Financial support


Student loans

Both the federal and provincial governments provide student loans for post-secondary education. You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or American citizen to apply. 

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Sources of funding

You’ll likely use a variety of funding sources to cover the costs of attending university. This might include awards and scholarships, money from your family, a part-time job or student loans.


Entrance scholarships and awards

In 2018, engineering students received $4.4 million in scholarships, awards and bursaries. We offer a number of scholarships only for engineering students.


Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarship (Calgary residents)

This scholarship is for students who excel academically throughout high school and are from the Calgary area.

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Seymour Schulich Academic Excellence Scholarship (non-Calgary residents)

This scholarship is for students who excel academically throughout high school and are from outside of Calgary.

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Seymour Schulich Community Service; Entrepreneurial Entrance Award (Calgary residents)

This scholarship is for Calgary-area students who combine athletic excellence, musical talent, volunteerism, service and entrepreneurship. Although the focus is not academics, many of the winning students are often at the top of their class.

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Seymour Schulich Community Service; Entrepreneurial Entrance Award (non-Calgary residents)

This scholarship is for students from outside of Calgary who combine athletic excellence, musical talent, volunteerism, service and entrepreneurship. Although the focus is not academics, many of the winning students are often at the top of their class.

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Schulich Leader Scholarship

Launched in 2012, this $100-million scholarship fund provides 50 undergraduate scholarships each year across top Canadian universities. This includes one incoming UCalgary engineering student each year.

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Diversity Champions in Engineering award

Entrance awards of $4,000 each will be available to first-year engineering students who act as diversity champions within our school. Complete a brief application and email to sseawards@ucalgary.ca by Jan. 21, 2019 to be considered for an award.

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