Scholarships in Canada

Canadian Scholarships 2024-2025 – NO IELTS Canadian Scholarships

Fully Funded Scholarship in Canada - Study for free in Canada without IELTS

Deadline Ongoing
Opening date September 8, 2023
Days Remaining Ongoing
Category Scholarships in Canada
Type Fully-Funded
Location Canada

The fully-funded Canadian Scholarships for the class of 2024 available for applications in 2024 are being offered in all Canadian Universities because now admissions into different degree, non-degree, and exchange courses are available for applications at these Canadian Universities.

If you dream of studying in North America but do not have the required sums of money to finance the higher education costs of the USA, then you must consider Canada for higher studies in top-ranked Canadian Colleges and Universities.

Canada has 30 universities that have made their way into the QS World University Rankings. The quality of education provided by Canadian Universities is the same as the USA, just with a lower price tag.

Moreover, Canada has a myriad of research-focused universities that warmly welcome foreign students. In this article, we have talked about some of the best scholarships available in Canada along with some first-hand information about the study requirements, part-time working conditions, and cost of living in Canada.

How much does it cost for students to live in Canada?

If you choose to live in a hub city like Toronto and Vancouver, your cost of living will be much higher than in some of the other cities. Of course, you can choose to live in the outskirts of big cities to save money. On average a student in Canada will need about 1000-2700 CAD per month. This is an average amount which can go up and down depending upon whether you are living in a big or small city respectively (Ref shiksha).

Working on Canadian Student VISA in Canada:

Students in Canada are allowed to work 20 hours a week during the semester and unlimited hours during semester breaks and vacations. This requirement remains the same with on-campus jobs. Students, who do not adhere to this regulation can lose their student visas and can also be deported from Canada.

IELTS Requirement at Canadian Universities in 2024: Optional

The languages of instruction in Canada are English and French. Some institutions are also bi-lingual. Students who want to study in English and whose first language is not English will have to give proof of their language proficiency via standardized tests. IELTS is the most widely accepted test of them all.

Due to the novelty of the situation posed by global health concerns, a number of Canadian universities are accepting tests like Duolingo. Still, students should look through the entry requirements of their universities of choice.

Top Higher Educational Institutions of Canada:

Canada has a number of top-notch higher educational institutions and as per my analysis these are the best one; University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University, and the University of Montreal. 

2024 Scholarships in Canada Without IELTS:

There is a great difference between the tuition fee for international and local students in Canada. International students can apply for scholarships in Canada that are usually merit-based.

Do you know the following Canadian Universities also accept IELTS alternative exams or certifications if an applicant holds a good grip of English Language Proficiency and acceptable exams other than IELTS are PTE, DET, TOEFL, and vice versa for Canadian Scholarship applications. A large number of Canadian scholarships are also reserved for students with limited finances.

Following is the list of all Canadian Scholarships without IELTS; open for applications for the 2024-25 academic batch:

1- University of Manitoba Scholarships:

The University of Manitoba spends a staggering 2 million every year toward its scholarship programs for graduate students. These scholarships are reserved for their master’s and doctoral students. Students pursuing medical programs and MBAs are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Master’s students can get 14,000 CAD per year and can reapply the next year (the total worth of the scholarship would be 28,000 CAD if the students manage to get the scholarship for two consecutive years). The doctoral students are eligible for awards of up to 18,000 CAD a year. These awards are renewable for up to four years.

2- Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships:

Available for the fields of humanities and social sciences, these scholarships are for both national (including permanent residents) and international students and these awards are for students who are pursuing a Ph.D. and are worth 20,000 CAD a year. Of the total fund, 25% is reserved for international applicants. Scholarship recipients also get a chance to become a member of the Scholar’s community which provides them with valuable insights.

3- University of Waterloo Scholarships:

The University of Waterloo, via its Excellence Scholarship Program, is awarding scholarships to those Master’s students who have taken up a research-based master’s program. Students from all subject areas are eligible to apply. Candidates will be assessed based on their complete profiles. 

The worth of the award is 2,500 CAD per semester. It is renewable for up to five semesters. All the students will automatically be considered for the scholarship, hence, there is no need to submit a separate application.

4- Scholarships by the University of Calgary:

The entrance scholarships at the University of Calgary at the undergraduate level are also open for international students. Applicants will be judged on their past academic and non-academic records. In the first year, the recipient will be awarded a scholarship of 15,000 CAD in the form of a tuition fee concession.

They will be able to get the scholarship for four years provided that they maintain an accumulative GPA of more than 2.6. The total worth of the scholarship is up to 60,000 CAD per recipient.

5- Canadian Vanier Scholarship Awards:

These scholarships are for doctoral students or students who have joined a combined master’s program (a master’s program which leads straight to Phd) and subject areas must be humanities, health sciences, natural sciences, or engineering. This is a very generous and competitive scholarship that awards up to 50,000 a year for a maximum of three years.

There are 166 Canadian scholarships available for students who will be referred by their respective universities in order to apply and direct applications from the students will not accepted i think.

6# York University Scholarships:

The Global Leader of Tomorrow scholarship at York University awards 20,000 CAD a year. The scholarship is renewable for the subsequent years of study whereas there are entrance awards available at the university as well which award around 35,000 for up to four years of the bachelor’s program.

Both of these awards are renewable but the recipients will have to maintain a certain level of CGPA for them to keep getting the scholarship. Students from all subject areas can apply.

7- University of Toronto Lester B. Pearson Scholarships:

this scholarship program is open to international students. These students should have a sense of community, leadership, and excellence. and a total of 37 students will get the scholarship which is open at the undergraduate level. The scholarship offers a full tuition fee waiver, free accommodation, and textbook coverage for four full years of study.

8- Ontario Tech University Scholarships

The fully-funded Ontario Tech University Scholarships without IELTS are also open for admission applications for Canadian and International students under various disciplines and degree levels.

Dr. Youasf Saeed

Dr. Rana is a renowned scholar and scholarship mentor, having received five Government Scholarships from Turkey, China, Portugal, USA, and Canada during his educational career. Students can turn to him for advice and guidance on applying for scholarships. His articles on scholarships and related topics such as immigration and jobs equip young students with the tools they need to succeed in life. As the #1 Scholarship Speaker, Dr. Rana travels widely to universities around the world to assist students in pursuing fully-funded scholarships.


  1. I ‘am Umesha Dinithi, Final year student under the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. I hope to apply, scholarships to begin my Master Degree within a few months. It’s much appreciated if I could get the alert notifications about scholarships from your side.

    Thank you.
    Umesha Dinithi.

  2. Greetings!

    I am an international student applicant who is interested to be admitted into your program. What is the first step for admission? Thank you!

        1. You need to check degree-specific entry requirements at University pages. Whereas, the general requirements of Canadian Scholarships are mentioned above in article.

      1. Yes Sir! I am interested in the Fully Funded Scholarship Program in Canada. Thankyou for sharing!

      2. Assalamualaikum respected sir,
        Myself Shamshad fareed From Pakistan. I have recently finished my higher secondary school education with distinction. Now I am enrolled in Veterinary medicine in UVAS Lahore Pakistan. I always had interest to get higher education from Canada.So now I am seeking fully funded scholarship to continue an outstanding higher education in Canada. So please inform me totally about Canadian Government scholarship.

          1. Hello Dr. Yousaf. I have graduated with second class upper in procurement and supply chain management, can I also apply for a Canadian Scholarship please?

          2. If you fulfil entry requirements of any Canadian Scholarship program, then you can study your desired course in Canada on a scholarship if you manage to win it.

      3. Hello Dr. Rana good to have you, i hope the embassy would not advise i to leave my wife and kids behind if i win a scholarship to study and live in Canada?

        1. If you manage to get an admission/scholarship in Canada then you can also bring your spouse on a Canadian Spouse VISA. But you have to bear the expense.

