Bursaries


October 2021

GSA Bursary
Fall intake period

January 2022

GSA Bursary
Winter intake period

We understand and respect that asking for financial help can be difficult. Personal information provided in applications is kept confidential, and only disclosed for processing payment. No information is shared with applicant’s departments.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find information about additional resources available to graduate students.



GSA Bursary

Fall intake: October 12 – 26, 2021

Winter intake: January 3 – 17, 2022

Applications are DUE AT 4:00 pm MT on the last day of the intake period (applications received after this time will NOT be reviewed).

The GSA Bursary is available in the fall and winter terms. These bursaries are meant to ease the financial strain faced by our active GSA members.

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your application is complete before submission. Only COMPLETE applications will be accepted for review. Do NOT apply before or after the intake period dates.

For information on the GSA Bursary, please contact awards.gsa@ucalgary.ca.

New: Follow the link below to create an account using the GSA awards portal and apply for the GSA Bursary during the intake period.

Notes: Please review the Bursary Terms of Reference before applying. Use the links below to apply. 



GSA Support Bursary

Open year-round

The GSA Support Bursary is provided to assist UCalgary Graduate Students in meeting their financial need by bridging a financial gap that would otherwise impede the students’ ability to complete their studies (and is not deemed to be emergent/unexpected). Open year-round.

NEW: Quarantine/isolation related expenses? Submit your application to the GSA Support Bursary. 

These funds are provided by the University of Calgary through a Memorandum of Understanding with the GSA, and are processed and managed jointly by the Office of the Registrar, GSA, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Human Resources.

Please read the application form thoroughly for details on application process, details, options, and more. 

For more information on this bursary, contact governance.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Please review and complete the GSA Support Bursary application form below.

Complete all sections of the application and provide accurate details in the budget. Submit only when your application is complete. If further details or attachments are needed, the Office of the Registrar will contact you directly. Please note, approvals are not guaranteed.

Eligibility: You must be a full-time, current registered graduate student to apply (if you are starting your program in September, please wait until September to apply)



GSA Emergency Bursary

Emergency Funding applications are accepted year-round.

Student Emergency Funding is provided to assist graduate students in meeting an emergent/temporary/unexpected need that may impede the students’ ability to complete their studies. These funds are provided by the University of Calgary through a Memorandum of Understanding with the GSA, and are processed and managed jointly by the Office of the Registrar, GSA, Faculty of Graduate Studies, and Human Resources.

You must complete the application in full. If further details or attachments are needed, the Office of the Registrar will contact you directly. Please note, approvals are not guaranteed.

Please read the application form thoroughly for details on application process, details, options, and more. 

For more information on emergency funding, contact governance.gsa@ucalgary.ca

Please review and complete the GSA Emergency Bursary Application form below.

Complete all sections of the application and provide accurate details in the budget. Submit only when your application is complete.

Eligibility: You must be a full-time, current registered graduate student to apply (if you are starting your program in September, please wait until September to apply). Also must demonstrate an emergent/unexpected need (quarantine/isolation related applications are now through the GSA Support Bursary)



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