Graduate awards

Search the database for awards that match your requirements, or find the terms of reference for some larger awards listed on this page.

About applying for awards

You must apply for awards

You are not automatically submitted. It is important to read the eligibility requirements and follow the application instructions for each award you are considering.

Learn more about eligibility

You do not need to be accepted into your program

You are encouraged to apply for awards when you have submitted your admissions application and received your University of Calgary student number (UCID). You are not required to meet the eligibility requirements in the terms of reference of an award when you apply, but if successful, you must meet the eligibility requirements at the time the award is paid.

Some awards are restricted by citizenship

International students are eligible for many awards. See the list of awards open to international students under Award Opportunities. You can also search the Awards Database and select International in the Citizenship category.

Awards Database

Award opportunities

Click on the award name to see award information, terms of reference, application details, and other resources such as online presentations or upcoming workshops to help you prepare your application.

University awards

These awards are administered through the University of Calgary

Achievement Awards

Doctoral Recruitment Scholarships

Elizabeth Cannon Graduate Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Thinking

Graduate Award Competition (GAC)

International Graduate Tuition Award

Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarships

Medals and Prizes


Program recommended awards

  • See a list in the Graduate Awards Database by refining your search results using the recommended by program category.

International students


You are considered an international student if you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and you come to Canada on a temporary basis for the purpose of pursuing an accredited course of study.

Students fully funded by a third party sponsor, including government funding, are not eligible for University of Calgary awards under the Graduate Award Regulation.

Students registered in a graduate program at the University of Calgary-Qatar are not eligible for any graduate awards unless explicitly stated in the terms of reference for the award.