Top Faculty Scholarships for International Students at the University of Alberta


There are currently seven general scholarships available to international students at the University of Alberta. These awards provide financial assistance in the form of tuition fees, books and supplies, and living expenses.

The Faculty of Arts and Science offers three awards: one for undergraduate students with a bachelor’s degree who have been accepted into an undergraduate degree program and another two grants for master’s programs (one each in Economics or Political Science).


Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada; they may also be eligible if they were born outside Canada but moved here before age 18; however, this requirement is not contingent on whether you applied for Canadian citizenship when applying for admission (you must become a citizen before applying).

You must also speak English well enough so that your fluency can be assessed by an academic advisor or professor who will review your application materials before making his/her final decision about whether or not it qualifies as “fully qualified” according to these criteria:

  • 1) Ability To Understand Complex Ideas Through Reading And Writing
  • 2) Critical Thinking Skills
  • 3) Problem-Solving Abilities
  • 4) Written Communication Skills
  • 5) Oral Communication Skills
  • 6) Listening Skills
  • 7) General Knowledge Of Current Events
  • 8) Ability To Communicate Effectively With Others
  • 9 ) Understanding Of Cultural Differences
  • 10 ) Knowledge Of History And Geography

Faculty of Arts Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts offers scholarships for international students. These awards are typically worth $2,500 per year, but some may be more or less depending on your country of origin and/or field of study.


To be eligible for a Faculty of Arts scholarship you must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Alberta (no master’s degrees)
  • Have completed at least two years of full-time study at the University of Alberta as a student who is not from Canada or another developed country
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Faculty of Engineering Scholarships

The Faculty of Engineering offers a number of scholarships to international students. These include:

  • The Richard F. Stephenson Scholarship for International Students

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated financial need and academic excellence. To be eligible, you must have completed at least one year of full-time study at the University of Alberta or another institution in Canada before applying for this scholarship.


Additionally, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on your last 60 credits (this includes all courses taken as part of your degree) and demonstrate leadership potential through involvement in community service projects or extracurricular activities related to engineering fields such as robotics or cybersecurity technologies. You must also complete an application form online by June 1st each year so we can review it!

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarships

If you’re an international student at the University of Alberta, there are plenty of opportunities to fund your education. The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research offers a number of scholarships for all students international or domestic enrolled in graduate programs. You can apply for these awards during the application process, but they often come with additional requirements that must be met before they will be given out.

The Faculty’s Graduate Studies Office also has its own scholarship fund, which is open only to international students who have been accepted into their program and are planning on studying there next year. This fund is not open every year; check back here on campus later this year if you’d like more information about applying!


Faculty of Law Scholarships

There are many scholarships available for international students at the University of Alberta. Some of these are from the Faculty of Law and others from other faculties.

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If you’re looking for a scholarship that will help pay for your tuition, there are several options open to you as an international student: The Faculty of Law offers several different types of awards based on merit or financial need. These include:

  • Moot Court Certificate Scholarship ($1,000 per year) – awarded to applicants who have shown exceptional academic achievement and demonstrate high potential as lawyers; requires first place in moot court competition held during first term in law school (if applicable). First place winners receive full tuition reimbursement while all other finalists receive partial tuition reimbursement up until graduation; normally awarded annually but may be offered more frequently if funding is available)

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Scholarships

  • Scholarship for international students: $25,000 per year for a Bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.
  • Scholarship for women: A one-time award of $3,000 to help pay your tuition fees or living expenses during your studies. Women must have completed at least two years of full-time study or be currently enrolled in an approved program leading to a diploma (or certificate) at a postsecondary institution somewhere else in Canada or elsewhere across North America.
  • Scholarship for Aboriginal students: An annual award worth $2,000 that will be payable over four years if you want to study medicine after high school but before university graduation day has come and gone; otherwise it gets paid out as soon as possible because there are no penalties involved with missing deadlines!
  • Scholarship for students with disabilities: This scholarship covers 100% of tuition fees for four consecutive years upon admission into UAlberta’s Faculty Of Medicine (FM), including residency training programs such as Clinical Research Unit coursework required during FM medical school courses taught by deans who specialize in research methods within FM departments such as Surgery/Anesthesia/Perioperative Care etcetera.”
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Faculty of Nursing Scholarships

The Faculty of Nursing offers a number of scholarships for international students. These scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic achievement, and they’re open to all nursing students who are in their first or second year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Scholarships are awarded to those who are not eligible for other forms of funding, such as Canada Student Loans (CSL), Canada Student Grants (CSG) or provincial loans from Alberta’s Higher Education Student Assistance Program (HESAP). Students who hold permanent resident status may also be eligible for CSL/CSG funding if they have been living outside Canada for more than five years before beginning their studies in Alberta.


The Faculty has five different categories: Achieving Excellence Award ($5,000), Academic Achievement Award ($5,000), Honourable Mention Award ($1,500), and Merit Award ($1/year). They range from $2-10k depending on how much money you want!

School of Business (Alberta School of Business) Scholarships

  • The School of Business (Alberta School of Business) Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic achievements and leadership abilities.
  • Students can apply for these scholarships once they are admitted to the university.
  • Students may also be eligible for these scholarships if they meet specific criteria outlined by their faculty or school, such as being a member of an Aboriginal community or having lived abroad for at least one year prior to applying for admission into Alberta’s undergraduate programs.*

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