Scholarships and Awards

University of Alberta Master's Entrance Scholarship


2020 Competition Note:
The Master’s Entrance Scholarship replaces the Master’s Recruitment Scholarship from previous years.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding and support to newly admitted superior students at the master's level who have the potential to become excellent doctoral students.

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  • Value
    Stipend: $17,500

    Note: Domestic students will receive an additional $5,800, international students will receive an additional $10,000 to help cover fees.
  • Eligibility
      • The following admission terms are eligible: January 2020, May 2020, July 2020, and September 2020
      • Must be a newly admitted student in one of the above terms in a master’s 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. Note: This memo has been revised with new submission instructions and an updated deadline as of April 2, 2020.

    For Departments: 

    2020 University of Alberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Memo

    Contact the department for additional information.

  • Deadline

    Extended Deadline for Departments to submit nominations via GSMS Awards Portal is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM