How to Apply


In order to be considered for the VSCP, you must:

Checked box symbol Be registered in a degree program at a university outside of Canada.

Checked box symbol Have permission from your university to participate in the VSCP.

Checked box symbol Speak a language other than English as your primary language.
(For example: TOEFL score below 90 iBT OR IELTS score below 6.5 OR no English language proficiency test score)

How to Apply for the VSCP

First - Prepare for Your Application

1) Consult the Program Information (Schedules, Dates & Fees) for the VSCP

2) Ensure you understand which academic courses are available for VSCP students

3) Access the VSCP online application guide and follow along as you apply

Next - Submit Your Application Online

After we receive your online application, your application will be reviewed for eligibility. You will be contacted by a VSCP advisor within 2 weeks with your application results.

Apply for the VSCP

After You Apply

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will receive an email from a VSCP coordinator with further instructions. You will also be required to submit the following supporting documents:

  • Participation consent form (PDF) signed by your home university
  • Official university transcript in English
  • One letter of support from a professor or university official at your university
  • (OPTIONAL) Official English language proficiency test score document (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL)

You must also complete and submit the following Google Form within 2 weeks of completing your online application:


IMPORTANT: Do not apply for Campus Residence until you have received an email with Campus Residence application instructions from a VSCP coordinator.

Once you have collected all of your supporting documents, mail everything to:

University of Alberta International
142 Telus Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2R3