Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils (the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health; as well as leadership skills.

Both Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year, for up to three years.

About the nomination process

  • In order to be considered for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, students must be nominated by a Canadian university with a Vanier CGS program allocation.
  • International students are advised to make contact with the Canadian university at which they hope to study as early as possible. Students should indicate their interest in the Vanier CGS program to departmental faculty (preferable) or the university’s graduate studies office.
  • Missing or tardy original documents, such as official transcripts and letters of recommendation, may cause delays in the university nomination process. Therefore, students should request supporting documents as early as possible. Applications must be complete and without error. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must comply with university entrance requirements, including language proficiency level. Please consult the university department for further information about these requirements.

    For more details, please or contact:

    Scholarships and Fellowships Division
    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    350 Albert Street, Ottawa ON K1A 1H5

    Telephone: 613-996-6104
    Facsimile: 613-996-2589
    E-mail: vanier[at]

    Application deadline: November every year

    For more information, please visit: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Website

  • Scholarship 2018/19

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.