Government of Canada Doctoral Research Scholarships for Foreign Students, 2019


Each year the Government of Canada offers doctoral research scholarships in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields for international students.
International students except Canada can apply for these scholarships.

Doctoral research scholarships program for foreign students (DE) aimed at foreign students who had been preselected by a Québec university and who wish to carry out their doctoral studies in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.

About the Scholarships
The Doctoral Research Scholarships Program for Foreign Students (DE) of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) aims to stimulate international student’s interest in beginning or pursuing doctoral studies in Québec and provide financial support to leading international Ph.D. candidates in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.



To be eligible, applicants must specialize in the following areas:
Information and communication technologies
• Health technologies
• Nanotechnologies

The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is 21,000 $. Within the eligibility period of twelve semesters or 48 months, a scholarship holder may receive a maximum of twelve installments for a total of 84,000 $. Each payment of up to 7 000 $ covers a period of four months or one semester.

The 11th and 12th installments are conditional on the initial deposit of the thesis before the end of the 12th financed semester.

1. International students except from Canada can apply for these scholarships.

2. Entrance Requirements: Applicants must:
i. Meet all eligibility criteria by the competition deadline;
ii. Have been preselected by a Québec university.
iii. Not have obtained a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from the Ministère de l’Education et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) or from one of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
iv. Not be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
v. Not have submitted an application for permanent residence under Canadian immigration laws.

English Language Requirements:

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

November 1, 2018

Application Process

Preselected applicants will have to create an account in the FRQnet website. The FRQNT will then communicate with all of the preselected candidates so they can fill out an electronic form in the FRQnet system. Applicants may consult the document:

    Instructions for completing an application in the Toolbox.

For more details on the application process, click here


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