The University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship is a distinguished prize that honors international students commencing their undergraduate studies and their exceptional achievements. Academic achievement is one requirement for the Scholarship, but many other accomplishments must be considered.
About the University of Calgary
In Calgary, Alberta, Canada, there is a public research institution known as the University of Calgary (U of C or UCalgary). The University of Calgary was initially established in 1944 as the University of Alberta’s branch in Calgary before becoming a distinct, independent university in 1966. In addition to more than 85 research institutions and centers, there are 14 faculties. The main campus is located in the northwest quadrant of the region along the Bow River, while a smaller south campus is located in the city’s core. The majority of the research facilities are on the main campus, which also works with neighboring offices of the Geological Survey of Canada and other university, federal, and provincial regulatory and research institutions.
Around 200 hectares (490 acres) total make up the main campus. One of the U15, the University of Calgary, is thought to be among the top research universities in Canada based on the number of Canada Research Chairs it has. Out of total revenues of more than $1.2 billion, the institution earns $380.4 million in sponsored research income. Through its Department of Geosciences and Schulich School of Engineering, the institution continues to have close linkages to the geoscience and petroleum industries. The Haskayne School of Business, the School of Public Policy, the Faculty of Law, the Cumming School of Medicine, and the Faculty of Arts are also maintained by the university in addition to these departments and faculties.
Former students of note include Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, creator of the Java programming language James Gosling, co-founder of Uber Garrett Camp, astronaut Robert Thirsk, and creator of Lululemon Athletica Chip Wilson. Over 170,000 alumni from the university currently live in 152 different countries.
Although the University of Calgary was founded in 1966, the Normal School in Calgary was founded in 1905, more than 50 years before that. To prepare primary and secondary school teachers for the new province, the Alberta Normal School was founded in Calgary. The Calgary Normal School continued to function as a part of the University of Alberta’s Calgary branch campus, a satellite campus when it was incorporated by the faculty of education in 1945.
The Calgary University Committee was established in 1946 to advocate for distinct, long-term facilities for the branch campus. It operates out of the west wing of the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art.
Numerous post-secondary rankings include The University of Calgary in them. The university received a global rating of 151-200 in the 2022 Academic Rating of World Universities, and a Canadian ranking of 7-8. In the 2023 QS World University Rankings, the university was placed 242nd overall and 10th in Canada. The institution was placed 8-10 in Canada and 201–249 overall in the 2023 Times Higher Education World Institution Rankings. The institution was placed 175th worldwide and 7th in Canada in the 2022–23 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities ranking.
Calgary was ranked ninth among Canadian medical-doctoral universities by Maclean’s in 2023. The university was rated even though it, along with several other Canadian universities, chose not to participate in Maclean’s Graduate Survey since 2006.
The University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship – Eligibility
- Offered each year to international undergraduate students who meet the university’s requirements for English language competency and are starting their first year of any undergraduate degree in the upcoming fall semester. International students who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada are eligible for this scholarship, which is renewable in the second, third, and fourth years at the University of Calgary under the condition that they maintain a GPA of 2.60 or above over a minimum of 24.00 units in the previous autumn and winter terms.
- academic excellence
Click here to apply for the University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarship.
01 December 2023
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