Faculty Awards & Other Funding

Faculty Awards

Many UAlberta faculties offer awards for education abroad.

Check with your Faculty or consult the Education Abroad Award Directory, a list of study awards and internship funding options from across campus.

Other Funding Sources

You may want to explore the following additional UAlberta resources for study abroad funding:

Student Loans

Students participating in University of Alberta education abroad programs remain registered at UAlberta so they are eligible for Alberta and Canada student loans. Check with your provincial student loan office.

External Sources

International Christian University - Government of Japan MEXT Scholarship

International Christian University (ICU) MEXT Scholarship

The MEXT scholarship is funded through the Japanese government which allows graduate students to study at the International Christian University (ICU) in Japan for a set period of time. Successful candidate will have their tuition fees waived, and receive a monthly stipend to cover their living cost while they study.

Please contact the ICU graduate school with any questions: gs-adm@icu.ac.jp.

2020 Application Deadline: TBC

To apply, please complete the application forms, and submit all required documents via email to the International Christian University (ICU): gs-adm@icu.ac.jp, in addition to sending the original documents to the ICU via post, before the deadline.

MEXT Terms and Conditions

ICU GS Entry Form

MEXT Application for Japanese Government Research Scholarship

MEXT Field of Study and Study Program Form

International at Home in Science Education

International at Home in Science Education (i@Home)

The Alberta Advanced Education Ministry is pleased to announce the latest Call for Applications for the Internationalization at Home in Science Education (i@Home) initiative. The i@Home program will provide grants of $6,500 each to science professors and instructors at Campus Alberta institutions to develop and pilot new approaches to internationalizing Alberta classrooms, students, and science curriculum.

Applications for this round of funding should be sent to eapawards@ualberta.ca by Wednesday, June 27th for internal review prior to being forwarded on to the GoA. Information on how to apply is located here and the application form can be found here.

Program Outcomes:

Pilot new models and initiatives to internationalize science classrooms in Alberta

Encourage intercultural learning between Alberta students and international peers

Encourage collaboration in science between Campus Alberta institutions and international partners in priority countries

Support the internationalization of Campus Alberta science faculties and students

Additional Information:

Institutions are encouraged to build on existing relationships in one of the eight priority countries.

Funding supports program design and delivery, including travel costs associated with establishing the partnership.

If you have any questions, please contact eapawards@ualberta.ca.

Yuichi Kurimoto Award for Japan Business Students Heading

Yuichi Kurimoto Award for Japan Business Students

Bachelor of Commerce students may be eligible for a fully funded experience participating in Exchange or Summer Programs in Japan. Eligible programs through the Education Abroad Programs are as follows:

Summer Programs:

Winter Programs:

Award value will be dependent on the length of the program and program costs.


Only Bachelor of Commerce students are eligible for this award.

Alberta School of Business exchange and summer programs will apply. Please review this page for full eligibility.
Students are encouraged to take Japanese language and culture courses while abroad.