Bursaries & Emergency Funding

The Office of the Registrar offers various forms of financial support designed to assist students experiencing financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs or a temporary unexpected financial emergency during the academic year.

Please read the chart below to determine which financial support program you may be eligible to apply for and carefully review the eligibility criteria by selecting that program from the left menu. If you have any further questions or require any assistance with the applications, please contact Student Service Centre.

If you have a permanent disability and need accessibility support to complete your application, learn more and apply early for applicant accommodations, or contact dosdean@ualberta.ca for assistance.

STUDENT TYPE Undergraduate (Domestic & International) Graduate (Domestic & International)
SUPPLEMENTARY BURSARY *2021-2022 only* Apply for this if you have a financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs. Apply for this if you have a financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs.
DOMESTIC SUPPLEMENTARY BURSARY *coming soon* Apply for this if you have a financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs. Domestic students only. Apply for this if you have a financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs. Domestic students only.
INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY BURSARY Apply for this if you have a financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs. International students only. Apply for this if you have a financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs. International students only.
GSA EMERGENCY BURSARY Not eligible to apply. Apply for this if you have a specific emergency expense and you have no way to pay for the expense; this application is not for a financial shortfall for the current school year's academic and basic living costs.
EMERGENCY LOAN Apply for this if you have a specific emergency expense and you are able to repay a loan at a later date. Apply for this if you have a specific emergency expense and you are able to repay a loan at a later date.
INDIGENOUS STUDENTS' SUPPORT FUND Apply for this if you are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit and you are experiencing a short-term financial emergency. (Domestic students only Apply for this if you are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit and you are experiencing a short-term financial emergency. (Domestic students only