Tuition, Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Tuition

Tuition for the JD program is about $12,314 for 2018-2019.

Tuition fees are assessed on a per-course basis.

  • Canadian students: $1,026.24 per 3-unit course in 2018/19.
  • International students: $1,136.94 tuition + $2,273.88 visa differential per 3-unit course in 2018/19.
  • A full-time, first-year JD student will take 18 units per semester.
  • 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 fees. International students pay a visa differential.
  • Visit the University of Calgary Calendar for information about additional fees and costs.

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 2018 BDP Scholarship winner, Erin Anderson.

NEW for students applying for 2019 admissions: Hersh E. Wolch, QC Memorial Scholarship for Indigenous Law Students

The Hersh E. Wolch, QC Memorial Scholarship for Indigenous Law Students will be a recurring award to one student to cover all three years of their JD. The recipient will receive mentorship from Greg Rodin, QC, Gavin Wolch, Shannon Wolch, and The Honourable Madame Justice Sheilah Martin of the Supreme Court of Canada.

This scholarship is worth $15,000 and is renewable in the winner's second and third year of the JD program.

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

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

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

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).