Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES)

Recognizing outstanding academic achievement in graduate studies

At a glance


$11,000 to $15,000 





Degree type

See eligibility criteria for the specific award.

Terms of reference



To be eligible, applicants must be living in Alberta while studying at an Alberta post-secondary institution. In addition, you must meet the eligibility criteria for the specific award:




The terms of reference can be found on the Graduate Awards Database. 

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES): This award is for Canadian/Permanent Residents. Contact your graduate program (ie EDER, ENGO, MDNS, PSYC, ect) for application information as it is up to programs how they manage their allocations of this award. Programs submit their nominees to FGS no later than June 30th each year for September awards.

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) - Research: All eligible Canadian/Permanent Resident students who apply for a tri-agency scholarship will automatically be considered for this award. CGS-D deadline is in October and CGS-M deadline is December 1st.

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) - Indigenous: Consult the Indigenous Graduate Award Competition

Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) – International: All eligible thesis-based international students who apply to the current Graduate Award Competition will automatically be considered for this award, consult your program for their deadline, GAC application opens November 1st each year in your student portal. It is not a selection you can make, you must apply for at least one award within GAC to be considered for AGES International.

note: GAC application is for awards that start the following academic year, the majority start the following September including AGES International.

Awards Database