Financial support is provided for full-time graduate students in thesis-based programs. For those without major scholarships, a normal level of funding is $20,000 to $22,000 CDN per year. This funding is adequate for the cost of living in Calgary, including tuition and fees.
Graduate student funding may come from one or more of the following sources:
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships
NSERC has moved to a fully electronic on-line scholarship application process. Students will electronically submit applications directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The deadline for COMPLETE applications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies is: 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
You must request that your transcripts be uploaded to your application by the final deadline of: 4:30 pm on Monday, October 1, 2012.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies has appointed a University Designate. The University Designate is responsible for uploading transcripts to applications. Please indicate on your on-line application form the following University Designate: First Name: Cameron Last Name: Vanderwey
In addition, you must send an email to email@example.com indicating ‘NSERC transcripts_your last name’ in the subject line. List the transcripts in the body of the email. Ensure the University has your most recent and complete transcripts.
The NSERC online application will automatically generate an e-mail request and the student will be notified once the request has been fulfilled. Please note that applications need to have transcripts and two reference letters attached before they can be submitted through the NSERC Online Services Portal. Students are encouraged to follow up routinely with their requests to ensure that all necessary documents are attached to their application by the submission deadline. No late applications will be accepted.
Do read all information regarding eligibility carefully and how to prepare and submit your application on the NSERC website at:
Please also refer to the following documents for instructions on submission through the Faculty of Graduate Studies:
There are Resource Videos on the NSERC website at:
There will be an NSERC 2013 Competition information session for students and staff on Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am – 12:30 am – University Theatre (Craigie Hall, G Block). No need to register for the session.
To submit your official application form, go to the On-line System login page at:
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Department of Computer Science scholarships committee will review these applications and make suggestions as to how to improve your application if you submit an electronic (PDF or word format) copy of just the application (Form 201) and the free-form sections, i.e. the attachments consisting of the research proposal, contributions to research and development etc. to Lorraine Storey (CPSC Grad Program Administrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not submit references or transcripts.
The FINAL deadline is Monday, Sept. 24 at 12 noon.
however the committee would appreciate if you could submit it well before the deadline.
This step is optional; but it is to your advantage to receive feedback from the committee.
Alberta Innovates has turned the administration of their scholarships competitions over to the individual Universities.
This program has two (2) separate components:
- A: is specific to Canadian citizens who hold a NEW NSERC (awarded spring 2013) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS), Julie Payette-NSERC Research Scholarship, or Vanier CGS. .
- B: is specific to international candidates and Canadian candidates who do not hold an NSERC award, studying at an Alberta university to do graduate work in one of the research areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Nanotechnology, and Omics.
All administration is through the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships office.
Graduate students in program applying under condition B (above) will make application to the Graduate Award Competition, as below..
Internal awards are administered through the Graduate Scholarships office.
The annual Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Graduate Award Competition (GAC) includes the following awards:
- Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship
- Open Doctoral Scholarships
- Special Awards
- Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) Doctoral & Master's Scholarships
Only one application is required regardless of how many awards you apply for. Information and the application form is at: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards/internal_awards
The Departmental deadline for receipt of completed applications for the Faculty of Graduate Studies Annual Award Competition is: Monday January 21, 2013 at 4:30 via email to Craig Ireland at email@example.com
Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships
The Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships are administered through the Departments. Canadians or permanent residents registered full-time are eligible to apply through the Department. Deadline is early March each year.
The Students Awards Management Database on the Faculty of Graduate Studies site allows students, visitors, staff and faculty members to search for available awards.