Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED)

International Students who are looking to study in Canada are presented with this opportunity to immigrate and study in Canada this 2021-2022 academic session. Students who are from member states of the association of Southeast Asian Nations institutions and are applying to study or are currently enrolled for an undergraduate and graduate program are eligible to apply for this program.

The cost of studying in Canada is not the cheapest, but it is affordable. And now students have the opportunity to obtain scholarships and grants to help them pay their tuitions, which means they only have to worry about feeding costs in school.

This scholarship is also funded by Global Affairs Canada also known as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Students applying to any school in Canada are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The institution will receive funds from DFATD for every candidate that successfully enrolls, this would mean that each institution in Canada with students that applied for this scholarship will be responsible for providing the scholarship funds for the recipients.

Requirements to Apply

who have obtained Canadian citizenship or who have applied for permanent residency in Canada are not eligible;

already participating in an exchange scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada are not eligible;

already enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college are not eligible;

must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in an eligible country and paying any tuition fees regulated by that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of the exchange;

must take the responsibility for applying for a study or work permit (generally a study permit is required for course work and a work permit is required for research);

must choose a field of study or research that is aligned with, and contributes to, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and

must submit a letter of intent (maximum one page) outlining how the chosen field of study or research contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and how the candidate will apply the learning to help combat poverty and narrow the development gap in the ASEAN region. The candidate letter of intent must include the following:

A brief description of the chosen field of study or research;

A brief explanation of how the chosen field of study or research is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;

An identification of which Sustainable Development Goal(s) the chosen field of study or research is aligned with;

For candidates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam: please provide a brief explanation of how you plan to use the learning in Canada to help combat poverty in your home country;

For candidates from Brunei and Singapore: please provide a brief explanation of how you plan to use the learning in Canada to help combat poverty in one of the other eight ASEAN countries listed under item 4 above.

For college and undergraduate applications, a written institutional collaboration and student exchange agreement or memorandum of understanding between the Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution is mandatory.

For graduate applications, an inter-institutional agreement is desirable but not mandatory. If there is no existing exchange agreement, graduate applications which involve a new or established collaboration between professors from a Canadian institution and the candidate’s home institution will be accepted.

Applications submitted directly by a candidate or their home institution will not be accepted.

Scholarships cannot be deferred and are not renewable.

Candidates who have previously received a scholarship under the Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development will not be considered for another SEED scholarship.

Scholarships are not taxable by the Government of Canada for either the Canadian institution or the scholarship recipient.

Check Out More Eligibility on the Scholarship Website https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/asean-anase.aspx?lang=eng#

Application Procedure

Candidates:

should first contact their home institution;

must submit a letter of intent that explains how their studies/research in Canada will enable them to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in their future career to help combat poverty and narrow the development gap in the ASEAN region; and

do not apply on their own behalf.

Supporting Documents

  • Proof of full-time enrolment: a letter in English or French from the home institution, on official letterhead, dated within the last six months, confirming that the candidate is currently enrolled in a full-time program and will continue to be enrolled upon their return and providing the expected completion date of the degree
  • Proof of citizenship: a copy of the candidate’s passport or national identity document with valid dates.
  • Letter of intent from the candidate: a letter in English or French explaining how undertaking the study/research in Canada will empower the student to apply the learning to address the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and how they intend to use this learning to help combat poverty and narrow the development gap in the ASEAN region in their future career. In the letter of intent, candidates must identify the Sustainable Development Goal that their proposed study or research in Canada would contribute to (maximum one page).
  • Letter of support from the home institution
  • 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
  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution

Click Here To Apply https://www.educanada.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/asean-anase.aspx?lang=eng#