The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has made the following scholarships available:

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)
  • Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship                                  
  • Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program
  • Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program

This page outlines the process for ELAP, Canada-CHILE, Canada-CARICOM Leadership and Canada-CARICOM Faculty scholarships.

Note: All applications must be submitted to the CIE. Applicants who apply independently will not be considered.


Before you start Determine your admissions status
Scholarship funding Scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study
Eligibility Candidates must be citizens of and currently attending school in of one of the eligible countries
How to apply Step-by-step application instructions
Important dates Submit your application by March 6, 2019
Additional resources Find more information
Contact us Email the CIE

Before you start

Determine your admissions status:


  • Coursework exchange (you must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)


  • Research exchange (you must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)

  • Coursework exchange (you must be nominated by your H.I. before applying)


If your H.I. is not a partner or you did not receive a nomination from your H.I., you are eligible for the following options:


  • Research – This option is not available.


Scholarship funding

Scholarship value varies depending on the duration and level of study. All amounts are in CAD.


  • $7,200 for a minimum four months or one academic term of study/research


  • $7,200 for a minimum four months or one academic term of study/research
  • $9,700 for a period of five to six months of study/research

Additionally, selected recipients will be invited to participate in a study tour focused on Global Affairs Canada’s key priority areas such as democratic and accountable governance, human rights, the environment, diversity and Indigenous peoples.


Candidates must be citizens of and currently attending school in of one of the following eligible countries:

Caribbean: Anguillan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos

Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

North America: Mexico

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

IMPORTANT: You do not need to specify which award you are applying to. You will be considered for all scholarships that are best suited to you as determined by the Canadian Bureau for International Education and eligibility.

Applicants must:

  • Engage in full-time studies or research as defined by the University of Toronto
  • Be proficient in English before arrival in Canada
  • Understand that pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or other health fields are excluded from clinical training or clinically-oriented research involving direct patient-care
  • Not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada
  • Be enrolled in courses and arrive in Canada by September for the fall semester or by January for the winter semester
  • Understand that those conducting research must arrive in Canada for the uptake of their award between June 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020. Failure to arrive during this time may result in the cancellation of the scholarship. In exceptional cases, and with prior approval from DFATD, the arrival deadline may be extended to March 1, 2020.
  • Ensure that they have appropriate health insurance for the full duration of the scholarship, as per the policies of the Canadian institution
  • Focus primarily on full-time studies or research during their stay in Canada

How to apply

  1. Apply for admission to U of T.
  2. Apply for the scholarship by:
    1. Filling out the Intake Form
    2. Sending the following documents in one of the following formats: .pdf, .jpg, .doc, .docx, .txt or .gif to ​Each document must be smaller than 5MB.
    • Proof of Citizenship: Passport or National Identity document only with valid dates – NO other forms accepted
    • Proof of full-time enrolment: A letter in English from home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months confirming that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program, will continue to be enrolled upon their return and what the expected completion date is
    • Letter of intent from candidate: A letter in English from the candidate describing the nature of their research or studies to be undertaken and explaining the rationale for study in Canada and for the choice of institution, the program and supervisor. The candidate must also indicate how the proposed program of study or research will relate to their future career. (max. 1 page)
    • Letter of Support from Home Institution: A letter in English from the candidate’s instructor, professor or international director on the institution’s official letterhead explaining the nature of study and how the candidate and the home institution will benefit from this scholarship program. (max. 1 page)
    • Letter of invitation from the Canadian Supervisor: Applications for graduate students must include a letter from the Canadian supervisor indicating their willingness to support and mentor the candidate. This letter must be on institutional letterhead, be in English or in French, be signed and demonstrate the support for the candidate during the exchange period and demonstrate how the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers will benefit. (max. 1 page)
    • Privacy Notice Statement: A copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants dated and signed by candidate.

Only applications submitted directly to the University of Toronto, Centre for International Experience will be considered. All individual applicants including students and faculty cannot apply and must apply through the CIE.

Important dates

All applications are due to the CIE by March 6, 2019 by 9 a.m. EST.

Additional resources

Visit the Global Affairs Canada website for more information.

Contact us

For admissions questions, please contact appropriate office indicated at the top of this page.

For funding questions, contact