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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Dental Hygiene)

 4 years
 120 Credits
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

$ 25,491 

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Program Description

  • The University of Alberta offers a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis only.
  • The university offers a fully accredited program, with state-of-the-art facilities including a full-service dental clinic.
  • This program plays a crucial role in supporting dentistry practices and helping patients with their oral hygiene.
  • The student-faculty ratio for this program is 26:1.
  • The small-group and case-based learning are used to foster an environment that encourages collaboration with peers and faculty.
  • The Dental Hygiene Program provides an education that is highly responsive, scientific, and professional, in a learning environment that is dynamic and student-centered. 
  • Students get flexible working schedules in pleasant and safe surroundings to complete their studies.
  • The Dental Hygiene program is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation Education of Canada. 
  • The University of Alberta is one of the Top 5 universities in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, award-winning professors, a diverse and welcoming community.
  • The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta provides opportunities to the students to involved in the community and gain experience working with non-profit organizations.
  • Job opportunities after Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene are Dental Assistant, Office Manager, Dentist, etc.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Total Credits120
Fees$ 114,852 for 4 years or 120 Credits Program
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jul 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Offered by Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students should complete a year of university study and complete courses in English, introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, sociology, psychology, statistics, and biology.
  • It is recommended that students have the following Grade 12 subjects in order to complete the prerequisites:
    • English Language Arts 
    • Mathematics 
    • Chemistry 
    • Biology 
  • A GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required to get admission to this program.
  • Students with a GPA of less than 2.7 will not be allowed to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Complete International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
  • Secured a minimum of 70% marks in one of these certificates: All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Indian School Certificate.
  • Completed grade 11 and grade 12 with 75% marks.
  • Students have to submit the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score to take admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Degree Certificate: It provides proof of degree completion and must be an original copy issued by the institution with an official stamp or seal.
  • Medical Testing and Immunization Requirements: Students must have immunization records that are due at the time when admission is confirmed. 
  • Proof of Residency Status: Because residency status determines the competitive pool in which students are ranked, students may be required to present proof of residency status.
  • Police Information Checks: Students should be aware that a clear Police Information Check (PIC) is required as a condition of admission and that any criminal charges pending must be declared.
  • Personal Interview: Students have to give an interview to get admission in this program.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Jul 01

Scores Required

90 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$25491$25491$25491$25491
Books and supplies$3131$3131$3131$3131
Health and wellness$91$91$91$91
Total fees$28713$28713$28713$28713

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700


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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
University of Alberta- India Centenary Scholarship $14,165 Yes 12 Dec, 2020
India First Year Excellence Scholarship $3,795 Yes N/A
Alberta Geomatics Group Scholarship $378 Yes 01 Aug, 2020
University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship $5,544 Yes 04 Oct, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study


  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Career and Placement after Course

Following are the career opportunities for students are:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Hygienist
  • Office Manager
  • Dental Hygiene Professor
  • Dentist
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Dental Assisting Instructor
  • Clinical Instructor

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