Scholarships and Awards

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) awards QEII Graduate Scholarships each year. Funded by the Government of Alberta, these scholarships reward the high level of achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta.

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  • Value

    The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship at the master’s level is valued at up to $10,800 for a full-value award, and up to $5,400 for a half-value award. The start date and duration of the award will be determined by the department.

    The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship at the doctoral level is valued at up to $15,000 for a full-value award, and up to $7,500 for a half-value award. The start date and duration of the award will be determined by the department.

  • Eligibility

    All fields are eligible for funding.

    Eligible applicants must:

    • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident during the tenure of the award.
    • Be registered full-time during the duration of the award.
    • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher over the last 15 credits of graded coursework (or closest approximation thereof).
    Doctoral applicants must be registered in their 1st - 6th year of a doctoral degree program, or must be recommended for admission to a graduate program by the department.
    Master’s applicants must be registered in their 1st - 4th year of a master’s degree program, or must be recommended for admission to a graduate program by the department.
  • Application Procedures

    Students should contact their department for details about the department selection process and the internal department application deadline (if applicable).

    Some departments may choose to run an internal competition in which students are required to complete an application package as part of the department selection process. In this case, departments are welcome to make use of the following forms:

    QEII Application Template [PDF Document]
    Letter of Reference to Support Application for Graduate Awards [PDF Document]
  • Nomination Procedures

    Each department is assigned a funding allocation by FGSR in Spring, and then selects nominees for QEII Graduate Scholarships both at the master’s level and doctoral level (if applicable) based on those allocations. The department then nominates students to FGSR using the QEII Graduate Scholarship Nomination Form [PDF Document].

    Please see the memo and table below for this year’s department allocation information:

    Departmental Allocation Memo [PDF Document]
    Departmental Allocation Table  [PDF Document]
  • Adjudication Procedures
    The FGSR verifies eligibility of department nominees, and notifies winners directly.
  • Deadlines
    Fall Term Nomination deadline: July 11, 2016
    Winter Term Nomination deadline: November 1, 2016