The Division of Community Engagement

Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards


Global Health Bursary

All medical students are eligible for the travel bursary from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry through the Global Health Program, if the following criteria are met:

  • The student must be a current undergraduate in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
  • The student will take a clinical or non-clinical elective of at least four weeks in duration
  • The student is going to one of our field stations
  • The elective is in a low-medium resource-limited or culturally special setting outside of continental North America
  • Consideration will only be given to students who have attended the 12-Hour Global Health Elective prior to an overseas elective.This elective need only be taken once during medical school
  • Completion of the pre-departure training program
  • Presentation of a report summarizing their international elective in the form of a poster upon completion of the elective. This poster is to be submitted in time to be presented at the annual Global Health Fair (February 3, 2020).  Guidelines and details regarding the poster can be found here.  An example of the poster can be found here.

Amounts vary from year to year depending upon the number of students participating in Global Electives and the amount of money available.  All learners attending an elective in a Field Station in a LMIC will be automatically enrolled for the Global Health bursary. 

Other Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

The Global Health Program has created a spreadsheet that lists all relevant bursaries, awards and scholarships that could be used to fund global electives.  You can find the spreadsheet here.

Of specific interest to our students may be the following:

Buski Lakhani Bursary is a bursary provided by the Edmonton Mayfield Rotary Club.  The Buski Lakhani Bursary Guidelines are here and the Application Form here. To contact the International bursaries representative directly, email  

Campus Alberta Grant for International Learning (CAGFIL group based grant):

Education Abroad Group Award:;

Canada Learning Initiative in China (CLIC):;

Ben H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine:

China Institute Grant:  These grants are completed individually but collected by the Global Health Office and sent in as a group application.

ADIUM Student Elective Travel Grant:

Christian Medical and Dental Society:

UAlberta International Go Abroad: (Deadline is February 2, 2020, application information will be available in November or December 2019)