Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Awards ($17,500)

For those planning on applying to graduate school programmes, consider this scholarship.

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Outstanding students who are in their 4th year of an undergraduate degree program who are planning to pursue graduate school, or those in their 1st year of a master’s program, can apply for the Government of Canada’s, Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (CGS-M) award (worth $17,500).

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-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.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and have achieved an A- (3.67) average in each of their last two completed years of study. Furthermore, an eligible graduate program must have a significant research component (original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a thesis, major research project, dissertation, scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit). Specific eligibility details will be discussed at the information sessions listed below and can be found on the CGS-M web page.

Eligible Canadian universities receive agency-specific allocations based on the 2,500 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) awards available each year. There are 400 CGS M awards available from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), 800 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and 1,300 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Award decisions will be made at each respective institution. VIU will be awarding one SSHRC CGS-M. University allocations can be found on the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Award Allocations web page.

The application deadline is December 1, 2013.

Students who are interested in applying to register for a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Information Session, e-mail

CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Wednesday, October 2nd 4:00pm-5:30pm; or
Thursday, October 10th 10:00am-11:30am

SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Thursday, October 3rd 4:00pm-5:30pm; or
Wednesday, October 9th 10:00am-11:30am

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Information Sessions:
Friday, October 4th 4:00pm-5:30pm; or
Tuesday, October 8th 10:00am-11:30am