Queen Elizabeth Scholarships Available at Saint Mary’s University in Canada

Queen ELizabeth Scholarships


The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), and Canadian Universities. This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector.

Uganda Martyrs University and Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada are partnering to offer UMU students the chance to either complete a Master’s Degree or conduct research contributing to their UMU Master’s Degree at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The project runs until December of 2018 when all Degree programs and research would need to be completed. It is a fully funded scholarship, including airfare, insurance, accommodations, food, tuition, winter clothing, etc.

The scope of the project focuses on Community Development in general, though can have many research implications such as how topics such as Microfinance, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing, Information Technologies etc. relate to community development.

The project would welcome applications for degrees in the Masters of Business Administration, Masters of International Development Studies and Masters of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs, as well as research conducted with a professor in any of these disciplines. The target group at UMU are the Master of Arts in Development Studies, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information System.

Semester of Study/Research Semester of Study/Research Status
January-May 2017 (Semester 2) – UMU January-April 2017 (Winter) – SMU Closed
May-August 2017 (Recess) – UMU May-August 2017 (Spring) –  SMU Closed
August-December 2017 (Semester 1) – UMU September-December 2017(Summer)–SMU Closed
January-May 2018 (Semester 2) – UMU January-April 2018 (Winter) – SMU
May-August 2017 (Recess) – UMU May-August 2018 (Spring) –  SMU

Interested scholars should be 35 or below at the time of application and must return to their home country on completion of the study period. Scholars must be proficient in the language of instruction at the host university. He/she should possess travel documents valid for the period of exchange. Shortlisted applicants will be forwarded to Saint Mary’s University (SMU) for consideration and a formal application will be completed after selection by QES Team.

Eligible applicants are expected to provide a concept note (150 – 300 words). This should fall within the project theme, ‘Community Development’.

Application should be complete with; letter of intent, concept note, certified copies of transcript, Curriculum Vitae, sample of academic writing, passport-copy of bio-data page and three (3) recommendation letters from among others the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies and Research and Dean of your Faculty to be submitted in soft and hard copies by Friday, 20th October  (Jan Intake) and Monday, 19th December 2017 (May Intake). Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ms Mary Stella Apiyo, Email:

sapiyo@umu.ac.ug, msapiyo@gmail.com

QES Liaison Office / Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs


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