Outbound Opportunities

International Education Funding Opportunities


All Mount Royal University students who go abroad (semester abroad exchange, field school, work experience) are eligible to receive funding.

International Mobility Award

The International Mobility Award is guaranteed funding or all MRU students participating in credited International Education Experiences through MRU.

The purpose of this award is to increase student participation in international activities and to contribute to Canada's economic growth and prosperity by encouraging MRU student to gain the international skills they need to compete in today's global economy.

Funding is dependent on the source of funds and number of applications. Details on applying for the award will be provided directly to eligible applicants.

Amount of award for 2019/2020: Minimum $1,000 per recipient

Additional Awards

Scotiabank Student International Experience Fund

Open to students from all disciplines, this fund provides awards to help students afford credited international exchanges, international faculty-led field schools and international internships/work experience.

Amount of award: Variable dependent on the number of eligible applicants.

Experiential Learning Fund

The Students' Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) offers the Experiential Learning Fund (E.L.F.) to  help individual students fund personal and professional development opportunities outside their academic experience at Mount Royal University.

Full information can be found at https://www.samru.ca/elf/

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FH Joanneum Erasmus+ Grant

Our partner FH Joanneum located in Graz, Austria has partnered with MRU to offer generous funding for our students studying at their institution. Erasmus+ is the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The recipient of this grant will receive € 850 each month while studying abroad plus funding towards travel expenses. Regular MRU exchange application requirements apply. There will be one recipient for the winter 2020 semester and one recipient for the fall 2020 semester with a possibility of renewing the agreement.

For more information contact international@mtroyal.ca 

Sabana International Exchange Scholarship

Our partner Universidad de La Sabana in Chia, Colombia offers scholarships created to support and reward international students with  academic excellence and limited funds to complete their study abroad experience. The three scholarships offered are designed to helps costs relating to room & board, accommodation, or food & travel. Scholarships award up to ~ $2,600 CAD. For more information contact international@mtroyal.ca

Campus Alberta Grant For International Learning (CAGFIL)

Field school instructors and International Education will apply to Campus Alberta for funding each year on behalf of the various field schools. Field Schools approved by Campus Alberta will receive funding to provide a grant to each participant in the approved field schools(s). Participants in fields schools that are approved for this funding will be contacted directly by their field school instructor and International Education.

Amount of award: Dependent upon the annual regulations set forth by Campus Alberta. In the past, awards have been $750 per student.


Queen Elizabeth Scholarship 

*Open to Health & Physical Education students only

MRU is partnered with the Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC), and students will be placed at a Commonwealth Games sites over the program’s four-year period. Countries include Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Zambia and Namibia. This funding will support 12 international internships ($6,000 each) for qualified students (over the course of 4 years).


The Washington Centre (TWC) - Alberta Scholarship

*Available to all students

The Washington Center – Alberta Internship Partnership helps students get valuable work experience and take courses at The Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

Internships are structured according to student interests. Examples include:

  • political leadership
  • mass communications
  • law and criminal justice

The internship program is administered by The Washington Center and partially funded by the Government of Alberta. This scholarship covers approximately $10,000 CAD. The program is open to qualified students who are registered at a participating post-secondary institution in Alberta.

Visit the Washington Center website for details about programs and eligibility requirements.


Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program (ASIP)

*Available to all students

The Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program (ASIP) invites ten Albertans each year to participate in an internship with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest consortium of museums located in Washington, D.C. The complex comprises several specialized museums and research centers that engage in the pursuit of information and knowledge in a variety of disciplines ranging from the arts, culture, and history to the sciences. 

Work with Smithsonian scholars, scientists, researchers, and educators either in Washington, D.C., or at some of the other Smithsonian sites around the world. Assist with research and help produce world-class programs and exhibits, learn from experts in the fields, make an impact and develop personally and professionally. An internship must be of at least 2 to 4 months in duration to be deemed eligible for ASIP funding. The Program awards a sum of $7000.00 CDN each, for up to ten internships annually. The award is allocated by $6000 in cash and $1000 paid on your behalf to the Smithsonian as a program fee. The actual number of recipients will depend on the specific dates and durations of internships requested, and the ability of the Smithsonian Institution to find placements for the successful nominees.

Learn more: https://albertasmithsonian.com

Information on Financial Awards is subject to change.