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University of Lethbridge 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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Since the establishment of the university in 1967, it has produced outstanding research and academic outputs. There are 16 research institutes at the University of Lethbridge and it is among the top 6 universities in the world in terms of research performance. Currently, there are 8956 students enrolled at the University out of which 8318 are undergraduate students, 505 are graduate students and 133 are doctoral students. Out of the total student population, there are 572 international students from 94 countries.

University of Lethbridge has more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs including short courses and certifications. Programs offered at the University of Lethbridge are tailored to meet the needs and proffer technical solutions to the challenges in the world.

Some important points to be kept in mind while applying for admission to the University of Lethbridge are as follows:

  • The University welcomes applications for the fall, spring and summer semesters beginning from September, January and May respectively.
  • Students who do not meet the minimum English language requirements might be granted conditional admission. Such students will be allowed to be a part of academic research only when the ELP condition is satisfied.
  • The faculty members are fellows and professional members of world-renowned societies such as the Royal Society of Canada and Canada Research Chairs.
  • The tuition fees for in-state and out-of-state students are also different. However, financial support in the form of scholarships is available for outstanding students based on merits.


Application PortalUG: ApplyAlberta Portal
PG: ApplyWeb Portal
Application Fee140 CAD
Mode of paymentCredit card
Minimum SAT score1040
Minimum ACT score20
Minimum GPA65%
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidScholarships
Work ExperienceNot required (recommended for graduate programs)

University of Lethbridge Admission Deadlines

The deadlines for undergraduate and graduate admission at the University of Lethbridge are not the same. It is essential to regularly check the deadlines when preparing your necessary documents to prevent the late submission of applications. There is the possibility of applying for both scholarship and admission in as much as the minimum requirements are met and submissions are made before the admission deadline at the university. The admission deadlines of some of the programs are different. The majority of the undergraduate and graduate programs have admission deadlines as shown below:

Undegraduate Program

FallAugust 1
SpringNovember 1

Graduate Program

FallFebruary 1 (first round); May 1 (second round)
SpringOctober 1
SummerFebruary 1

University ofLethbridge International Student Admissions

The undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the University of Lethbridge are in several specializations and are open to applicants from different parts of the world. However, the applicants must understand and check the admission requirements before they apply for admission.

Application Portal: Application forms for admission can be found on the school website. Applications for any of the programs offered at the university can be submitted online.

Application Fee: 140 CAD

Admission Requirements: The general required for all international students applying for programs at the University include:

  • Online application form
  • Official transcripts from previous high school, college or university
  • Certificates from previous institutions
  • Statements of Purpose, Motivation Letter, Personal Letter or Essay
  • Recommendation Letters from previous supervisors or teachers
  • Translation of Official Transcripts from other language to English language
  • English language proficiency tests (such as TOEFL and IELTS) sent directly to the admission office of the university
  • Standardized test scores of SAT or ACT for undergraduates and GRE or GMAT for graduates
  • Proof of financial support, scholarship or waiver
  • Copy of international passport

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Students applying for any of the undergraduate programs must submit the results of high school and post-secondary school English Language tests or exams to meet the minimum requirements for English proficiency tests. One of the requirements for international applicants is the submission of English proficiency tests or exams such as CPE, PTE, CAEL, CAE, TOEFL and IELTS. The minimum requirements/scores for the English proficiency tests are outlined below.

TestMinimum Requirement for UndergraduatesMinimum Requirement for Graduates
TOEFLIBT - 80 or above (min. 16 in each section, 18 in writing)IBT – 86
PTEOverall score: 54 or aboveOverall score: 63 or above
IELTS6.0 or above (min. 6.0 in each section)6.5 (min. 6.0 in each section)
CAELOverall score: 60 or aboveOverall score: 70 or above
CAEGrade C or above-
CPEGrade C or above-

Visa Process for International Students

After an admission offer is given and accepted, it is vital for international applicants to apply for a study permit in order to study in Canada. The required form is mostly given to successful applicants through mail or postal service. Applicant should prepare the following documents for visa application:

  • Valid International Passport
  • Visa Application Form
  • Acceptance letter from designated university
  • Financial support for tuition fee, living expenses and transport to/from Canada.
  • Police Certificate and Medical Examination
  • Desire to leave Canada at the end of the authorized stay.

