Researching Scholarships for Over-Seas...

Researching Scholarships for Over-Seas Education

by Susan Huebert
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Going to university or college after high school can lead to many good career opportunities, but it can also be expensive. Many scholarships are available for people studying in Canada, but what if you want to go overseas? They might be hard to find, but money is available for Canadian students who want to enroll in programs overseas. This kind of financial help can make it much easier for people to manage the costs of an education.

One of the problems with finding scholarships for post-secondary studies, whether at home or elsewhere is that they come from many different places. Information on many of them could be gathered together into one website or it could be spread out over many different websites, and students might have to search each one to find the information they need.

Often, the first place to look is on university or trade school websites. The University of Windsor, for example, has links to various scholarships in areas such as child and family health or the German language, as well as for students planning to study in places like Japan or Australia. Trade schools and community colleges might also have scholarships or bursaries, although their focus tends to be local rather than international.

Another good source of information is the government. Several websites are available for basic information, such as the Global Affairs Canada website or the Canadian Bureau for International Education. Some of these scholarships might have many applicants, and it can be very important to make sure that you have the proper paperwork and that you fit as many of the requirements as possible.

Some scholarships offer full tuition for students, but others offer only a smaller amount to help the students get started. However, even a small amount of money can help, especially with all of the expenses for food, housing, clothes, and other needs.

Are you thinking of studying overseas? You should probably start to make a list of everything that you are likely to need and try to calculate how much it will cost to live and still pay for tuition and other expenses. If you study in your home town, you can probably save money by living with your parents or other relatives, but that might not be possible overseas.

Once you know approximately how much money you are likely to need, you will have a better idea of whether or not a scholarship will be enough to pay your costs. Some scholarships can be delayed for a year or more. If you need to earn some extra money for your schooling, taking time to work after high school could help.

Studying overseas may be expensive; however, scholarships from the government, universities, and other organizations can help- do your research and don’t give up!


Canadian Bureau for International Education. “Scholarships for Canadians.” http://www.cbie.ca/what-we-do/scholarship-management-services/scholarships-for-canadians/.

International Scholarships. “International Scholarship Opportunities for Canadians.” http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/opportunities-opportunites.aspx?lang=eng.

International Scholarships. “Scholarships for Canadians.” https://w03.international.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/scholarshipcdn-boursecdn.aspx?lang=eng.

University of Windsor. “International Scholarships for Canadians Going Overseas.” http://www1.uwindsor.ca/sia/international-scholarships-for-canadians-going-overseas.

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