There are several resources available to help fund your graduate studies, including federal, provincial and university fellowships, grants, scholarships, teaching and research assistantships and needs-based financial aid.
Fellowships and Scholarships
Federal and Provincial Fellowships and Scholarships
- Alberta Scholarships and Bursaries
- Alberta Graduate Student Scholarships in ICT and Nanotechnology
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- International Scholarships-Government of Canada
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
International Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities
- Baxter and Alma Ricard Foundation (French)
- Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
- Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
- Scholarships for Non-Canadians
- The International Development Research Centre
- Alberta students studying outside of Canada.
Additional Fellowships and Scholarships
Most universities provide various awards and funding to graduate students. Be sure to check with your university and department to inquire about available funding in your program of study.
Awards at Alberta Universities
- Athabasca University
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
- University of Lethbridge
- Concordia University of Edmonton
Professors may use a portion of their research grant to employ graduate students as research assistants or to support students as they work on their own research.
Professors may receive research funding that can be paid to graduate students to support their research in the same area.
Teaching assistant (TA) positions at each department and university vary, but in most cases a TA position will help you gain teaching experience, build relationships with faculty and students and earn additional money while attending school.