Come and live on campus at UAlberta!

Living on campus while you study at UAlberta will be a great way to enjoy university life, make new friends, and get involved with the community. There are nine student residences at UAlberta, each offering different lifestyles and accommodations to suit your needs.

Applying for housing at UAlberta

  • International undergraduate students are guaranteed a space in residence on campus for their first year if they apply for residence by April 30! Some conditions apply.
  • Apply to study at UAlberta  > Get student ID > Apply for housing at UAlberta
    • Your housing application is different and separate from your application to study at UAlberta.  
    • You should apply to study at UAlberta before you apply for housing.
    • You don't have to wait for your final admission decision before you apply for housing. You can apply as soon as you get your UAlberta Student ID. 
    • You will receive a student ID by e-mail soon after you apply to study at UAlberta.
  • We recommend that you apply for housing early.

Where do first-year students live?

  • If you are a first-year international student on North Campus, you can live in Lister Centre.
  • Campus Saint-Jean students can live in Residence Saint-Jean.
  • Students attending Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta, can live in the First Year Complex at Augustana Residence.

Explore Our Residence Options


    Living Off-Campus

    Living off-campus is another convenient option for UAlberta students.

    The Main Campus and Campus Saint-Jean are located centrally in Edmonton and near the trendy neighbourhood of Old Strathcona, home to great restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Many UAlberta students choose to live in one of the surrounding neighbourhoods in this area, which offers excellent bus access and walking distance to the campuses.

    UAlberta has two subway stations on the main campus, which also makes it convenient for students to live in other areas of Edmonton. For example, the subway ride from downtown Edmonton takes only five minutes.

    Be sure to start looking for accommodation early!

    Tips for finding accommodation off-campus