If you're a student from Vietnam, the Scotiabank Student GIC Program can help you plan for your studies in Canada.Apply now
Scotiabank is one of the largest banks in Canada, serving over 23 million customers all over the world. When you bank with Scotiabank, you will have access to over 1,000 branches and nearly 4,000 Scotiabank ABMs across Canada, so it's easy to find one near your school or residence. And with the Scotiabank StartRight® Program1 for international students we can do so much more than just help you apply for your Study Permit; from a banking package that lets you bank with no monthly fees2 to an unsecured credit card that offers free movie rewards3, we have the products and services you need to enjoy your time in Canada.
Colleges and Institutes Canada and the Canadian Visa Authorities in Vietnam have created the Canada Express Study Program, which Scotiabank is pleased to support through our Scotiabank Student GIC Program (SSGP). The program is designed to help students in Vietnam pursue their dream of studying in Canada. Currently we're the only major Canadian financial institution that is offering this program in Vietnam.
Under the Scotiabank Student GIC Program (SSGP), you can purchase a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotiabank for $10,000 Canadian dollars (CAD). A GIC is a Canadian investment account that offers a guaranteed interest rate over a fixed period of time.
APPLY FOR YOUR STUDY PERMIT
SETTLE IN CANADA
If your Visa or Study Permit is declined or cancelled, Scotiabank will return your $10,000 CAD investment or the remaining balance if you have already received a portion of the funds. You will need to prove that:
If you withdraw from your studies in Canada, tell your Scotiabank branch that you're returning to Vietnam.
We'll close your account(s), then you can request your refund when you return to Vietnam.
Follow these 2 simple steps to request your Scotiabank Student GIC Program refund. Once Scotiabank has approved your refund request, it may take up to 4 weeks for you to receive your refund.
If you have additional questions or require support, please call us collect and speak to Scotiabank Student GIC Customer Service at (001) 416-288-4119(001) 416-288-4119. Our representatives in Canada are available to speak with you Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (excluding Canadian public holidays).