Admission Requirements

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, the U of A allows advanced standing or transfer credit for certain courses.

International Curricula

The University of Alberta accepts and evaluates a variety of international curricula.

Completion of Five Academic Subjects

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-primary prerequisites.

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English Language Proficiency

There are a few ways to show you meet the U of A's English Language Requirement. You can:

  • Complete a test of English Language Proficiency and earn the minimum score required by the U of A;
  • Complete certain courses that have been approved by UAlberta and achieving a certain minimum grade in that course;
  • Previous Education in English as recognized by the University of Alberta;
  • Complete the U of A's Bridging Program.

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.

Language Requirements


The minimum admission average to be accepted to the U of A 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.

Competitive Requirements

Application Fee

In order to submit your application, you must submit an application fee of either CAD $125 application fee (for new applicants to the University of Alberta) or CAD $75 (for current or previous University of Alberta students). This application fee is non-refundable. Please note: the application fee varies for professional program applications, please check their website for more information.

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