Why the University of Alberta

Why the University of Alberta

Inspiring, rewarding, life-changing!

When you choose the U of A, you’re choosing a top-ranked university, known for taking on the world’s greatest challenges. Here, passion meets purpose — so you can nurture your ambition and build a successful future.

  • Four

    #1 programs in Canada

  • Top 100

    university in the world

  • Top 5

    in Canada for employability after graduation

Learn more at University of Alberta rankings.

Your amazing journey starts here.

Your Degree, Your Way

Over 200 programs are at your fingertips, customizable with certificates, specializations and honors. Discover combined and after degrees too. All undergrad programs include real-world work experiences!

Sky High Employability

We rank among the Top 5 in Canada for employability after graduation! Explore our work experience programs and see how the U of A will set you up for future success.

Driving Discovery

Discovery is in our DNA — we rank 86th in the world for our research impact and are home to Canada’s second-largest research library. Learn from and work alongside award-winning professors leading their fields.

$52+ Million in Funding

Did you know a growing amount in scholarships, awards and financial support is available to undergraduates each year?

Entrance scholarships

There's even more.

Study Abroad

Have an adventure while earning credit toward your degree. There are 260+ options for exchanges, internships, summer programs and fieldwork opportunities available to you.

Vibrant Student Life

Experience exciting events happening on campus or find a niche club to join — after all, we have more than 450 to choose from! There are always fun and easy ways to stay active and involved.

The Ease of Residence

Living steps away from classes and campus activities, dining halls and massive dodgeball tournaments are just a few of the perks to living on campus!

The places we thrive.

We're one university with three campuses.

North Campus is our largest campus in Edmonton, Alberta. It’s steeped in over 113 years of history and home to some of the most advanced research, technology and teaching facilities in the world! Not too far away is Campus Saint-Jean, the only French-language university institution west of Manitoba. Augustana Campus in Camrose (a little over an hour's drive from Edmonton) provides open spaces and smaller class sizes in a tight-knit community. All are recognized for global academic excellence, exceptional faculty and high-impact research.

Welcome to Edmonton

Edmonton is the most northern major city in the country and the capital city of Alberta. It’s known as Canada’s Festival City hosting 50 unique festivals annually, with so much more to see and do! Our main campus is nestled in the beautiful river valley which boasts 150 km of trails and nature to explore on foot, bike, kayak or canoe. Fun fact! U of A’s signature green and gold colours were inspired by the river valley’s picturesque autumn landscape.

You have a place in the U of A community.

Indigenous Students

Explore the U of A’s unique cultural experiences, supportive services and numerous opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.

International Students

From degree programs to exchanges and internships, the U of A can help you create the future you dream of. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime in Canada!

Transfer Students

Continue your education journey at the U of A and join a community of learners and leaders discovering their purpose.

Chat With a U of A Student

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