ELAP 2020 – Instructions for UFSC students only


Developed by the Canadian Government, the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students (master’s and doctoral level) from Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in an exchange program at Canadian universities which have bilateral agreements with UFSC (list available here).

SINTER manages the applications of UFSC undergraduate students only. We would like to clarify that the applications for the scholarship are not open yet. As soon as the applications open, we will announce them on our website, as well as the required procedures to participate.

Undergraduate students can apply to only one host institution. Since the time between the announcement of the scholarship and the deadline to apply was very short in the last couple of years, we recommend that students who are interested to apply provide in advance the passport and proficiency certificate required by the Canadian institution, in case they do not have such items yet, and verify if a certified translation of the documents is required. Questions regarding the documentation must be sent directly to the host institution by e-mail. We also recommend checking out information related to the scholarship at the ELAP and SINTER websites.

Applications for the 2019 scholarships were closed in March. The scholarship is totally managed by the Canadian government; therefore, we do not have any information about announcement dates and deadlines of the next Calls for Applications (they usually open in the beginning of the year, around late January and early February).

The costs covered by the scholarship are: visa-related costs, airline tickets to Canada (round trip), health insurance, daily expenses, ground transportation (including public transportation pass), books and other materials necessary to carry out the studies (excluding computers and other equipment).

Graduate students must contact directly the host institution they are interested in to verify the procedures required by the institution together with their Graduate Program. For the graduate scholarship, it is not necessary that the institution have a bilateral agreement with UFSC.

NOTE: students from the Pharmacy, Medicine and Dentistry programs as well as other programs in the area of Health Sciences will not be able to carry out clinical practice or clinical research involving direct care of patients.