Apply for the Canada ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) 2024

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) initiative aims to eliminate poverty in developing ASEAN countries and contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

These program scholarships and educational exchanges will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The SEED program offers short-term exchange opportunities for students from ASEAN countries. Students can study or do research in post-secondary institutions in Canada, including colleges, undergraduates, and graduate levels.


DFATD will provide financing for all successful candidates in the form of a contribution agreement to the Canadian university where you will carry out your exchange, and the school will be responsible for distributing the cash to scholarship recipients.The scholarship value for students is as follows:

  • An amount worth CAD 10,200 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research
  • Amount worth CAD 12,700 for graduate students (Master’s and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research
  • Am amount worth CAD 15,900 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.

The above scholarship funds will be disbursed by Canadian institutions to the scholarship recipient to help cover the following costs:

  • Your visa and/or study/work permit fees.
  • Funds will cover your airfare to Canada by the most direct and economical route and return airfare upon completion of the scholarship.
  • Coverage for your health insurance while in Canada.
  • Your living expenses to include accommodation, utilities and food for the duration of your stay.
  • Coverage for ground transportation expenses, including a public transportation pass.
  • Expenses related to books and supplies required for your study or research, excluding computers and other equipment.


  • Applicants must be citizens/ Nationals of the following ASEAN member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam.
  • You must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in one of the participating countries at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be able to choose a field of study or research that is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • You must be have sufficient proficiency in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French) before their arrival in Canada.
  • Your exchange or research must not be related to pharmacy, medicine, dentistry or other health fields
  • Applicants must not hold any other scholarship granted by the Government of Canada.


  • Interested applicants must first contact their home institution and should submit a letter of intent that explains how their studies/research in Canada will enable them contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in their future career, to help combat poverty and narrow the development gap in the ASEAN region.
  • Your home institution will be responsible for identifying strong academic candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Canadian partner institution, and providing the candidates’ documents to the Canadian partner institution.
  • The Canadian institution will have to apply on behalf of the candidate(s) by submitting the online application form and uploading all supporting documents prior to the deadline.

The host institutions will require the following documents.

  • Your proof of citizenship
  • A proof of full-time enrolment at your home institution
  • A Letter of intent from the applicant
  • Letter of support from your home institution
  • A Letter of invitation from your prospective Canadian supervisor
  • Signed copy of Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement with the partner institution

Deadline: March 21, 2024

To apply, Click here

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