1. General Information on our Programs and Services
What kind of programs does the Higher Education Scholarships unit of Universities Canada administer? We administer scholarships and research fellowships geared to students interested in pursuing their postsecondary studies in Canada or abroad. Please note that our programs have some restrictions.
Who can apply for your scholarship programs? To apply for a scholarship or internship for Canadian students, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
For an employer-sponsored programs, you or your parent must be employed with a company offering a scholarship through Universities Canada. If this is your case, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an application with the name of the company.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
It depends on the particular program as each has its own eligibility criteria. Please check out the scholarships listed on our website for more information. You can also apply online for some of our scholarships.
Sometimes, the eligibility requirements of your scholarships or other programs state that they are only tenable at a member institution of the association. Which Canadian postsecondary institutions are members of Universities Canada?
Consult the current list of Universities Canada members.
What is an Account Number?
The Account Number is obtained after applying for a scholarship. This ID is unique for each applicant to a scholarship program. It is used to verify the status of your application online and other information related to your scholarship.
2. Documentation Required in a Scholarship Application
What do you mean by “official transcript”?
From Universities Canada’s standards, an official transcript means it has been sealed or stamped and signed by your school official. If you wish to keep your original transcript, you may send a photocopy which must bear an original seal or stamp and signature. The seal, the stamp, and the signature must be originals in order to be accepted. Please note if you request an “official transcript” from your institution, it is possible they will not have the same standards as Universities Canada; therefore, you must request they add the school’s seal or stamp and sign the transcript.
My school or province will not issue my final transcript until the end of the semester and it will be too late to submit it for my scholarship application. What do I do?
As we do not require your final grades, you may request a transcript of your most current grades from your school. Please ensure this document gets sealed or stamped and is signed by your institution.