If you want to do a Masters/PhD in Canada, and you really need a scholarship, you should consider applying to these 15 schools. (We call them the U15 Universities).

Below, you will see links to ALL the Undergraduate and Graduate (Masters/Ph.D.) programs they have. Check the requirements, apply, and share with others….. There is enough space for everyone.

There are entrance scholarships in most (if not all) of these schools, and you don’t need a separate application for this.

  • You are considered based on info/docs submitted for admission.
  • The scholarship condition, amount, and availability may depend on the program you applied for.

I refer to the U15 universities as Canada’s heavy-pocket universities. They:

  • Receive 79% of all allocated funding.
  • Undertake 80% of all Canadian research worth $8.5 billion yearly.
  • Contribute more than $36 billion to the Canadian economy yearly.
  • Produce more than 75% of all Doctorates awarded.

U15 are your go-to universities for scholarships in Canada. They are:

1) University of Toronto:

Research Income: $1.3 billion.

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 90,075

Number of international students: 19,190

2) University of British Columbia:

Research Income: $658 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 64,800

Number of international students: 17,225

3) University of Montreal:

Research Income: $567 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 67,390

Number of international students: 10,000

4) McGill University:

Research Income: $515 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 40,035

Number of international students: 12,535

5) University of Alberta:

Research Income: $513 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 38,310

Number of international students: 7,865

6) University of Calgary:

Research Income: $488 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 33,100

Number of international students: 4,305

7) Laval University:

Research Income: $404 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 42,710

Number of international students: 5,665

8) McMaster University:

Research Income: $380 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 31,845

Number of international students: 3,525

9) University of Ottawa:

Research Income: $313 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 42,255

Number of international students: 7,150

10) Western University:

Research Income: $239 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 31,170

Number of international students: 4,570

11) University of Waterloo:

Research Income: $224 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 40,000

Number of international students: 9,000

12) University of Manitoba:

Research Income: $212 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 29,620

Number of international students: 5,590

13) Queen’s University:

Research Income: $176 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 26,650

Number of international students: 3,405

14) University of Saskatchewan:

Research Income: $176 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 25,705

Number of international students: 3,405

15) Dalhousie University:

Research Income: $168 million

Graduate Programs here

Undergraduate Programs here

Total Enrolment: 19,555

Number of international students: 4,695

While these are not the only universities in Canada, they are the schools that will increase your chances of getting a scholarship. Other schools you can also check are:

Check the program requirements, prepare a strong application, and apply!

If you are looking for information on how to prepare a strong application, I made a post on how to apply for admissions in Canadian universities earlier. And it contains useful information on the documents you will need for the admission application, and how to prepare a strong application.

You will find the post here.

All the best!

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