Deadline: 2018-02-01
Value of Scholarship: $15,000
Level Of Study: Masters or PhD

QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships

QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) Program  is a merit based scholarship program designed to support  students in science and technology at the master’s and doctoral levels.  Particular interest is paid to students graduate students in science and technology conducting research as part of their graduate studies.The government  of Canada  in partnership with participating schools in Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of the QEII-GSST scholarship awards and the university provides the remaining one-third.

This year, Ontario provided about $5 million towards these scholarships and the participating schools provided $2.5 million.

QEII-GSST awards are based on the number of your consecutive terms of studies within an academic year:

  • $10,000 for 2 consecutive terms of study
  • $15,000 for 3 consecutive terms of study

One term study periods are not eligible for QEII-GSST consideration

Elibility for QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships

In order to be eligible for the QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships:

  • You’ll be in graduate studies in the master’s or doctoral level
  • You’ll be enrolled in a full-time program for 2 or more terms (21 to 52 weeks in total) for the academic you’re submitting your application.
  • You’ll be attending a participating Ontario school
  • You must be a Canadian/Permanent resident

Deadline is determined by each participating school. The following schools partner with Government of Ontario to provide the QEII-GSST Queen Scholarship :

  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Guelph
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Toronto
  • Trent University
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • University of Windsor
  • York University
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Deadline and Requirements for

University of Waterloo deadline/requirements for QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships

University of waterloo


  • October 14, every year for international students (only for students currently registered in a graduate program at Waterloo).  Note: If you anticipate receiving PR status prior to February 1, 2017, please contact the Coordinator, Graduate Financial Aid & Awards.
  • February 1, every year for Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents (for current and prospective students).


To Be successful interested students should

  • Be registered full-time in a graduate degree program; students who can only register part-time because of permanent disabilities may still be eligible. Note: to be considered for QEII-GSST, applicants must be enrolled in or plan to register in a research-based master’s or doctoral program in a STEM discipline.
  • Have achieved a first-class average, (minimum of A-/80%)*, in EACH of the last two full-time academic years (eligibility averages are based on grades up to August 31, 2016).
  • Please read more requirements here

Queens University deadline/requirements for QEII-GSST-Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships

Queens University CanadaStudents studying at Masters or PhD level in the following programs can apply:

Applied Sciences:

  • Aerospace (may include Aeronautical Engineering)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture (may include Landscape Architecture)
  • Computer Engineering • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Science (may include Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Nuclear Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining, Metallurgy, and Material Science (may include Metallurgical Engineering)
  • Systems and Industrial Engineering (may include Systems/Design Engineering and Operational Research)


Biological and Life Sciences:

  • Biochemistry and Biophysics (may include Medical Biophysics)
  • Environmental Sciences (may include Agriculture, Ecology, Forestry, and Toxicology)
  • General Biological Sciences (may include Biology, Botany, Entomology, Microbiology, Mycology, Plant and Animal Biology, and Zoology)
  • Genetics, Cell, and Molecular Biology
  • General Health Science (may include research-oriented programs in Epidemiology, Human Kinetics, Hygiene, Nutrition, and Rehabilitation disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Audiology, and Speech Pathology)
  • Human Biology (may include Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences, Food Science, Immunology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology)
  • Medical and Veterinary Sciences (may include research-oriented programs in Dentistry, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Optometry, and Pharmacy)
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Physical Sciences:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (may include Information/Systems Science) •

Earth Sciences (may include Geology and Geophysics)

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics (may include Astronomy, Meteorology, and Space Science)

Students cannot hold a QEII-GGST award and an award from any of the following programs, concurrently: i. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program (OGS) ii. Ontario Trillium Scholarship (OTS) iii. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) iv. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) v. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) vi. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)

Contact information for Queens University

Further information for domestic students.

Further information for international students.

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