International Development Studies Program

Scholarships and Awards

Information on the International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary’s University is available at:

 Please visit Saint Mary’s Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGSR) website for details and instructions on the application process:



*Deadlines subject to change - Please visit web sites

Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC)
(Various Scholarships Available; Various deadlines)

AUCC Partnerships for Tomorrow Program II
(Travel Grant; Applications must be received by the 28th of each month at least 60 days prior to departure; Balkans & Eastern Europe ONLY)

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
(International learning Grants; Deadline April – subject to change; see website)

Commonwealth Scholarship Plan
(for the pursuit of studies in commonwealth countries; Deadline: October)

FGSR Fellowships & Awards for Studies: Funds available to incoming and current students for studies; available to all FULL TIME students; awards based on merit

FGSR International Research Travel Award: Applications will be made available during winter semester; deadline March 1

Homburg International Mobility Awards
(for Atlantic Province residents; Deadlines March & November)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
(various awards & application deadlines; keep checking this site for updates)

International Mobility Awards
(graduate & undergraduate; Deadlines: March & November)

John G. Bene Award (IDRC) Community Forestry: People and Trees
(Graduate Students; International; Deadline: March 1)

OAS Fellowships & Scholarships
(graduate & undergraduate; various awards & deadlines)

Rotary International
(Various Awards & Deadlines)

Saint Mary's University Financial Aid
(Info on scholarships, bursaries and other financial awards for SMU students)

Scholarships Canada (General)

Shastri: Indo Canadian Institute
(For Masters & PhD research in India; Deadline: June 30)

Social Sciences and Humanities Award (SSHRC)
(Master's Students; $17,500; Deadline: October)

Student Awards (General)

Venus Envy Bursary
(Nova Scotia institutions only; female and transgendered applicants only)