarships for most fields of study and for most nationalities. You just need to find them.
Question 2: How can I apply for a scholarship?
Answers: Follow the application procedures provided by the scholarship provider/institution.
Question 3: What are the general qualification requirements for a scholarship in Canada?
Answers: Qualification requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship and also depend on the level of study that the scholarship supports.
Question 4: When is the right time to apply for a scholarship?
Answers: The ideal time to apply for a scholarship is within the application period specified by the scholarship provider/institution. Typically, scholarship applications are always made 6-12 months prior to the start of the academic year in which studies are to begin.
Question 5: Do I need to secure admission to my desired degree program at my desired university before applying for a scholarship? Is it possible to receive a scholarship if you do not yet have admission to a university?
Answers: the application process for each scholarship is different. In most cases, admission to the university is required before you can apply for the scholarship. In some cases, the application for admission and the application for the scholarship are submitted at the same time. In some cases, your admission application is also considered a scholarship application – a separate scholarship application is not required. However, there are some scholarship providers and institutions that allow you to apply for the scholarship even if you are not admitted to a program/school or while your application for the program is being processed. You should then follow the application guidelines of the scholarship provider or institution.
Question 6: I have not taken any IELTS or TOEFL exams. Will this affect my chances of receiving a scholarship in Canada?
Answer: yes: You need to check if your country is eligible to study in Canada without IELTS or TOEFL. If your country is not eligible and it is a mandatory requirement, you will need to take the TOEFL or other English test whether or not you speak or learned English during your studies.
Question 7: How would you write the essay for the scholarship?
Answer: has the scholarship institution or the scholarship provider provided a sample? If so, you should follow that template. If there are no specifications, you can follow this simple template when writing your application/essay:
- Background/Key Qualifications
- Reasons for the course of study
- Expectations for the course, and
- Your arrangements during and after the course of study.
When writing the letter, you should not disclose why you need the scholarship, but most importantly, make it clear why you deserve the scholarship.