Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) Visa 2021/2022

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Visa (Vanier CGS) programme in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2021/2022

Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually; a total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.

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Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Value: $50,000 per year

Course(s) Offered: Scholarships are provided to anybody to study any of the courses offered by the Canadian universities.

Duration: 3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally among the three donor agencies:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


To be considered for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Visa, you must:

  • Not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2018 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
  • Must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree
  • Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral studies and research at the nominating institution

How to apply for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2021/2022

All applications for Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Visa are free and online through the website.

Apply online through this website, the links

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NOTE: Nominations that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

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