The SEED program aims to reduce poverty in the developing countries of ASEAN and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Students’ applications must therefore be directly aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

About the Canada-ASEAN Scholarship

Only Canadian institutions can submit applications to EduCanada. Therefore, students must first submit their application documents to Concordia University. Concordia will then apply for the scholarship on the student’s behalf.

Scholarship value & duration

Scholarship values vary depending on the duration and level of study:

  • $10,200 CAD for college, undergraduate or graduate students (master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • $12,700 CAD for graduate students (master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research; or
  • $15,900 CAD for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.

Eligible expenses

Scholarship funds should be used towards:

  • visa and/or study/work permit fees;
  • airfare for the scholarship recipient only via the most direct and economical route;
  • health insurance;
  • living expenses, such as accommodation, utilities and food;
  • ground transportation, including a public transportation pass; and
  • books and supplies required for the recipient’s study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.

EduCanada assessment

Eligible and complete applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • the linkage of the proposed research or study that the student will undertake in Canada to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • the candidate’s commitment to use their proposed research or studies in Canada to help combat poverty and narrow the development gap in the ASEAN region;
  • merit of the research or study to be undertaken in Canada;
  • benefit to the home institution and peers;
  • benefit to the Canadian institution, supervisor and peers;
  • strength of the linkages to be created through the proposed exchange; and
  • rankings submitted by the Canadian institution.

Application process


Assessing your scholarship application

Scholarship application inquiries

Contact Concordia International, christine.archer@concordia.ca.

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