Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund - helping outstanding students from across Canada enrolled in postgraduate programmes at UK universities, colleges, institutes or conservatories.

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) provides awards ranging from £2,000 to £5,000 to Canadian men and women for academic and artistic postgraduate study in the UK.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

If you are considering applying for a CCSF award for the 2017-2018 academic year, please note that the deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 3 March 2017. Please read all the information provided on the Information for Students page and its sub-pages before proceeding with your application.

The CCSF congratulates students awarded scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.


How to Apply

All the information you need to apply is available here. We strongly encourage you to plan ahead, as you will need to fill out an in-depth application form, provide a short CV, and provide proof of Canadian citizenship. You will also need to ask two referees to fill out a short questionnaire and provide reference letters. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview in London. We wish you all the best with your application!

“I am deeply honoured to have been selected by the CCSF. This award means a great deal to both my academic and professional advancement. It allows me to focus more on my doctoral studies by alleviating some of the financial costs associated with studying in the UK. Professionally, it connects me to a community of Canadians committed to promoting academic excellence and the betterment of our global society. My most sincere thanks to the CCSF and the Maple Leaf Trust for their investments into outstanding Canadian students studying in the UK.” – Tobey Berriault, 2016 CCSF Scholar

How to Support the CCSF

The CCSF is a committee of unpaid volunteers who work closely with the Maple Leaf Trust to ensure funding is available from year to year for a minimum of 16 scholarships, ranging in value up to £5,000. As well as offering general awards, we are happy to be able to offer named scholarships on behalf of our major donors. Past scholars tell us that they feel honoured by being recognised by the Canadian community in the UK! You can contact the CCSF directly, or the Maple Leaf Trust to find out how to become a supporter of these exceptional Canadian students.

London Performances by Past CCSF Scholars

Pianist Charis Hanning (nee Cheung), a 2010 recipient of the CCSF’s Belle Shenkman Award for the Study of Arts, will be performing at London’s National Portrait Gallery at 6.30pm on Friday, 25 November. This free concert celebrates Trafalgar Square, with...

Fundraising Event: Hilarity for Charity

The CCSF is one of two charities supported by the Maple Leaf Trust. Please join us on Wednesday May 11th, 2016 for a fabulously fun evening with Canadian comedians at the Seven Dials Club in London – all in support of the Maple Leaf Trust! For more information...

Applications are Open

Student Profile

Meet Louis-David Lord, awarded a CCSF scholarship in 2016.

Student Profile

Meet Tammy Chen
Meet Tammy Chen, awarded a CCSF scholarship in 2015.