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Established in the year 1908, the University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is also known as U of A and UAlberta.

  • UAlberta is a Top 5 Canadian university and one of the Top 100 in the world.
  • It is a home to more than 500 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 450 active student groups.
  • The University has more than 2,600 students from more than 170 different countries.
  • University of Alberta has 18 faculties and many research centres and institutes, across its five campus locations.
  • As per statistics, the University has 31,648 Undergraduates and 7,664 Postgraduates.
  • The university accepts scores of TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL and CanTEST.

University of Alberta Admission Schedule

Start of applications for high school applicants

October 1, 2017

Start of applications for post-secondary transfer applicants

July 1, 2017

Last Date of applications

April, 2018

Deadline to apply to residence for a guaranteed spot

April 30, 2018

Deadline for post-secondary applicants to submit final transcripts and other requirements

June 15, 2018

Deadline to submit outstanding documents for high school students

August 1, 2018

Classes will begin from

September 4, 2018

Application Fee

$125 CAD

Exam Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)/IELTS (Academic) (International English Language Testing System)/CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment)/CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)


University of Alberta Admission for Undergraduate Programs

Application Deadlines for all International Students to Full-Time Under- Graduate Programs under different faculties are as follows:

Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

March 1, 2018

Arts (Honors, BFA Art & Design, BDesign, BFA Acting, BFA Theatre Design, BFA Technical Theatre, BMus)

May 1, 2018

Arts (others)

April 1, 2018

Augustana Campus

March 1, 2018


March 1, 2018

Campus Saint-Jean

April 1, 2018


March 1, 2018


March 1, 2018


November 1, 2017


October 1, 2017

Native Studies

June 1, 2018 (extended)


March 1, 2018

Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

March 1, 2018

Physical Education & Recreation

March 1, 2018


March 1, 2018

Open Studies

August 25, 2018

University of Alberta Eligibility for International Students

Before the admission process, all the students should know about some requirements before applying for admission.

Admission Averages

The Admission Averages vary from program to program.

If you are applying to enter after your 12th year (or equivalent): You must have a minimum application average of 70% or higher (on a 50% pass scale) in the five subjects required for your program of choice.

If you are applying to enter after completing some post-secondary work: You will need to present an Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.0 on the UAlberta 4-point grading scale ("C" or above) on university transferable work.

Language Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction for all programs. However, applicants to Campus Saint-Jean should meet French Language Proficiency requirements.

English Proficiency at UAlberta includes two categories:

  • English Language Proficiency (ELP) - required for all programs
  • Spoken English Proficiency (SEP) - required for some programs

The University accepts any one of the following for ELP-

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • IELTS (Academic) (International English Language Testing System)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment)
  • CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English, also known as Cambridge English: Advanced)     
  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English, also known as Cambridge English: Proficiency)          
  • MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery)     
  • PTE (Academic) (Pearson Test of English Academic)

Study Permit

  • A candidate must obtain a Study Permit from the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate to study in Canada for six months or longer.

  • The candidate will need to apply for these documents before coming to Canada and should begin this procedure immediately after submitting the application for admission.

  • The process of obtaining immigration documents differs between visa offices and can take up to 12 months to complete.

  • Before the Canadian immigration officer will issue a Study Permit, you will need an official letter of admission from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR).

University of Alberta Eligibility for Canadian Students

Minimum requirements-

  • A candidate requires a minimum 60%+ Grade 11 final marks, 50%+ Grade 12 first semester / interim marks and 50%+ Grade 12 final marks.

  • The minimum overall average required by a candidate across all five required courses is 70%+ Grade 11 final marks, 70%+ Grade 12 first semester / interim marks and 70%+ Grade 12 final marks.

University of Alberta Admission Process

Admission steps for Canadian Students

  • Choose your programs

  • Submit your application

  • Update your application

  • Check email and Bear Tracks

  • Accept your offer

  • Register for courses

Admission Steps for International Students

1. Explore Program Options, Admission Requirements, and Deadlines

2. Submit Your Application Online

3. Wait to Receive Your UAlberta eMail, Computing ID, and ID Number

4. Submit any Remaining Documents for Admissions Consideration

5. Accept Your Offer of Admission

6. Explore Scholarship Opportunities

7. Apply for Your Study Permit

8. Send Your Official and Complete Documents by the Deadline

NOTE: Some programs can be entered directly from high school, while others require pre-professional study which can be completed at UAlberta. You can choose a maximum of two different programs, in the order of your preference.

University of Alberta Application Process

  • All the students can fill their application forms online on the official website.

  • Click on "Start a new application"

  • Register yourself and log in with your Campus Computing ID (CCID) and password.

  • Fill in the necessary details.

  • After this, pay the application fee i.e. $125 CAD ($75 CAD for current or former students).

  • Visa and Mastercard are the only accepted methods of payment for the online application form. If you wish to use a different payment method, you must submit a paper application.

Tips for the Application Process

  • Students should make sure to use their full legal name on the application form (as it appears in your passport).
  • You must include your personal email address on your application form.
  • You will be required to submit a CAD $125 application fee by credit card. If you are applying for residence at the same time, you will be required to submit an additional CAD $25 residence application fee.
  • Make sure that you receive and save the electronic receipt to confirm that your application was submitted successfully.
  • You may be required to submit some document(s) with your application.
  • If you are unable to submit the application form online, a paper application form can be downloaded in pdf format.

Contact Information

University of Alberta International

International Relations & Recruitment

142 Telus Centre, 87 Ave & 111 St.University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada T6G 2R3

Phone Number

University of Alberta main switchboard: 780-492-3111


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