Earn a Fellowship to study at Ryerson University

Earn a Fellowship to study at Ryerson University

Students selected for the fellowship will be given an opportunity to be a part of Ryerson’s hub for student digital entrepreneurs, known as the Digital Media Zone. The Ryerson DMZ Fellowship programme is offering six fellowships, valued at approximately Rs5,95,000 each (12,500 Canadian dollars), which will support the students for a four-month term in Toronto.

According to Dr Sheldon Levy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Ryerson University who had announced the news  in Delhi recently, the DMZ Fellowships  will emphasise entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital economy.

DMZ is a multidisciplinary workspace and is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. With access to overhead and business services, students and alumni can fast track product launches. Since its launch, the DMZ has helped more than 170 innovators to incubate and accelerate 29 startups and to launch 57 projects.

Ryerson University is a member of  the Council of International Schools (CIS) Canadian University Tour which has been visiting India for the past seven years.  Ryerson University has also collaborated with Anna University,Chennai to launch a  centre to promote urban energy research in all its forms — from electric cars to renewable energy to cutting-edge technologies to smart net-zero buildings.

The centre will look at alternative local energy production, such as finding ways  in which city buildings can capture and use solar energy instead of relying on traditional electric grids.

“Ryerson University is interested in attracting students from India,” said Michelle Beaton, Manager International Student Recruitment. “Indian students are sought for their academic strength and their rich contribution to student life on our campus.”

One Indian student who is thrilled about going to Ryerson is  Divya Rao (AGE), an alumnus of Bangalore’s Indus International School. Divya won Ryerson’s  International School Student Merit Scholarship to study at the University’s School of Radio and Television Arts.

Divya graduated from Indus with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma this July. Her scholarship is one of  seven, valued at Canadian $5,000 each. Winners are selected on the basis of  academic achievement and extra-curricular activities. Divya will begin an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Radio and Television at Ryerson this fall.
Ryerson’s broadcasting school has been functioning for nearly 60 years, housed in the Rogers Communication Centre, which offers facilities in  broadcasting and production, including an HDTV studio, a new professional-quality audio complex and a cutting-edge media centre. 

“I’m really looking forward to joining Ryerson,” said Divya. “I’ll be learning from highly respected industry professionals from one of the world’s finest media hubs. The state-of-the-art broadcast facilities will enable me to practise and apply what I will learn. I’ll be living in a city which has a large South Asian population but I’m also looking forward to meeting and working with people from all over the world as Ryerson’s student population is said to be the most diverse in Canada.”

Ryerson offers more than 100 career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programmes to 28,000 students, including 2,000 Master’s and PhD students. Externally funded research has doubled in the past four years, and undergraduates are given an opportunity to learn new skills by assisting faculty with research. The varsity’s G Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education.

Interestingly, India has the largest student body among  the 140 countries represented in Ryerson’s international student population.

It may be noted that there are many awards available to both new Ryerson University students. A number of awards are automatically awarded while others require time to review eligibility and complete applications. To know more, go to www.ryerson.ca

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