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Graduate Scholarship Program at Canadian Institute of Actuaries, 2018

Postgraduate scholarship

Study in Canada

Deadline: March 31, 2018.

About Scholarship

Canadian Institute of Actuaries is offering scholarships to postgraduate students who wish to study in the university. The Graduate Scholarship Program (GSP) promotes research and/or graduate-level coursework in actuarial science, to accelerate the transfer of new technology and original knowledge to the industry.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Planning to start a master’s program in September 2018, or already enrolled in first year of graduate studies (began September 2017 or January 2018).
  • Field of study is actuarial science or a cognate discipline in Canada. (A master’s program in mathematics, statistics, business, or finance with an actuarial concentration may also be eligible, but preference will be given to those applying to departments with a recognized actuarial leader/researcher.)
  • Undergraduate degree in actuarial science or a related discipline earned before August 31, 2018.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a professional actuarial designation.

Selection criteria

  • Relevance of the MSc program to actuarial science, the type of program, and the nature of its courses and proposed research;
  • The applicant’s academic and/or professional record (GPA);
  • Results of professional actuarial exams or CIA University Accreditation Program credits;
  • Academic or professional goals;
  • Academic/professional experiences;
  • Letters of reference; and
  • Other characteristics, such as communication skills, leadership experiences, and extracurricular activities.

How to apply

Applicants must include the following:

  • The completed application form;
  • A letter of intent explaining interest in graduate actuarial research, research topic being pursued, relevance of the program, and a career plan;A current résumé (maximum of two pages);
  • Relevant university transcripts;
  • Relevant professional actuarial organization transcripts (if applicable); and
  • Two letters of reference—from an employer and/or professor(s)—sent directly from the referee to scholarships@cia-ica.ca.

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