Biomedical Engineering is a promising field that has tremendous potential for those looking to make an impact in the healthcare industry. Thankfully, there are several scholarships available for students who wish to study this topic in Canada.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) offers various research awards in biomedical engineering and related fields. This includes the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Award, Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, Vanier CGS Program, which are all merit-based scholarships designed to provide financial support for students pursuing advanced research studies within natural sciences and engineering. You must have an eligible professor as your supervisor before submitting your application. Be sure to read through their guidelines thoroughly so you can maximize your chances of success with any specific award you’re interested in applying for.
In addition to NSERC scholarships, there are also many other funding options available such as industry partners or private foundations grants like the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Furthermore, numerous universities across the country offer internal departmental awards or fellowships tailored specifically for graduate students specializing in Biomedical Engineering each year including McGill University’s BMO Financial Group $40K FOR LIFE Awards which provide exceptional doctoral candidates with up to $40K per year over four years as well as University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Doctoral Awards totaling up to $35K annually based on academic merit and potential contributions towards health technology innovation projects led by faculty members from UofT’s Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME). Lastly you may want consider private loan/funding services offered by banks such as TD Bank that may be able to help finance tuition fees if all other sources aren’t viable options at this time.
With hard work and determination it is possible secure funding when studying biomedical engineering here in Canada! Best wishes on your journey!
I need to stay in Canada this year but I desperately need a scholarship. My area of study is Biomedical Engineering.