Applications Process for Canadian Candidates

Applicants may apply to either the direct exchange program or to the open competition, as they see fit. Please note that there is a single application form for all Canadian applicants. 

Direct Exchange Program

Applicants to the direct exchange program must be registered and in good standing at one of the participating Canadian universities and be planning to take up their award at one of the participating American universities.

Direct exchange applicants must submit their applications to the relevant office at their home university (paying particular attention to the internal deadline of the institution). Participating universities may nominate up to three full year candidates (or six one semester candidates).

All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and the applicants ranked by an independent adjudication committee comprised of faculty members from participating universities and senior officials from the Foundation. The committee will rank all candidates based on their proposed program of study, their personal statement, their record of academic achievement, and their letters of reference. The committee will produce a list of recommended candidates, which will include alternates. This list will form the basis for all award decisions.

All awards are subject to the availability of funds, acceptance by the host university, and the ability to secure appropriate visa arrangements. Please note that immigration rules and procedures are subject to change and that all applicants must meet the current legal requirements of the host country.

Open Competition

Applicants to the open competition may be students currently enrolled at any degree granting institution in Canada (including the participating universities) and be applying to any degree granting institution (including the participating colleges and universities) in the United States.

Open competition students may apply directly to the Foundation or through the study abroad office at their own institution. There are no limits to the number of applicants in the open competition. All applicants forwarded directly to the Foundation will be considered for the open competition.

All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and the applicants ranked by an independent adjudication committee comprised of faculty members from participating universities and senior officials from the Foundation. The committee will rank all candidates based on their proposed program of study, their personal statement, their record of academic achievement, and their letters of reference. The committee will produce a list of recommended candidates, which will include alternates. This list will form the basis for all award decisions.

All awards are subject to the availability of funds, acceptance by the host university, and the ability to secure appropriate visa arrangements. Please note that immigration rules and procedures are subject to change and that all applicants must meet the current legal requirements of the host country.

WEBINAR:"for Canadian advisors and undergraduate applicants"

  • Instructions for Canadian undergraduate applicants click here

  • Instructions for Coordinators and Advisors click here

  • Application package for Canadian undergraduate applicants click here

    Each September, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America hosts the incoming class of Killam Fellows for a fall Orientation in Ottawa, and a spring seminar in Washington, DC.

    Fulbright Canada interviewed Canadian Killam Fellows, to find out why they chose to go to the United States with the Killam Fellowships Program.

    Download the flyer for Canadian students here