About U of A

University of Alberta (U of A) — public non-profit university. It is located in Edmonton, Canada. U of A is working closely with Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Group of Thirteen (G13), Association of Universities of the Canadian Francophonie (AUFC), University of the Arctic (UArctic), Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID), Association of University Forestry Schools of Canada (AUFSC), Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canadian University Press (CUP).

QS World University Rankings collects data on the best institutions in the world, according to which U of A is on top-110. THE (Times Higher Education Ranking) places the university in 25 position among universities with the most research output.

U of A offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.

Location
Edmonton, Canada
Establishment year
1908
Students
33,475
International students
9,689
Female students
55%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2023 
#110
Rating THE
2022 
#25

U of A tuition fees

The academic calendar at U of A is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Canada. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at U of A will cost local citizens a minimum of 2,797 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 5,727 USD per year. With the help of scholarships and financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

Also, be prepared for additional expenses: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Scholarships
Yes
Financial AidAllowances and other types of social assistance
Yes
Bachelor
Local
3,968 USD/year
Foreign
16,605 USD/year
Master
Local
2,797 USD/year
Foreign
5,727 USD/year
Doctorate
Local
3,126 USD/year
Foreign
6,488 USD/year

Bachelor degree in U of A

Only students with good academic performance are admitted to the bachelor's programs. A candidate's GPA score must be at least 2.3. Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL exam. The minimum TOEFL score is 90. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.5. Applicants will need a subject exam — SAT. Upon admission, an IB diploma is accepted.

GPA
2.3
IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
90

Master's degree in U of A

The admission committee of the university takes into account the previous academic performance of the student. It is impossible to enter U of A for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 88. IELTS — 6.5 or higher.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
88
TOEFL PBT
550

Doctorate degree in U of A

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass IELTS with 6.5 points. The minimum score for TOEFL is 90.

IELTS
6.5
TOEFL iBT
90
TOEFL PBT
550

U of A campus

The campus of U of A is located in Edmonton. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. U of A regularly accepts students for international exchange programs, providing both local and international students with the opportunity to come into contact with different cultures and gain unique experience.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes

What to do after graduation

After graduation, you can stay in Canada for a period of 1 to 3 years. To do this, the graduate draws up a special visa, which allows one to work even without an official offer from an employer. U of A graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
974University of AlbertaCanadaEdmonton
from  16,610 USD
to  26,108 USD
from  5,729 USD
to  9,511 USD
157847Northern Alberta Institute of TechnologyCanadaEdmonton
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to  17,276 USD
from  10,003 USD
to  27,973 USD
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15,000 USD
 
15,000 USD
115Concordia University of EdmontonCanadaEdmonton
 
7,500 USD
from  5,908 USD
to  9,511 USD
173The King's UniversityCanadaEdmonton
 
10,221 USD
 
10,000 USD

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
TitleCountryCityBachelorMaster
211University of TorontoCanadaToronto
 
32,836 USD
 
32,836 USD
342McGill UniversityCanadaMontreal
 
26,467 USD
 
7,308 USD
353University of British ColumbiaCanadaVancouver
from  27,943 USD
to  43,090 USD
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from  16,610 USD
to  26,108 USD
from  5,729 USD
to  9,511 USD
1085Université de MontréalCanadaMontreal
 
8,866 USD
 
12,542 USD