Canada announces new scholarship program for ASEAN
“Canada welcomes with open arms students from ASEAN. Providing educational exchanges to these promising young people will empower them and ensure they can be real agents of social and economic change in their communities and countries. Their contributions to Canadian classrooms will also enrich the experience of their peers and are a vital part of Canada’s multicultural society.”
- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs
“This brand new ASEAN scholarship scheme with support from Canada is a very timely initiative as we exert efforts to promote quality higher education and human capital development, which are key to ASEAN growth and priorities in the ASEAN Work Plan on Education 2016-2020. This initiative also provides opportunities for our ASEAN universities to network with Canadian institutions, thus allowing technology transfer, especially in the area of quality assurance in higher education.”
- Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN
Canada has been an ASEAN dialogue partner since 1977, one of only 10 countries with this important level of partnership.
In 2014, almost 12,000 students from ASEAN were enrolled in Canada, representing a strong and growing interest in Canada’s educational institutions.
Canada partners with ASEAN on a wide range of issues, from tackling climate change to counterterrorism. Ongoing cooperation with ASEAN since 2011 is valued at over $90 million.
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
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