Before you apply, please note:

Under the U of A Safety Measures General Directives and COVID-19 Vaccination Directive, which are currently in force, all students are required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to attend campus, unless they are in possession of an official exemption. Review the U of A COVID-19 Vaccination Directive for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 health requirements, restrictions, exemptions, and accommodations for U of A students.

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in graduate education and welcome to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) 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 UAlberta 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 UAlberta, 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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Other Information

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


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.