The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES) allows you to complete a paid internship at an organization in a commonwealth country that focuses on social impact, literacy, scientific research, education or Indigenous advocacy.

Applications for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Program are currently closed.


Components Students can complete a 90-day internship or 90-day research project abroad
Projects International project details and descriptions
Info sessions There are currently no info sessions scheduled
Important dates There are no current important dates
Application Applications are currently closed
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Current U of T Students 

For current U of T Students selected for this program, there are two different components: 

90-day internship abroad: Senior undergraduates or graduate students can work abroad with one of the projects below, for a minimum of 90 days.

90-day research project abroad (for graduate students only): Graduate students can also conduct research or study abroad to complement their own research interests, for a minimum of 90 days. The research must align with one of the QES Program Themes below. 


Non U of T Students 

For graduate students outside of Canada (non U of T students), there is an opportunity to pursue a short-term research project at U of T: 

90-day research project at U of T (for graduate students outside U of T only): Graduate students outside of U of T, studying at a university in a commonwealth country, are eligible to engage in a short-term research internships in education with a professor at the University of Toronto. 

Complete the International Graduate Scholar QES application form.


Whether you want to complete an Internship or apply to be a Graduate Scholar, you must decide which project and location interests you. 

Project List

You may select more than one project and location from the follow programs: 

  • Inclusive Innovation for Development - South Africa 

  • Enhancing Health and Science Education and Research - Kenya

  • Literacy and Indigenous Language Education - Rwanda or India 

  • Establishing Right Relations for Indigenous and Settler Populations in the Commonwealth - Australia, Belize, New Zealand or Guyana 

Info sessions

There are no current info sessions being offered.

Important dates

There are no current important dates. Applications are closed.


Applications are currently closed.

Contact us

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