University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding and support to newly admitted graduate students that were highly ranked in their department at admission.

NEW for 2022/23: Nominations submitted for the Entrance Scholarships will also be considered for the two Inter-departmental awards below, if deemed eligible. Click the award link for the specific eligibility criteria:

Please refer to the department memo under the nomination procedures section.

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Stipend Value: $17,500 Master’s; $21,000 Doctoral

Note: Domestic students will receive an additional $5,800, international students will receive an additional $10,000 to help cover fees.

Students must have a Canadian bank account to receive the award.

• The following admission terms are eligible: January 2022, May 2022, July 2022, and September 2022
• 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 students
• Must have an Admission GPA of 3.7 or higher
• Must be full-time registered during the tenure of the award
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
There is no application form; eligible students are considered on the recommendation of the admitting department. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.
Nomination Procedures

The department completes and submits the nomination package to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) by the nomination deadline via GSMS. The FGSR reviews the nominations for eligibility and completeness and forwards them to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for adjudication.

Please review the MEMO below for submission instructions carefully.

For Departments:

2022 University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship Memo

Contact the department for additional information.


Deadline for Departments to submit nominations via GSMS Awards Portal is Wednesday, May 25, 2022 by 4:00 PM