Request for applications Queen Elizabeth Scholars at McGill University and University of Ghana

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 2019 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

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 2018 (Semester 2) – UMU January-April 2018 (Winter) – SMU Closed
May-August 2018 (Recess) – UMU May-August 2018 (Spring) –  SMU
August-December 2018 (Semester 1) – UMU September-December 2018(Summer)–SMU
January-May 2019 (Semester 2) – UMU January-April 2019 (Winter) – SMU
May-August 2019 (Recess) – UMU May-August 2019 (Spring) –  SMU
August-December 2019 (Semester 1) – UMU September-December 2019(Summer)–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. Applications for different intakes are received 3 months prior to the start of the semester.

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

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