Why UAlberta?

Top rankings, unique experiences, and a great location. Explore some of the reasons you should study at UAlberta.

Life at UAlberta

Student Life

Whoever you are, there's something for you at UAlberta.

Work While You Study

In Canada you can work while you study, providing more exposure to Canadian culture and lifestyles.

Study Abroad

With UAlberta's Education Abroad program you can study or work in over 100 different countries during your education.

Student Stories

Students from all over the world study at UAlberta. Hear from them about their experiences.


Explore UAlberta's campuses in and around Edmonton.


UAlberta has many on-campus housing options - explore where you could live.

Reputation and Rankings

Top 150 in the World

All leading rankings bodies recognize UAlberta as being among the world's leading universities.

Top 5 in Canada

Maclean's and Times Higher Education both rank UAlberta among the top 5 universities in Canada.

Research Excellence

UAlberta is an internationally regarded research institution, with over $513 million external research funding each year.

Our Location

Why Edmonton

One of Canada's fastest growing and youngest cities, with a dynamic culture and strong economy.

Why Alberta

Known for beautiful mountains and prairie landscapes, as well as a large energy industry.

Why Canada

The second largest country in the world, known for natural beauty, as well as a diverse and welcoming society.