Information about U of A and outside scholarships

Entrance scholarships

We must receive your application and all supporting documents by February 1 if you want to be considered for an Entrance Scholarship

There is no special application form for Entrance Scholarships. Applicants are automatically considered for all scholarships that they qualify for. All entrance scholarships are very competitive.

U of A MSc Scholarship

  • $17,000 plus tuition & fees for one year
  • open to Canadian and International students

 

Students offered a MSc scholarship will be offered the Department's regular basic funding in their 2nd year of the MSc degree


Scholarships from Government Agencies


NSERC Scholarships
  • open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • departmental deadline in late September-early October
  • MSc level scholarships: $17,500 (CGSM) per year
  • PhD level scholarships: $21,000 (PGSD) or $35,000 (CGSD) per year
  • during the tenure of the NSERC scholarship, U of A provides a top up award with a value equal to tuition & fees
  • CGSM and PGSD awardees are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship
  • see http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/ for details.
Alberta Innovates -Technology Futures Graduate Scholarships
  • open to International and Canadian students
  • deadline usually in early February
  • students must be working in one of the following research areas: nanoscale physics, information and communication technology, omics (genomics, proteomics, etc.), energy, or the environment
  • $26,500-$31,500 per year
  • awardees are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship
  • citizens and permanent residents of Canada who hold NSERC CGS or PGS scholarships may apply for an AI top-up to the NSERC scholarship
  • see http://www.albertatechfutures.ca/GSS.aspx for details

U of A KDAS and Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships

All of the following Scholarships and Awards are offered by the U of A. Fill out the General Awards application form and you will be considered for all available scholarships. Departmental deadline is usually January.

Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) MSc Scholarship
  • eligible students are nominated by the department (no application is required)
  • open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • $10,800 for one year
  • students are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship
  • the awardee's supervisor will still pay a regular summer stipend
Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) PhD Scholarship
  • eligible students are nominated by the department (no application is required)
  • open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • $15,000 for one year
  • students are also offered a part-time graduate assistantship
  • the awardee's supervisor will still pay a regular summer stipend
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship
  • only PhD students are eligible
  • open to Canadian and International students
  • $35,000 per year; is renewable for a second year
Dissertation Fellowship
  • this is for the final year of one's PhD program
  • open to Canadian and International students
  • $22,000 plus tuition & fees for one year
Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize
  • open to all PhD students who have completed at least 2 years of the PhD program
  • open to Canadian and International students
  • $5,000 one-time award
For more information about KDAS and Queen Elizabeth II Awards, see http://uofa.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies