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

The 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:

Students who are receiving a CLIC Travel Grant or other funding administered by the Education Abroad Program are not eligible to apply for the Individual Award.

How to apply

1. Application Instructions

Deadline: November 1, 2021

  • 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. The application form will be posted shortly.

Please review the Terms of Reference for the Education Abroad Individual Award. The Education Abroad experience must start between January 1, 2022 and April 30, 2022.

2. Selection Process

Selection Criteria

  • Recipients will be announced in November 2021.

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: November 1, 2021 (pending confirmation of award availability)

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: November 1, 2021 (pending confirmation of award availability)

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: $4,200 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

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

Deadline: CLOSED

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: $2,800 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

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

Deadline: CLOSED

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: CLOSED

To be considered, students must:

  • Be participating in a study exchange for one term ((Winter 2021 exchange only)
  • 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: November 1, 2021 (pending confirmation of award availability)

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: November 1, 2021 (pending confirmation of award availability)

To be considered, students must:

Be participating in a study exchange for one term (Winter 2021 only)
> 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: November 1, 2021 (pending confirmation of award availability)

To apply, students must:

  • Be participating in a study exchange for the Fall and/or Winter 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: $700 (to be confirmed by the Student Awards Office)

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

Deadline: CLOSED

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: CLOSED

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: November 1, 2021 (pending confirmation of award availability)

To be considered, students must:

  • Be participating in a study abroad program for one term (Winter 2021 only)
  • 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.