University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship

2021 Competition Note: The University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship replaces the Master's Entrance Scholarship from the previous year.

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.

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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.

• The following admission terms are eligible: January 2021, May 2021, July 2021, and September 2021
• Must be a newly admitted student in one of the above terms in a master's or doctoral program (cost-recovery programs not eligible)
• 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
Nomination Procedures

There is no application form; eligible students are considered on the recommendation of the admitting department. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.

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:

2021 University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship Memo

Contact the department for additional information.


Deadline for Departments to submit nominations via GSMS Awards Portal is Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by 4:00 PM