The objective of the Canada Gradate Scholarships Masters program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

Scholarship information

Value $17,500 for 12 months
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility Information on eligibility can be found on the program website.
Application Process

Eligible students can apply to up to three institutions by completing and submitting an application within the Research Portal, and will include:

  • a Canadian Common CV
  • A completed application form (Research Portal)

For a detailed look at how to complete the application process, check out the program's resources and guides.


Up-to-date and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate studies must be included in the application.

UNB students can order official copies online.


Deadline for applications to be submitted within the Research Portal is December 1 annually.

A full timeline of events can be found on our Tricouncil page.

Selection Criteria

Applications are reviewed based on Academic Excellence, Research Potential and Personal Characteristics and Interpersonal Skills.

A detailed breakdown on selection criteria can be found on the program website.


Results are released to all students on April 1 annually and can be viewed in the Research Portal.

Workshops and information sessions

The School of Graduate Studies puts on a number of workshops and information sessions each year on the application process.

Our 2020-21 application workshop has already taken place, but if you missed it, take a look at the presentation slides.

For more information on when workshops will be taking place, keep an eye on our upcoming workshops.