Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030 (BCDI 2030)

The Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030 (BCDI 2030) strengthens the social and economic development of women and men — particularly women — in 26 eligible francophone countries, Commonwealth countries and Small Island Developing States.

This eight-year program offers participants high-quality, inclusive education and training opportunities, including technical and professional training, to address inequality, bettering their lives and their communities. The program focuses on several key areas, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), artificial Intelligence, green and blue economies, climate action, health sciences, and governance and administration.

BCDI 2030 leverages the existing networks and expertise of Canada’s universities, colleges and institutes to further educate, train and empower thousands of bright, talented people passionate about the development of their countries. It trains women and men to be leaders and agents of change and have a positive impact on their communities.

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Our call for proposals has closed. Thank you to all Canadian post-secondary institutions who submitted.

Call for proposals launched

Universities Canada is pleased to invite member institutions to participate in the second call for proposals for scholarship projects for studies in Canada.

Each university can submit one proposal for a scholarship project, in partnership with a higher education institution in one of the 26 eligible countries. Study projects in Canada are for a maximum of four years and must be implemented between 2024 and 2028.

For all information on this call for proposals, please consult the Proposal Guidelines.

Project proposals must be submitted in French or English on the BCDI 2030 portal.

The deadline to submit proposals is June 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT).

Eligible countries

        • Benin
        • Burkina Faso
        • Cameroon
        • Central African Republic
        • Chad
        • Congo
        • Democratic Republic of the Congo
        • Egypt
        • Gabon
        • Ghana
        • Guinea-Bissau
        • Haiti
        • Ivory Coast
      • Kenya
      • Madagascar
      • Mali
      • Mauritania
      • Morocco
      • Niger
      • Rwanda
      • Sao Tome and Principe
      • Senegal
      • South Africa
      • Tanzania
      • Togo
      • Tunisia

BCDI 2030 is funded by Global Affairs Canada and jointly administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada in partnership with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Association of African Universities (AAU).

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