After the completion and submission of all the necessary documents, the applicant can prepare and schedule an interview for the visa application process. Students should also prepare for the interview to have a positive result.

University of Lethbridge Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Lethbridge has more than 75 undergraduate programs. There are a variety of undergraduate programs in specializations such as Accounting, Architecture, Art, Communication, English, Mathematics and Engineering at the University. However, applicants must understand and check the admission requirements before they submit their applications for admission

Where to Apply: ApplyAlberta Application Portal

Admission Requirements: Submission of the following documents is required along with the application for undergraduate programs:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Final average of 65% for admissions
  • Scores of SAT/ ACT
  • English proficiency test scores (for international students)
  • Certificate of finances
  • Copy of passport

Unofficial copies of transcripts can be sent via email to or mailed to:

University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
T1K 3M4

University of Lethbridge Graduate Admissions

The University of Lethbridge offers graduate programs in more than 70 disciplines and applicants can choose from any of the programs. There are course-based and research-based programs in different majors such as Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Accounting, Art, and Education. The minimum requirements are based on the general requirements for admission into graduate programs at the university.

Where to Apply: Online Application

Application Fee: 140 CAD

Admission Requirements: The admission requirements for graduate programs (course-based and research-based) are not the same with those of the undergraduate programs. Therefore, applicants must be aware of the minimum requirements and check the admission requirements before submitting an application for any of the graduate programs offered by the university. Some of the graduate programs and their admission requirements in addition to the general requirements are:

RequirementsMA in Agricultural StudiesM. Sc. in ManagementMA in HistoryM. Sc. in NeuroscienceM. Sc. in Exercise Science
Application Fee140 CAD140 CAD140 CAD140 CAD140 CAD
Application DeadlineSpring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 1
Fall: May 1
TranscriptsRequired, minimum GPA 3.0Required, minimum GPA 3.0Required, minimum GPA 3.0Required, minimum GPA 3.0Required, minimum GPA 3.0
GMAT/ GRE scoresNot requiredRequired, minimum GMAT 550Not requiredNot requiredNot required
Letter of RecommendationRequired, 3 lettersRequired, 3 lettersRequired, 3 lettersRequired, 3 lettersRequired, 3 letters
Letter of IntentRequiredRequired, maximum 500 wordsRequiredRequiredRequired
Work ExperienceNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required

For transcripts to be considered official, it must be sent from the issuing institution directly in a sealed envelope to:
Registrar’s Office
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Applicants should check the admission requirements for their desired programs, courses or certificates, and prepare all the necessary documents. There are additional requirements for foreign students whose first language is not English. Programs offered by the University have limited availability therefore only meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee a place. Other criteria are taken into consideration before making the admission decision. These include academic records, recommendation letters, financial support and motivation to complete a program. The Registrar’s Office takes 4-8 weeks from the deadline for announcing the admission decision.


Ques. What are the minimum GPA scores required for admission to the University of Lethbridge?

Ans. Undergraduate applicants with a final average of 65% will be considered for admission to the University. The minimum GPA score of 3.00 out of 4.00 is required for graduate programs at the University of Lethbridge.

Ques. When do I get to know the admission decision at University of Lethbridge?

Ans. The Registrar Office is responsible to notify students regarding the admission decision. For summer semester decisions will be declared by April 1, fall semester decisions will be declared by July 1 and for spring semester December 1.

Ques. How will I be notified if my application at University of Lethbridge has been accepted?

Ans. The University of Lethbridge notifies admission decisions through email. Therefore, after complying with all admission requirements it is important to keep checking your email for updates. The email will contain the admission offer, steps for accepting it and further process to prepare for studying at the university.

Ques. Will I be notified even if my application was not accepted by the University of Lethbridge?

Ans. Yes, the University of Lethbridge notifies even those applicants whose applications were rejected. This will be communicated via email and will also enlist the reason for such an admission decision and how you could improve your chances of admission to the university in the future.

Ques. How do I accept my offer for admission to the University of Lethbridge?

Ans. To accept the offer of admission received from University of Lethbridge, you must give a confirmation of acceptance and pay the tuition deposit by the deadline. In case you are not able to accept the offer online, they read through the Confirmation of Admission page in the acceptance letter.

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