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The University of Alberta (1908) is one of Canada's leading universities, known for world-class research and innovative discoveries. UAlberta is home to Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology and offers top quality undergraduate and graduate programs, including several that are unique in Canada. Our distinguished alumni span the range of disciplines, from a Nobel Prize winner for Physics to an Art Director on the Oscar-winning team that created Avatar. UAlberta awards more than $25 million in undergraduate scholarships each year, with many scholarships specifically for international students

UAlberta is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a modern city and the major hub for Alberta's thriving oil and gas industries. The main campus is located in the heart of the city, with easy access to the subway and the downtown area. With 37,000 students, including 5,000+ international students from 150 countries, UAlberta offers a safe, supportive, and multicultural atmosphere within a vibrant research environment.

Areas of Expertise

UAlberta is a leader in innovation among universities in Canada, offering excellent research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

The interdisciplinary research taking place at UAlberta is changing the world. Researchers and students from many different backgrounds work together in world-class facilities, creating new discoveries and ideas. Students play important roles in the amazing work going on in UAlberta's world-class research, working in world-class UAlberta facilities, including the National Institute for Nanotechnology, the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, and the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:4,060 bedsLowest: $2,302Highest: $7,528
Family:Lowest: $4,488Highest: $6,184

The University of Alberta offers a range of high quality housing options on campus. Students may choose from a variety of accommodations including dormitory and apartment style rooms, furnished and unfurnished. Amenities can include study halls, cable TV, meal plans, Internet access, parking and retail stores.

Off Campus Housing

Edmonton has a wide variety of accommodations available, from high-rise and walk-up apartments, to suites in a house, to shared accommodations and even homestays.

Incoming Students

UAlberta offers 80+ student services, available on campus, including medical, financial, academic & personal advising, and more.

The International Centre is a great place to visit, get advice, and make new friends! Transitions, a 3-day orientation program, will introduce new international students to life at UAlberta.

Career Planning

There are many opportunities for international students to work while studying at UAlberta.

CAPS: Your U of A Career Centre offers workshops, seminars, counselling, and many other services to help students with career planning. There are also several options for international students to work while they study: on and off-campus employment, co-op work programs, and internships are available.


UAlberta is proud of its 25 varsity sports teams! The Golden Bears (men) and Pandas (women) teams have won 60 national sports titles. Teams include basketball, volleyball, football, hockey, and more. Students can also take part in non-competitive athletics through Campus Recreation. The UAlberta ONEcard (student ID) will give current students access to most campus athletic and fitness facilities.


UAlberta's North (main) campus is located centrally in Edmonton, with easy access to downtown and the trendy Old Strathcona district. Subway/bus stations located on campus make it easy to get around the city and visit attractions, like West Edmonton Mall. North Campus is right on the banks of the beautiful North Saskatchewan river, with walking trails and scenic parks, perfect for outdoor activities.


UAlberta has 400+ student clubs and associations, including numerous international student organizations. Students can keep up with social events through the Gateway, our campus newspaper or CJSR, our campus radio station.

Information Technology

UAlberta is continuously on the forefront of information technology. The University provides a computing ID to all students and staff, granting them high quality Internet access in our wireless network throughout campus. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn in technologically enhanced SMART classrooms and use the 43 computer labs across campus.


Edmonton has a celebrated arts and culture community. Known as "Canada's Festival City," Edmonton hosts over 30 festivals throughout the year with many different celebrations of sport, music, theatre, and more. There are many cultural attractions throughout the city with a variety of museums, art galleries and theatres.

Special Services

International Centre, Academic Support Centre, Career and Placement Services, Multi-faith Chapel, Orientation Services, Safewalk, Sexual Assault Centre, Specialized Support and Disability Services, Student Counselling Services, Student Financial Aid and Information Centre, Student Newspaper: The Gateway, Students' Union and University Health Centre.

International Involvement

The University of Alberta gives students a truly global experience! We offer dozens of exchange programs to many countries. Students also have the opportunity to attend the only official U of A campus outside of Canada, the Faculty of Arts campus in Cortona, Italy. The University also maintains agreements (research linkages, exchanges, professional and community development) with institutions in three dozen countries.

Campus Tour

We would love to welcome you to our campus! You can contact the recruiter for your region at or you can book a campus tour online at

Modified on May 02, 2024

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