Fees + Funding

The University of Alberta has one of the highest graduate student funding rates and one of the most generous awards and financial aid programs in Canada.

Learn more about awards and funding opportunities below.

GSMS Awards Portal

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Workshops and Info Sessions

Academic Success Centre (ASC) Workshops

The ASC hosts free workshops to teach you new skills that you can apply to your graduate academic work.

ASC Workshop Dates + Registration

NSERC/SSHRC Writing Workshops

These workshops help you write compelling research communication and enhance your academic performance.

NSERC/SSHRC Workshop Dates + Registration

CIHR Information Session

CIHR will be offering two MS Teams Q&A sessions to trainees, postdoctoral researchers and institution staff regarding award programs that are offered.


other information

Award Resources

Resources for students, faculty and staff, including: 

  • Tips for writing a scholarship application
  • Information on award acceptances, renewals and declines
  • The Scholarships and Awards Manual
  • The Gradual Scholarship Committee Handbook

Award Deadlines

View upcoming award application deadlines.

Student Employment

Explore your student employment options including graduate assistantship funding and the Graduate Student Internship Program.

Celebrating our Killam Laureates

Learn about the prestigious Killam doctoral scholarships and meet previous winners. 

Celebrating our Vanier Scholars

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is one of Canada's most prestigious national awards programs for doctoral students. 

Financial Support

Financial aid is available for students who need additional financial support beyond awards, scholarships and prizes.

Graduate Student Teaching Awards

The Graduate Student Teaching Awards annually recognize outstanding graduate teaching assistants in each faculty at the U of A.