Sunday, 9 October 2016

University of Alberta Course-Based Master’s Recruitment Scholarship in Canada



Recruitment Scholarship Competitions

Funded by the University of Alberta

The FGSR Recruitment Scholarships attract the best and brightest students to the University of Alberta.


Students do not apply for Recruitment Scholarships. Departments recommend and nominate eligible students for relative scholarships by following the processes below.

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University of Alberta Course-Based Master's Recruitment Scholarship

  • Description
The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit superior students at the master's level. Recipients of this scholarship will also be offered Guaranteed Housing by Residence Services.
  • Value
Offered for one year at a value of $17,000 plus payment of tuition and fees up to the maximum cost for registration in the equivalent of 9 normal credit weights (equivalent to 18 fee index units) in courses for the first Fall Term and Winter Term of the Master's program only.
  • Eligibility
The scholarship will be awarded to students who:
• both domestic and international students
• students being newly admitted to the University of Alberta in the Fall 2017 or Winter 2018 Term
• students who will be registered full-time in a course-based master's degree program with a clearly defined research component
• applicants with Admission GPA of 3.7 and higher
• students who have not been registered in the master's program they are recruited into
  • Process
There is no application form; eligible students are considered on the recommendation of the admitting department. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.
The department completes the nomination form, attaches the required document(s) listed on the form and submits to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) via email at grad.awards@ualberta.ca by the nomination deadline. The FGSR reviews the nominations for eligibility and completeness and forwards them to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for adjudication.
For Departments: 
2017 University of Alberta's Master's Recruitment Memo (TBD) [PDF Document]
2017 University of Alberta's Master's Recruitment Form (TBD) [PDF Document]

Contact the department
for additional information.
  • Deadline
Nomination Deadline:
• March 20, 2017

University of Alberta Thesis-Based Master's Recruitment Scholarship

  • Description
The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit superior students at the master's level who have the potential to become excellent doctoral students. Recipients of this scholarship will also be offered Guaranteed Housing by Residence Services.
  • Value
The award is valued at $17,000 for 12 months, plus full-time program and non-instructional fees, and any applicable International Graduate Differential Fee. This scholarship is not renewable.
  • Eligibility
The UAlberta Thesis-Based Master's Recruitment Scholarship is open to:
• newly admitted students into a thesis-based master's program in the Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Winter 2018 Term
• students who will be registered full-time in a thesis-based master's degree program
• applicants with Admission GPA of 3.7 and higher
• students who have not been registered in the master's program they are recruited into
  • Process
There is no application form; eligible students are considered on the recommendation of the admitting department. Students cannot apply for this scholarship.
The department completes the nomination form, attaches the required document(s) listed on the form and submits to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) via email at grad.awards@ualberta.ca by the nomination deadline. The FGSR reviews the nominations for eligibility and completeness and forwards them to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for adjudication.
For Departments: 
2017 University of Alberta's Master's Recruitment Memo (TBD) [PDF Document]
2017 University of Alberta's Master's Recruitment Form (TBD) [PDF Document]

Contact the department for additional information.
  • Deadline
There are three competition rounds with the following nomination deadlines:
• January 26, 2017
• March 1, 2017
• April 12, 2017

University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship

  • Description
The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit superior students at the doctoral level who have the potential to contribute to the University of Alberta's community and research.
  • Value
Scholarships will be offered in increments of $5,000. The department may decide how many increments of $5,000 to offer a student.
The award value varies and is indicated in your original letter of offer.
  • Eligibility
The scholarship will be awarded to students who:
• are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or international students
• are admitted to a doctoral graduate degree program by the department
• will be registered full-time in a doctoral degree program
• have an admission GPA of at least 3.7
Departments might have additional selection criteria; please consult with the department into which you seek admission for more details.
  • Process
Each department is assigned an allocation (please see link below). Individual graduate departments are responsible for selecting nominees based on eligibility criteria and allocations. Departments may choose to nominate individuals based on a variety of criteria including academic record, letters of appraisal, statement of program, applicant's research, potential contributions to research, and other technical experience.
1. Department nominates students to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)
2. FGSR verifies eligibility
3. FGSR approves award
4. FGSR notifies winners directly
For Departments:
  • Deadline
Nomination deadlines are based on start dates and are as follows:
• For students with a May 1, 2016 start date, the deadline is March 1, 2016.
• For students with a July 1, 2016 start date, the deadline is May 1, 2016.
• For students with a September 1, 2016 start date, the deadline is July 1, 2016.
• For students with a January 1, 2017 start date, the deadline is November 1, 2016.
Note: Any changes to an original nomination must also be received by the above-specified dates.

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