Application Form

Please complete the Application Form below

Please note: We require three documents to be uploaded with this application. When you are prompted to upload or attach your files, please select them from your computer and make sure you click the submit button on the final (fifth) page.

  1. Personal Information

Selection Process

The selection process happens in two stages.

Initially the candidate must submit an electronic application form, available on the CMF website ( The form asks for all the necessary factual and background information, as well as posing questions about the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the award. The candidates must up-load a passport-sized photo of themselves, university transcripts, proof of UK citizenship; they must also submit the names and contact details of referees — and ensure referees submit references on time. These referees must be asked for their support by the candidate before the application is submitted. A committee of selected Academics and Trustees will evaluate all of the applications and select the best candidates for interviews. Applicants who can show a genuine interest in their field of study, a strong rationale for the programme to which they are applying, and a genuine interest in Canada will be favoured over the others. Successful candidates will also have a strong academic track record, evidence of leadership potential and ambassadorial qualities.

The best candidates will be invited for interview in London early in the New Year. The interview panel will include Academics, often from the chosen field of study, as well as CMF Trustees. Candidates will be reimbursed for their expenses. They should come prepared to discuss their background, motivation, rationale for studying in Canada, and their field of study. The committee will offer at least one scholarship, and possibly more.

The CMF, in cooperation with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), is responsible for the application and selection process. The ACU then administers the ‘on award’ process including communication and disbursement of payments.


The Canada Memorial Foundation Scholarship is awarded for a programme of study as part of an agreed course which will lead to a University degree at Masters level, or similar qualification. It is expected that the award will be for one year only. These awards are not offered for study at Doctoral level.

A Canada Memorial Foundation Scholarship may not normally be held concurrently with any other award without prior approval from the Trustees.


Candidates should be citizens of the United Kingdom, normally resident within the United Kingdom. They will, by the time of application, be either holders of a degree or an equivalent qualification of at least an upper second class standard, or will have entered their final year of an undergraduate course with a proven academic record certified by their university. The Foundation also welcomes candidates who have left university but wish to return to academic studies with a view to enhancing their career prospects in business or industry. In all cases candidates will need to show, excellent academic qualifications, a record of participative activities, and convincing reasons why they wish to study in Canada, together with some knowledge of Canada and its institutions. Scholarships will be offered equally to men and women.

Placing in University or College

Candidates are required to indicate their preference for particular places of study, and must undertake to apply to these institutions independently. The Canada Memorial Foundation scholarship is awarded on condition of acceptance by the chosen institution and specific course.

Conditions affecting Residence and Employment

The holder of a Canada Memorial Scholarship will be expected to reside in Canada throughout the period of tenure, and to give prior notification of any proposed visits outside Canada. Canada Memorial Scholars may not undertake paid employment during their tenure nor serve on the official staff of their country’s representative in Canada. Scholars must sign an undertaking that they will return to the UK at the end of tenure of their Scholarships and are expected to write a brief report for the Foundation on their return. Examples of these reports are available on the CMF website.

Language Qualifications

Candidates should note that Canada possesses two official languages. Fluency in English is taken for granted and additional competence in French would be a great advantage. Candidates hoping to follow a course of study at a university in Quebec must be fluent in French.


Candidates who are offered a scholarship by the Canada Memorial Foundation are required to submit a medical certificate regarding their state of health before the award can be confirmed.

Entry to Canada

A successful candidate must comply with the normal requirements for entry of students into Canada. Details are available from the Canadian High Commission in London. The selected candidate will be responsible for arranging his or her own visa to study in Canada.

General Information

Details of Canadian universities and their courses are summarised in the online Directory of Canadian Universities Database, listing courses, is available on the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) website , as is general information for international students (

The ACU Course Finder is also a useful source of information on study in Canada and can be accessed at:

Method of Application

The complete application, including photo, transcript, references, proof of citizenship must be submitted by the date published in the News section of this site each year; late or incomplete applications will not be considered and we will not contact you for missing items.

Further information about the Scholarships can be obtained by emailing: any queries concerning the online application form should be submitted to

The closing date for the receipt of application forms and references is listed in the News pages of this site.

The Application form will only be accepted through electronic submission.