Queen Elizabeth Scholarships

About the program

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program (QES) was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The program aims to develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders by providing enriched academic, professional, and cross-cultural experiences and by facilitating lasting local and global community engagement.

Launched in 2014, QES has activated a dynamic community of young global leaders that have created lasting impacts at home and abroad. The program has achieved this through international education/experiences, providing opportunities for discovery and inquiry, and enabling professional experiences.

The QES program has provided funding to 112 projects administered by 47 Canadian universities and has over 2,500 scholars in its network ranging from undergraduate students doing international internships, undertaking research or studying, to early career researchers acquiring world-ready research experience.

Please visit queenelizabethscholars.ca/qescholars/ to learn more about QES.

The next generation of leaders and community builders

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