Study In Canada Scholarship program for Bangladeshi Students
- January 7, 2021
- Posted by: PEC- Education
- Category: Study Abroad
Canada has recently opened up a new scholarship opportunity through their Study in Canada Scholarship Program. This program which was prototyped back in 2020, has now begun it’s second round, this time including Bangladesh. The anticipated date for opening the scholarships is January 2021 so you don’t have time to waste if you are interested. Read to find out about the eligibility and scope this opportunity has for you.
Overall, this scholarship program is a short-term student exchange program that will add great value to your study career. This program was undertaken by the Canadian government to increase opportunities for Canadian universities to welcome students from a wide variety of countries and cultures. You can either apply for study or research depending on whether you are in an undergraduate course or doing a Masters or Ph.D. On successfully earning a scholarship you will get a chance to study in Canada Scholarship Program for free for 1 academic semester. So now the question comes, how can you get the scholarship.
Eligibility and application process to study in Canada scholarship program
To be eligible for this exchange program you have to currently be enrolled full time at a university for post-secondary or post graduate course. If you are interested, the first thing you need to do is check if your institute offers this opportunity and is connected to or has an exchange agreement with an institute in Canada who provides this exchange program. If so, ask your university to contact the Canadian University regarding the details of the application procedure. This is because despite having an overall deadline, Canadian University in question can have their own internal deadlines and additional requirements to consider you for their exchange program.
Once this collaboration is done, that is you have met their requirements and sent the documents, the Canadian institute will present your application to the the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). If your application is accepted and successful, the Institute will receive the scholarship funds from the government, and you will be provided pretty much all the expenses normally required for study in Canada. This includes your Visa application, study or Work permit fees, the airfare, health insurance, food and living expenses, day to day transport costs as well as costs for books and supplies.
It is important to keep in mind that candidates with a permanent residence in Canada or a pending visa application for permanent residency are not eligible.
Scope: What is in it for you?
As you can see, the scholarship is an exchange program. This means you need to return to your home country to complete your degree since technically you will still be a student of whichever university in Bangladesh you are currently enrolled in. But this does not mean, there is no value in trying to earn a scholarship here.
This is an extremely good opportunity for meritorious students who plan to go to Canada for further study. Those who are currently enrolled in a program, your chances of getting a scholarship in the next step in your study becomes that much easier with this opportunity.
If you are currently an Undergraduate student, planning to go abroad for masters, this scholarship will give you a leg up in applying for full time Master’s scholarship to any institute in Canada. Similarly, for Master’s students this scholarship program paves the way for them to go for a PhD later on. The program plans to offer 50 scholarships, so you can guess how competitive it will be, since Bangladesh is not the only country eligible. But you never know, you might have the stars align for you and get this golden opportunity to earn a badge of excellence.
The timeline and Important Dates
As mentioned, the scholarships will open within the month of January 2021. Most of the deadlines, like the last date for Canadian Universities to submit candidates will be provided when the program is launched, so keep your eyes peeled if you are interested.
However, the one date that might be useful for you to ponder about is, students can start their studies as early as June 2021, but they cannot enroll for a semester later than February 2022, or Winter 2022. This means that all procedures for application will need to be completed between January and June 2021. And since this is a competitive program, it is always better to apply at the earliest, though this might depend on the Canadian University applying for you.
Admission support to Study in Canada
PEC-Education is one of the renowned overseas University Admission Consultancies in Dhaka, Bangladesh having its head office in Mirpur Dhaka and branch office in Uttara. PEC-Education provides supports to the students who intend to study abroad particularly in Canada and in its top-ranked and renowned Universities and colleges. Apart from Canada University admission support, PEC-Education has English language test preparation facilities, like PTE and IELTS to achieve satisfactory socres to meet the English language test requirements.
Overall, this scholarship program at first glance isn’t a direct path to move and study in Canada scholarship program in full, but it provides opportunities for current university students who plan to study abroad in the future to get the experience of a lifetime and move ahead of the competition when it comes to earning future scholarships. This opportunity will definitely help you prepare for a future abroad, if you plan on earning a scholarship.