The Prime-minister of Canada recently announces the International Development Scholarship program. This initiative by the Canadian government aims to provide quality graduate scholarships, tailored professional training, and technical and professional training opportunities. Prime Minister Trudeau made the statement while in Kigali, Rwanda, for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Eligible participants of this scholarship program include the members of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, the Commonwealth, and Small Island Developing States. Not to miss; Sub-Saharan African developing nations are also on the list. Education scholarships and grants have proven to become a way to build better diplomatic relationships with relevant economies. The International Development Scholarship 2030 replaces the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program which ended this year. Participating nations in the Francophonie Program are also eligible to apply for the new scholarship. So this new study scholarship will be a continuation of Canada’s support for de La Francophonie nations as well.
Combating educational inequality in developing nations, particularly among women is the main strategy of this scholarship. Besides this, reaching about 7000 students from 24 participating nations is also a key target of this program. Study area under this scholarship falls under UN SDG’s and STEM. Alongside these other areas include green and blue economy, governance, and administration.
236 colleges and universities in Canada, 62 of which are francophone, will be utilized by the Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030. Canada has set a fund of $80 million for this purpose. Other details regarding this scholarship are not out yet. Subscribe to our blogs at Agentcis to get the latest updates on the high education industry news.