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 Graduate Student and Community Scholarships
- Alberta Scholarships and Bursaries
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
International fellowship and scholarship opportunities
- Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights
- Alberta Student Aid: Students studying outside of Canada
- Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard (en français)
- International Development Research Centre
- International Scholarships—Government 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
- Concordia University of Edmonton
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
- University of Lethbridge
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.