University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships 2020/2021


The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) is pleased to announce details about the 2020 University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships.

University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships

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

University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships 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 or transferred from Master’s to a doctoral degree program
• will be registered full-time in a doctoral degree program
• have an admission GPA of at least 3.5

Departments might have additional selection criteria. Candidates are advised to consult with the departmentinto which they seek admission for more details.

Selection Criteria: 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.

Eligible Fields of Study: Courses offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Number of Awardees: Each department is assigned an allocation. Individual graduate departments are responsible for selecting nominees based on eligibility criteria and allocations.

Value of Scholarship

Scholarships will be offered in increments of $5,000.

Duration of Scholarship: The department may decide how many increments of $5,000 to offer a student.

How to Apply for University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships

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 by the nomination deadline. The FGSR reviews the nominations for eligibility and completeness and forwards them to the Graduate Scholarship Committee for adjudication.

For more information, visit the University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 1st November, 2019 (For students with a January 1, 2020 start date.)

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