The Canada Student Loans Program is an important contributor
in the assisting of students who do not have sufficient resources
to pursue their studies. The program provides loan guarantees
and, in the case of full-time students, interest subsidies to
help meet the cost of studies at the post-secondary level. Each
province also offers additional programs for loans and bursaries.
Another federal initiative, that has taken effect in the year
2000, is the Canada Millennium Scholarships. Through
an initial endowment of $2.5 billion, this program aims to provide
scholarships to more than 100,000 students each year over 10 years.
This represents the largest single investment the federal government
has ever made in its commitment to supporting universal access
to post-secondary education. Scholarships will average $3,000
a year, and individuals can receive up to $15,000 over a maximum
of four academic years. These scholarships could halve the debt
load that recipients would otherwise face. For more information
visit : http://www.millenniumscholarships.ca
Scholarships are also available for academic short-term
study. You should check with your school counselor or international/study
abroad office at your college or university for more information.
Some countries allow students to use their government funding
to study abroad.
For more information on awards and exchanges provided
by the Canadian government:
For international scholarships visit: http://www.scholarships-bourses-ca.org/