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McMaster Health Forum | Student Scholarships


Queen Elizabeth Scholarships in Strengthening Health and Social Systems

The McMaster Health Forum is honoured to be a recipient of one of 20 Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programs, which will run from 2018 to 2021 inclusive.

Queen Elizabeth Scholars will have the opportunity to contribute to strengthening health and social systems in any of more than 140 Commonwealth and low- and middle-income countries where the Forum, and its partners, have robust relationships focused on health- and social-system strengthening. Scholars will become part of our large and growing network of health- and social-system leaders.

Scholarships are available to:

  • outgoing interns (McMaster undergraduate or graduate students) – seven to eight students per year to undertake internships in eligible countries, which include Commonwealth countries (other than Canada) and non-Commonwealth low- and middle-income countries; and
  • incoming scholars (students from the same eligible countries pursuing a graduate degree at McMaster) – two to three students per year to pursue graduate training at McMaster.

International partners
The McMaster Health Forum is proud to partner with the following organizations who have agreed to host interns over the course of the scholarship:

Africa Americas Eastern Mediterranean Europe
  • Partner agreement being finalized
South-East Asia
  • Partner agreement being finalized
Western Pacific

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) are managed through a unique partnership of Universities Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and select Canadian universities. This program is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada, provincial governments, and the private sector.

If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity: