International Applicants

Do I need to submit an English Language Proficiency score?
English is the primary language of instruction and communication in the MBA program. All applicants must be proficient in English prior to admission. Applicants with degrees/qualifications in a language other than English need to demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) by completing an approved English language exam unless their countries or institutions are included on the University of Alberta's ELP Exemption list.
What are the minimum acceptable English Language Proficiency scores?
TOEFL: 600 (paper-based test), or 100 (internet-based test)
IELTS (Academic): Overall band score of 7.0, with at least 5 on each band
PTE (Academic): Overall score of 68
CAEL: Overall minimum of 60, with at least 60 on each subtest
MELAB: minimum of 85
How long is my TOEFL score valid?
TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date of writing.
Where can I write the TOEFL?
For information on test writing locations, refer to the TOEFL website.
What services are available for international students?

The University of Alberta has a dedicated centre for international students. International Student Services provides a wide range of support and information for students prior to and after arriving in Edmonton.

The MBA Office, MBA Association and your classmates are also very willing to help should you have any questions or concerns.

What arrangements do I have to make before coming to Canada?
A checklist is available from International Student Services: Preparing for UAlberta
Do international (visa) students pay more?
Yes, international students are assessed different tuition from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Please see the Financial Investment page for more details.