Latin American Scholarship Programs (CALDO)

Award Overview

Purpose

U of T is home to approximately 650 students from Latin America, many of whom are graduates of the region’s leading universities. International PhD students in most programs at U of T are charged the same tuition fees as our domestic students. To further attract and support Latin America’s best and brightest students, U of T has established a number of scholarship agreements with Latin America via CALDO. The CALDO Consortium provides guidance to prospective students from Latin America on finding and applying for graduate programs in top Canadian universities.

Additional Info

Award values, eligibility requirements, application processes, and deadlines vary by competition. Please refer to individual calls for applications for more information.

COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP AGENCY PROGRAMS FUNDED FOR STUDY / RESEARCH PRIORITY FIELDS APPLICATION PERIOD
Brazil CNPq Doctoral and Postdoctoral STEM December 30, 2021- March 30, 2022
Chile ANID (Master’s)
ANID (Doctoral)
Master’s and Doctoral All areas of knowledge (some exceptions apply; see websites for details) April 7 – May 10, 2022 (Master’s)
March 16 – April 21, 2022 (Doctoral)
Colombia MINCIENCIAS Doctoral STEM TBA
Ecuador SENESCYT TBA TBA TBA
Mexico* CONACYT Master’s and Doctoral Areas related to health; see CONACYT website​ for full list Stage 1: May 4, 2022 – June 17, 2022
Stage 2: July 18, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Mexico JUVENTUDESTGO TBA TBA Opens in April/May 2022
Panama SENACYT Doctoral STEM December 2, 2021 – February 17, 2022
Paraguay BECAL Master’s and Doctoral See BECAL website for list March 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022
Peru PRONABEC Master’s and Doctoral STEM May 16, 2022 – June 28, 2022
Uruguay ANII (Master’s)
ANII (Doctoral)
Master’s and Doctoral See ANII website for list December 17, 2021 – March 16, 2022

*U of T has an independent agreement with CONACYT and therefore does not operate under the CALDO-CONACYT agreement.

Note: Funding criteria and levels may vary from call to call. Hence, applicants are encouraged to check the scholarship agency website for up to date information. While Latin American scholarships listed above may be held in any associated funded program, only those eligible under the CALDO agreements will provide the fee differential between the international and domestic tuition. This includes most research-stream master’s and doctoral programs, which provide graduate funding. In all cases, applicants must receive written confirmation from their proposed graduate program at UofT to verify that it is an eligible program under the CALDO agreements. Professional and course-based master’s and doctoral programs are not considered to be eligible programs under the agreement.

Contacts & Resources

Student Recruitment
Hasmik Sargsyan, Manager, Recruitment and Admissions
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Email: hasmik.sargsyan@utoronto.ca
Tel: 416-978-4101
Website: https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/future-students/

Awards Processing
Janine Harper, Graduate Awards Officer, Graduate Awards
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Email: janine.harper@utoronto.ca
Tel: 416-978-3555