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.
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 energy and technology industries. Home to one million people, 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 School: Publicly funded; medical/doctoral
Size of Campus: Main campus consisting of 100+ buildings over 50 city blocks
Number of Students: 38,000; 17% of 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; and Science
• 200 undergraduate programs
• 500+ graduate programs
• ESL programs
• Bachelor’s, master’s, PhD
Geographic Diversity: Students from 154 countries
International Student Services: UAlberta International can help you through the application process and offers advising and social events for current students.
International Student Budget: This is an estimate based on 2017–2018 tuition. Please refer to the UAlberta International website.
Tuition: $16,322 USD ($21,010 CAD)
Room and Board: $5,951 USD ($7,661 CAD)
Books and Supplies: $1,360 USD ($1,750 CAD)
Additional Fees: $1,245 USD ($1,603 CAD)
Total: $24,878 USD ($32,024 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 90 on iBT, with a minimum score of 21 in each section, or 580 on paper-based test
• IELTS: At least 6.5 with no band less than 5.5
• 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; the application fee is $125 CAD (or approximately $95 USD).
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.
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.
Build your community at the International Services Centre
Many international UAlberta students consider the International Services 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.