The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Grant In UK 2022 – NEW - WELCOME TO OPPORTUNITIES

This Canadian Centennial Scholarship Grant will provide funding for outstanding and brilliant Canadian citizens at the University of Kent in 2022. This Scholarship award is available in 2022-23.

Applicants should note that CCSF awards are offered to Canadians who are undertaking postgraduate academic or artistic studies in the UK and are only available to students who have already begun their postgraduate studies in the UK.

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF), established in 1967, has awarded c£1,000,000 in scholarships to some 500 Canadians studying at over 40 different colleges, universities and conservatories across the UK.  Applicants are selected on the basis of academic or artistic excellence and the ability to represent Canada in the UK. There are awards for researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including science, engineering, social science, and humanities, as well as music and creative arts.

Scholarship Criteria:

If you wish to apply for a CCSF award, you must:

  • A valid Canadian passport is required as proof of Canadian citizenship. A copy of the main page of your passport is required. If you are shortlisted for an interview, you may have to bring this document.
  • Originally from Canada.
  • Have completed one full-time term of study, with at least one full-time term remaining from September 2022, and are currently enrolled in a postgraduate programme (or equivalent) at a full-time UK university. (Applicants pursuing a one-year program will not be considered.)
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence.
  • They need funding to complete their studies.
  • Former applicants may reapply. The CCSF offers two scholarships to each individual.

Scholarship value

Between £2,001 and £5,000 (External Link)

Requiring Documents:

  • Your current UK supervisor or academic programme director must be one of your two referees. If possible, your second reference should be someone involved in your current course of study or very recent past course of study. References must be submitted electronically by referees before the deadline of midnight 11 March 2022 for applications to be considered complete.
  • Applicants must provide basic information about their personal and academic finances. A statement of financial need (limited to 100 words) will be requested.
  • A Personal Statement & Programme Overview: (not exceeding 500 words). Bearing in mind that the CCSF Committee is a group of volunteers with varied backgrounds and interests, this statement should be an overview of your programme of study. It should demonstrate what impact your work will or may have on your field of study, on Canada and why a CCSF award will be important to you. The CCSF will provide this overview to your two nominated referees.
  • A PDF file of a short CV (of no more than 2 A4 pages) providing details of specialised knowledge, technical, training or academic work experience.
  • A PDF file of the main page of your valid Canadian passport.
  • A PDF file of the transcript from your most recent, completed degree.

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