One Application to Dozens of Scholarships

By University of Alberta

Prospective University of Alberta international students need only fill out one application to access multiple scholarships from over $40.6 million in undergraduate financial support.

With a diverse community of more than 43,000 students from 162 countries around the world, the University of Alberta (U of A) is a top 100 ranked world-class institution with a long history of leadership and innovation around the globe.

For those choosing schools internationally, selecting a postsecondary institution is a significant investment. To help ease the financial cost, the U of A in Edmonton, Canada, offers numerous scholarships and awards. Many of them are specifically for international students, and easy to apply for with a single application.

Students and their families also want to know that their tuition will not increase. The U of A provides that peace of mind through a tuition guarantee.

With over $40.6 million in financial support every year for undergraduate students, there is substantial support available for incoming students, and one in five students receive a scholarship upon acceptance. 

As a Top 5 University in Canada, ranked 2nd nationally for Graduate Employment, a degree from the U of A is a valuable investment in yourself and your future.

Here’s how the U of A makes it easy for international students to receive the financial support they deserve.

Tuition Guarantee

Feel secure in knowing exactly how much your tuition will cost, from day one. As a part of our tuition guarantee, the U of A is committed to providing transparent financial information for all prospective students.

Upon admission, the U of A guarantees tuition will not increase during your specified program duration, allowing you to make an informed decision that is right for you and your family. This tuition guarantee will be effective for the typical length it takes to complete the program, plus an additional year.

Find an estimate based on your program choice and living arrangements on our website.

Ease of Application

For application-based scholarships, only one scholarship application is needed to be considered for all awards. Simply fill out the application and we will assess you for eligibility on all of our entrance scholarships and awards. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2023.

For admission-based scholarships, you could receive awards depending on your admission average alone!

Significant Financial Support

Many of the U of A scholarships and awards are specifically designated to support high-achieving international students, including the President’s International Distinction Scholarship.

The President’s International Distinction Scholarship, valued at $120,000 CAD, supports 25 outstanding undergraduate international students who have not only demonstrated strong academic accomplishments, but have served their community and showed exceptional leadership qualities. Similarly, the University of Alberta International Leader Scholarship recognizes well-rounded leaders and superior academics, with an award of up to $10,000 CAD.

Some of the admission-based scholarships you may be eligible for, include:

  • University of Alberta International Admission Scholarship – Students with superior academics in high school may receive a maximum of $5,000 CAD.
  • Regional Excellence Scholarship – Top students from certain regions could receive up to $5,000 CAD, based on admission average.
  • Gold Standard Scholarship – The top 5% of students in each faculty could receive up to $6,000 CAD, depending on admission average.

The scholarship application deadline for Fall 2023 admission is January 11, 2023. To view all entrance awards, go to uab.ca/awards.

As we continue to build the university of tomorrow, the U of A welcomes international students who are vital to bringing invaluable new perspectives and knowledge to our community.

To find out more about opportunities available for international students, at the University of Alberta, go to their website or email welcome@ualberta.ca.

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