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Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program

Graduate Studies


The Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) and Universities Canada (UnivCan) have announced that The University of Winnipeg has been awarded a highly competitve grant of $825,000 to establish a scholarship program designed to develop global citizens through enriched academic, professional, and cross-cultural experiences. The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian universities. This program is made possible with the financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.There are several components to the Queen Elizabeth scholarship program. First, scholarships will be awarded to students from Commonwealth countries to pursue graduate study at UWinnipeg. The value of these awards for incoming scholars will range from $25,000 to $30,000 per annum. Second, awards valued at $6,000 will be given to UWinnipeg students for research, scholarships or internships in other Commonwealth countries for a three to six month period. All Queen Elizabeth scholars will participate in a range of activities designed to allow them to integrate their academic learning with broader cross-cultural experiences.


Outgoing scholarship Opportunities - Get Paid to Travel!

See Fact Sheets for criteria, eligability, and a list of Commonwealth countries:

Outgoing Factsheet [PDF]

Incoming Factsheet [PDF]

Application Deadlines by Departure Term

October 15, 2016 (Winter); February 15, 2017 (Spring); June 1, 2017 (Fall)

Potential Travel Opportunities Available:

(in addition to field courses, practica offered by degree programs)

Travel to Griffiths University, Brisbane Australia, 2017-2018

Opportunities are available to study at Griffiths University in Brisbane Australia. These opportunities are withy respect to the Australian hosting of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and apply to a range of Graduate Programs, including Development Practices, Indigenous Governance, Conflict Resolution, Theology, Bible and Culture, and Public Administration.  Positions are vailable for the Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018 terms. Dr. James Christie, Directof of the Ridd Institute for Religion and Global Policy of the Global College and Professor of Whole World Ecumenism and Dialogue Theology, anticipates being at Griffiths as a Commonwealth Community Visiting Fellow for all or part of the three semesters.  Details of each program of study will be developed collaboratively and individually with successful applicants.  For information on potential study and practicum options, Dr. Christie is availbe for consultation by email at j.christie@uwinnipeg.ca.


The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and Canadian Universities. This program is made possible with the financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.

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