Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in graduate education and welcome to the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) at the University of Alberta!

Our 7,600+ talented graduate students — 34 percent of whom come from countries other than Canada — play a central role in all of the institution's wide-ranging research activities. They make a vital contribution to the educational experience of their fellow students and faculty, and to the success of the research itself.

Students choose to pursue graduate studies at U of A for many reasons, including the depth and range of our academic offerings, the diversity of the culture and ideas found here, and the top rankings of our graduate programs.

We invite you to join the graduate student community at U of A, where you can feed your curiosity, pursue research that tackles today's (and tomorrow's) most challenging issues, and break the boundaries of conventional wisdom.

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Apply for Admission

Follow a step-by-step process to apply to graduate studies on-line.

Application Requirements for Academic Documents

Consult this important information about required documents.

Clearing Admission Conditions

Find instructions for clearing your admission conditions after accepting your admission offer.

Fee & Cost of Living Estimates

Learn more about overall fee estimates for Canadian and international students, as well as the general cost of living in Edmonton, Alberta.

Tuition Framework for International Students Admitted in Fall 2020 and Beyond

Learn about the tuition framework that will apply to international students admitted to programs beginning in Fall 2020.

Learning Outcomes and Quality Assurance

Learn more about quality assurance standards of graduate studies at the University of Alberta.

Supporting Students During the War In Ukraine

Learn more about supports for impacted students.