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.

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are closed. 
If you are considering applying for a CCSF award for the 2017-2018 academic year, details will be posted in November 2016, with a deadline in early March 2017. Please read all the information provided on the Information for Students pages before proceeding with your application to ensure you are eligible and note that any forms or advice available on this site are subject to change before November 2016.

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.

Profile of Tammy Chen, CCSF Scholar

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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...

Website changes

We're currently developing a new look for the CCSF website! In the meantime, you might see some design changes being made, so please bear with us and rest assured that the fundamental information for students about CCSF awards will not be changed.

Student Profile

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

Student Profile

Meet Nicholas Thomson, awarded a CCSF scholarship in 2012 & 2013.