International Students in Canada

Mariana Feijoo at U of Alberta north campus

Start Here in Canada

Mariana grew up in Mexico and attended high school in Langley, British Columbia. Mariana created her campus community by volunteering, joining clubs, and having roommates! See her full story and other stories online.


The University of Alberta is home to a friendly community of over 7,700 international students, including many just like you who have completed their high school in Canada. In total, over 39,000 Canadian and international students study together at our welcoming and diverse campuses.


Admission Requirements

English Language Proficiency

All UAlberta students are required to have English Language Proficiency (ELP) in order to be granted admission. 

Study Permits

You must apply for a new study permit to attend university in Canada—even if you already have a study permit for high school. Learn more on the Government of Canada CIC website.

Tuition & Scholarships

Scholarships & Awards

Our Maple Leaf scholarships are specifically offered to international students in Canada and recognize outstanding academic achievement.

Tuition & Fees

As an international student from abroad or already in Canada on a study permit, you will receive a tuition guarantee based on the program you are applying for. This means each year, your tuition will remain the same, for the typical length of the program you were accepted into. All other fees are subject to change and will be calculated on an annual basis.

Estimate your costs for first year using our Cost Calculator. Please note that international students in Canada are required to pay international tuition fees. 


We’ve Got Support

From immigration and academic advising, to health care and mental wellness, to business and mentorship networks, your success at the U of A is everyone’s goal. Here are some of the resources available on campus: