Applications are now open for the Mackenzie King Scholarships to study in Canada. The program was created as an independent trust under the will of the late Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King (1874-1950). This program to study in North America provides two main types of scholarships for graduate studies: the Open Scholarship and the Travelling Scholarship.
Mackenzie Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The value has recently been about $8500 but it is subject to change.
The Travelling Scholarship is open to graduates (meaning holders of a degree) of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral), in the United States or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics, and economics).
- Host institution: Universities in Canada or elsewhere.
- Fields of study: Available programs at the candidate host institution.
- Number of grants: varies.
- Duration: Not specified.
- Eligible countries: Open to all nationalities.
Mackenzie King Scholarships Benefits
The value of this scholarship to study in Canada depends on the type of scholarship as follows:
- The recent value of the Mackenzie Open Scholarship is $8500
- Recently four Travelling Scholarship of $10,500 each have been awarded annually, but the number and the amount are subject to change.
Mackenzie King Scholarships Eligibility
To apply for this scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Mackenzie King Open Scholarship applicants must be graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (mater’s or doctoral) in any field, in Canada or elsewhere.
Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship applicants must be graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) postgraduate study (mater’s or doctoral) in the United States of America or the United Kingdom, of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics, and economics).
- Laurentian University in Canada Scholarships for International Students;
- University of Toronto Admission Scholarships for International Students;
- Government of Ireland Scholarships Programs for All.
Applications must be made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies of your “home” university. This is the Canadian university from which you most recently graduated or at which you are currently enrolled. You must be a graduate (holder of a degree) of a Canadian university when the tenure of the scholarship begins.
If your home university has no Faculty of Graduate Studies, please submit your application to the Awards Office at that university. You may apply for both scholarships with a single application if the eligibility criteria are met for both. A complete application consists of the following, each of which should be sent directly to the “Mackenzie King Scholarships Competition” c/o the Faculty of Graduate Studies of your home university:
- The completed and signed application form (including attached sheets A and B as described on that form). Please click here to download the form in English or here to download the form in French.
- Three letters of reference from persons who have an intimate knowledge of your record and ability and are able to give a critical evaluation of your plans for graduate study.
- At least two of these testimonials must be from persons under whom you have taken your major work at university, or from senior colleagues with whom you have been associated in academic teaching or research.
- Certified copies of official transcripts of marks and other academic records from each university you have attended. If a transcript is not available, you may substitute a certified statement by the Registrar or the Faculty concerned.
Your home university will forward the Board of Scholarship Trustees a short-list of its recommended candidates together with their applications and will advise all applicants of the outcome of this internal competition. Please note that applications sent directly to the Board will not be considered.
To apply for this scholarship program, you must submit your application to your home university by February 1, 2024. For further details on the Mackenzie King Scholarships for Master and Ph.D. students, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.