Undergraduate Programs

Scholarships and Awards

UA Scholarships, Awards and Financial Aid University of Alberta Scholarships and Awards

Office of Student Awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to all University of Alberta students through the Office of Student Awards. 

Complete details and deadlines are available at www.ualberta.ca/awards. Questions about these awards should be directed to the Office of Student Awards at awards@ualberta.ca or (780) 492-3221. 

Students' Union

Each year the University of Alberta Students' Union also offers financial awards to students who have made outstanding contributions to the campus community. For more information visit www.su.ualberta.ca/awards.

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Scholarships and Awards 

There are many Continuing Awards (for current students) available specifically for students in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. Continuing students must apply for these awards. Please visit our Faculty Awards page for more information. 

University Bursaries and Emergency Funding

University Bursaries and Emergency Funding administers a number of emergency aid programs to assist full-time University of Alberta undergraduate and graduate students complete their academic programs. Their services include general emergency bursaries and loans, as well as Faculty-specific supplementary bursaries. 

Access Fund

The Access Fund offers non-repayable financial assistance to students who are either ineligible for student loans, have reached the maximum in their student loan amounts or simply do not have access to sufficient funding.

Financial Support – Student Connect 

At Student Connect, the Office of the Registrar’s student service centre, you will find answers and guidance on financial support for UAlberta undergraduate, graduate and international students. Advisors understand that university financial responsibilities can be complicated and stressful, and they are there to provide information, assistance and advising to help guide you through managing your educational costs.

Student Connect’s financial support services include information, advising and assistance in:

Government student loans

Canadian student loans help post-secondary students pay for their education and are available for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, landed immigrants or convention refugees. From applying to receiving your loan, and everything in between, we are here to walk you through the student loan process.


Students who demonstrate financial need due to funding shortages in the current academic year are eligible to apply for non-repayable monetary bursaries. Our advisors will work with you to help determine which bursary programs are available to you.

Emergency student loans

Emergency Student Loans are short-term loans available to students experiencing unexpected expenses or delays in funding. Applicants for emergency student loans will meet privately with an advisor to discuss their financial situation, presenting documentation to support their financial need.

Workshops & Events

The Office of the Registrar offers a variety of initiatives and events to educate current and prospective UAlberta students about financial literacy and money management. Workshop topics vary from values-based decision making to what to expect on your first paycheque after graduation.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

In addition to the scholarships offered by the University of Alberta, students may be eligible for scholarships offered through other sources. Some useful websites to refer to are: Alberta Learning Information Service Scholarships and Bursaries, ScholarshipsCanada, CanLearn and Studentawards.com

Students can also seek loans and grants offered through the provincial and federal governments. For more information, visit the Alberta Learning Service Students Finance website.