Scholarships in Canada

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Program 2022/2023

Canada Graduate Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Program 2022/2023 provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.

The Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Program 2022/2023 supports up to 3,000 students annually in all disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the institutional level, under the guidance of the three agencies. Students submit their application to the institution at which they intend to hold their award using the Research Portal.

Scholarship Value

The scholarship is valued at $17,500 for 12 months, cannot be renewed

Scholarship Level


Number of Available Scholarships

The number of Scholarships is not stated.

Opportunity Type



Eligible Nationalities


Application process

To apply to the Canada Graduate Scholarship Masters program, you must complete and submit an application to up to three institutions using the Research Portal. You should consult the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program: Instructions for completing an application.

Application Deadline

December 1, before 8:00 p.m. (ET). Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline using the This link will take you to another Web siteResearch Portal. If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be submitted by the following business day before 8:00 p.m. (ET).

  • As the application deadline approaches, delays may occur due to a high volume of users on the Research Portal, which may prevent the timely submission of your application. Requests to submit late applications will not be accepted.

Result deadline

Competition results will be available in the This link will take you to another Web siteResearch Portal as of April 1.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must

  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) as of the application deadline date
  • be enrolled in, have applied for or will apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s or doctoral level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation
  • respect the internal deadline to apply for admission for your intended program of study—contact the faculty of graduate studies (or its equivalent) at the selected Canadian institution(s) for more detailed information
  • have completed, as of December 31 of the year of application
    • either between 0 and 12 months of full-time studies (or full-time equivalent) in the program for which you are requesting funding, which may be one of the following:
      • a master’s program
      • a doctoral program that you are entering directly from a bachelor’s program without having ever been enrolled in any graduate programs (direct-entry)
      • a combined master’s-doctoral program
      • a master’s program that will transition to an eligible doctoral program, either before or after award activation, with no master’s degree conferred (fast-track)
      • a master’s program for which the degree requirements will be completed before the end of the award, allowing the award to continue into an eligible doctoral program
    • or between 4 and 12 months of full-time study (or full-time equivalent) in an eligible master’s program for which the degree requirements will be completed before activation of the award, allowing it to be activated during the first 12 months of the subsequent doctoral program for which you are requesting funding
  • not have held or be currently holding a CGS M scholarship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent)
    • note that institutions may, at their discretion, accept CGS M applications from individuals who have not obtained a first-class average; contact your proposed host institutions to determine their use of this eligibility criterion
  • submit a maximum of one scholarship (master’s or doctoral) or fellowship application per academic year to either CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC

*Refer to the Tri-agency research training award holder’s guide for details regarding part-time admission.
**All studies credited toward the eligible program will be counted, whether or not they were completed at the degree-granting institution.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence: As demonstrated by past academic results, transcripts, awards and distinctions. Indicators of academic excellence includes; academic record, scholarships and awards held, duration of previous studies, type of program and courses pursued, course load, relative standing (if available).
  • Research Potential: As demonstrated by your research history, your interest in discovery, the proposed research, its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field and any anticipated outcomes

Indicators of research potential include;

i. quality and originality of contributions to research and development

ii. relevance of work experience and academic training to the field of proposed research

iii. significance, feasibility and merit of proposed research

iv. judgment and ability to think critically

v. ability to apply skills and knowledge

vi. initiative and autonomy

vii. research experience and achievements relative to expectations of someone with your academic experience

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