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The Medical and Dentistry Student Bursary is a return service bursary of $12,000 or $24,000 per year for the full length of the medical program (maximum 4 years). It is an incentive to encourage Alberta medical students to practice in northern Alberta upon graduation.
The Medical and Dentistry Student Bursary is non-repayable if you agree to live and work in the north for one year in return for each year of bursary support received (see additional return service details below).
You may receive a Medical and Dentistry Student Bursary if you:
Eligible applicants sign a return service contract with Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education.
If you are eligible for the bursary, you will receive $12,000 per year. Upon completion of your residency, you agree to work and live anywhere in northern Alberta (one year for each $12,000 bursary).
Dependant on availability of a sponsor, you may receive $24,000 per year ($12,000 per year from the NADC and another $12,000 per year from the sponsor). Upon completion of your residency, you agree to live and work in the area specified by your sponsor (one year for each $24,000 bursary).
To apply for this bursary, use the Northern Alberta Development Council on-line application. Click here to start. Our applications are also available in PDF form as a resource only. Paper applications will not be accepted.