Scholarships and Student Funding

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

The Trustees of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) are pleased to announce the availability of funds for awards worth £5,000 to Canadian students for the academic year commencing in September 2022.

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF), established in 1967, has awarded c£1,000,000 in scholarships to some 500 talented Canadians studying at over 40 different universities, colleges and conservatories across the UK.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic or artistic excellence and their ability to represent Canada in the UK. Awards are granted to scholars from a wide range of disciplines including science, engineering, social science and humanities as well as music, creative arts and design.


Each scholarship will amount to £5,000


To be eligible to apply for a CCSF award, an applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen with a valid Canadian passport: proof of Canadian citizenship is required in the form of a pdf of the main page of your valid passport. You may be asked to bring this document with you if you are shortlisted for interview.
  • Have lived in Canada.
  • Be currently enrolled in a postgraduate programme (or equivalent) and at the time of applying be attending a full-time UK university or similar institution, and have completed at least one full-time term of study, with at least one full-time term remaining from September 2023. (Applicants undertaking a one-year programme are not eligible.)
  • Be able to demonstrate academic excellence.
  • Require funds to complete their studies.
  • Previous applicants may re-apply. The CCSF offers a maximum of two scholarships to any one individual.

Full details regarding eligibility, required documentation, schedule and deadline, how to apply and rules for submission can be found in the Information for Applicants section at Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund


Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year open 9 January and close 10 March 2023.

A link to the online application system will be available from : Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund


Deadline Date:  midnight Friday 10th March 2023.


Short-listed applicants will be notified in early May 2023 and will be invited for an interview.If you have not been invited for interview by 5 May 2023, applicants should assume that their application has not been successful

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Tuesday 23 May 2023 at the Canadian High Commission in London and attendance in person will be mandatory (23 24 May if COVID restrictions force interviews online). 

Further information

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund