Killam Fellowships Program

Fellowship Information


The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (applying for and registering at the host university, and paying host tuition fees).

Who Should Apply:

US citizen. Enrolled full time as an undergraduate. Students are probably most competitive as sophomores or juniors. Seniors: eligible students cannot graduate before the end of the award year. Any major. Superior academic record. French proficiency if enrolling in francophone schools. Candidates should demonstrate a good fit with the goals of the program, including strong ambassadorial qualities.

Fellowship Benefits:

* In addition to the C$5,000 per semester cash prize ($10,000 for a full academic year), and the C$500 allowance for health insurance costs, all Fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed C$800. The idea of the Mobility Program is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing them with the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the culture of the Canada.

Program Duration:

1-2 semesters of study.

Number & Amount Available:

Approximately 40 scholarships. $5000 per semester plus $500 for health insurance and up to $800 for travel. Also funds are provided for an orientation in Ottawa and a seminar in Washington DC.

Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:

Student Information

Required GPA:
Academic Level:


Initial Deadline:
February 1, 2016
NC State Campus Deadline:


National Deadline:
February 1, 2016
National Deadline Info:
This is for the 2016-17 competition.