Shared Credential programs are either Joint- or Dual-Degree programs between the University of Alberta and a partner institution. Applying to participate in a Shared Credential program involves five steps:
Step 1: Admission at the Home Institution
All students must first be admitted to a graduate degree program at their Home institution.
Step 2: Contact the Liaison Officers at Both the Home and the Partner Institution
Students must contact the designated liaison officer for the program at each institution, as indicated in the agreement. For contacts at the University of Alberta, see the International Joint and Dual Degree Graduate Program table.
Step 3: For Thesis-based Programs--Confirm Supervisors at Both Institutions
Students in thesis-based programs must speak to their supervisor at their Home institution and, in cooperation with the Home supervisor, find and contact a supervisor at the Partner Institution.
Step 4: Initial Approval and Program Plan
Students and both departments must complete a Shared Credential Initial Approval Form and obtain signatures from both institutions. The Informed Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information is incorporated in this form.
If a different form is used, a separate Informed Consent for Disclosure of Personal Information Form must also be completed. This is for both incoming students from the Partner institution and for outgoing UofA students. The template for the form, partially completed, can be provided by Admissions staff in FGSR.
Examples of exceptions:
- The Transfor-M Dual degree program uses the Transfor-M Study Plan
- Business MBA Dual degree programs use a separate form
Step 5: Admission to the Shared Credential Program
Incoming students from the Partner institution must also complete the Shared Credential Application Form and complete the admission process at the University of Alberta. Students must meet all the admission requirements of the University of Alberta and submit supporting documents.
Outgoing UofA students must also complete the Shared Credential Participation Form for the terms during which they will be attending the Collaborating Institution, registering at UAlberta in AGRMT (Agreement) for each term in which they will be away. They must also complete the admission process at the Partner institution. Students must meet all the admission requirements of the Partner institution and submit supporting documents.
Summary of Required Forms
Incoming students from the Partner institution:
Outgoing students from the University of Alberta: