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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2022 for Postgraduate Students

Filed in Scholarships by on January 26, 2022



– Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships –

The Canadian university through the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships invites applications from students who want to undertake their degree program in the institution. Are you interested in pursuing your Postgraduate degree program in Canada? If yes, here’s an opportunity for you.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 2022 for Postgraduate Students

This scholarship program is taken at Canadian Universities with Vanier CGS allocation. Without exception, the Vanier CGS is tenable only at the eligible Canadian institution that submitted the nomination.

Foreign citizens like Nigerians are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.

Eligible Countries


Type: PhD

Areas of Research

• Health research

Natural sciences and/or engineering research

Social sciences and humanities research


• Applicants must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation.

• Applicants must be pursuing their first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research programs such as MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component).

• Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding.

• Applicants must not have completed any more than 20 months of doctoral studies 

• Applicants must have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent.

• Candidates are encouraged to contact the University for its Definition of a first-class average.

• Applicants must not have already received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.


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How to Apply

Interested applicants must be nominated by a Canadian Institution with a quota at which they want to study.

Candidates cannot apply directly to the Vanier CGS program.

Check How to be Nominated Here

For More Information, visit the Official Webpage

Scope of Vanier Graduate Course

Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually;

A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.


$50,000 per year

Duration of the Course

3 years (non-renewable)

Scholarships are distributed equally between the three federal granting agencies:

VGC Selection Criteria

Academic Excellence

Research Potential

Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability)

VGC Timelines

July – November 2021 Applicants seek a nominating institution, prepare and submit an application package.
Internal Deadline (varies) Deadline to submit an application to the nominating institution. Contact the nominating institution for a specific date.
November 2, 2021 (20:00 EST) Deadline for institutions to submit nominations to the Vanier CGS program.
November 2021 – March 2022 Review and evaluation of nominations.
Early April 2022 Anticipated notification of results. Nominees will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
May 1, 2022, September 1, 2022, or January 1, 2023 Payments begin.


The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.


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