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.
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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).
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.
If you’re an American citizen, find out about potential funding options available for you.
Scholarships, bursaries, and awards available annually
Value of prestige awards
Entering students who receive a scholarship, bursary, or award.
$2,000 - $5,000
For example: $5,000 President's Admission Scholarship for students with an admission average of 95% or higher
$500 - $10,000
For example: $10,000 CIBC International Entrance Scholarship for an international student who demonstrates strong academic excellence
Up to $25,000
For example: $20,000 University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship, renewable for four years
You can apply for awards as soon as you've submitted your application for admission. You don't have to wait to be accepted.
Learn how to apply for awards