Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program

Gain international experience in Jamaica or Uganda while earning academic credit toward your SMU degree through the Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program.

Opportunities for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Jamaica

3-12 month internship, study abroad, and research opportunities in such areas as market research for retail, marketing of agro-food products, ICT-based innovations in mobile, cloud, distributed and social computing, Big Data and cognitive computing for business or entrepreneurship opportunities.  

Uganda

3-12 month internship, study abroad, and research opportunities in International Development such as micro-finance, health and development, working with community organizations or information dissemination projects. 

Funding

  • $6,000 (CAD) for student placements from 3-6 months
  • $8,000 (CAD) for student placements from 7-12 months

Funding will be granted to all successful applicants to help cover international travel and living expenses. 

How to apply

Students can apply by completing the QES Application Form‌ [PDF] and submitting it with the following supporting documents:

  • A Letter of Intent (1 page typed)
  • Unofficial academic record (printout from the Banner Self Service)
  • Current résumé
  • One letter of reference

See application form for complete details.

SMU applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada. 

Please submit your documents in person to Alida Campbell in the Global Learning & Intercultural Support office (AT106). There is no set deadline for this program, but we encourage students to apply 3-4 months before their desired departure date.

 

Program Information

Jamaica

Innovative use of ICT and agri-food technology in integrating cultural preferences into the agro-processing sectors of Canada and Jamaica 

Partner Institution
University of Technology (UTech) in Kingston, Jamaica 

Internship Positions (For graduate and undergraduate students)

Students (undergraduate and graduate) selected to participate in this component will enrich their academic experience by gaining international work experience with UTech or with private sector companies in Jamaica. These internships will focus on entrepreneurship opportunities, marketing research, ICT development, or other opportunities students may suggest. 

Scholar/Researcher Position (For graduate students only)

Graduate students selected to participate may take academic courses at UTech or participate in a research project related to the overall project goals and objectives. 

This program seeks to develop a new generation of researchers and future business leaders by providing an opportunity to study and participate in cross-cultural collaborative research in the field of new agri-food products as well as of new ICT-based (Information and Communication Technology) innovations in mobile, cloud, distributed and social computing, Big Data and cognitive computing for business application to enhance marketing.

Uganda

Bridging the digital divide in Uganda

Partner Institution
Uganda Martyr’s University (UMU) in Nkozi, Uganda

Internship Positions (For graduate and undergraduate students)

Students selected to participate in this component will work with local community organizations, health centres and micro-finance groups to assist in capacity building, grant writing and assistance to the organizations. 

Scholar/Researcher Position (For graduate students only)

Graduate students selected to participate may take academic courses at UMU or participate in a research project related to the overall project goals and objectives.   

More Information

Alida Campbell
Project Manager
Global Learning & Intercultural Support AT 106
Tel: 902-496-8133
Email: alida.campbell@smu.ca

The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) is managed through a unique patnership 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.