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.

The 2017 CCSF deadline has now closed and applications are being processed for shortlisting, followed by interviews. Shortlisted candidates for interview will be contacted by Friday 28th April, 2017. Thank you to all students who have submitted applications. Successful applicants will be notified after interviews and will receive their funds in September/October for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For future applicants, please make a note that the next deadline is likely to be the first week of March 2018. Visit our site regularly for information that may assist you with your application but please note that the process and application forms may change from year to year.

The CCSF congratulates students awarded scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please learn more about these remarkable students, present and past!

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.


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