Funding your education

There are a variety of sources to help cover the costs of attending university. These could include scholarships and bursaries, student loans, savings and income from a part-time job.

Fast facts

$17m+ in scholarships, bursaries and awards

Available annually

$5,000 scholarships for new students

With an average of 95% or higher

$37,000 – $100,000 prestige awards

One award application

Makes you eligible for all awards

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Student finances

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Scholarships and Awards

By applying for admission, you’re automatically considered for entrance awards. You should then complete the competitive high school awards application in your Student Centre (my.ucalgary.ca).

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Canadian Student Loans

Government student loans and grants are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Apply through your home province of residence, or visit canlearn.ca for details.

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American Citizens

If you’re an American citizen, find out about potential funding options available for you.​