Carleton University awards scholarships tenable at the University, in the Fall/Winter session of the year of offer to entrance and in-course full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated a high potential for university studies. The intention of the scholarship policy is to recognize, attract and provide incentives for excellence.

If you have been admitted to Carleton with an admission average of 80 percent or better, you will automatically be considered for one of our Entrance Scholarships. Carleton offers an array of scholarships to students in program as well.

Applicants can also apply for financial assistance in the form of a bursary — a monetary award that is granted on the basis of financial need. A Carleton University Entrance Bursary will provide you with additional funds and will help you meet the direct educational costs of your first-year studies.

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

Scholarship Opportunities 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. The 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 objective in establishing this program is to attract recent PhD graduates to do research in Canada. 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) is designed to provide research opportunities to promising recent doctoral graduates in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. Fellowships are not offered to professional artists nor to those wishing to do clinical research and training involving patient-care.  Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously studied in Canada under a Canadian government scholarship.

Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship Committee to an outstanding international student from an African country. Eligible recipients will be full-time students proceeding from one year to another in any program of study at Carleton University. Consideration will be given to students in financial need. Application is required. If an undergraduate student is selected, the scholarship will be awarded by the Director of Undergraduate Awards and Financial Aid, if a graduate student is selected, the scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Endowed in 2005 by friends, family and colleagues in honour of Richard J. Van Loon, Carleton’s 10th President.