Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Application - International Graduate Students


The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for International Scholars is open to international graduate students from the British Commonwealth (outside of Canada) who wish to conduct research in Education at the University of Toronto for a minimum of 90 days.

Successful international graduate student applicants will be funded for short-term research internships through the International Visiting Graduate Student Program at the University of Toronto. Applicants must hold citizenship in a Commonwealth country to apply, and must meet all eligibility requirements as indicated in the form. 

Applicants must also secure a research supervisor at the University of Toronto in a subject area that aligns with one of the following themes:​

  • Community engagement and development
  • Promotion of indigenous languages
  • Literacy research
  • Language education and teacher training
  • Indigenous languages and their preservation
  • Mentorship
  • Research and Development
  • Curriculum and learning support material development
  • Arts education (music, dance, sports)
  • Sign language education
  • Education for underserved populations (e.g. children with disabilities, orphaned children and girls) 

The Centre for International Experience may be able to offer assistance in securing a research supervisor on a case-by-case basis.

The award selection committee endeavours to match the best applicant to the award, based on the criteria of the award.

For additional questions regarding this program, email the Global Initiatives Officer, Aziza Virani at aziza.virani [at] utoronto.ca


Award Selection and Eligibility
Applicant Information

In order to complete your application for a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, please submit the following application documents:

  • A Resumé
  • A letter of recommendation from a graduate supervisor
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A personal statement outlining your research focus and how this internship opportunity will add value to your thesis research. Please include any relevant academic, employment, cultural and personal experience, along with your strengths and skills. Please also include the names of three professors that you wish to work over the course of your research internship.
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1. I hereby certify that the information provided on this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and complete; and

2. I authorize the release of the information contained herein to the appropriate award selection committee.

3. Further, I understand that the award selection committee will review the information and have access to my academic record. 

Private donors who wish to receive limited information about the recipient fund some of these awards.  The information we release could be general, biographical and/or academic in nature. 

If you indicate “No”, you will not be considered for this scholarship.

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The University of Toronto respects your privacy.  Personal information that you choose to provide voluntarily to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971.  

It is collected for the purpose(s) of program administration.  At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  If you have questions, please contact aziza.virani [at] utoronto.ca