University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is for the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) to provide funding and support for newly admitted graduate students whose admissions were highly ranked by their Department.


Stipend Value: $17,500 Master’s; $21,000 Doctoral. Students must have a Canadian bank account and Canadian address to receive the award.

Tuition and Fees: Domestic students will receive an additional $7,100, and international students will receive an additional $10,000 to help cover fees. The funds will be applied directly to students’ tuition and fees account.

  • The following admission terms are eligible: January 2024, May 2024, July 2024, and September 2024
  • Must be a newly admitted student in one of the above terms in a master's or doctoral program
  • Open to domestic and international students
  • Open to course-based or thesis-based students
  • Must have an Admission GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Must be full-time registered during the tenure of the award
  • The tenure of this award is September 1, 2024 - August 31, 2025 regardless of the admit term of the student
Selection Criteria
Refer to the most current Scholarships and Awards Manual (under Forms Cabinet/Awards), Section 2.6: Criteria used to Determine Academic Standing.
Application Procedures

Prospective students and students newly admitted to a graduate program cannot apply for this scholarship. Only students admitted to one of the admission terms listed under Eligibility may be considered, and they must be nominated to GPS by their admitting Department. Prospective/newly admitted students are to contact their admitting Department for information on their internal selection process; the Department can also assist with the application for admission process.

Detailed admission application instructions, tuition and cost of living information, and international academic credential and English Language Proficiency (ELP) information (if applicable), are also available on GPS’s website under Prospective Students.

Nomination Procedures

Departments are to submit eligible nominations to GPS, via the GSMS Awards Portal, by the nomination deadline of April 15, 2024; refer to the 2024 Entrance Department Nomination Memo for complete submission instructions and requirements.

Adjudication Procedures
GPS reviews the nominations for eligibility and completeness and forwards them to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for adjudication and final selection; GPS will notify winners directly.

Deadline for Departments to submit nominations via the GSMS Awards Portal is Monday, April 15, 2024.