Information for Prospective Students

Trudeau Foundation Scholarship


The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation provides up to 15 scholarships annually to prospective and current MPhil/PhD students who carry out research in areas related to the Foundation's four themes in the social sciences and humanities:

  • Human Rights and Dignity
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Canada in the World
  • People and their Natural Environment

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants pursuing full-time doctoral studies in Canada or foreign institutions. Candidates will be considered by the Foundation only if they have been nominated by a university.

The scholarships provide up to $60,000 per scholar for up to four years.

How do I apply?

UCL will only be able to nominate you if you are a current student at UCL and registered on a Master's or MPhil/PhD programme within one of the following UCL Faculties:

  • Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Laws
  • Institute of Education

You will need to complete and submit an online application form, including the required references and transcripts, to the Foundation's application portal (you will need to 'Create an account') by Friday, 25 November 2016.

References must be signed and on letterhead, and should include an explanation of how the candidate meets the Foundation's criteria.

We will then add a letter of nomination to the application and submit it directly to the Foundation by their specified deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered for nomination.  Applications must be submitted to us in electronic format via the application portal - paper applications will not be accepted.

Please note that UCL is only permitted to nominate up to a maximum of six candidates.  If we receive more than six applications in total by the deadline, we may ask your Faculty Office to rank your position in relation to other students before deciding on final nominees. We therefore recommend that you contact us first to check how many applicants have already applied.

Page last modified on 14 sep 17 16:42 by Kara Regan

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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