International Students

The University of Alberta is pleased to offer admission to international students studying in Canada and abroad.

International students in Canada: Are you an international student currently enrolled at a high school or language school in Canada? Then this is the website for you! See the links below for more information on language requirements, how to apply, and more.

International students outside Canada: If you are an international student enrolled in a high school outside of Canada (or have already completed high school outside of Canada), please visit please visit our International Admissions website.

Language Requirements

As an international student in Canada, you will need to demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) – in addition to meeting the general admission requirements – in order to gain entrance to your program of choice. 

Visit the Language Requirements page to learn more about how you can meet our English Language Proficiency Requirements, including TOEFL and IELTS exams.

Study Permits

As an international student in Canada applying to university, you must apply for a study permit from the government of Canada – even if you already have a valid study permit for your current high school. You can use your Letter of Early Admission to start your study permit application. For more information on immigration and application requirements, consult the Government of Canada website. Please note that the study permit application process can take up to three months to complete, so you should start well in advance of your program start date.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced new regulations for international students effective June 1, 2014. Please visit University of Alberta International's Citizenship and Immigration Canada Changes page for detailed information.

Scholarships and Awards

The University of Alberta administers more than $25 million in undergraduate scholarships each year – including awards specifically for international students in Canada like you!

Learn more about scholarships and awards for international students »

Tuition and Fees

The cost of your education will vary depending on your program of study and your choice of living arrangements. Our online cost calculator allows you to create a personalized estimate for first year, including residence options. You can also visit Money Matters for more information.

Use our online cost calculator to estimate your tuition and fees »