Tuition, Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees for the JD program are approximately $13,700 for 2019-2020 for Canadian students.

Tuition is assessed on a per-course basis. A full-time, first-year JD student will take 18 units per semester.

  • Canadian student tuition: $1,026.24 per 3-unit course in 2019-2020.
  • International student tuition: $1,136.94 tuition + $2,273.88 visa differential per 3-unit course in 2019-2020.
  • General fees: $527.44 per term in 2019-2020.
  • Student health and dental plan: $193.00 per year in 2019-2020.
  • Law Career Services Fee: $75.00 per term.

Non-JD students, including those in a graduate program at UCalgary Law, who register in a JD course, must also pay the law program differential portion of the tuition.

Visit the University of Calgary Calendar and the Undergraduate Student Cost Estimator for additional information about tuition and fees. The University of Calgary Calendar is the official fee listing and will be used for all fee assessments.

Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

The deadline to apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards is May 1, unless otherwise stated.

You are encouraged to apply for scholarships, awards and bursaries online. You can fill out one application form to be considered for all of the scholarships, awards and bursaries listed here. If no application information is listed, the award is granted automatically by the Academic Status Committee based on the stated criteria.

Please review the details and general policies for University-administered scholarships, bursaries and awards in the current Calendar.

Separately administered scholarships


For incoming first-year JD students

UCalgary Law Entrance Awards of Excellence

These awards are offered annually to those students who are considered to best reflect excellence in their undergraduate achievements. There is no financial need component, and all applicants are automatically considered for these awards. Students will be notified no later than March 31 of the year an offer of admission is made to prospective recipients.

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP $20,000 Entrance Scholarship

  • Valued at up to $60,000 ($20,000 in each year of the JD program)
  • Based on academic merit and community leadership
  • Renewable in second and third years based on a minimum GPA of 3.2 and minimum of 24 units in the previous fall and winter terms.

Meet our 2019 BDP Scholarship winner, Michael Wald.

Faculty of Law Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

  • Valued at up to $30,000 ($10,000 in each year of the JD program)
  • Based on academic merit
  • Offered to two (2) students entering their first year of the JD program
  • Renewable in second and third years based on a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a minimum of 24 units in the previous fall and winter terms.

The Dean of Law Awards of Excellence

  • Valued at $15,000 each
  • Based on academic merit
  • Offered to two (2) students entering their first year of the JD program

Meet Selwynne Hawkins, a 2019 winner.

Faculty of Law Undergraduate Awards of Excellence

  • Valued at $10,000 each
  • Based on academic merit
  • Offered to four (4) students entering their first year of the JD program

Meet our 2019 winner, Taylor Fontaine.

Faculty of Law NREEL Scholarship

  • Valued at $10,000
  • Based on past academic or professional excellence in an area related to Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, with an interest in pursuing this area of law post-graduation
  • Offered to one (1) student entering their first year of the JD program

JD Program Entrance Scholarships in Law

  • Valued at $10,000 each
  • Based on academic merit and previous or current membership on a university intercollegiate athletic team
  • Offered to two (2) students entering their first year of the JD program
  • You must apply for this award

Meet our 2019 winners: Aimee Huntington and Devan Fafard.


Financial Aid

Student loans are available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are studying full- or part-time in a degree-granting program.

Alberta students

Alberta residents who require financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education may obtain student loans by applying online through Student Aid Alberta. Students submit one loan application and may be eligible to receive any combination of federal or provincial loans and grants.

Information about Alberta Student Loans

 

 

Out-of-Province Students

Students who reside in a province other than Alberta are eligible for government student loan funding and can apply through their home province or territory of residence. Students submit one loan application and may be eligible to receive any combination of Federal or provincial loans and grants.

Students with questions about loan eligibility and the application process can contact their provincial/territorial loan office directly. Additional information can be found on the CanLearn website.

Loan information for Out-of-Province Students

Loan information for US Students


Additional funding for current JD students

Kerry Dyte, QC Student Assistance Fund

The Kerry Dyte Q.C. Student Assistance Fund is available for all law students. Students can access up to $5,000 upon demonstration of financial need, such as travel expenses for family illness or bereavement, tuition support or medical and dental expenses.

Applications for funding can be made to Angela Gallo-Dewar, Assistant Dean, Student Services (403.220.6154) and will be granted at the dean's discretion.

Student Activities Fund

If a student would like to attend a conference, they may apply for funding from the Student Activities Fund. Applicants must submit a proposal and include the following information:

  • Details of the conference
  • Why attendance would be beneficial to the student or how it will help further their education
  • Budget (conference fees, travel costs, additional costs, etc.)
  • If other sources of funding have already been received/secured
  • Proposals can be submitted to Susan Marks, Manager, Operations (403.220.6753) and will be granted at the dean's discretion.

Shell Experiential Energy Learning (SEEL) Program Activities Fund

The Shell Experiential Energy Learning (SEEL) Program provides funding to University of Calgary undergraduates in all disciplines for field trips, conferences, special projects and other activities focused on sustainable energy, environment and economy.

The SEEL Program enhances the hands-on learning experience for individual undergraduates and undergrad student clubs and organizations. Sponsored by Shell Canada, administered by the University of Calgary and with applications judged by students. The SEEL Program is part of Shell's Campus Ambassador Program (CAP).