Canada Has C$10m of Student Exchange Scholarships Available

The Government of Canada has launched a C$10million initiative which is aimed at getting students from ASEAN to study in Canada in areas related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Prof Perry Hobson (centre left), PVC-Global Engagement with Ms Bethany Tien Hu Ling (centre right) the Canadian Trade Commissioner, with staff from Taylor’s University and EduCanada at the Lakeside campus
Over the years, many Taylor’s students have articulated from American Degree Program (ADP) to universities in Canada such as Simon Fraser University, Lakehead University, the University of Waterloo and Toronto University amongst others. Taylor’s University is now expanding its semester exchange partners in Canada to universities such as the University of Ottawa. A visit by a group of Canadian institutions to Malaysia was organised by EduCanada, and was hosted at the Lakeside campus. Ms Bethany Tien Hu Ling, the Canadian Trade Commissioner in KL, attended the event and pointed out that the Canadian government has recently launched its Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) to specifically support student exchange.

The scholarships are for short-term studies (up to two academic sessions or eight months) or for research in Canada in fields of study that are relevant to ASEAN’s efforts to narrow the development gap and reduce poverty in Southeast Asia. The C$10million initiative is aimed at students to study in Canada in areas related to the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. Professor Perry Hobson, the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement said that, “I was pleased that the University Placement Centre organised this visit with EduCanada and the Canadian High Commission” adding that, “we hope to be adding a number of new exchange partners in the near future so that students can access the Canada-ASEAN scholarships”. For exchange options click here, for ADP articulation options click here - (Global Matters 2018)