Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program supports high calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad, and they are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are active Tri-Agency CGS holders (CGSM, CGSD or Vanier CGS).


Timelines and Deadlines



To be eligible to apply for this program, you applicant must:

To remain eligible during the research study period abroad, you must:


SGPS directly messages reminders to current CGS holders at Western of upcoming deadlines. CGS-MSFSS applicants are required to provide the appropriate documentation and submit complete hard copy applications to SGPS by the relevant university deadline (May 30 and September 15). Late and Incomplete applications will not be considered. All douments must be original and where required, ink-signed. Letters must be presented on official institutional letterhead. The Letter from the Host Supervisor may be a scanned copy of the ink-signed original but the original must be available if requested by the agency. The CGS-MSFSS Program description, online application access, agency-specific eligibility detail, and instructions are available on each agency's website:

Important Reminders