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Tuition and Scholarships

United States

General conditions of eligibility for the scholarships listed below:

  • Any students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
  • Previous school of attendance must be located in the United States of America.
  • Must be entering the University of Alberta directly from a high school in the USA with less than 24 IB, AP, or A-Level credits.

In addition to these awards, you may also be eligible for:


University of Alberta - USA Centenary Scholarship

Field of Study:  Open

Value: $20,000 (over 4 years)

Quantity available: 2

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) who have superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program from a High School in the USA. Selection based on academic standing, demonstrated leadership qualities based on involvement in extracurricular and community activities, and a counsellors letter of recommendation. Renewal of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a full normal course load (normally 30 credits) at the University of Alberta each year.
Recipient(s) of this scholarship are ineligible to receive the general University of Alberta Centenary Scholarship.

Application procedure: 
Application procedure: Apply online through the International Major Scholarships online award application site or Bear Tracks

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the Major International Scholarship application, please contact:awards@ualberta.ca

The deadline to apply and for UAlberta to receive all supporting information—including references and transcripts—is 11:59 pm MST December 15, 2015.

Need help applying? See How to apply for Scholarships & Awards > Major International Scholarship


University of Alberta - USA First Year Excellence Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: $10,000

Quantity available: Variable

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta from a high school in the USA. Selection based on High School academic standing. Students must have graduated from a high school in the United States and have less than 24 IB, AP, or A-Level credits when beginning their undergraduate program at the University of Alberta. Transfer students are not eligible for this award.

Application procedure: 
You will be considered for this award after you have received admission to the University of Alberta.


University of Alberta USA Transfer Award

Field of Study: Open 

Value:  $3,000  

Quantity available: up to 5  

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) with satisfactory academic standing transferring into an undergraduate degree from a post-secondary institution in the United States. Selection based on date of application to the University of Alberta. Student(s) entering the Bridging Program or student(s) sponsored by a third party are not eligible.  Student(s) cannot receive this award and a University of Alberta Transfer Award or a University of Alberta China Transfer Award.

Application procedure: You will be considered for this award after you have received admission to the University of Alberta.