QEII Scholarships


In honour of the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the Throne, an inspiring new scholarship initiative has been created through a unique partnership of the Rideau Hall Foundation, the Community Foundations of Canada, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments and the private sector. The initiative will “facilitate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry and professional experiences.”

Trinity College submitted successful proposals for two programs, each to be funded for $500,000 over four years. Overseas internships for undergraduate students make up a major component of both programs. Trinity’s programs will support up to 15 interns each year in each program, beginning in summer 2015. Internships will be of three months’ duration, and will attract funding of up to $6,000 each from the Queen Elizabeth II program, supplemented with $1,000 from the University of Toronto.


Students must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada, registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science and currently in second year or beyond. Students must be willing and able to spend at least 90 consecutive days in the host country during the summer of 2019 and to register in the TRN307H course. Students who are both planning to graduate in the spring or summer of 2019, and have accepted an offer to enroll in a graduate program in 2019-2020 may also be eligible.

For further information on these programs and the scholarship, follow the following links:

Establishing Right Relations: Advancing Development and Prosperity for Indigenous and Settler Populations in the Commonwealth

Immunology as a Platform for Sustainable International Partnership

Important Application Dates

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Contact:

Office of the Dean of Arts at Trinity College