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Canadian Centennial Scholarships Fund

About the award

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) award competition opens on 9 January 2023.  Submissions are invited from Canadian students who are already pursuing full-time, multi-year postgraduate programmes in any field of study in the United Kingdom. Awards (typically £5,000) include The Belle Shankman award for the Study of Arts and The Mary LeMessurier Award for the Study of History. The Maple Leaf Trust is the main sponsor.

Since it was founded in 1967, the CCSF has awarded more than £1 million to over 500 talented Canadians studying across multiple disciplines from music, creative art and design to science (including health research and computing science), engineering, social science and the humanities.

For full details, please visit - Information for Applicants section

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Entry requirements

To qualify for a CCSF award, an applicant must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen and have lived in Canada.
  2. Be currently enrolled full-time in a multi-year postgraduate programme and, at the time of application, be attending a UK university or similar institution, and have completed at least one full time term of study.
  3. Be able to demonstrate academic excellence.
  4. Require funds to complete your studies.

(Students undertaking a one-year programme commencing in the academic year 2022/23 are not eligible.)

How to apply

Information for applicants, inlcuding the online application form is available at

The deadline for applications is 24:00 GMT on Friday 10 March 2023.  

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Tuesday 23 May 2023 at the Canadian High Commission in London and attendance in person will be mandatory (23/24 May if COVID restrictions force interviews online).


Application deadline:10th March 2023
Duration of award:Not applicable
Contact: Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund