Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Notice from University of Alberta International:  

Award Competitions for 2022-2023 Now Open (for travel in Spring 2023)

Education Abroad Individual Award - Deadline: February 15, 2022

Open to full-time students at any level of study participating in programs outside of Canada of at least three weeks in length. Students must have a GPA of at least 2.7 over their last two semesters (Fall 2021 and Winter 2021). The value of the award ranges from $750 to $3,750 depending on the length of the program. The program abroad must be starting after May 1, 2022. By applying for the Individual Award, students are also considered for a number of Endowed Awards as well. 
Edmonton Consular Corps Award - Deadline: February 15, 2022
The Consular Corps Award supports studies and research that enhance students’ knowledge of international relations and development in such areas as diplomacy, conflict, trade and cultural relations, as well as Canada’s role in advancing world peace and economic development. It may be of particular interest to students going out on exchange or a summer program who are studying in that field, and if there are any students heading out for research. Graduate and PhD students are also eligible. There is also a digital poster that I'm attaching to this email that can be sent out to promote the award. 
If you have inquiries on any of the awards listed above, please email eapaward@ualberta.ca.

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 has attended the 12-hour Global Health Education and Advocacy 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 in early February each year.  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 and the amount of money available. 

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 abdul.kassongo@gmail.com

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 

University of Alberta International Go Abroad

University of Alberta Go Abroad Individual Award