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International Student- Can I get a scholarship for masters?

  1. Jan 14, 2016 #1
    Hello Everyone,
    I am a 3r year physics student, and I am finishing my undergrad in Brazil. But I want to go to Canada to do my masters. However, I need a scholarship which covers my fees and basics needs, otherwise I cannot afford on my own.
    My options are: University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute, University of Ottawa and University of Toronto.

    I have studied at uOttawa for 1 year and a half, I was sponsored by my government, unfortunately I cannot be sponsored again in my masters.

    So, I want information regarding my chances of being accepted. I am really afraid, I heard it is very difficult since the fees of international students are way too expensive.

    I really appreaciate if you guys can give me any advice.

    Do I have to be a A+ student and to have papers published in my major to get accepted?
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  3. Jan 14, 2016 #2


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    Masters degrees in Canada normally come with some degree of financial support - a combination of a stipend and a teaching or research assistanceship. Most schools will post the level of financial support that students can expect somewhere on their webpage, although you might have to poke around a little bit. If you can't find that information, contact the department directly via email and they should be able to give you an answer.

    Acceptance rates depend on a lot of different factors. Generally speaking you don't need to have a perfect average and publications to be accepted somewhere, but a lot can depend on who else enters the pool and how many spots are available in the first place.
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