Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: No Deadline

Amount: $11,000-$15,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies


The Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta. It was established to incent the best and the brightest students, including international students, to study in Alberta.  The number of awards available within each faculty is based on the previous years' full-time enrollments.  There are funds designated for Domestic/permanent residents, FNMI, and International students



  • No deadline - no application required; all students meeting eligibility requirements are automatically entered into the applicant pool.


  • $11,000 for Masters students
  • $15,000 for Doctoral students


  • New and continuing students enrolled full-time in a Masters or Doctoral program
  • Current students must have earned a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or greater; students where no graded coursework is available, the admission GPA will be used.
  • Must be in good standing in your program not on extension (FNMI students on extension are eligible however preference will be given to those within their program time)


  • Academic achievement
  • Preference given to students not holding additional major awards