Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) have been created to encourage and support the best students involved in science and technology research. The scholarships are funded in part by Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
$15,000/year or $5,000/term. Consistent with the 2:1 ratio of government funding to institutional funding for this program, the Ontario government portion of the award to an individual student will be to a maximum of $10,000 annually, or $3,333 per term. The balance is provided by Toronto Metropolitan University, through fundraising from the private sector.
Master’s students can receive the QEII-GSST for a maximum of two years and doctoral students for a maximum of four years, subject to a lifetime maximum of four years per student.
Consideration is automatic; no application required.
- The scholarships will be awarded to Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled fulltime in approved research master’s and/or doctoral programs in science and technology at Toronto Met.
- Recipients must exhibit overall academic excellence.
- Students entering the first or second year of graduate studies at the time of the application deadline: must have achieved a first-class average (A-), as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent) – similar to the tri-council GPA calculation requirements.
- Students entering the third year or beyond of graduate studies at the time of the application deadline: must have an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed.
- Recipients will also exhibit research ability or potential; excellent communication skills; and interpersonal and leadership abilities.
- Applicants who have defaulted on a Canada or Ontario Student Loan or a loan made under the Ontario Venture Capital Program, or have failed to make satisfactory repayments on an Ontario Study Grant overpayment, may be ineligible for a QEII-GSST.
- Master’s students are not eligible for a QEII-GSST after 2 years of study at the master’s level, and doctoral students are not eligible for a QEII-GSST after 5 years of study at the doctoral level.
- The award may be offered for one year or for a maximum of two years. Recipients must maintain excellent academic standing and be making progress at a satisfactory pace through their programs in order to receive their awards for the second year.
- Recipients must remain enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible program. Recipients who withdraw, transfer to part-time status, or fail to complete the term, will be required to repay the award.
QEII-GSST awards are administered by individual graduate programs, and all students who meet the above criteria will automatically be considered.