Scholarships and Awards

University of Alberta Master's Recruitment Scholarships

The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit superior students at the master's level who have the potential to become excellent doctoral students. Recipients of this scholarship will also be offered Guaranteed Housing by Residence Services.

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Course-Based Master's

  • Value
    Offered for one year at a value of $17,000 plus payment of tuition and fees up to the maximum cost for registration in the equivalent of 9 normal credit weights (equivalent to 18 fee index units) in courses for the first Fall Term and Winter Term of the Master's program only.
  • Eligibility

    The scholarship will be awarded to students who:

      • Both domestic and international students
      • Students being newly admitted to the University of Alberta in the Fall 2018 or Winter 2019 Term
      • Students who will be registered full-time in a course-based master's degree program with a clearly defined research component
      • Applicants with Admission GPA of 3.7 and higher
      • Students who have not been registered in the master's program they are recruited into
  • Deadline
    Nomination Deadline:
    • March 21, 2018

Thesis-Based Master's

  • Value
    The award is valued at $17,000 for 12 months, plus full-time program and non-instructional fees, and any applicable International Graduate Differential Fee. This scholarship is not renewable.
  • Eligibility

    The UAlberta Thesis-Based Master's Recruitment Scholarship is open to:

      • Newly admitted students into a thesis-based Master's program in the Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Winter 2019 Term
      • Students who will be registered full-time in a thesis-based Master's degree program
      • Applicants with Admission GPA of 3.7 and higher
      • Students who have not been registered in the Master's program they are recruited into
  • Deadline
    There are three competition rounds with the following nomination deadlines:
    • January 26, 2018
    • March 2, 2018
    • April 13, 2018

Master's Recruitment Nomination Process:

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. The FGSR reviews the nominations for eligibility and completeness and forwards them to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for adjudication.

NEW! Depending on the circumstances of the nomination, submission method may be different. Please review the MEMO below for submission instructions carefully.

For Departments: 

2017 University of Alberta's Master's Recruitment Memo [PDF Document]
2017 University of Alberta's Master's Recruitment Form [PDF Document]

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