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Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)

Please see the PDF fileAwards Guide for support and detailed information.

The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) have been created to encourage and support the best students involved in science and technology research. The scholarships are funded in part by Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

$15,000/year or $5,000/term. Consistent with the 2:1 ratio of government funding to institutional funding for this program, the Ontario government portion of the award to an individual student will be to a maximum of $10,000 annually, or $3,333 per term. The balance is provided by Ryerson University, through fundraising from the private sector.

Master’s students can receive the QEII-GSST for a maximum of two years and doctoral students for a maximum of four years, subject to a lifetime maximum of four years per student.

Consideration is automatic; no application required.

  • The scholarships will be awarded to Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled fulltime in approved research master’s and/or doctoral programs in science and technology at Ryerson.
  • Recipients must exhibit overall academic excellence.
  • Students entering the first or second year of graduate studies at the time of the application deadline: must have achieved a first-class average (A-), as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent) – similar to the tri-council GPA calculation requirements.
  • Students entering the third year or beyond of graduate studies at the time of the application deadline: must have an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed.
  • Recipients will also exhibit research ability or potential; excellent communication skills; and interpersonal and leadership abilities.
  • Applicants who have defaulted on a Canada or Ontario Student Loan or a loan made under the Ontario Venture Capital Program, or have failed to make satisfactory repayments on an Ontario Study Grant overpayment, may be ineligible for a QEII-GSST.
  • Master’s students are not eligible for a QEII-GSST after 2 years of study at the master’s level, and doctoral students are not eligible for a QEII-GSST after 5 years of study at the doctoral level.
  • The award may be offered for one year or for a maximum of two years.  Recipients must maintain excellent academic standing and be making progress at a satisfactory pace through their programs in order to receive their awards for the second year.
  • Recipients must remain enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible program. Recipients who withdraw, transfer to part-time status, or fail to complete the term, will be required to repay the award.

QEII-GSST awards are administered by individual graduate programs, and all students who meet the above criteria will automatically be considered.