Scholarship and Financial Awards

Carleton University awards Scholarship and Financial Awards and which is tenable at the University, in the Fall/Winter session yearly.
This scholarship and financial awards gears towards an entrance into a full-time undergraduate students  courses and who have demonstrated a high potential for university studies.
The intention of the scholarship policy is to recognize, attract and provide incentives for academic excellence.

If you have been admitted to Carleton with an admission average of 80 percent or better and have been admitted into the Carlton university,  we will automatically consider you for our Entrance Scholarships.

Carleton offers an numerous scholarships to deserving students already running programs as well.

Applicants can also apply for financial assistance in the form of a bursary.

This financial assistance(Entrance Bursary) is a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial needs and provides students with additional  funds that will help them meet the direct educational costs of your first-year studies.

For a deep information on all of Carleton’s scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students, visit the Awards and Financial Aid web site.

Scholarship and financial awards for African Students

College and Undergraduate Student Exchange Program

The Government of Canada offers scholarships as part of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) and Government of Canada Awards (GCA). These scholarships are tenable at recognized Canadian publicly funded universities or colleges that meet the requirements below.

The goal of the College and Undergraduate Student Exchange Program (CUSEP) is to encourage Canadian universities and colleges to expand their exchange programs. The objective is to provide opportunities for students of the eligible countries listed below to participate in existing exchange programs for a period of 4 months.

Graduate Student Exchange Programs

The Government of Canada offers scholarships as part of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) and Government of Canada Awards (GCA). These scholarships are tenable at recognized Canadian publicly funded universities that meet the requirements below.

The goal of the Graduate Students’ Exchange Program (GSEP) is to encourage Canadian universities to develop or expand their exchange programs.

Their objective is to provide opportunities for students of the eligible countries listed below to participate in exchange programs for a period of 4 to 6 months.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

As part of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) and the Government of Canada Awards (GCA), the Government of Canada offers one-year post-doctoral research fellowships tenable at recognized public Canadian universities and affiliated research institutes only.

The Government’s main objective of establishing this program is to attract recent PhD graduates to do research in Canada. And within that, the Government wishes to support research that clearly advances the scholar’s own career and that is useful to Canada or to the research team within which the scholar proposes to work.

The Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Program (PDRF) gears to provide research opportunities to promising recent doctoral graduates in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

And fellowships are not given to professional artists nor to those wishing to do clinical research and training involving patient-care.

We also give priority  to candidates who did not previously study in Canada under a Canadian government scholarship.

Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship

The Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship Committee, recommends the outstanding international African students/awardees yearly.

Eligible recipients will be full-time students proceeding from one year to another in any program of study at Carleton University.

We give consideration to students in financial need and it requires application.

In a case where we select an undergraduate student, the Director of Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid will award him/her the scholarship but if we select a graduate student , the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research will award him/her the scholarship. 

Eligibility Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship

The Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship is for African students wishing to have an undergraduate and Masters courses in Canada respectively.

  • Must be a citizen of an African country.
  • An international student who have a valid Study Permit for Canada.
  • Must register as a full-time student at Carleton University and be successfully proceeding from one year to another in any program of study.
  • And must also be in good academic standing.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: $5,000

How to Apply:

  1. Please complete all 5 sections of the application form.
  2. Enclose your application with an essay (500-600 words) on the topic provided.
  3. Also with a sealed recommendation from an academic referee.
  4. And a proof of citizenship and a copy of your study permit for Canada

Acceptable referees would include:

Professor who has taught a class you successfully completed
Thesis advisor
Graduate Supervisor
Dean of a Faculty
A Director of a School or Institute
A Chair of a Department or Program

This scholarship came in 2005 from the friends, family and colleagues in honour of Richard J. Van Loon, Carleton’s 10th President.

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