General 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 $32 million each year in undergraduate scholarships, awards, and financial support to all kinds of students.

Applicants transferring from another post-secondary institution: see Transfer Scholarships

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 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Students with superior academics who will be entering their first year of an undergraduate degree studying on a Student Visa Permit could receive up to $9,000, depending on admission average.

✓ GOLD STANDARD SCHOLARSHIP

The top 5% of students in each faculty could receive up to $6,000, depending on admission average.

✓ UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY SCHOLARSHIP

Students with superior academics who will be entering their first year of an undergraduate degree studying on a Student Visa Permit could receive up to $5,000. Selection is based on the region of a student’s high school.


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 December 15, 2020. 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 2021.

➝ UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA INTERNATIONAL ENTRANCE CITATION

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 $40,000 (payable over 4 years).

➝ UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA CENTENARY 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 $30,000 (payable over 4 years). 

➝ INTERNATIONAL ENTRANCE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Well-rounded students with admission averages of 80%+ entering their first year of an undergraduate degree on a Student Visa Permit will be assessed for scholarships to recognize their accomplishments through leadership roles and could receive up to $7,500

➝ 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 $45,000 (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 1, 2020.