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OMAFRA Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Entrance Scholarships [E5987]

Ontario (ON), Canada

Award value

See below


Funding type

Fee waiver/discount




Study level


About this scholarship

Awarding Institution

University of Guelph

Number of awards

Not specified

What does this scholarship cover?

  • Tuition fees

More details on the scholarship

Various awards for Master's students - up to CAN $40,000 payable over 6 semesters, Various awards for Doctoral students - up to CAN $75,000 payable over 9 semesters

Entry requirements


All International


Applicable to all genders

Delivery mode

All types of delivery mode

Selection approach

Only selective applicants are considered

Study mode

Full Time

Intake year

All intakes

Other criteria

Academic excellence

Course subject and study level you are applying for

Subject area(s)*

Not subject specific

Study level


Other eligibility requirements

Masters and Doctoral full-time students who are completing research that meet OMAFRA’s research priorities and learning firsthand how forward-thinking research can be mobilized to have a positive impact on society. The HQP Scholarship Program provides financial support for students entering or within the first three semesters of an established graduate program at the University of Guelph. Your academic studies will be governed by the guidelines and regulations of your home department. To be eligible for the HQP Scholarship Program you must: • be completing research that meets OMAFRA research priorities; • be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or studying under an international visa; • have a minimum GPA of A- (greater than or equal to 80%) or equivalent in the last 10 full-time or equivalent credits of post-secondary university studies, indicated on a transcript; • be entering your first semester of a Master's (thesis-based) or Ph.D. program at the University of Guelph in Summer, Winter or Fall. • have a University of Guelph faculty advisor confirmed; • not be an OMAFRA employee; • not concurrently hold other major awards such as NSERC, OGS, SSHRC or Arrell or other major scholarship valued at $15,000 or more per year. A major award is considered a funding source that is awarded across the full program; • have not previously held the HQP Scholarship Program award

Number of awards - Various

Selection basis

Students are shortlisted based on their

  • Academic excellence

Selection criteria

Students will be selected based on the following: • Academic performance; Minimum grade A- (>80%) or equivalent • Job experience and commitment to the Agri-Food system as demonstrated by past work and volunteer experience • Fit of research addressing the OMAFRA priorities • Research Proposal • Student CV.

How to apply

Application process

You need to apply separately for this scholarship

Application details (from the awarding institution)

Scholarship Online Application Deadline Date: January 15. 

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