Can I apply if I am taking only one international business course?
If you’re in a business or economics program and applying in the international business category, you must show evidence of interest in international business either through your curriculum (courses you’ve taken or plan to take) or your extracurricular activities. If you’re in a combined environment and business program, you do not need to be taking international business courses.
Can I apply if I’m a CEGEP graduate and went straight into the second year of my bachelor’s degree program?
Yes. We recognize that CEGEP and International Baccalaureate graduates sometimes enter bachelor’s degree programs in second year and complete their degree requirements in three years. In this case, you are eligible to apply in your second and third year (i.e., your first and second year at university). If in doubt, contact us!
Can I apply if I’m a college student in a university transfer program?
Yes, you can apply if you’re a college student in the second year of a four-year transfer program that involves two years at college followed by two years at university to obtain a bachelor’s degree and you have already been accepted into the university program.
Can I apply if I’m a college student in a diploma program?
Yes, as long as you meet all other eligibility requirements.
Can I apply if I already have one bachelor’s degree and am now in my second or third year of a second bachelor’s degree program?
Yes, you can apply if your previous degree was in a different area of study.
Can I apply if I’m an international student at a Canadian university?
No, our scholarships program is open only to Canadian students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Can I apply if I’m studying international business at university but am currently on a co-op placement?
Yes, you are eligible to apply as long as you meet the other criteria.
Can I apply if I’m in an MBA or other related graduate studies program?
No, EDC doesn’t offer any graduate-level scholarships. You may find something for you at the Government of Canada's international scholarships website.
Can I apply if I’ve already received an EDC international business scholarship?
No, you are only eligible to receive the EDC International Business Scholarship once.
Are extensions ever granted for providing supporting documents?
We must receive your online application, including all supporting documents, on or before the deadline. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact us regarding an extension for supporting documents.
If my application is successful, when do I receive my scholarship?
If you are awarded an EDC scholarship—congratulations! You’ll receive your funds in the fall once you’ve provided proof of enrollment.
How does the selection committee recognize work experience gained outside of Canada?
Work experience outside of Canada (e.g., a paid/unpaid internship abroad or any type of paid employment overseas within the timeframe of your current degree and for a minimum of three months) is valued by the selection committee. To demonstrate your experience abroad, you must have your foreign employer complete a reference letter.
Are scholarship applicants considered for internships?
Recruitment for internships is a separate function. To be considered for internship opportunities, apply for specific positions posted on EDC's Careers page.