  3. Hello. I’m from Iraq, can i apply for scholarships in Canada? and what are the things I need to do to get the scholarship?

  4. I wish to apply for the doctoral study programme in Canada. I want to get a scholarship. If I didn’t get a scholarship I never become my dream a reality.

  5. Good day to you. I hope this message meets you well. I would like to apply for various Masters of fully-funded scholarships for international students to study in Canada.

  6. Hi, You can call me Rich, Im 15 and applying for a Senior High School to Collage fully funded scholarship. Is there any scholarships for me?? Im hopinnggg

  7. I’m requesting for a scholarship for further study. I am following procedure mentioned in this article to apply for a scholarship in Canada.

    May God bless you.

  8. plz am a high school student finishing this year, is it possible that i can still apply in advance for next year? thanks

  9. Hi, Doc. Please is it possible to get a fully funded scholarship for my masters in peace studies, I am a mother of three. Thanks

  10. Hello,
    1. Before a scholarship can be applied for, I presume that I must first obtain an admission or does the admission and scholarship get applied for together?

    2. Also, in the event that an admission is secured, can my family relocate with me or is it based on the university’s policy, if yes, can you kindly assist with of list of universities that will permit family relocation?

    1. 1. Not all Canadian Scholarships require you to take admission first.
      2. You can relocate your family with you for sure but you may have to bear their expenses on your own. Also, the University may not provide residence for the full family. So you may need to rent out an apartment.

  11. I have admission to study advanced diploma of business administration at the University of Regina. but i don’t have funds to finance my studies. I was refused a study visa on the grounds of a lack of finance and personal assets. Please, could you help me with the fully-funded scholarships to apply fit for my academic background to achieve my age-long academic dream in Canada? Thank you.

  12. Hello sir my name is Susann Adama kamara am from Sierra Leone I wanted a fully funded scholarship to pursue my PhD please I need your help how to go about that please .Thanks

        1. I am glad to let you know that undergrad fully funded scholarships are also available for international students to facilitate hem to study abroad for free.

  13. I already completed BSc in mechanical engineering, I am interested in MSc in mechanical engineering scholarship in Canada.

  14. Hi am in my final year in high school
    I was hoping there will be a scholarship for college students

  15. Please how to I get started. I want a fully funded scholarship. I had 4.38 CGPA in Mass Communication and I want to pursue my master education in Canada.

  16. Hello Mr. Rana.

    I graduated with a Diploma in the Polytechnic institution here in Nigeria. Am I eligible to apply as an undergraduate for a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture?
    If yes? Tell me me the portal to apply. I want to study in Canada. I don’t want to miss this fully funded scholarship opportunity.

  17. I graduated with a diploma in the Nigerian Polytechnic. Am I eligible to apply for Bachelor’s degree program in Architecture?
    The portal please.

  18. Hello, i am a graduate of Mathematics Education. Is there any fully funded Canadian scholarship for Masters’s program in math?

  19. Hi, I am an international student who is an undergraduate and just 14 years of age. I am very much interested in applying for the Canadian scholarship. Can I get guidance on the steps to take to get a successful application to the university?

      1. Hi Dr, I am from Papua New Guinea. I have read through the information about Canadian Scholarships. I wish to do my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Which University in Canada should I select in my Application?
        Thank you so much and waiting patiently for your feedback.
        Samuel Paulon.

  20. Good afternoon Dr. Rana,
    First of all thank you for all the useful information. I would like to know what is the age limit for the scholarships.

      1. Hello, Dr.Rana thank you for all this useful information. I’m following your post and hopefully will submit my application soon. I appreciate your efforts.

    1. Application fee in most Canadian Universities is not required. But if there is an application fee for scholarship application in any Canadian University then feel free to apply for Admission Application Fees Exemption by writing an email to the admission office for it.

      1. I was looking for a Fully funded scholarship in Canada Universities that doesn’t require IELTS or TOEFL and no application fee involved. And your article helped me a lot. Thankyou.

