Canadian Military Members + Veterans

If you’re a military member or Veteran interested in exploring your options at the U of A, it’s never been a better time to study here.

A Military + Veteran Friendly Campus Awaits You!

We welcome CAF military members and Veterans (MMV’s) to study here and, for those current students who choose to declare their status, to provide input and direction regarding what services and supports you need most.

We have a MMV student advisory committee that acts as a voice for the MMV community on campus.

As a member, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and input on Military and Veteran Friendly Campus activities and initiatives that directly impact current and future students. The MVFC Student Advisory Committee also acts as a resource and focus group for various campus programs and services that support or contribute to the successful transition of Military and Veteran students into campus and civilian life.

If you are interested in having a voice and a role in military and veteran student services offered at the University of Alberta, please let us know at

Supported Students Succeed

The University of Alberta is proud to count military members and Veterans like you among those who enrich our campus with their experience. The services offered through the Dean of Students Office, will improve MMV post-secondary transition through services tailored to your talents and needs.

For more information, visit our Military and Veteran Friendly Campus website.

Planning + Advising

Choosing your course of study and plotting a career path can be daunting. You can start exploring your options with our Program Tool or contacting the Student Service Centre for one-on-one advising to discuss your program options, admissions requirements and deadlines.

Additionally, you can reach out to Veteran’s Affairs Canada’s (VAC’s) Career and Transition Services for career advising and other supports.

Funding Your Studies

Education and Training Benefit (ETB)

You may already know that Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) offers the Education and Training Benefit to qualified individuals who are interested in post-secondary education or training when they are ready for post-service life. Find out more and see if you qualify.

Financial Support

For those with needs not covered by the ETB, there are other financial resources available. You can speak to the Student Service Centre team to learn more about financial support that may be available through the U of A or to your VAC case manager to learn more about external options that may be available.

Scholarships + Awards

The U of A, through the Office of the Registrar, administers more than $46 million in scholarships, awards, and other financial supports. After applying to your program, you can fill out a single application and be assessed for scholarships and awards you may not even know existed.

In addition to these scholarships (available to all first-year students), you may also qualify for various external scholarships tailored to veterans like you—including the Alex Decoteau Award of Honour.

Chad is an alumnus of our MBA program and a former Canadian Armed Forces combat engineer. He knows his experiences while serving in the military gave him a different worldview than his professors and fellow students. The Military and Veteran Friendly Campus program is designed to help Chad and other military members or Veterans make the cultural adjustment to post-secondary education.

Chad veteran

Connect with Us

We’re here to help you get the answers you need on your path to the U of A. You can find answers to frequently asked questions or speak directly to an academic advisor about applying, programs, and scholarships and more by visiting the Student Service Centre.

Questions about the MVFC?

For questions about the support and services offered by the Military and Veteran Friendly Campus program, email