Below is information on scholarships for students who wish to study or do research in Canada. If you are looking for scholarships available for outgoing Carleton exchange students, please read our funding page.

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Richard Van Loon Scholarship ($5,000) Fall

Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship Committee, this scholarship is intended for an outstanding international student from an African country. Eligible recipients will be full-time students proceeding from one year to another in any program at Carleton University with a valid study permit. Consideration will be given to students in financial need.  More details and application form can be found here.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.

Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship ($10,000)

The Government of Ontario has established the Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship to support students attending Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges and universities. The scholarships are awarded to students through their college or university based on merit and financial need beginning in September 2022.

Carleton University has been provided four (4) competitive scholarships to be awarded based on financial need and merit, which includes academic achievement, community service and/or perseverance of dedication to their education, to full-time students impacted by the Ukrainian conflict or students impacted by other conflicts.

The scholarships are valued at $10,000 each for the 2022-2023 academic year only (cannot be deferred to a later academic year). Full information and eligibility can be found here.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2022.

Marie Odette Gabrielle Clay Memorial Award ($1,300)

Awarded annually to an undergraduate international student, who is a) proceeding from one year to another, and b) has been involved in student life. Recipients are selected by members of the International Student Services Office.

Donor: Friends and family of Marie Odette Gabrielle Clay, B.A. 1988. Endowed 2000.

The Deadline for this Award has passed.  Successful recipient will be contacted by the Awards Office early April 2022.

International House Award ($700)

Awarded to an international undergraduate student who is a) in his/her graduating year attending Carleton University on a student visa who, and b) in addition to maintaining the academic levels of the degree program, has been an active participant in extracurricular activities in the University. Recipients are selected by members of the International Student Services Office.

Donor: International House. Endowed 1972.

The Deadline for this Award has passed.  Successful recipient will be contacted by the Awards Office early April 2022.


Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)

The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship provides students from post-secondary institutions located in Latin America and the Caribbean with short-term exchange opportunities for study in Canadian post-secondary institutions.

The Emerging Leaders in Americas Program is facilitated through the student exchange agreements Carleton has established with specific Latin American and Caribbean institutions and is administered by the International Student Services Office (ISSO) on behalf of Global Affairs Canada.

The 2022-2023 ELAP program is now closed.

For additional scholarship opportunities outside of the GAC International Scholarships Program, please visit the websites below which may include scholarship mechanisms of interest to you.


Other Scholarship Options

Visit the Awards Office site for student scholarship, bursary and loan information.   The Awards Office is located on 2nd floor of Robertson Hall or you can email awards@carleton.ca 

For additional scholarship opportunities outside of the DFATD International Scholarships Program, please visit the websites below which may include scholarship mechanisms of interest to you.

For Canadian and International Students and Faculty:

For Canadian Students and Faculty Only:

For International Students and Faculty Only:

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.