Latin American Scholarship Programs (CALDO)

Award Overview


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.

Brazil CNPq Doctoral and Postdoctoral STEM December 30, 2021- March 30, 2022
Note: No calls launched for PhD level in 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)
Mexico* CONACYT-FUNED Master’s 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* CONACYT – SACPC-FINBA Master’s and Doctoral Culture and arts; see CONACYT website​ for list Stage 1: July 11, 2022 – July 22, 2022
Stage 2: August 29, 2022 – September 2, 2022
Mexico* CONACYT – Science and Humanities Doctoral See CONACYT website​ for list July 11, 2022 – August 12, 2022
Mexico JUVENTUDESTGO Master’s and Doctoral Areas of study that contribute to the development of the State of Guanajuato June 15, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Panama SENACYT TBA STEM Next call expected October 27, 2022 – November 29, 2022
Paraguay BECAL Master’s and Doctoral Science, technology, and innovation; education and/or educational management January 9, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Peru PRONABEC Master’s and Doctoral STEM May 16, 2022 – July 8, 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
Tel: 416-978-4101

Awards Processing
Janine Harper, Graduate Awards Officer, Graduate Awards
School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Tel: 416-978-3555