9 Fulbright Canada Graduate Studies Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
Fulbright Canada awards offer a unique opportunity for American students to enroll in graduate level programs that explore a wide range of scholarly issues, including important contemporary issues that are relevant to Canada, the United States, and to the relationship between our two countries.
The competition is officially open to all fields and Fulbright Canada is especially keen to support students in the areas of:
- Arctic studies
- Artificial intelligence
- Economics, business, and finance
- Canadian-American relations
- Energy and environmental studies
- Indigenous studies
- Law, public policy, and political science
- Public health
- Pure and applied sciences
- Shared priorities of our two governments (please refer to Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership)
All applicants are required to demonstrate the relevance of their projects to Fulbright Canada's mandate, which is to enhance mutual understanding between our two countries.
Grants typically coincide with the academic year (September to May).
Fall Orientation is an annual event which brings the new cohort of U.S. Fulbright Students and Fulbright Scholars to Canada together for a program of professional and personal development in Canada’s national capital, Ottawa, Ontario.
American applicants who plan to enroll in a graduate level program (Master’s or Ph.D.) at a university in Canada.
Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to taking up grant.
Applicants who will have received a Ph.D. by December 31, 2023, should apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Degree Level of Applicant
Special Application Instructions
Fulbright Canada is not involved in university admissions. Candidates must apply directly for acceptance to their Canadian graduate program and are recommended to do this coincident with their application for a Fulbright award.
Foreign Language Proficiency
If enrolling at a francophone institution, French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the institution. Foreign Language Evaluation should be by a college level French language instructor. For further information, please contact Fulbright Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Affiliation may be with any accredited university in Canada.
Official government of Canada website for international students looking to study or research in Canada: www.educanada.ca
To search for Canadian universities and academic programs, please visit: www.universitystudy.ca
Applicants are encouraged to have a fallback position. For more information, refer to the guidelines in the application.
Finalists must provide a letter of acceptance to the degree program prior to Fulbright grant start.
US$25,000 fixed sum for one nine-month academic year (September to May). The award is meant to help offset tuition, fees, cost of living, and related expenses.
This grant will help support your first year of studies. Note it is not renewable.
A number of Canadian universities offer competitive graduate awards that can supplement the Fulbright Canada award. In addition, some provinces provide direct awards for enrolled graduate students who hold external awards such as a Fulbright grant. Tuition waivers are extremely rare at Canadian universities.
Grantees are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and are encouraged to contact their host institution’s office for international students for assistance in securing housing. Many Canadian universities have off-campus housing services for students.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright/John R. Oishei Award: This award is available for an American student who is from Buffalo, NY, permanently residing in the greater Buffalo area, or studying in Buffalo. Applicants interested in pursuing their studies in the fields of business, health care, education, and cultural, social or civic needs of the community are eligible. The Foundation gives priority to innovative, creative, and time-limited programs or projects. All qualified applicants will be considered; special notation on the application is not required.
Enrichment Opportunities: An integral part of the program includes Fulbright Canada enrichment opportunities, which are available to Fulbright Canada alumni on a competitive basis. Of note is the Mobility Program, which includes Fall Orientation in the nation's capital, and the Professional Development Program which encourages travel to a different city or region of Canada during your residential exchange. Other opportunities, such as the Community Action Program and the Community Leadership Program are also available.