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Graduate Studies

The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and
Technology (QEII-GSST) 2014–2015


Domestic Applicants


Since 1998, the Ontario government, in partnership with Ontario universities through private sector matching funds, has rewarded excellence in graduate studies in science and technology through the QEII-GSST program. For 2014-15, the total funding for the program is $7.5 million. Funding for the QEII-GSST program is in addition to funding for the OGS Program.

Value and Duration

$15,000 per year, for a one year maximum, starting September 2014. Students may re-apply and hold the award for a maximum of two years. Students may hold additional funding (excluding OGS and Tri-Council scholarships) to a maximum of $10,000.

Institutional Quota for 2012-2013

Yet to be announced by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.


Each graduate program will set its own internal deadline. Applicants must meet the program internal deadline.

Each eligible graduate program can submit 3 nominations to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Nominations, applications, and ranking must be sent via email to Sandra Yiu ( by Friday June 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm.

Technical Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person [under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protections Act (Canada)] at the time of the application deadline date. Visa students are not eligible.
  • be enrolled full-time in an eligible research degree (Masterís or doctoral) in science or technology at the time the award begins
  • have a minimum GPA of A- (in the last 20 3.0 credit courses for students in Year 2 or below of graduate study; in all graduate credits for students in Year 3 and above of graduate study)

Eligible Graduate Programs

  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Computer Science and Engineering;
  • Geography;
  • Earth and Space Science;
  • Mathematics and Statistics;
  • Kinesiology and Health Science;
  • Nursing (MScN thesis option only);
  • Physics and Astronomy;
  • Psychology.

Required Documentation

  • QEII-GSST Application Form
  • Two QEII-GSST Academic Assessment Reports
  • All official university transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

Note: If the program already has an OGS application for the student on file, the application may be re-used for the QEII-GSST. Students may be required to submit an updated 2013-2014 transcript if Fall 2013 grades are not included on the transcript currently on file

How to Apply


  • Provide a complete application package to the graduate program in which you are currently enrolled, or in which you are seeking admission, by the internal program deadline. See program for date.


Graduate Programs

  • Collect applications;
  • Rank all applications;
  • Submit top three nomination files, applications, and ranking to Sandra Yiu ( by Friday June 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Evaluation Criteria

Academic Excellence 50% —  as demonstrated by academic transcripts, awards and distinctions and Academic Assessment Reports;
Research Potential 40%(includes quality of analytical skills, ability to think critically, ability to apply skills and knowledge, judgment, originality, initiative and autonomy, determination, and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time) as demonstrated in the statement of interest or plan of study, list of publications and presentations, list of scholarship and awards, list of other significant accomplishments, and Academic Assessment Reports;
 Communications Skills 10% — as demonstrated in the description of the statement of interest or plan of study, the quality of presentation of the application, and the Academic Assessment Reports.


For additional information, please contact Melissa Dalgleish, Research Officer, at, or Sandra Yiu, Scholarship and Awards Coordinator, at

How to Apply

QEII-GSST Application Form (Adobe .pdf file)
QEII-GSST Academic Assessment Report (Adobe .pdf file)

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