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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholars

The University of Regina is one of 34 Canadian universities selected to manage projects that will offer Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) to graduate students for study abroad opportunities with our Commonwealth partners.

The QES will help develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders, both locally and globally. Canadian students at the graduate level will participate in study abroad opportunities for academic study for periods of four months to one year in another Commonwealth country. Scholarships will also be available to graduate students from Commonwealth countries to attend a Canadian university for master's or doctoral studies.

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 (including Saskatchewan) and the private sector.

University of Regina QE Scholars Program

The University of Regina will offer QE Scholarships starting in Fall 2015. The application deadline for the Fall semester 2016 semester for outgoing scholars is February 15 and the winter 2017 is July 31, 2016. The last cohort of students will be accepted for Fall 2018 (with the program ending December 31, 2018). Students chosen will be known as "QE Scholars" and will be provided full funding to complete their study abroad program. Read more about eligibility criteria and the application process for incoming and outgoing scholars.

Working with our Commonwealth and local community partners, the QE Scholarships will allow the U of R to create a new program of international student exchange and mobility for Canadian master's and doctoral students. This initiative will provide students with international opportunities for study and research, and will permit the U of R to create and strengthen partnerships with international institutions.

Building on the U of R's institutional motto - "As One Who Serves" - the program will incorporate leadership training, service learning, and community engagement requirements for both outgoing and incoming students. We are committed to working with our students to develop projects, activities, or other volunteer opportunities to ensure that QE Scholars are engaging in communities beyond the classroom. QE Scholars will be encouraged to share their experiences regularly through social media, as well as through participation in seminars, workshops and other events/activities.


Our three primary objectives mirror those of the QE Scholarship Program:

  1. Create a pool of exceptional QE Scholars that can facilitate the development of strong global and local ties between the U of R and our partners in the Commonwealth.

  2. Increase the academic and professional capacity of QE Scholars, incoming and outgoing.

  3. Foster global leadership, global citizenship, and international engagement by connecting QE Scholars through industry and communities locally and in the global market.

The new relationships built through the QE Scholars program will benefit the scholars themselves and participating institutions, while increasing the cadre of global leaders and global citizens who will in turn mentor others to follow in their footsteps.

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