Excellence through exploration
The University of Alberta is a leader in research and innovation and is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities. UAlberta offers programs among the best in the world, including unique programs you won’t find anywhere else in Canada such as undergraduate paleontology and land reclamation.
UAlberta students have access to some of the best research facilities in the world, with Canada’s National Institute for Nanotechnology located on the main campus. UAlberta is home to 39,000 students who are exploring their full potential in terms of academic excellence, personal discovery, career development, and global perspective.
Take part in innovation and discovery
UAlberta is the place to take part in research, even as an undergraduate student. A member of the Worldwide Universities Network, UAlberta ranks second in Canada for research funding, receiving more than $460 million annually. Undergraduate students taking their studies to the next level can pursue a graduate degree and choose from 300 research areas.
Our students learn from professors who are leaders in their fields and teach the value of research through in-class projects, competitions, and student research programs.
Our leading facilities include the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, the Timms Centre for the Arts, Western Canada’s largest teaching hospital, the Saville Sports Centre, the Alberta Diabetes Institute, and more.
Get work experience while you study
In today’s economy, Edmonton continues to offer good employment opportunities. A degree from UAlberta paired with Canadian work experience will allow you to explore your future career and succeed in the global marketplace. International students are eligible to work on and off campus, take part in cooperative work programs and internships, and work in Canada for up to three years upon graduation.
Live a great life on campus
UAlberta offers 13 student residences that are safe and comfortable with convenient access to classes. International students are guaranteed a place in residence for their first year if they complete their housing application by April 30.
Living on the UAlberta campus, you will find everything you need: study spaces, coffee shops, grocery stores, a subway station, athletic facilities (we have 24 varsity sports teams!), and more.
Visit the International Centre and build your community
Many UAlberta international students consider the International Centre a second home. Not only are student advisors here to help with personal and academic issues, but there are also social events to help new students connect with the community, including the three-day orientation for new international students.
The University of Alberta is located in EDMONTON, ALBERTA, in Western Canada. Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and the hub of Alberta’s thriving oil and energy industry. Home to one million, Edmonton is the perfect mix of nature and city life. Students can take advantage of Edmonton’s close location to the Rocky Mountains and visit Jasper and Banff during the weekend and other study breaks.
Type of University: Publicly funded; medical/doctoral
Size of Campus: Main campus consisting of 100+ buildings over 50 city blocks
Number of Students: 39,000; 17% of all students international
Number of Faculty: 1,660
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• 18 faculties: Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences; Arts; Augustana Campus (in Camrose, Alberta); Business; Campus Saint-Jean (French language faculty); Education; Engineering; Extension; Graduate Studies and Research; Law; Medicine and Dentistry; Native Studies; Nursing; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Physical Education and Recreation; Public Health; Rehabilitation Medicine; Science
• 200 undergraduate programs
• 500 graduate programs
• ESL programs
• Bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D.
Geographic Diversity: 150 countries
International Student Services: UAlberta International can help you through the application process and also offers advising and social events for current students.
International Student Budget: This is an estimate based on 2015–2016 tuition. Please refer to the UAlberta International website.
Tuition $19,742 USD ($21,587 CAD)
Room and Board $3,032–$6,522 USD ($3,247–$7,016 CAD)
Total $22,774–$26,264 USD ($24,387–$28,156 CAD)
Financial Aid: UAlberta offers many scholarships for new and continuing international students. Visit the UAlberta website for a complete listing.
Test Score Requirements:
TOEFL: At least 86 on iBT, with a minimum score of 21 points in each section, or 580 on paper-based test
IELTS: At least 6.5 with no band less than 5.0
CAEL: At least 70
MELAB: At least 85
Pearson Test of English: At least 59
Please visit UAlberta website for requirements related to IB, AP, GCE, and SAT.
Application Deadlines and Fees:
March 1 for most undergraduate programs; application fee is $112 USD ($125 CAD).