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Juris Doctor

 3 years
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

$ 35,485 

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Program Description

  • Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta is offered as a 3-year research degree program.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered ona full-time basis.
  • This degree program is well-known within the legal community for providing students with the knowledge to succeed in the profession.
  • Students receive a strong foundation in the law and its origins, meaning, and limits, while also having the flexibility to customize their studies.
  • The Juris Doctor program of study is built around courses that give students a firm foundation in the law.
  • It also includes an array of courses that allow students to customize their study path and explore specialty areas of law.
  • The Faculty of Law recognizes the importance of giving students experiential opportunities which will serve them well as they prepare to enter the profession.
  • The curriculum-based opportunities include internships, externships, and courses with an experiential component.
  • The University of Alberta Faculty of Law provides more than $1.3 million to students each year through scholarships and awards
  • The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is the most prestigious law school and one of Canada's leading institutions of legal education and research.
  • The vibrant research environment is further enriched by the presence of several interdisciplinary centers and institutes, including the Centre for Constitutional Studies (CCS), the Health Law Institute (HLI) and the Alberta Law Reform Institute (ALRI).
  • Job opportunities after Juris Doctor are Professor, Consultant, etc and the average salary goes up to 65,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration3 years
Fees$ 110,328 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Nov 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have an UG degree, or at least the first three years (90 credits) of a program, or equivalent university degree from the University of Alberta and must be completed prior to beginning law school.
  • Students of outstanding academic ability without a degree, who have completed two years (60 credits) or equivalent of a full program of studies for credit toward a degree at the University of Alberta may be admitted.
  • Students have a minimum GPA which is calculated using the student's most recent 60 units/credits (equivalent to 2 years of full-time study) in a recognized university degree.
  • The LSAT score is required to be eligible for this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first-class division in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree with 60% marks from a recognized University.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) based on the recent 2-year of full-time study.

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.
  • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counsellors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
  • Research Proposal: 2-5 page description of the proposed research project, outlining the relevant legal issues, preliminary arguments, and the proposed research methodology.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Statement of Motivation: It is one that connects areas of interest and career goals, as well as past education and work experience, with the programs offered and the work being done at the University of Alberta.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Nov 01

Scores Required

90 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fees$35485$35485$35485
Books and supplies$1200$1200$1200
Health and wellness$91$91$91
Total fees$36776$36776$36776

Living Costs

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


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Ranked #151/ 300

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
University of Alberta Graduate Fellowship $5,544 Yes 04 Oct, 2020
University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship $3,572 Yes 15 Apr, 2020
UAlberta Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize $3,464 Yes N/A
UAlberta Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship $31,188 Yes 28 Feb, 2021
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • A student VISA is required to study in Canada and work on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • 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.

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and 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 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 off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Career and Placement after Course

Following are the career opportunities for students:

  • Professor
  • Consultant
  • Advisor
  • Judge
  • Arbitrator
  • Lawyer

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