Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program

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Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships are facilitated through institutional collaborations and student exchange agreements between Canadian institutions and institutions in the CARICOM. These agreements are created between colleges, technical or vocation institutions and universities. Students or researchers, hereby referred to as "candidates", remain registered as full time students in their home institution during this exchange.
Canadian post-secondary institutions
Canadian institutions are:
  • responsible for submitting applications on behalf of candidates from institutions in CARICOM member states; and
  • encouraged to promote the opportunity to faculty and staff, as well as to partner institutions in the CARICOM.
Canadian institutions with successful candidates:
  • should identify a single person responsible for the administration of the contribution agreement and another person with delegated signing authority; and
  • will receive contribution funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) to disburse as scholarships to recipients.
 Candidates from CARICOM countries
Candidates interested in this scholarship program should contact their home institution to:
  • make their interest known;
  • find out if there is an existing institutional collaboration or exchange agreement with a Canadian institution; and
  • request information about the application process and selection criteria specific to the Canadian institution.
Selected candidates are encouraged to:
  • ensure that they fulfill the requirements of the Canadian institution including academic requirements and language proficiency;
  • initiate the process for tthe ransfer of credits to their home institution as soon as their Canadian courses have been identified;
  • follow the procedures as outlined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (generally a study permit is required for course work and a work permit is required for research); and
  • contact alumni of the program through their home institution for advice and a local perspective on the scholarship experience.
Non-Canadian institutions
Non-Canadian institutions are encouraged to:
  • communicate with partner institutions in Canada to confirm or explore new student exchange agreements;
  • promote the program through their international offices;
  • identify strong academic candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution; and
  • provide the candidates' names to the Canadian partner institution, which is responsible for submitting the scholarship applications.
Application form and Details can be found at :http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/cclsp-pblcc.aspx?lang=eng
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