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.

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.

Please review the MEMO below for submission instructions carefully.

For Departments: 

2019 University of Alberta's Master's Recruitment Memo [PDF Document]

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for additional information.

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Course-Based Master's

  • Value

    The award is valued at over $22,000 (stipend of $17,500 plus tuition and fees as outlined below). The scholarship is not renewable.

    Tuition for required courses and fees is included with this scholarship, up to the cost for registration in the equivalent of 9 credits (18 fee index units) per term during the first Fall and Winter Terms. The International Graduate Student Differential Fee is also included, if applicable.

  • Eligibility

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

      • Both domestic and international students
      • Students being newly admitted to the University of Alberta in the Fall  2019 or Winter 2020 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
    2020 Competition Deadline: TBA

Thesis-Based Master's

  • Value
    The award is valued at over $22,000 (a stipend of $17,500, plus full-time program and non- instructional fees, up to the cost for registration in the equivalent of 9 credits (18 fee index units) per term during the first Fall and Winter Terms and Thesis registration for Spring and Summer term. The International Graduate Differential Fee is also included, if applicable. This scholarship is not renewable.
  • Eligibility

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

      • Both domestic and international students
      • Newly admitted students into a thesis-based Master's program in the Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020 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
    2020 Competition Deadline: TBA