Application Fee Exemptions

Until July 4, 2021, the $100 CAD graduate application fee will be waived for applicants applying from one of the following countries.

Please note: Your citizenship, mailing address AND your home address must be from one of these countries or you will be expected to pay the $100 CAD non-refundable application fee.

Important Note

Please note that as of July 5, 2021, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is no longer able to waive the application fee for students from specific countries; all applicants are required to pay the non-refundable application fee. For additional information, please contact grad.webadm@ualberta.ca.


Countries Waived from the Graduate Application Fee (Until July 4, 2021)*

Afghanistan Gambia Niger
Angola Guinea Rwanda
Bangladesh Guinea-Bissau São Tomé and Príncipe
Benin Haiti Senegal
Bhutan Iraq Sierra Leone
Burkina Faso Kiribati Solomon Islands
Burundi Lao People's Democratic Republic Somalia
Cambodia Lesotho South Sudan
Central African Republic Liberia Sudan
Chad Madagascar Togo
Comoros Malawi Tuvalu
Democratic Republic of the Congo Mali Uganda
Djibouti Mauritania United Republic of Tanzania
Timor-Leste (East Timor) Mozambique Yemen
Eritrea Myanmar Zambia
Ethiopia Nepal

*Based on the United Nations Least Developed Countries list.