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 approximately 15 annual awards ranging from £2,000 to £5,000 to Canadian students pursuing academic and artistic postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom.

Since 1967 the charity has awarded over £800,000 in scholarships to some 500 talented Canadians studying at over 40 different universities, colleges and conservatories across the UK.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic or artistic excellence and their ability to represent Canada in the UK. Awards are granted to scholars from a wide range of disciplines including science, engineering, social science and humanities as well as music, creative arts and design.

The competition for 2019-2020 scholarships opened on 16 January 2019, with a deadline of 10 March 2019.  

Before starting your application, we ask you to become familiar with eligibility requirements, the application process and required documents. All can be found on our information for students page.


On Monday, November 6, 2017, at Canada House, London, the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund celebrated its 50th anniversary. Scholars, past and present, supporters, committee members and friends living in the UK, joined to mark this historic event. Please click here for more information.

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.

Announcing CCSF Scholarships for 2018-2019

The CCSF congratulates the recipients of scholarships for the 2018 – 2019 academic year! The CCSF gives special thanks to Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP, Robert and Joline Brant, James Burns, CIBC, the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation, the del Missier Family, Mark Feldman,...

Belle Shenkman Award Winners Luncheon

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund Reception and Luncheon for Recipients of the Belle Shenkman Award for the Study of Arts 29 January 2016 Glamorous, enchanting, passionate about Canadian art and artists and an accomplished diplomat, the late Belle Shenkman used her...