Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES)

Recognizing outstanding academic achievement in graduate studies

At a glance


$11,000 master's and $15,000 doctoral





Degree type

All students enrolled in a graduate degree program are eligible

Terms of reference




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.

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 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.

Awards Database