National deadline: January 31, 2020

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen 
  • Full-time undergraduate student 
  • Competitive GPA
  • Proficiency in English (Proficiency in French is required to study at Francophone universities)

Award summary and benefits: The Killam Fellowship offers students the opportunity to experience Canadian culture, study at world-class universities and gain transfer credits that will fulfill necessary credits toward their degree at their home institution.  The Fellowship covers the cost of:

  • US $5,000 US for one semester
  • $250 CA in the host country's denomination for Health Insurance Allowance
  • $800 Cdn. in the host country's denomination for in-country travel allowance
  • Fall Killam Orientation in Ottawa, ON (travel costs, room and board)
  • Spring Seminar in Washington, DC (travel costs, room and board)

(A limited amount of funds are available on a competitive, need-determined basis to students from private universities to help offset tuition differentials.)

Application process: hardcopy  (

Application requirements: 

  • Completed cover sheet and checklist
  • Application Form, signed
  • Personal Statement (1 page max, single spaced)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (3 pages max)
  • Course Selection Form - approved and signed by student academic advisor  
  • Confidential Reference Forms (2) in a sealed envelope, signature of the referees on seal
  • Official transcript(s) in a sealed envelope
  • Photocopy of passport (preferred), birth certificate, or other documentation that verifies citizenship
  • English Language Proficiency Report (If your first language is not English and if you are not currently to studying at an English-language university, you are required to submit a language proficiency report. 
  • French Language Proficiency Report (If your first language is not French and if you are planning to study at a French-language university, you are required to submit a language proficiency report.) 

Note: In addition the Fellowships and Grants Office will require proof that the "Off-Campus Study Leave" application ( has been filed with the Off Campus Study Office.

Hard copy application to be sent to:

Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America
The Killam Fellowships Program
350 Albert Street, Suite 2015
Ottawa, ON K1R 1A4 Canada

Faculty representative: Keith Raether