International Students in Canada

Start Here in Canada

Thom moved to Canada from Nigeria in high school and is now completing his Business Co-op degree with a major in Accounting.


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


International Student Services

Our International Student Services centre, conveniently located on North Campus, offers many specialized services for international students coming from Canada and abroad, including orientation, social events, festivals, advising, and workshops to further your academic, personal, and career goals.