International Tuition + Fees

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Payment Options

We offer several convenient payment options for admission-related fees and deposits:

Application Fee

The $125 or $75 (for current or former students) non-refundable application fee for new students must be paid at the time of application. Accepted payment methods are MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit, Amex and Discover.

Tuition Deposit

For most new applicants, the $1,000 tuition deposit is required in order to accept the admission offer, receive your Provincial Attestation Letter, which you need for your study permit application and become eligible to register in courses.

Please note: Some types of applicants are exempt from having to accept their offer and/or pay the tuition deposit.

See the list of exemptions

The tuition deposit can be paid in the U of A Launchpad via online banking or credit card or through our payment partners.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are due by the fee deadline each semester (typically late September for Fall and late January for Winter).

For more information, see tuition payment options.

The Costs

There are four main factors that will influence how much your degree will cost.

Instructional (Tuition) Fees

These cover the cost of your courses and instruction. Different programs will have different costs.

Non-Instructional Fees

These cover various student services and benefits.

Books + Supplies

Every course has required reading and textbooks; the cost can vary greatly for each course or program. The cost outlined in the first-year estimate table is an estimated average only.

Living Arrangement

Whether you choose to live at home, in residence or off campus will impact the overall cost of your degree.

The Perks

Health Benefits + Services

By default, you’ll be enrolled for health and dental coverage through You’ll also have access to the University Health Centre and Counselling and Clinical Services.

Student Services

There are many student services on campus, including the Academic Success Centre, the Career Centre, the Math and Applied Sciences Centre and much more on the Vice Provost and Dean of Students.

Fitness Facilities

As a student you’ll get access to many fitness and recreation facilities, including our 60-foot indoor climbing wall at the Physical Activity and Wellness Centre.

Apply to the U of A

Check out the requirements and get ready to apply for undergraduate study.

Applying to the U of A

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