Scholarships and Awards

University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit superior students at the doctoral level who have the potential to contribute to the University of Alberta's community and research.

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University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

  • Value

    Scholarships will be offered in increments of $5,000. The department may decide how many increments of $5,000 to offer a student.

    The award value varies and is indicated in your original letter of offer.

  • Eligibility
    The scholarship will be awarded to students who:
    • Are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or students on a study permit
    • Are admitted to a doctoral graduate degree program by the department or transferred from a master's to a doctoral degree program
    • Will be registered full-time in a doctoral degree program
    • Have an admission GPA of at least 3.5
    Departments might have additional selection criteria; please consult with the department into which you seek admission for more details.
  • Process
    Each department is assigned an allocation (please see link below). Individual graduate departments are responsible for selecting nominees based on eligibility criteria and allocations. Departments may choose to nominate individuals based on a variety of criteria including academic record, letters of appraisal, statement of program, applicant's research, potential contributions to research, and other technical experience.
    1. Department nominates students to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)
    2. FGSR verifies eligibility
    3. FGSR approves award
    4. FGSR notifies winners directly

    For Departments:

    Departments may send University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship nominations for the remainder of their 2019-20 and 2020-21 allocation years (for one year or two year offers not extending beyond 2020-21). Depending on funding left from 2018-19 fiscal year, departments may receive additional allocations for 2019-20 and 2020-21, but will receive no less than the original commitment. Details for funding beyond 2020-21 are forthcoming.

    2019 Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship Instructions Memo - TBA
    Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship Nomination Form
    2018-19 Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship Allocation Table - 2019 TBA

    Contact the admitting department for additional information.

  • Deadline
    Nomination deadlines are based on start dates and are as follows:
    • For students with a May 1, 2019 start date, the deadline is March 1, 2019.
    • For students with a July 1, 2019 start date, the deadline is May 1, 2019.
    • For students with a September 1, 2019 start date, the deadline is July 3, 2019.
    • For students with a January 1, 2020 start date, the deadline is November 1, 2019.
    Note: Any changes to an original nomination must also be received by the above-specified dates.

Frequently Asked Questions: UA Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships