Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in Canada 2025

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2025 was initiated by the Canadian Government in 2008 to honor George Philias Vanier. Georges P. Vanier was a famous Canadian soldier and diplomat. He served as Canada’s Governor-General from 1959 to 1967. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program also known as the Rhodes Scholarship of Canada is designed in such a way that it has become a new attraction for highly skilled, talented, and bright students –  either Canadian nationals or foreign students residing in Canada.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in Canada 2025:

Host Country:

  • Canada

Funded By:

  • Canadian Government

Administered by:

  • Canadain Institute of Health Research
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Benefits of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2025:

  • A $ 50,000 grant will annually be given to the scholars for three years.
  • Applicants may have a chance to pursue their Ph.D. in his/her own desired Canadian institutions.
  • The studies of the applicant will be fully or partially funded based on his/her academic achievements, research proposal, and leadership qualities.

Eligibility Criteria of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2025:

  • The applicant must be a Canadian or foreign student studying in Canada.
  • The applicant must be pursuing for PhD program and must be a full-time Canadian institution student.
  • The candidate must be nominated by the university which must be receiving the Vainer CGS universities quota. (The list will be updated on July 1)
  • The applicant must be pursuing the first PhD program.
  • The applicant must not be receiving any fellowship or scholarship from any of the three Canadian agencies  CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC for any other doctoral program.
  • The candidate must have a first-class average in the last two years of studies.
  • Students pursuing joint professional degree programs (MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) are eligible, however, only PhD tenure will be funded.
  • The candidates must have a significant research component in the research proposal.
  • The applicant must not be a faculty of the institution which has a Vanier quota or any other institution as well. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be granted leave for the PhD program from the institution.
  • The applicant must be a full-time student. If the student has some disability or has to support their family, he/she can be enrolled as a part-time student.
  • For part-time students, the two-month study will be considered a one-month study as compared to a full-time student.
  • Canadian Federal Government employees can only be eligible if they will be having an unpaid leave from the government.
  • Eligible candidates can apply for both Vanier and agency-specific Ph.D. scholarships. However, after selection, if they are selected for more than one scholarship, they will have to choose one grant.

Application Deadline:

There are two deadlines for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2024.

  1. Institution Internal Deadline: The proposed institution’s deadline will appear on the ResearchNet. Each institution has a different internal deadline. The candidates have to follow the deadline.
  2. Program Deadline: The program deadline is October 30, 2024. This deadline must be followed by the nominating institutions.


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