The University of Calgary provides a myriad of scholarships for international students every year. Some of these scholarships are administered by the university while others my several philanthropic bodies, to help ease graduate education at Calgary University. The faculty of graduate studies have made many graduate awards in the school available.
Thus, the University of Calgary is situated in Alberta, Canada. The school is one of the prestigious universities in Canada. Thus, the university is very much concerned about the well-being of her students and intending students. Especially those who will find it difficult studying in the school due to financial constraints. Thus below is the list of different kind of scholarships made available in the school for both home and international student;
- Entrance Awards
- Federal Awards
- Indigenous Awards
- Provincial Awards
- University Awards
- External Awards
General Criteria for Applying for An Award at the University of Calgary:
- Students must apply for the award or scholarship of their interest, there are not automatically considered for the awards
- Students do not need to be accepted into their program before they apply for awards
- Some awards have citizenship restrictions, though, many awards are available for international students.
- Students may apply for the awards after they have submitted an application for admission and received a University of Calgary student number (UCID)
Below will elaborate worth each award entails and the opportunities therein for students;
The entrance award is one of the graduate awards available for international students at the University of Calgary. This kind of awards is only available for incoming doctoral students in the school. Thus, intending applicants are expected to have concluded their master’s program to be eligible for the entrance awards. The application of these awards are done during the doctoral program admission stage, thus it is only available to distinguish and academically exceptional students. Example of such awards programs is the;
- Doctoral recruitment scholarships
Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships
The doctoral recruitment scholarships are one of the University of Calgary graduate scholarships for international students. The scholarship program targets to retain the best and most brilliant world leaders in the school. Thus, the university aims to rank among the top five universities in Canada.
The award is not disclosed but the student will be supported through the scholar’s doctoral program.
The scholarship application deadline is usually 15 of January every year.
Federal awards are those scholarship awards made available by the Canadian Governments hosted through the University of Calgary. Thus, currently, there are two such scholarships in the university one of which is restricted to Canadian citizens but the other is open to all international students.
- Tri-Council (restricted citizenship)
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (To all international students)
Also, Check: University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships:
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships is one of the federal awards hosted in the university of Calgary graduate scholarships for international students. The scholarship opportunity is only open to students who have completed their master’s program and seeking to undertake a fulltime doctoral program at the University of Calgary. Thus, all international students under the aforementioned category are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships give each scholar a grant sum of $50,000 for up to three years to assist them in their doctoral program study.
The deadline for the scholarship opportunity of 2022 has come to an end. Kindly visit the scholarship webpage for the new date.
The indigenous awards are part of the external awards hosted at the University of Calgary. Thus, the scholarship awards are restricted to the indigens of the scholarship support areas. Still, these awards are available to students who apply for a fulltime study program at the University. Thus, the awards are available to students who are under the Non-Status Indian/First Nations, Indian/First Nations and Métis or Inuit. Thus, below are the current opportunities for students under this category;
- Indigenous Graduate Award Competition (IGA)
- Captain Nichola KS Goddard Memorial Graduate Scholarship
- Métis Scholar Graduate Award
To see more details on the scholarship opportunity kindly go to the scholarship webpage.
The provincial awards are scholarship awards made available by the government of the state for students studying in the university state. In other words, these are scholarships made available by the government of Alberta for students studying in Alberta. The provincial awards have some citizenship restrictions and programs of study restrictions. Thus, at the time being, below are the scholarships available ;
- Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships (Technology)
- Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentships (Health)
For more information regarding this scholarship opportunities, kindly visit the scholarship webpage.
University Awards :
The university awards are those awards hosted in the school by some of the school authorities. Thus, some of the afore-elaborated scholarships like the entrance scholarship are one of the administered scholarships by the University of Calgary. Thus, these scholarships are funded by donors, faculties and graduate programs. Some of these awards are listed below;
- Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarships
- Open Doctoral Scholarships
- Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships
- Special Awards
- Achievement Awards
- Medals and Prizes
- Travel Awards
To see more on these awards, visit the awards scholarship webpage
Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarships:
This is one of the scholarships hosted at the University of Calgary. Hence, this is one of the international scholarships available for international doctoral students to study at the university. The scholarship program is open to either doctoral students in there first, the second or third year of the graduate study at the University of Calgary. The scholarship program targets in the building of Canada’s future by encouraging advanced study. The scholarship program was started in the memorial of Dorothy Johnston Killam’s lates father.
The scholarship award is worth $36,000 every year for up to two years
The number of students that receives the award every year is not specified.
The deadline for this scholarship program is usually February 1. Except otherwise stated in the new program
These are scholarships hosted by different organizations and bodies through the University of Calgary. Below are some of such awards;
- Fulbright Canada
- Mackenzie King Scholarships
- Schmeelk Canada Fellowship – Ken Taylor Fellowship
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships
- Delta Kappa Gamma International, Calgary World Fellowship
To get detailed information on these scholarship programs, kindly visit the scholarship webpage