Group Awards

General Information 

The University of Alberta administers the following awards to support group-based study abroad initiatives undertaken by University of Alberta faculty members, Faculties and other administrative units.

  • The Campus Alberta Grant for International Learning (CAGFIL)—funded by Government of Alberta - Alberta Advanced Education—specifically supports faculty-led, group-based study abroad initiatives involving Alberta residents.
  • The Education Abroad Group Awards (EAGA)—funded by the University of Alberta—supports a broad variety of international study abroad initiatives, including short-term summer courses and study tours, faculty-led programs, group internships, and programs led by partner institutions or third-party providers with agreed curricular arrangements.

2019 Competition

For group abroad programs starting between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020

  • Programs starting between January 1 and April 30, 2019 (not funded by the 2018-19 UAlberta Education Abroad Group Award) will ONLY be considered for the 2019 CAGFIL competition.
  • Programs starting between May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 will be considered for both CAGFIL and EAGA.

How to apply

  • 1. Application Instructions

    > Applications must be initiated and completed by a University of Alberta faculty member, Faculty or other administrative unit.

    Deadline: The 2019-20 competition is now closed. 

    Application Form (PDF)
    Complete and email to

    Declaration Form (PDF) 
    complete, sign and email to:

  • 2. Eligibility

    While eligibility requirements vary slightly between the CAGFIL and the EAGA, a single application and adjudication process will be used for both awards and the source of funding—CAGFIL or EAGA—will be determined during the selection process (see below).

    EAGA Terms of Reference (PDF)
    CAGFIL Overview (PDF)

    The total value of the funding awarded to a group-based program will be based on the duration of the abroad program and the number of students participating. The total award granted will be calculated using the following per-student formula, for up to 8 months:

    > $750 for Month 1 (or portion thereof)
    > $500 per month for Months 2 and 3 (if applicable)
    > $400 per month for Months 4 through 8 (if applicable)

    Note: If a program is funded under the CAGFIL grant ($750* per student) but UAlberta students would have received more funding through the Education Abroad Group Award, these students will be topped up from EAGA funds (eg. programs that are longer than a month and UAlberta students who don't meet CAGFIL funding criteria). 

    *The Ministry Advanced Education and Technology is considering increasing the amount of each CAGFIL award.

  • 3. Selection Process

    > The Education Abroad Group Award selection committee will rank all eligible applications in order of funding priority
    > Top-ranked programs will be confirmed up to the award value available through the EAGA funds, though funding source will not be confirmed
    > Top-ranked programs that meet CAGFIL criteria will be forwarded to Alberta Advanced Education for the CAGFIL competition.
    > Once final decisions of CAGFIL grants are determined, a final list of total funded programs and funding source will be determined.
    > Recipients will be announced in December