Scholarships, Awards & Funding

Every year, students in the Faculty of Engineering have access to more than $1.5 million in scholarships. These scholarships are broken down in to several categories, which are described below.

Entrance Awards

Entrance Awards are for students who are entering the first year within the Faculty of Engineering from high school or are entering with less than 24 post-secondary transfer credits. Students must be new to the U of A to be eligible for these awards. There are hundreds of Entrance Awards available to Engineering Students ranging from $1,000 one time awards to $50,000 renewable awards. The criteria for these awards can include academic achievements, leadership and community involvement, athletics and other factors. All students are encouraged to visit the Student Awards website for a complete list of awards and competition criteria. Visit the Office of the Registrar & Student Awards for a complete list of Entrance Awards.

External Awards & Bursaries by Application

In addition to the $1.5 million in scholarships available to students within the Faculty of Engineering, there are many large, externally adjudicate scholarships available to Engineering Students studying at the U of A. The award criteria and application process varies from award to award and in some cases can be quite extensive. These awards are then adjudicated by an awards committee that may be comprised of members of the Faculty of Engineering or by external parties as laid out in the award details. A complete list of Awards by Application can be found on our Awards by Application page.

Funding Initiatives

Interested in doing research or traveling abroad during your degree but not sure how to fund it? There are opportunities for you to find funding through the University of Alberta. To find out more about what funding initiatives are available on campus visit our Funding Initiatives page.

Awards for Continuing Students

Continuing Student Awards are for students who have successfully completed at least one year in our program and are continuing into a further year of study in the Faculty of Engineering. There are hundreds of awards available for students continuing within the Faculty of Engineering, with values ranging up to $10,000. The majority of these awards are by nomination from the Faculty of Engineering and do not need an application. Potential nominees for these awards are automatically generated by an inter-departmental panel of faculty and staff from within the Faculty of Engineering.

The Office of the Registrar & Student awards also offers scholarships for continuing students which are open to all students on campus. Some of these awards are by nomination of the Faculty of Engineering while others require an application be filled out.

For a complete list of continuing awards, including those open to all students on campus, please visit the Office of the Registrar & Student Awards for a complete list of Continuing Undergraduate Awards.

Awards for Graduate Students

Financial support from the Faculty of Engineering for graduate students is abundant, totalling $20.4 million in 2015-2016.

Graduate students have opportunities to access funding through a variety of sources including tuition support, research assistantships, teaching assistantships and more. Funding approaches vary among departments.

Students should contact the department offering their program of interest to find out how graduate students are supported.

Visit the Graduate Students Awards page for more information. 

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research provides more detailed information on awards and funding.

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research - Awards & Funding

Use the searchable database on the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research (FGSRC) website to find funding opportunities for graduate studies.

You can search by faculty, department, and nomination deadline. When you arrive at the link, scroll down the page for the database results.

The pre-filtered links below show awards & funding by faculty and department.  You can also add a filter date for the nomination deadline and a search criteria for a specific award.

Engineering Department Awards & Funding

Professional Development Requirements

Engineering graduate students must complete a minimum of 8 hours of professional development over the course of their degree as required by the FGSRC.

Find out what you need to do to meet the professional development requirements.