Scholarship Value and Duration
Funding for Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).
The Canadian institution will receive funding from DFATD for all successful candidates (students and researchers) in the form of a contribution agreement and will be responsible for providing the funds to scholarship recipients.
The scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. The scholarship value for students is:
- $7,200 CAN for college, undergraduate or graduate (Master’s and PhD) students for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
- $9,700 CAN for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five or six months of study or research; or
- $14,700 CAN for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months of study or research.
In addition to the funds allocated to the recipients by DFATD, the Canadian host institution may also claim $300 CAN per scholarship recipient to assist with administrative costs once the scholarship recipient arrives in Canada.
Canadian institutions will disburse scholarship funds to the scholarship recipient to contribute to the following costs:
- visa and/or study/work permit fees;
- airfare, for the scholarship recipient only, to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship;
- health insurance;
- living expenses;
- ground transportation expenses, including a monthly bus pass; and
- books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Contribution Agreement, funding will be disbursed by a cheque issued to the Canadian institution upon receiving the following documents:
- the Contribution Agreement signed by both the designated authority at the Canadian institution and the designated authority at DFATD; and
- a Cash Flow Statement submitted by the Canadian institution to coincide with the arrival of the scholarship recipients to Canada.
Funds will be disbursed to the scholarship recipients according to the Canadian institution’s internal processes and in conformity with the Contribution Agreement concluded between DFATD and the Canadian institution.
The Canadian institution will retain proof of scholarship payments to the recipient(s) and other documents required as further outlined in the Contribution Agreement concluded between DFATD and the Canadian institution.
Should a recipient not take up the scholarship, all funds, including the administrative fee, must be returned to DFATD through the scholarship program administrator, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).