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Set up in 1962, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Edmonton, Alberta is a polytechnic institute delivering industry-oriented, hands-on, technology-based education and applied research. A non-profit, public, co-educational facility, the institute has campuses in Edmonton, Patricia, Souch, Spruce Grove and in Calgary.
NAIT is well known for its applied research programs in the fields of Energy & the Environment, Bio-Economy, Health & Life Sciences, Business & Entrepreneurship, and Trades & Construction.
|Type of University||Public|
|Faculty Members||2900 (inclusive of non-teaching staff)|
|Number of Undergraduate Seats||16,000|
|Percentage of International Students||11.25% (1800 students)|
|Basic Tuition Fee - Undergraduate Canadian Students||CAD 1,940|
|Basic Tuition Fee - Undergraduate International Students||CAD 7,814 – CAD 8,993|
|Test Scores Accepted||IELTS (Academic), TOEFL (IBT), PTE (Academic), CAEL, MELAB|
NAIT Main Campus is located centrally in Edmonton - the capital city of Alberta. Most of the full-time programs of NAIT are offered at the main campus, which is also the hub for student activities and athletics.
Patricia campus in the northwest part of Edmonton houses a host of mechanical, industrial and trades training programs such as Auto Body Repair, Gasfitter, Insulator etc. Student services like Health and Conference Facilities are also available at this campus apart from cafeteria and Resource room.
The NAIT Waiward Centre for Steel Technologies at the Souch Campus is located in Edmonton-South. The Souch Campus also offers industrial and trades training like Metal Fabricator among others.
The all-new Spruce Grove Campus conducts the Crane & Hoisting Equipment Operator apprentice programs. The campus houses an advanced crane simulation lab for safety awareness and operational training of crane & hoisting apprentices.
NAIT students have the option of living at either the University of Alberta campus or the MacEwan University residence. Students can choose to put up at any of the 5 modern, self-contained residences at both the university campuses and still be just a short ride away from the NAIT campus.
As university campus residents, students will have access to the entire gamut of student residential facilities like:
Please note that on-campus residence seats are limited and it is advisable that students apply for the same as soon as admission is confirmed.
Students also have the option of staying at off-campus apartments, condos etc. on rental/lease basis.
NAIT offers 122 credit programs leading to four degrees, three applied degrees, and host of diplomas and certificates. Degrees that students can choose from:
Apprenticeship Programs and industrial training in various competitive trades are also conducted by the institute apart from continuing education for professional development.
NAIT degrees have different academic and language proficiency requirements for each program. The following table presents in a tabular format the academic and language proficiency requirements along with documents required for application for each individual program:
|Program||Language Proficiency||Document requirement|
|Bachelor of Business Administration||IELTS (Academic Format) 5.5 Overall Score, with no less than 5.5 in each component. PTE – Academic Overall score of minimum 50 TOEFL IBT Overall score of minimum 74||Post-Secondary Official Transcripts Language Proficiency Test Scores|
|Bachelor of Applied Business Administration – Finance|
|Bachelor of Applied Business Administration-Accounting|
|Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology||IELTS (Academic Format) with the minimum band scores for each component 6.5 TOEFL IBT Minimum Overall Score 83|
|Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management|
|Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management|
The NAIT intakes and the application deadlines are tabulated below:
|Intake||Application Deadline||Transcript Deadline|
|Fall Term||May 1||July 31|
|Winter Term||September 1||December 15|
|Spring Term||January 1||April 15|
NAIT Application Fee is same for both domestic and international applicants.
|Non-refundable Application Processing Fee||CAD 115|
|International Document Assessment Fee||CAD 75|
The tuition fee and other mandatory fees as well as living costs for NAIT student is tabulated below:
|Type of Fee||Domestic||International|
|Tuition Fees||CAD 1,940 – CAD 2,167||CAD 8,051 - CAD 8,993|
|Mandatory Program Fees||CAD 1,200*||CAD 1,200*|
|Living Costs (off-campus Minimum Rate @ CAD 1200 per month)||CAD 4,800||CAD 4,800|
* Inclusive of Books and Supplies
The fee payment deadline for each intake is tabulated thus:
|Fall 2018||August 2018|
|Winter 2019||December 2018|
|Spring 2019||April 2019|
NAIT disburses over CAD 5 million every year in scholarships, bursaries, and awards to help deserving students. There are several entrance scholarships for new students, the deadlines ranging from March till August while continuing students who have completed at least a semester at NAIT can apply in either September or January. Scholarship Deadlines for Apprenticeship students differ depending on intakes.
|Name of Scholarship||Amount||Applicable for||Application Deadline|
|International Business Scholarship||CAD 2500||For International students with highest academic achievement in the previous semester||January|
|International Applied Sciences Scholarship||CAD 2500||Awarded to International students on the basis of academic achievement in the previous semester.||January|
|Sarah & Martin Gouin Family Awards in Applied Business Administration||CAD1500||For third and fourth-year students on the basis of academic achievement in previous semesters and financial need||September|
|Dr. & Mrs. Sam Shaw Bachelor of Technology Entrance Scholarship||CAD 1,400||Available to students entering the Bachelor of Technology program. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement from either prior post-secondary or secondary education.||August - September|
|Name of the Bursary||Amount||Applicable for||Application Date|
|Women in Technology & Trades IT Bursary||CAD 2500||for 2nd-year female students on the basis of financial need.||September|
|CIBC Bachelor of Business Administration Bursaries||CAD 4,000||for 1st-year students on the basis of a minimum academic achievement of 75% upon acceptance in the program, demonstrated financial need and community involvement.||August – September|
|Name of Award||Amount||Applicable for||Application Deadline|
|PCL Century of Construction Excellence Awards - BAIST (Information) – Spring||CAD 2000||For 3rd-year student of the Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology based on top academic achievement in the third year of the program.||application not required|
|Tony Bishop Best Written Plan Award – Spring||CAD 1000||for 2nd-year students studying Bachelor of Business Administration at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of best-written business plan||application not required|
Students at NAIT have opportunities to work on-campus, off- campus or participate in co-op programs.
NAIT’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a formalized system of integrating related work experience into a program of study. Under this system, students enrolled in the applied degree programs at NAIT undergo work experience terms, called Directed Field Studies (DFS). During these DFS terms, students are employed to gain practical experience related to academic knowledge.
Several employment opportunities are also posted by NAITSA on their website.
NAIT graduates become a lifetime member of the Alumni Association by default enjoy the privilege of exclusive services and benefits like:
Apart from organizing events and reunions, alumni with exemplary achievements are honored with the NAIT Alumni Recognition Awards every year. A few notable alumni of NAIT are: