Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS)


Grads and postdocs at GPS are breaking the boundaries of conventional wisdom and pursuing research that tackles today's (and tomorrow's) most challenging issues.

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Graduate Students

GPS is home to more than 8,400 graduate students in 500+ graduate programs and 170+ doctoral programs in 300 research areas.

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visitors

With more than 600 Postdoctoral Fellows, we are the largest postdoctoral community in Canada.

  • Top 5

    The University of Alberta is a
    Top 5 University in Canada.

  • 160 Countries

    Our graduate students represent more than
    160 countries.

  • 54.9M

    GPS administered 54.9M in graduate student funding in 2022-23.


With your help, the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is pushing the boundaries on what it means to be a grad student. From funding awards and scholarships that advance world-changing research to funding important programs that support graduate student career preparedness and mental health, your gift makes a difference.



Professional Development

Grow your network, explore opportunities and build a plan for your future.



Stay up to date with upcoming events and announcements at GPS.


Policies + Procedures

As the home faculty of the U of A’s graduate students, GPS oversees the policies that enable them to pursue academically rigorous studies in a just and equitable environment.

3mt Three Minute Thesis Founded by the University of Queensland

2024 Three Minute Thesis (3MT™)

Register to attend the in-person finals event on March 27 to watch graduate students showcase the depth and significance of their research in just three minutes.


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