Application and Document Deadlines

International applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible.

The earlier you apply, the faster your application will be processed and you will have more time to apply for scholarships, apply for housing, and get your study permit.

You can submit your application and then send your documents later, as long as your application and documents are submitted by the appropriate deadlines.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program. Most undergraduate programs accept applications until March 1 for September entry, however, there are exceptions. 

For Fall term (September) entry—when most students begin studies—deadlines can be as early as November 1 the previous year for some programs.

Deadlines for September 2018 study:




Agricultural, Life & 
Environmental Sciences
All programs except except BSc in Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Specialization March 1, 2018
Arts BA, BA (Drama)/BEd Combined, BA Environmental Studies
March 1, 2018
BA (Criminology) December 15, 2017
All other programs May 1, 2018
Augustana Campus  All programs March 1, 2018 
Business All programs March 1, 2018
Campus Saint-Jean All programs  March 1, 2018
Education BEd and BEd After Degree March 1, 2018 
Education (Diploma) June 1, 2018
Engineering All programs March 1, 2018
Law All programs November 1, 2017
Medicine & Dentistry Medicine October 1, 2017
BSc (Dental Hygiene Specialization), Post-Diploma Degree Completion, Dental Hygiene Diploma and Dentistry November 1, 2017
Medical Laboratory Science and BSc in Radiation Therapy March 1, 2018
Native Studies All programs March 1, 2018 
Nursing All programs  March 1, 2018
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences BSc March 1, 2018
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) February 1, 2018
Physical Education & Recreation All programs  March 1, 2018
Science All programs  March 1, 2018
Open Studies August 25, 2018 March 1, 2018

Document Deadlines

The deadlines to send in official documents for final admission to Fall term (September) for most UAlberta programs are:

  • June 15 for Post-secondary Transfer Applicants
  • August 1 for High School Applicants

You may send in interim documents for early admission consideration. See Documentation.