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Tuition and Scholarships

General Undergraduate Scholarships

To attract top students, the University of Alberta offers more than CAD$22 million in undergraduate scholarships each year.

These award competitions require you to complete a separate scholarship application.

You will be considered for these scholarships after you have received admission to the University of Alberta.


Scholarships requiring a separate application


Scholastic Distinction (Entrance Citations) for International Students

Field of Study: Open

Value: Variable from $15,000 - Payable over four years

Quantity available: Variable

Conditions:  Awarded annually to students on study permit who are entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta from high school on the basis of top academic standing in grades 10, 11, and 12.  Receipt of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta each year.

Application procedure:  Apply online through the online award application site or Bear Tracks.
The deadline to apply and for UAlberta to receive all supporting information—including references and transcripts—is 11:59 pm MST December 15, 2014. 

At the time of application, students must have applied for admission to a degree program at the University of Alberta. You will receive a CCID and password when you apply for admission and must use this to access the awards application.

Need help applying? See Entrance Scholastic Distinction Application Steps for International Students.

Documentation required for admission must be submitted. This includes transcripts showing all completed courses and grades to date and proof of English Language Proficiency (see Documentation). Make sure you send final or interim transcripts well before the award deadline.

If interim transcripts are not available by the deadline, please contact the Student Awards Office at awards@ualberta.ca. If transcripts are received by the University of Alberta after the deadline, students will not be considered eligible for this award. Please do not send copies of your transcripts to the Student Awards Office.

References must be completed and submitted online through a secure site. Referees will receive an auto-generated email to their email address (as provided by the applicant on the online student application form). It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the email address provided is accurate, that their reference receives the email, and that the email is sent with enough time for the reference to fill out the reference form.

References must be completed by the deadline. Reference letters in any other format (in-person, mailed, faxed or emailed) will NOT be accepted.



International Entrance Leadership Award

Field of Study: Open

Value: $5,000

Quantity available: Variable

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program and who are studying on a Study Permit. Selection based on leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities and academic standing.

Application procedure: Apply online through the online award application site or Bear Tracks.
The deadline to apply and for UAlberta to receive all supporting information—including references and transcripts—is 11:59 pm MST December 15, 2014.

At the time of application, students must have applied for admission to a degree program at the University of Alberta. You will receive a CCID and password when you apply for admission and must use this to access the awards application.

Need help applying? See Entrance Leadership Application Steps for International Students.

Documentation required for admission must be submitted. This includes transcripts showing all completed courses and grades to date and proof of English Language Proficiency (see Documentation). Make sure you send final or interim transcripts well before the award deadline.

If interim transcripts are not available by the deadline, please contact the Student Awards Office at awards@ualberta.ca. If transcripts are received by the University of Alberta after the deadline, students will not be considered eligible for this award. Please do not send copies of your transcripts to the Student Awards Office.

References must be completed and submitted online through a secure site. Referees will receive an auto-generated email to their email address (as provided by the applicant on the online student application form). It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the email address provided is accurate, that their reference receives the email, and that the email is sent with enough time for the reference to fill out the reference form.

References must be completed by the deadline. Reference letters in any other format (in-person, mailed, faxed or emailed) will NOT be accepted.



University of Alberta Global Citizenship Scholarship for IB Diploma International Students from the Aga Khan Academy

Field of Study: Open

Value: Tuition and $16,000 to a maximum of $40,000 per year for four years

Quantity available: One

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) from Aga Khan Academies operating under the AKA agency of  the Aga Khan Development Network, with superior academic achievement, entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta. Selection is based on International Baccalaureate Diploma academic standing, demonstrated financial need, and demonstrated leadership.  Receipt 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 at the University of Alberta each year. Students may not receive any other University of Alberta entrance awards or scholarships.   

Note:  Students applying to begin their studies in September 2015 must be students at the AKA Mombasa campus or the AKA Hyderabad campus in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

Application procedure: Complete and submit the application form and all necessary documents by 11:59 pm MST December 15, 2014.


Scholarships you will be considered for after you have received admission to UAlberta

University of Alberta International Country Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: $3,000 

Quantity available: Up to 90

Conditions: Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta who are studying on a Study Permit. Selection based on academic standing with preference given to students from University of Alberta target regions. Students sponsored by a third party are ineligible.

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


International Transfer Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: Variable 

Quantity available: Variable

Conditions: Please check this webpage again in October for details and further information.

Application procedure: Please check this webpage again in October for details and further information.


University of Alberta International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: $2,000 

Quantity available: Up to 50

Conditions: Awarded to International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates with superior academic achievement entering or transferring into their first undergraduate degree program, studying on a Student Visa Permit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement on courses taken in the full IB diploma program.

Application procedure: By nomination from the University of Alberta Registrar’s Office. Transcripts must be received in the Registrar’s Office by August 1.


International Advanced Placement Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: $2,000

Quantity available: Up to 50

Conditions: Awarded annually to students who have superior academic achievement and Advanced Placement Scholar standing (as defined by the College Board) who are entering their first undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta and studying on a Study Permit. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement on courses taken in the Advanced Placement program.

Application procedure: By nomination from the University of Alberta Registrar's Office. Transcripts must be received in the Registrar's Office by August 1. 


International A-Level Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: $2,000

Quantity available: Up to 20

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of a University of Alberta undergraduate degree program. Selection based on academic achievement on a minimum of three courses taken at the A-level and/or AS-level.

Application procedure: Consideration upon receipt of A-Level transcripts. Offers will be sent out in December.


International Student Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: Variable

Quantity available: Variable

Conditions: Awarded to students with superior academic achievement entering into their first undergraduate degree program, studying on a Student Visa Permit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement. Should a renewable scholarship be offered, receipt of funding for the second, third, or fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta each year.

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


University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarship Competition

Field of Study: Open 

Value: Variable 

Quantity available: Variable

Conditions: View the details about the Academic Excellence Scholarship.


Campus Saint-Jean International Scholarship

Field of Study: Open

Value: Variable

Quantity available: Variable

Conditions: Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of any undergraduate degree program offered by Campus Saint-Jean, who are studying on a Student Visa Permit. Selection based on academic standing and demonstrated financial need.

Application procedure: By application to Campus Saint-Jean at the University of Alberta.


Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Award for International Students

Field of Study: Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Value: Variable

Number: Variable

Conditions: Awarded to students(s) on Study Permit(s) with satisfactory academic standing registered in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Selection based on academic standing. Preference given to student(s) who have demonstrated leadership via extracurricular and community involvement. Renewal of funding for subsequent years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a minimum of 24 credit units of course weight per year in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation.

Funded by: Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Application/Nomination Procedure: By application to the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation