Student Support

UAlberta is committed to helping you succeed. We offer specialized services for international students, as well as more than 80 student services across our campuses.

  • Campus Visits and Orientation

    You can truly discover UAlberta by coming to visit us or by attending an orientation program for new students.

    Come and Visit UAlberta!

    We would love to welcome you to UAlberta and show you the places that interest you on our campus. Please contact your regional recruiter to arrange a campus tour. 

    Orientation for New Students

    Transitions is a three-day orientation program specifically for new international students. You'll meet new and current UAlberta students, as well as friendly staff who can help you with questions and show you around the campus and Edmonton. There are great programs and activities that will show you what to expect as you embark on your university studies in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

    The Students' Union Orientation is open to all new UAlberta students. This two-day presentation offers interesting presentations by current UAlberta students, conference-style sessions, and more great special events.

    You can choose to attend both orientations if you like. These events are great ways to make new friends and discover the welcoming UAlberta community.

  • International Student Services

    International Student Services (ISS) is here to help you! 

    ISS is located in The International Services Centre, a great and welcoming place where you can go to make new friends, meet with an international student advisor, or just hang out between classes. Be sure to come and visit when you come to campus!

    The International Services Centre (ISC) is home to International Student Services, Education Abroad, Global Education and the Visiting Student programs. International Student Services provides international students with the resources to help them adjust to life at UAlberta and Canada. Drop by to meet with an International Student Advisor to discuss concerns. Alternatively, you can email, or call (780) 492-2692 to make an appointment.

    The International Services Centre is located at 142 Telus Centre (main level).

    Some of the services offered:

    Friendly airport greeting

    • “Transitions,” a three-day orientation program for new international students
    • Peer program
    • International Week
    • Workshops and seminars
    • Social events
    • Community outreach
    • Personal advice on academic and financial issues
    • University of Alberta International Student Network (UAISN), an online community

    There are also more than 80 student services offered through the Students’ Union, individual faculties, and University Student Services.

  • More Student Support

    If you need help with academics, personal, or financial issues, there is a strong support system at UAlberta.

    UAlberta students have access to 80+ high-quality services right on campus. Whether you are looking for help finding a job, looking for some help with your studies, seeking advice on a personal issue, or encountering one of the many other aspects of student life, we are here to help!

    Here are just some of the great resources that you'll be able to use at UAlberta.

    • International Centre
    • Physician and Nursing Services
    • A Pharmacy for UAlberta students, staff, and faculty
    • Academic Support at the Student Success Centre
    • Student Financial Aid Information Centre
    • Nutrition Counselling
    • CAPs, your U of A Career Centre
    • Specialized Support & Disability Centre
    • The Student Sustainability Service (for services related to environmental awareness)
    • Peer Support Centre
    • Student Group Services