Find Your New Sunny Home At The University Of Lethbridge (uLethbridge)

By University of Lethbridge Modified on July 05, 2016

Travelled 9,772 km, 32 hours to start my MA program in Alberta’s Destination University, the University of Lethbridge!


If you are an international student like me, who is planning to embark on a graduate journey, here are some tips and information that will be useful for you to know before coming to one of the sunniest cities in Canada—Lethbridge.

A place to live

In Lethbridge you can find both on-campus and off-campus housing options. Housing is so affordable in Lethbridge that based on shared accommodations, monthly rent prices might range from $380 to $550.

What to bring?

  1. Clothing - Certainly, you have already packed your warm clothes for our cold winters, but don’t forget that we also have hot summers reaching highs of over 30 degrees Celsius.

  2. Documents - Be sure that you carry all of your necessary documents (valid passport, TRV, documents/papers used to obtain study permit, letter of acceptance from the uLethbridge) with you on the plane in a safe, secure place. Do not pack your documents in your suitcase, as officials will be asking to see them upon arrival to Canada.

  3. Money - Carry at least $500.00 (CDN or USD) in cash. Most stores, restaurants, taxis and hotels will cash travelers’ cheques or accept major credit cards (VISA, American Express, and MasterCard).

Living expenses

It is important to be realistic on how much your cost of living will be each month. If you are single and plan to share your accommodations you need to plan to spend around $850-$1,000 a month on living costs.

International Centre

And of course we have an International Centre on campus, where welcoming staff will be happy to assist you.

As a graduate student at the uLethbridge, you’ll be part of a unique community. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful, student-oriented and friendly campus. Learn more about us by visiting: SGS website.

Greta Vardazaryan, MA
Graduate Enrolment Management Coordinator