Scholarships and Awards

Deadlines and further information on awards will be sent via the EPS-students list serv.

The SSHRC Competition process begins in September. Forms are available on the SSHRC website.

General Awards: Competition process begins in January The General Awards include: Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, Dissertation Fellowship, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Master's and Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral. Forms are available on the FGSR website under 'General Awards' link.

Program Specific and Specialized Awards and Scholarships

Following is a very small subset of available program specific and other specialized awards in which some of our students have had expressed interest in the past. For a complete list of awards, eligibility criteria and instructions, please see Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards and Scholarship page U of A Awards

  • Dr. Bruce Bain Memorial Graduate Scholarship
  • Camrose Normal School Memorial Scholarship
  • Edward Chang Memorial Graduate Scholarship
  • Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta Graduate Scholarship
  • City of Edmonton Graduate Fellowship
  • Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Fellowship
  • The Faculty Club/Dr. Willam A (Bill) Preshing Graduate Scholarship
  • Friends of the FGSR Scholarship
  • Myer Horowitz Graduate Students' Association Graduate Scholarship
  • Evelyn Kline Memorial Award in Community Development
  • ME Lazerte Memorial Graduate Scholarship
  • Cathy MacPhail Career Development Scholarship
  • GRA Rice Graduate Scholarship in Communications
  • Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship
  • Melba Sadler Graduate Scholarship in Education (in even-numbered years only)
  • Richard Sheridan Carson Graduate Scholarship for Intercultural and International Understanding
  • Pansy and George Strange Graduate Scholarship
  • Ivy A Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship
  • Dr. Bernal Walker Graduate Scholarship
  • Dr. Peggy Quinney Doctoral Scholarship
  • Dr. William A Fuller Memorial Graduate Scholarship
  • Professor Mian Muhammad Afzal Graduate Scholarship in Education

Sample of Awards Endowed Outside of the University

  • Canadian Circumpolar Institute Awards
  • Edmonton Consular Ball Scholarship in International Studies
  • ATA Awards
  • Canadian Federation of University Women (Margaret Brine Award)
  • Prairie Metropolis Centre (Fariborz Birjandian Graduate Student Award)

FGSR Awards and Funding

UAlberta has one of the most generous awards and financial aid programs in the country, and among the highest graduate student funding rates in Canada.

Financial FAQ

How can I obtain financial assistance?

Applications for financial assistance must be made separately from admission applications. Many students compete successfully for assistantships and scholarships.

What will my tuition fees be, are there any other fees I must pay, and when are they due?

After registering, each student will receive a fee assessment from the University. Please consult the Calendar to avoid penalty. For details, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR).

Do I need a social insurance number?

Yes. You need a social insurance number in order to receive assistantship payments. Foreign students should contact International Student Services for more information.

If I have a financial emergency, is help available?

Yes. Canadian students should contact the Office of the Registrar for information on emergency funding. This office can probably help you find alternative funding. International students should contact International Student Services, University of Alberta International, which administers an emergency loan program for international students.