Do I get scholarship in Canada for Masters? With 8.56 CGPA and IELTS 6.5?

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Priya Singhania

Priya Singhania

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It is possible to get a scholarship for a master's program in Canada with a GPA of 8.56 and an IELTS score of 6.5, but it may depend on a number of factors such as the specific program and institution you are applying to, the competitiveness of the scholarship, and any additional qualifications or experiences you may have.

Generally, universities in Canada have specific requirements for admission to their graduate programs, which may include minimum GPA and English language proficiency scores. It is worth noting that these requirements may vary from one program to another, so it is best to check the specific requirements for the program you are interested in.

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for admission, you may also need to meet any additional criteria set by the scholarship program you are applying for. These may include academic achievements, research experience, community service, or other factors that demonstrate your potential for success in your field of study.

It is also worth considering other options for funding your studies, such as student loans, part-time work, or assistantships. You may also want to consider reaching out to the financial aid office at the institution you are interested in attending to see if they have any resources or assistance available.

There are a number of universities in Canada that offer fully funded scholarships for master's degree programs. Some examples include:

  1. University of Toronto
  2. University of British Columbia
  3. McGill University:
  4. University of Alberta
  5. University of Ottawa

It is worth noting that these are just a few examples, and there are many other universities in Canada that offer fully funded scholarships for international students. You can always come back and ask for any specific doubts that you have.


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Nandini Chauhan

Nandini Chauhan

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Honestly, To be admitted to a Master's program in Canada, you need to have achieved a minimum of at least 70% in your Bachelor's degree. Since you mentioned a 6.5 CGPA that is quite on the lower side.

Many Canadian universities have scholarships based on academic merit that would consider your strong CGPA. However, your IELTS score is sufficient for general admissions or might be a bit low for the more competitive scholarships that require higher English proficiency.

If looking for masters, So my advice to you go for European countries like Germany, Eastern Europe, Australia, UK & Canada as well you can try for it.

Apart from this, For scholarships to study abroad with a lower GPA, there are various options available across different countries:

  • Semester at Sea offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000 and accepts students with a GPA as low as 2.5.
  • ISA by WorldStrides Diversity Scholarship provides awards between $2,500 and $5,000 for students which might be an option even if GPA isn't the strongest aspect of an application.
  • Global Experiences Generation Study Abroad Scholarship offers up to $3,000, catering especially to those underrepresented in study abroad programs.
  • The MPOWER Financing Global Citizens Fund supports refugee, DACA, and international students in Canada with scholarships up to C$10,000, focusing on broader aspects of the applicant's background rather than just academic performance.
  • The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, which provides $1,000, does not have a GPA requirement.
  • The Unigo $10K Scholarship in the US does not require a specific GPA but instead focuses on a 250-word essay response, offering another pathway for students who may excel in areas other than academics.


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Darak Sarita

Darak Sarita

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Yes, you can potentially secure a scholarship for your Master's in Canada with an 8.56 CGPA and an IELTS score of 6.5. Start by researching specific requirements for scholarships at your target institutions. Look into various avenues such as government-funded scholarships and university-specific awards.

Enhancing your IELTS score could improve your chances, and crafting a strong application tailored to your achievements and goals is crucial. Networking with alumni and professors can also provide valuable insights and opportunities. 


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