Application for the Canada graduate funding opportunities Master’s Program in Canada – 2019/2020 Entry is now open at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in Canada.
The objective of the Canada graduate funding opportunities-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The value of scholarships is $17,500.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is a Canadian government agency that provides grants for research in the natural sciences and in engineering. Its mandate is to promote and assist research.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
CANADA GRADUATE FUNDING ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Canadian students can apply for these endowments.
- To be eligible to apply, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
- be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission* to an eligible graduate program at the masters or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation;
- respect the internal deadline to apply for admission for your intended program of study. Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies (or its equivalent) at the selected Canadian institution(s) for more detailed information;
- have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application:
- between zero and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in the program for which you are requesting funding, which may be:
- a master’s program;
- a doctoral program that you are entering without having ever been enrolled in a master’s program (i.e., direct-entry);
- a combined masters doctoral program;
- a master’s program that will transition to an eligible doctoral program, either before or after award activation, with no master’s degree conferred (i.e., fast-track); or
- a master’s program for which the degree requirements will be completed before the end of the award, allowing the award to continue into an eligible doctoral program; or
- between four and 12 months of full-time study (or full-time equivalent) in a master’s program for which the degree requirements will be completed before activation of the award, allowing it to be activated during the subsequent doctoral program for which you are requesting funding (CIHR and NSERC only);
- not have previously held a CGS M. For CIHR and NSERC, scholarship support for graduate studies (masters and doctoral) is limited to a lifetime maximum of four years (48 months) of full-time equivalency. If you have received the maximum support toward your graduate-level studies by any of the three federal granting agencies, you may not be eligible to apply for a CGS M;
- have achieved a first-class average**, as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent);
- submit a maximum of one application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to three institutions – refer to Application procedures).
- they are currently admitted or enrolled full-time in an eligible program of study and intend to pursue their studies; or
- they will apply for full-time admission to an eligible program of study by the internal deadline set by the institution(s).
CANADA GRADUATE FUNDING APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- To apply to the CGS M Program, applicants must complete and submit an application using the Research Portal. Applicants should consult the Canada graduate funding opportunities-Master’s Program – Instructions for completing an application.
Application must include:
- Complete the NKU application
- Pay the application fee
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcripts
- Send your ACT and/or SAT test scores to NKU
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before December 1, 2019 will be considered.
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