Education Abroad Individual Award

About the Award

The Education Abroad Individual Award

The Education Abroad Individual Award is designed to help make your international learning experience more affordable! 

Value: $750-$3,750

Total value of the award will be based on the duration of the program, for up to 8 months. The total award granted will be calculated using the following per-student formula.

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

Programs going for an extra half month will receive a pro-rated amount (e.g. a one and a half month program will receive $750 and $250 for the additional half month for a total of $1,000)

Note: If you are nominated for a University of Alberta International award for the same program or the same semester(s), you will not be eligible to apply for this award.

 

Tips towards a successful application:

  1. Research the institutions you're looking at thoroughly, see how the programs relate to your own degree. Check the Program Finder on our website:  
  2. Keep your writing professional and check your spelling (it will be considered), academics will be looking at your application. 
  3. Look at the long-term benefits of the program, for your degree and your post-University career. 
  4. Think about how you are representing the University’s vision abroad. Hint: take a look at the University’s Strategic Plan.

 

Ineligible programs: 

The following programs have received the Education Abroad Group Award for the 2020/21 academic year and are not eligible for Individual Award funding:

  • Arts - School in Cortona (Winter 2021)
  • Arts - Global Service-Learning and Solidarity - Nicaragua
  • Education - EDFX 425/450
  • KSR - Play Around the World 
  • Nursing - Nursing 494/495 in Ghana
  • UAI - e3 Berlin - Germany
  • ALES, KSR, Nursing, Pharmacy - Intercultural Exploration of Health and Practice - Italy 

Additionally, students who are receiving a CLIC Travel Grant, QES-Student Leadership for Change, or Smithsonian Internship funding are not eligible to apply for the Individual Award. 

 

How to apply

  • 1. Application Instructions

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    > Applications must be completed by individual University of Alberta students in our online application portal, Horizons

    > You can access the Scholarship by clicking the “Search Scholarships” tab on the top of the database once you’ve created an account. Once you start an application, you will be able to find your application under the "My Scholarships" tab. Please be sure to follow all instructions and upload all documents required in the application form. 

    Please review the Terms of Reference for the Education Abroad Individual Award. The Education Abroad experience must start between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.  

     

     

     

  • 2. Selection Process

    Selection Criteria

    > Adjudication and selection will be done by an academic panel.
    > Recipients will be announced in February 2020.

    Acceptance & Conditions

    > Applicants will be notified if they have been nominated for an award and must confirm acceptance of the award; failure to do so will result in forfeiting the award.

    > Award payments will be deposited into the award recipient’s Beartracks account by UAI prior to departure, once confirmation of registration/participation in the abroad experience is received and the pre-departure requirements are complete.

    > Recipients will be required to:

    > Attend a mandatory pre-departure/risk management session and register with UGo

    > Submit a Returned Student Report upon completion of the experience

    > Submit a risk management plan prior to receiving the Award

    > Obtain research ethics approval prior to receiving the Award if undertaking a research project

    > Submit a 500 word written commentary, as well as copies of boarding passes upon completion of the program

    > Recipients will also be encouraged to participate in promotion and recruitment activities for education abroad programming.

Endowed Awards

Please note that you will need to submit an application and all relevant documents for the Education Abroad Individual Award (application instructions above) to be considered for an Endowed Award. When you've applied for the Education Abroad Individual Award, you are automatically considered for the below endowed awards (if you meet all eligibility criteria). As the Education Abroad Program does not double-fund students through awards administered by our office, you are eligible to receive either an Individual Award or an Endowed Award, not both.

The Edmonton Consular Corps Award, the Dr. John & Lorena Woronuk Dentistry International Award and the Lee Global Education Awards all have separate application forms and are adjudicated separately. You may also apply for them if you meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Alberta St. George of England Society Award

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for one term (fall or winter) or academic year (fall and winter)
    > study at a UAlberta exchange partner institution in England
    > be a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

  • Alberta-Hong Kong Young Scholars Exchange Award

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for one academic year (fall and winter)
    > study at a UAlberta exchange partner institution in Hong Kong
    > be a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

  • Alberta-Korea Young Scholars Exchange Award

    Value: $4,100 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: 1 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for one academic year (fall and winter) and choose to study at a UAlberta exchange partner institution in South Korea
    > be a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

  • Dr. Horst A Schmid Travel Bursary

    Endowed by the friends of Dr. Horst Schmid

    Value: $2,700 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: 1 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > Be participating in a study exchange for one term (fall or winter) or the full academic year
    > Study at a UAlberta exchange partner institution
    > Be an undergraduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > Have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > Have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

  • Edmonton Burns Club Award

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for one term (fall or winter) or the full academic year
    > study at the University of Dundee or University of Glasgow, Scotland 
    > be an undergraduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 2.7.
    > award recipients agree to perform one or more of the following activities during their study in Scotland:

    > tour of “Burns Country”
    > interview with a recognized authority on Robert Burns
    > take a course related to Robert Burns
    > write and present a paper to the Edmonton Burns Club on recipient’s impressions of Scotland and the life and works of Robert Burns 

  • G Donald Love Global Leadership Scholarship

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in an international internship or work placement opportunity
    > be an undergraduate registered in any year of a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

  • Julia KS Liu Undergraduate Scholarship

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for one term (fall or winter) or the full academic year 
    > study at a UAlberta exchange partner institution in China or Hong Kong
    > be an undergraduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

  • Rod and Judith Fraser International Undergraduate Learning Award

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To apply, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for the Winter 2020 term at a a UAlberta exchange partner institution
    > be a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 2.7. 

     

  • The Edmonton Italian Community Award

    Value: $900 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: 1 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a UAlberta program or initiative where the study experience occurs in Italy.
    > be a student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline
    > have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

     
  • The Indira V Samarasekera Scholarship in Global Education

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a university-approved education, research, and/or community service experience outside of Canada
    > be an undergraduate or graduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

     

  • Wild Geese Travel Award

    Value: Variable (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

    Number available: Variable

    Deadline: February 2, 2020 

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study abroad program for one term (fall or winter) or the full academic year
    > study at an approved post-secondary institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland
    > be an undergraduate or graduate student registered in a University of Alberta degree program
    > have completed a minimum of *12 credits of UAlberta coursework by the application deadline for undergraduate students; or have completed at least one term of graduate study by the application deadline for graduate students
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.