Education Abroad Individual Award

About the Award

The Education Abroad Individual Award is designed to help make your international learning experience more affordable! 

Value: $750-$3,750

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)

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. 

How to apply

  • 1. Application Instructions

    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    > Applications must be completed by individual University of Alberta students in our online application portal, Horizons

    > You can access the Scholarship by clicking the “My Scholarships” tab on the top of the database once you’ve created an account. Please be sure to follow all instructions and upload all documents required in the application form.

    > Please do not submit your application until you have your Fall 2018 grades finalized on your transcript (usually in early January).

    Please review the Terms of Reference for the Education Abroad Individual Award. Only new applications (applications from students who did not apply for previous 2018-19 rounds of Education Abroad Individual Award funding) will be considered. The Study Abroad experience must start between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019. 

     

     

     

  • 2. Selection Process

    Selection Criteria

    > Adjudication and selection will be done by an academic panel.
    > Recipients will be announced in early March 2018.

    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). 

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: up to $2,300
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, with at least 3.5 in the most recently completed term 

  • Alberta-Hong Kong Young Scholars Exchange Award

    Value: Variable, allocation up to $4,300
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term

  • Alberta-Korea Young Scholars Exchange Award

    Value: Variable, up to $3,100
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term

  • Dr. Horst A Schmid Travel Bursary

    Endowed by the friends of Dr. Horst Schmid
    Value: Variable, maximum allocation is $2,000 
    Deadline: February, 1 2018

     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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term

  • Edmonton Burns Club Award

    Value: Variable, up to $2,900
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for one term (fall or winter) or the full academic year
    > 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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term
    > 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: Up to $5,000
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, with at least a 3.5 GPA in the most recently completed term

  • Julia KS Liu Undergraduate Scholarship

    Value: Variable, maximum allocation is $4,000
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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 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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, with at least 3.5 in the most recently completed term 

  • Rod and Judith Fraser International Undergraduate Learning Award

    Value: Up to $5,000
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    To apply, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange for one term (fall or winter) or the full academic year at 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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term 

     

  • The Indira V Samarasekera Scholarship in Global Education

    Value: Variable, maximum allocation is $4,000
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    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 cumulative GPA of 3.5, with at least a 3.5 GPA in the most recently completed term

     

  • The Singapore Centenary Award

    Value: Up to $5,000
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study exchange or internship at a UAlberta exchange partner institution in Singapore
    > 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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science)
    > have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term

  • Wild Geese Travel Award

    Value: Variable, up to $5,500
    Deadline: February 1, 2018

    To be considered, students must:

    > be participating in a study abroad program for one term (fall or winter) or the full academic year
    > 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 (*15 credits if registered in the Faculty of Science) 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 2.5, with at least 2.7 in the most recently completed term for undergraduate students; or have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on the courses taken for graduate students