  21. Hello Dr,
    I’m Cecilia Bassey by name.
    Thanks for the good work u do.
    I want to apply for medicine as an undergraduate.
    Hope I get the scholarship.

  22. Greetings

    Thank you so much am truly and highly inspired by your movement towards life and l want to stop wishing and start doing by attaining this scholarship as l have a cause to make a difference in life. l am a young ambitious leader aged 16 years old with great strength to enjoy a difficult life. l don’t go out to look for a successful personality and duplicate it, but rather live a life worth remembering making me immortal. Dr Rana Thank you, there are many kids who need you out there. Good day.

  23. Hello Dr., I am an international student newly graduated. is there any fully funded scholarship for a master degree on fashion designing or fine and applied arts? Thanks.

  24. I am a South African interested to study for a fully-funded Masters’s Degree online in Canada. Very helpful guide.

  25. Very motivating!
    Hello sir : My names are Nanteza Scovia Tendo and am from Africa, Ugandan. I am an undergraduate student but interested in studying in Canada on Canadian Scholarship. Can i apply now?


  26. Hi, I like to thank you for this opportunity. I graduated with Masters’s in Business Administration from Dilla University(Ethiopia). And I am interested to study for my Ph.D. in Canada for free. Thanks for the article.

  27. Hi Dr. Rana, I’m a graduate student, I want to get admission to Canada through this scholarship so I’ll get the visa too, I’m interested in psychology, and I’m an afghan girl, I really need this scholarship for my further education, thanks for sharing this opportunity with us.

  28. Dear Dr. Rana, thanks for the information. Sir, am about 46years. Please, can I still apply for the Canadian Study Visa at that age and still get scholarship in Canadian universities? Please, which of the universities can I apply to for undergraduate program? Thank you.

    1. Hi Daniel, thanks for your question. As far as i know, you need to check course-specific upper age relaxation requirements for admissions in most Canadian Universities. But as per my knowledge, you won’t be eligible for Canadian scholarships but may find a way to get admission on self-finance-based programs.

  29. Assalam Alaikum! I am from Pakistan . I want to be a commercial pilot. May I study there with fully funded scholarship? I need details more about commercial pilot study there.

    1. W/salam, please consider applying for admission and scholarship at Mount Royal University, Chinook Helicopters Flight Training, or Canadian Aviation College.

  30. Admissions into most Canadian Universities would require an academic supervisor before admission can be issued. I’ve written to a number of professors, still, I haven’t gotten a good response. How can I scale through this?

    1. Most Canadian universities do not require the approval of their Canadian professor or Acceptance letter. For example, consider applying for admission at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, or Concordia University.

  31. In my country, my VISA debit card is not working so I can not pay the application fee of Canadian Universities. Are there any Canadian Universities without Application fees?

  32. Hi, im from Nigeria and i wish to apply for the Calgary scholarship for this year, can i still apply?

  33. Hi am from Nigeria and I want to apply for a fully funded Canadian scholarship this year. Please can I apply and how do I go about it?

    1. Nigerian citizens are welcome to apply for Canadian Scholarships. So please find your degree option at any Canadian University and then chose their scholarship option and finally submit your application.

  34. Please i am from Ghana and i want to apply for a fully funded scholarship in Canada. Are these still open?

  35. Sir, I’m a teacher by profession Can i have a full scholarship to study in Canada without IELTS exam results? Which university can consider me?

  36. Dr. Rana, May you kindly assist me to get fully funded scholarship opportunities in Canada? I have gained admission but the school does not provide funding for international students.

    1. If you are not offered any scholarship at current institute then kindly look for scholarship options in other countries or at other institutes of same country.

  37. hello, I graduated from high school and I would like to apply for admission to Canada.

  38. Hi
    Very informative article, i wanted to submit the application forms of my in Canadian universities but thinking of the high fees of applications.
    I also want to know about the fully funded USA universities .If it is possible plz write about USA universities.
    Thank you

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