Funding and Scholarships
Doctoral Scholarships for Canadian or Permanent Resident Students:
Our students have been successful at the master's and doctoral level in competing for national scholarships from all three of the Tri-Agencies:
We strongly encourage students to contact their graduate program offices for deadlines in applying for theses awards or consult the Tri-Agency websites.
- If you are presently in an undergraduate or master's program at a university other than the University of Alberta you must apply through your university if you are in the final year of your program.
- If you graduated more than a year prior to the application, you must apply directly to the agency.
- Deadlines for Tri-Agency scholarships are generally in the fall each year.
You can apply to only one of these agencies. For more details please visit the Tri-Agency websites.
Canadian and International Doctoral Students
If you have been accepted into our program without external scholarship funding there are two scholarship opportunities from the U of A:
- first there are University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships. These are awarded by our graduate program at the time of admission to Canadian and international students and is based on the applicaton for admission. The value is a minimum of $5,000 but generally is awarded at $10,000 plus a Graduate Assistantship (teaching and/or research) and tuition supplement (maximum 2 years). See below GA funding. These are awarded to academically superior students who have not received major scholarship funding from external agencies but who are expected to apply for external funding. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications for admission as early as possible as there are a limited number of these scholarships.
- second is the Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships ($15,000). In order to be considered for these scholarships applicants need first class standing and must submit their application before May.
Graduate Assistanship Funding - Teaching and Research
Over the past five years, our doctoral students have normally received up to $72,000 over the span of their degree. This may be a combination minor scholarships, teaching assistantship, research assistantship and tuition supplement. Pending budget availability, this includes
- $17,000 per year for four years in assistantship and/or scholarship funding,
- tuition supplement for two years ($2000 per annum for Canadian and $4,000 for international)
Conference Travel Assistance
- travel assistance to present at conferences (up to $500 twice). Other conference travel assistance is available through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the Graduate Students' Association.
Master's Scholarship for Canadian and International Students
- Recruitment Scholarships for superior Master's student applicants is valued at $15,000 for one year, plus $12,000 Graduate Assistantship for Year 2 . Applicants must have first class standing and excellent references from previous professors.
Scholarship for Canadian or Permanent Resident Students
- $10,800 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship. Applicants must have first class standing and excellent references from previous professors.
Graduate Assistantship Funding - Teaching and Research
Over the past five years our master's students have normally received at least $18,000 over the span of their degree. Pending budget availability this includes
- $9000 per year for two years in assistantship and/or scholarship funding
Conference Travel Assistance
- $500 travel assistance to present at a conference. Additional conference travel funding is avaialble through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the Graduate Students' Association.
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research