Scholarships & Awards

General Undergraduate Scholarships

The University of Alberta offers over $28 million (CAD) in scholarships and financial support to undergraduate students each year.

Scholarships Requiring a Separate Application

  • International Entrance Leadership Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: $5,000

    Quantity available: Up to 8

    Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program and who are studying on a Study Permit. Selection based on leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities and academic standing.

    How to apply: In order to apply for scholarships, you must first apply for admission to a degree program at the University of Alberta. You will receive a CCID and password when you apply for admission and must use this to access the awards application. Students applying for this scholarship can apply through the Major International Entrance Scholarship in the application portal.

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    When to Apply: Applications for admission and awards open on October 1, 2017. The deadline to apply for awards, and for UAlberta to receive all supporting information, including reference contact information and transcripts, is December 18, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. MST.
    Offers for this award will be made starting in March 2018.

    Additional requirements:

    Documentation required for admission must be submitted. This includes transcripts showing all completed courses and grades to date and proof of English Language Proficiency (see Transcript and Document Requirements). Make sure you send final or interim transcripts well before the award deadline.

    Reference required. Please include complete reference contact information as indicated on the award application form.  We will only contact your references if needed.

  • University of Alberta Centenary Scholarship
    Field of Study: Open

    Value: Variable from $20,000; payable over four years

    Quantity available: Up to 5

    Conditions: Awarded to students on a Study Permit with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated leadership qualities based on involvement in extracurricular and community activities. Renewal of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta while studying on a Study Permit. Students must have less than 24 IB, AP or A-level credits. Transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship.

    Recipient(s) of this scholarship are ineligible to receive the University of Alberta China, India or USA Centenary Scholarships.

    How to apply: In order to apply for scholarships, you must first apply for admission to a degree program at the University of Alberta. You will receive a CCID and password when you apply for admission and must use this to access the awards application. Students applying for this scholarship can apply through the Major International Entrance Scholarship in the application portal.

    >>>Apply for Awards<<<

    Need help applying? See Scholarship Application Tips

    When to Apply: Applications for admission and awards open on October 1, 2017. The deadline to apply for awards, and for UAlberta to receive all supporting information, including reference contact information and transcripts, is December 18, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. MST.
    Offers for this award will be made starting in March 2018.

    Additional requirements:

    Documentation required for admission must be submitted. This includes transcripts showing all completed courses and grades to date and proof of English Language Proficiency (see Transcript and Document Requirements). Make sure you send final or interim transcripts well before the award deadline.

    Reference required. Please include complete reference contact information as indicated on the award application form.  We will only contact your references if needed.

  • University of Alberta Global Citizenship Scholarship for IB Diploma International Students

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: Tuition and $16,000 to a maximum of $40,000 per year for four years

    Quantity available: One

    Conditions: Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) from Aga Khan Academies operating under the AKA agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, with superior academic achievement, entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection is based on International Baccalaureate Diploma academic standing, demonstrated financial need, and demonstrated leadership.  Receipt of funding for the second, third and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta each year. Students may not receive any other University of Alberta entrance awards or scholarships.   

    Note: Students applying to begin their studies in September 2018 must be students at the AKA Mombasa campus or the AKA Hyderabad campus in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

    Application procedure: Complete and submit the application form and all necessary documents by 11:59 pm MST December 18, 2017. Download the application form here.

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta Global Citizenship Scholarship for IB Diploma International Students from the Aga Khan Academy offers will be made starting in March 2018.

     

Scholarships You Will Be Automatically Considered for after Receiving Admission to UAlberta

  • Campus Saint-Jean International Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: Variable

    Quantity available: Variable

    Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of any undergraduate degree program offered by Campus Saint-Jean, who are studying on a Student Visa Permit. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated financial need.

    Application procedure: By application to Campus Saint-Jean at the University of Alberta.

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta Campus Saint-Jean International Scholarship offers will be made in June–August 2017.

  • Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Award for International Students

    Field of Study: Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

    Value: Variable

    Number: Variable

    Conditions: Awarded to students(s) on Study Permit(s) with satisfactory academic standing registered in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing. Preference is given to student(s) who have demonstrated leadership via extracurricular and community involvement. Renewal of funding for subsequent years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a minimum of 24 credit units of course weight per year in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.

    Funded by: Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

    Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Award offers will be made in June–August 2017.

  • International Advanced Placement Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: $2,000

    Quantity available: Up to 10

    Conditions: Awarded annually to students who have superior academic achievement and Advanced Placement Scholar standing (as defined by the College Board) who are entering their first undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta and studying on a Study Permit. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement on courses taken in the Advanced Placement program.

    Application procedure: By nomination from the University of Alberta Registrar's Office. Transcripts must be received in the Registrar's Office by August 1. 

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta Advanced Placement Scholarship offers will be made in June–August 2017.

  • International A-Level Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: $2,000

    Quantity available: Up to 10

    Conditions: Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of a University of Alberta undergraduate degree program. Selection based on academic achievement on a minimum of three courses taken at the A-level and/or AS-level.

    Application procedure: Consideration upon receipt of A-Level transcripts. 

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta A-Level Scholarship offers will be made in November–December 2017.

  • International Student Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: Up to $9,000 payable over four years

    Quantity available: Variable

    Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement entering into their first undergraduate degree program, studying on a Student Visa Permit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement. Should a renewable scholarship be offered, receipt of funding for the second, third, or fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta each year.

    Application procedure: You will be considered for this award after you have received admission to the University of Alberta. 

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta International Student Scholarship offers will be made throughout the year. Recipients will be notified of their award offer after receiving an admission offer from UAlberta.

  • University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarship Competition

    Field of Study: Open 

    Value: Variable 

    Quantity available: $1,000 up to $9,500

    Conditions: View the details about the Academic Excellence Scholarship.

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarship offers will be made throughout the year. Recipients will be notified of their award offer after receiving an admission offer from UAlberta.

  • University of Alberta International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: $2,000 

    Quantity available: Up to 10

    Conditions: Awarded to International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates with superior academic achievement entering or transferring into their first undergraduate degree program, studying on a Student Visa Permit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement on courses taken in the full IB diploma program.

    Application procedure: By nomination from the University of Alberta Registrar’s Office. Transcripts must be received in the Registrar’s Office by August 1.

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship offers will be made in June–August 2017.

  • University of Alberta International Country Scholarship

    Field of Study: Open

    Value: up to $5,000 

    Quantity available: Up to 95

    Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta who are studying on a Study Permit. Selection based on academic standing with preference given to students from University of Alberta target regions. Students sponsored by a third party are ineligible.

    Application procedure: You will be considered for this award after you have received admission to the University of Alberta.

    Decision timeline: University of Alberta International Country Scholarship offers will be made on a rolling basis at or near the time of offer of admission.