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University of Alberta Graduate Entrance Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funding and support to newly admitted graduate students who were highly ranked in their department at admission.

Nominations submitted for the Entrance Scholarships will also be considered for the following two Multi-Department Competition awards if deemed eligible; review the specific eligibility criteria and refer to the UA Graduate Entrance Scholarship Department Memo under Nomination Procedures for complete details: 

Friends of the University of Alberta Society Graduate Award

Jean Isabel Soper Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Science 


Stipend Value: $17,500 Master’s; $21,000 Doctoral

Note: Domestic students will receive an additional $7,100, and international students will receive an additional $10,000 to help cover fees.

Students must have a Canadian bank account and Canadian address to receive the award.


• The following admission terms are eligible: January 2023, May 2023, July 2023, and September 2023

• Must be a newly admitted student in one of the above terms in a master’s or doctoral program

• Open to domestic and international students

• Open to course-based or thesis students

• Must have an Admission GPA of 3.7 or higher

• Must be full-time registered during the tenure of the award (Note: This award is payable in September 2023 regardless of the admit term of the student)

Selection Criteria

Refer to the most current Scholarships and Awards Manual (under Forms Cabinet/Awards), Section 2.6: Criteria Used to Determine Academic Standing.

Application Procedures

There is no application form; students cannot apply for this scholarship. Eligible students are considered on the recommendation of the admitting department; students are to contact their admitting department for information.

Nomination Procedures

The department completes and submits the nomination package to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) by the nomination deadline via GSMS. The FGSR reviews the nominations for eligibility and completeness and forwards them to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for adjudication.

Departments are to carefully review the 2023 UA Graduate Entrance Scholarship Memo for submission instructions.

Prospective students are to contact their admitting department for additional information.

To apply visit this page


The deadline for Departments to submit nominations via the GSMS Awards Portal is Monday, April 17, 2023, by 4:00 PM.



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