Learn about the requirements to gain acceptance into your programs of interest.
Admission is based on your complete academic history and achievement in three main areas: your grades, your English proficiency, and completion of required subjects.
In addition to accepting many different international curricula, UAlberta allows advanced standing or transfer credit for certain courses.
The University of Alberta accepts and evaluates a variety of international curricula.
Students applying for admission from high school must show that they have successfully completed five academic subjects. The academic subjects you need to present will vary by program and Faculty. Find out which subjects you will need to present for your program of choice with the program finder.
Some programs may have post-secondary prerequisites.
There are a few ways to show you meet UAlberta's English Language Requirement. You can:
If you select a program related to Health Sciences or Education, you will be required to meet the Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirement. Please refer to the University Calendar for how to meet this requirement.
The minimum admission average to be accepted to UAlberta varies depending on the Faculty and program of your choice. The averages change each year.
Subjects are categorized into a few groups: English, Group A (Humanities/Social Sciences), Group B (Fine Arts), and Group C (Mathematics and Sciences). Each program will have a different selection of required courses.
The Bridging Program (BP) is for excellent students who meet all of UAlberta’s academic criteria but still need to improve their English skills in order to enter a degree program.
Students can take English language courses at UAlberta and earn academic credit at the same time.
After you complete the BP successfully, you can continue as a full-time undergraduate student.