The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Program (QES) is building a dynamic community of young global leaders, in Canada and across the Commonwealth, who are creating lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences. Students selected for the scholarship program are named “Queen Elizabeth Scholars” and engage with communities across the Commonwealth, learn about cultures and create projects and actions that impact the world. They join a global community of Queen Elizabeth Scholars to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and collaborate on meaningful initiatives. With the help of many generous benefactors, Queen Elizabeth Scholars will become the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors and leaders.  

Preparing young Commonwealth QEII Scholars to successfully contribute to the needs of a shrinking world

Dalhousie has teamed up with its partners in the Caribbean, Uganda and Tanzania to create an international student mobility project, funded by QES, that provides opportunities for students (both at Dal and those in other Commonwealth countries looking to study at Dal) to gain academic credit while studying internationally and expanding their networks. Our program has been designed to:

  • Build on and enhance a set of existing and longstanding relationships with Dalhousie’s partners in the Caribbean, Uganda and Tanzania, and
  • Support Canada's QES Program's objective of establishing a consolidated community of young Commonwealth citizens who are better prepared to make much-needed contributions both within their own countries and in other Commonwealth countries, and better prepared to move forward successfully with their career goals, be they in Canada or overseas.

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.