Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
If you want to pursue further studies in some of the top universities in the world then this article could be of help to you. The information in this article refers to the competition for Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and Queen Elizabeth Scholarship II in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST). Interested candidates who do not make it this time can apply annually as these are annual scholarship opportunities.
The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) programs are aimed at encouraging excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Both programs are jointly funded by the Ontario government and participating institutions. The government provides two-thirds of the value of the awards and the university makes available the remaining one-third.
Students are considered for OGS and QEII-GSST at Waterloo by making use of one application. These two scholarships are of equal prestige. The differences between the OGS and QEII-GSST scholarships are as follows:
- OGS – merit-based scholarship program for Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study; available to Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents and International students.
- QEII-GSST – merit-based scholarship program targeted specifically towards students in a research-based graduate program in one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines; only available to Canadian Citizens/Permanent residents.
Each OGS and QEII-GSST is valued at a maximum of $15,000 per year. Beneficiaries of these awards paid $5,000 per term for either two or three terms.
Beneficiaries of OGS and QEII-GSST will commence their scholarship during 2023-2024. The allowable start terms are spring 2023, fall 2023 or winter 2024 (These are annual scholarships).
Awards are granted for up to one year in duration and are non-renewable. Those who are interested in these scholarships must apply annually in order to be considered.
Beneficiaries can hold the scholarship for a minimum of two terms (receiving $10,000 total) or three terms (receiving $15,000 total). One term awards are not permitted.
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