Visiting Student Certificate Program (VSCP)

Program Highlights

Flexible Study Dates

A variety of start and end dates means you can choose the schedule that best fits your study plan at your home university. 

Improve Your English

The first part of the VSCP is 2-4 months of intensive ESL training in order to develop and build language skills necessary to succeed in a Canadian university.

Study Academics, Earn Credits

Take regular university courses with Canadian and international students. It may be possible to transfer academic credit earned at UAlberta to a program of study at your home university.

Personalized Service

You will receive personalized support from the time you apply until you complete the program. Individualized advising appointments and seminars guide you to success at UAlberta.

Experience Life in Canada

Live in a campus residence with other international or Canadian students, or with a local homestay family. Social and cultural events are regularly organized so you can enjoy your free time. 

Volunteer in the Community

Meet local community members, gain valuable skills, improve your English, and make an impact! VSCP advisors can help students find volunteer opportunities while they are at UAlberta.

Time Well Spent

The VSCP personalized services set the program apart from a more independent study abroad experience. The cost for these services and the English language courses is packaged into the VSCP program fee. 

 

The Visiting Student Certificate Program (VSCP) is a unique program allowing students to study at the University of Alberta for six, eight, ten or twelve months in ESL and regular academic courses. The program offers enhanced student support and advising, as well as cultural, sports, leisure activities and events.

Program Highlights

Flexible Study Dates

A variety of start and end dates means you can choose the schedule that best fits your study plan at your home university. 

Improve Your English

The first part of the VSCP is 2-4 months of intensive ESL training in order to develop and build language skills necessary to succeed in a Canadian university.

Study Academics, Earn Credits

Take regular university courses with Canadian and international students. It may be possible to transfer academic credit earned at UAlberta to a program of study at your home university.

Personalized Service

You will receive personalized support from the time you apply until you complete the program. Individualized advising appointments and seminars guide you to success at UAlberta.

Experience Life in Canada

Live in a campus residence with other international or Canadian students, or with a local homestay family. Social and cultural events are regularly organized so you can enjoy your free time. 

Volunteer in the Community

Meet local community members, gain valuable skills, improve your English, and make an impact! VSCP advisors can help students find volunteer opportunities while they are at UAlberta.

Time Well Spent

The VSCP personalized services set the program apart from a more independent study abroad experience. The cost for these services and the English language courses is packaged into the VSCP program fee. 

English Language Studies

Find out about the ESL courses VSCP students can take at the beginning of the program.

English Language Studies

Academic Information

Learn more about the academic courses that VSCP students are able to take at UAlberta.

Academics

Events and Cultural Activities

Discover some of the cultural and recreational events and trips organized for VSCP students.

Events and Activities

Housing

Find out more about housing options for VSCP students.

Housing

How to Apply

Review the VSCP application process and submit your application today!

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Dates, Fees, and Deadlines

View the application dates, fees, and deadlines for the VSCP program.

Dates, Fees, and Deadlines