General International Undergraduate Scholarships

Did you know that 1 in 5 first-year students receive a scholarship? Learn about the Admission-based and Application-based scholarship opportunities below and see what may be available for you.

Whether you're a scholastic achiever, community leader, or well-rounded student, the University of Alberta awards $34 million each year in undergraduate scholarships, awards, and financial support to all kinds of students.

Admission-based scholarships - no application required!

You could be starting with scholarships you don't even have to apply for! You will be evaluated for these scholarships when you apply for admission. Your eligibility will be based on your high school admission average at the time of your admission offer. We'll assess you for a match to the following and many more. If you are eligible for an admission-based scholarship we will contact you directly!

International Admission Scholarship
Top students could receive up to
$5,000 CAD, depending on admission
average.
Regional Excellence Scholarship
Top students from certain regions
could receive up to $5,000 CAD, based
on admission average.
Gold Standard Scholarship
The top 5% of students in each faculty could receive up to $6,000, depending on admission average.

Application-based scholarships - apply early!

There are even more scholarships and awards for all types of students. Not sure what scholarships you're eligible for? No problem! Fill out our single scholarship application and, based on your background, experiences, academics, and interests, we'll assess you for a match to the following and many more.

You must apply to an undergraduate degree program before you can apply for any entrance scholarships. The deadline for application-based scholarships is January 12, 2022. Check out some of our  tips  about how to apply or visit our  scholarship application form  to get started!

Offers will be made starting in early Winter 2022.

President's International Distinction
Scholarship
Students with a superior admission
average and demonstrated leadership
qualities entering their first year of an
undergraduate degree on a Student
Visa Permit could receive up to
$120,000 CAD (payable over 4 years).
International Leader Scholarship
Well-rounded leaders with superior
academics may receive up to $10,000
CAD.
May Quon Undergraduate Scholarship
Students with a superior admission average and self-declared financial need entering their first year of an undergraduate degree on a Student Visa Permit who are Chinese or Hong Kong citizens could receive up to $100,000 (payable over 4 years).
University of Alberta Global Citizen Scholarship for IB Diploma International Students
Students with superior academics, strong International Baccalaureate Diploma academic standing, indicated financial need and demonstrated leadership who will be entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program from Aga Khan Academies operating under the AKA agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, who will be studying in Canada on a Student Visa Permit could receive up to $53,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years. To request more information for this scholarship please contact welcome@ualberta.ca by December 6, 2021.

Transfer scholarships

Coming to the University of Alberta is a great choice, and we want to make it worth your while. There are a number of scholarships specifically for students entering a professional program or transferring from another post-secondary institution.

Not sure what scholarships you're eligible for? No problem! Fill out our scholarship application and, based on your background, experiences, and interests, we'll assess you for a match.

All professional entrance and transfer scholarships are application-based.

You must apply to an undergraduate degree program before you can apply for any transfer scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships

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