Canada Graduate Scholarships for Master’s Programmes 2023/2024


Canada Graduate Scholarships for Master’s Programmes 2023/2024

The CGSM initiative aids exceptional students enrolled in Canadian master’s or doctorate programs meeting criteria.

It facilitates their undivided attention to chosen fields of study. Administered by Canada’s three funding bodies — the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) — CGS M grants financial assistance to approximately 3,000 students yearly across various disciplines.


Nationality and Enrollment

Applicants must:

– Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Person under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

– Full-time enrollment in a master’s or doctorate program approved by a Canadian university with CGS M allocation, applied to or intended for.

– Adhere to the institution’s admissions deadlines, consulting the graduate studies faculty at the chosen Canadian institution(s) for details.

– Have concluded, by December 31 of the application year

Study Duration and Program Types

Fulfill one of these study scenarios:
A. 0 to 12 months of full-time study (or equivalent) in the program seeking funding.

– Master’s degree program.

– Direct entry into a doctoral program from a bachelor’s without prior graduate courses.

– Combined master’s and doctorate program.

– Quick transition from a master’s to an eligible doctoral program.

– Continuation from a master’s to an eligible doctoral program if degree criteria are met before award expiration.

B. 4 to 12 months of full-time study (or equivalent) in an acceptable master’s program, meeting degree requirements before award activation for subsequent doctoral program funding.

Application Qualifications

Applicants must not:

– Currently hold a CGS M scholarship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC.

– Have completed two preceding years of study (full-time equivalent) with a first-class average**, evaluated by the host institution.

Application Guidelines

– Interact with host institutions to understand how they interpret this criterion; some schools may consider CGS M applications without a first-class average.

– Submit only one scholarship or fellowship application (master’s or doctorate) per calendar year to CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC.

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