Current Date: 28 May, 2024

Top 10 Engineering Scholarships in Canada

Engineering scholarships refer to financial awards given to engineering students and are provided by universities, non-profit organizations, and even governmental bodies. 


With so many nations offering scholarships for international and its citizens, Canada is one of the top nations that provides lucrative engineering scholarship opportunities.


Unlike other Canadian scholarships, there are no IELTS requirements to apply for these scholarships. 


In addition, the nation is home to some of the best academic institutions in the world, including the University of Toronto, which is renowned for providing a broad range of engineering courses.


The best part is that they are available in all sizes and shapes, from full-ride scholarships to grants that only pay for a portion of your tuition.



Some engineering you can study in Canada include:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Systems Engineering
  • Information Technology – Network Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

The engineering field is included in the Canadian world of scholarships due to the high value of education in Canada, as some Canadian universities offer scholarship spots for both engineering and Canadian students. Below is a list of some of them.


Read also: Top 10 UK Government Scholarships For International Students

University of Toronto Engineering Scholarships

Engineering students without IELTS requirements are eligible for generous scholarships from the University of Toronto. They offer both undergraduate and graduate scholarship categories. 


These scholarships include:

  • The Donald R. Student Electromagnetics Graduate Award
  • The Ewing Rae Graduate Scholarship
  • The Right Track Graduate Scholarship, etc.



Killam Trust Awards

This scholarship is available to outstanding doctoral research students at any Canadian universities listed below: 


  • The University of Alberta
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of Calgary
  • Dalhousie University
  • The Montreal Neurological Institute
  • The National Research Council of Canada


Depending on the award category, the value can reach $80,000 annually and is open to aspiring engineering students.


Read also: Top 10 UK Government Scholarships For International Students.


The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available to doctoral engineering students and provides $40,000 yearly for tuition and an additional $10,000 for allowance and personal expenses. 


Engineering students who wish to apply for this scholarship must exhibit superior academic achievement, leadership qualities, curiosity, perseverance, ability to accommodate different viewpoints and adaptability. IELTS is not a requirement to apply for this scholarship.


Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program

The Canadian government provides this scholarship to Ph.D. candidates and those pursuing a joint master's and Ph.D. program there. 

The scholarship is worth $50,000 per year for three years. This scholarship program doesn't require engineering students.

There are also no restrictions on discipline or nationality applied to the scholarship.



Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Students pursuing their master's or doctoral degrees in Ontario are eligible for the Ontario graduate scholarship.


Engineering is one of the disciplines covered by the scholarship. This scholarship is awarded based on merit. For master's and doctoral students, it offers $10,000 and $15,000 annually, respectively.


Most of Ontario's universities, including the Universities of Ottawa and Waterloo, provide this scholarship.


Carleton University Engineering scholarships

Numerous undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students can pursue engineering degrees at the prestigious University of Carleton. You can apply for this scholarship without taking the IELTS test.


 In addition, numerous scholarships are available for engineering students studying electrical, computer, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. Again, you can apply for these scholarships without taking IELTS, depending on your nationality.





NSERC Graduate Scholarships in Canada

Numerous scholarships are offered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

They include undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral scholarships for students majoring in natural sciences or engineering. The scholarship ranges from $9,000 to $21,000 annually, depending on the level of study.



Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Women studying engineering are eligible for this scholarship worldwide, including in Canada.


Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and women out of school for at least two years are all eligible to apply.


You can access a lot of scholarships and job opportunities by joining the Society of Women Engineers.



Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program

Women enrolled in any Canadian university's Ph.D. program in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aviation/aerospace, electrical engineering/electronics, or earth science are eligible for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program.


Recipients receive a $10,000 lump sum as part of this scholarship.

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships

The Schlumberger Foundation awards $50,000 grants to doctoral students in engineering and stem fields for all nationalities. 

The recipients of this grant must be Ph.D. engineering students who have been offered full-time enrollment at a Canadian university.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the top ten Canadian scholarships you can try out to step up your engineering game. So check them out, make a choice, and be that superb engineer you've always wanted to be!

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