International Programs

Dates & Deadlines


Completed application packages must be received prior to the following application deadlines:

Fall Semester (Sept - Dec):     APRIL 1

Winter Semester (Jan - April): SEPTEMBER 15

Although two deadlines exist, we strongly recommend all incoming applications to be received by April 1. Processing of applications takes approximately 4-8 weeks. The Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta cannot guarantee course selections or housing preference. To ensure students have a better chance of getting their choice of courses, EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT make any travel arrangements until you have received an official letter of admission from the University of Alberta and a student visa to enter Canada.

Term Dates

Please visit the University of Alberta Online Calendar to view the full official University of Alberta academic schedule when available. Dates for the 2019/2020 academic year are tentative until officially published.

Undergraduate & Graduate Programs 2019 - 2020 


Fall Term 2019
Sept 3 - Dec 21

Winter Term 2020
Jan 6 - Apr 25

Application Deadline

April 1

September 15 (2019)

Orientation Session*

Aug 27-29

January 3

Classes Begin

September 3

January 6

Registration Deadline,
Last day to add/drop courses

September 16

January 17

Reading Week (no classes)

November 11-15

February 17-21

Classes End

December 6

April 8


December  9-21

April 14-25

* International Student Orientation (called "Transitions") is strongly recommended for all new incoming international students. Students are therefore expected to arrive in time to attend this orientation (approximately one week prior to the first day of class). Details of the orientation will be announced upon acceptance, or can be found on the International Student Services website.

* MBA Dual Degree participants will attend the week-long new MBA Student Orientation prior to semester start and should plan to be at the University of Alberta through June of the year following their admission in order to complete all requirements for the program. Invitation and details to be provided by the MBA Program Office directly to participants.