International Admissions

Special Note: Instruction in the 2021 winter term will continue to be delivered with a blend of face-to-face and online modalities; a decision on the form instruction will take in Fall 2021 is not expected until later in 2021. For updates and additional information, please see this page.

For important information on immigration, travel and employment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please access these pages from International Student Services. For information on study permits, see this page.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the University of Alberta's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR). International students are an integral part of UAlberta graduate student community. They make up more than 36 per cent of our graduate student population — 2,600+ students from more than 150 different countries.

Students and scholars from around the world are attracted to UAlberta for its reputation as a centre of research and innovation. International students are an integral part of our university; they enrich our classrooms with different perspectives. To learn more, visit Choose UAlberta.

The following sections outline important information on the international student admissions process:


Please note:
The information in this section pertains to international applicants OR Canadian students who hold international academic credentials only. For visiting or exchange students, please see here for the related admissions protocol.


For more information on admissions and related topics, please review the FGSR Graduate Program Manual Section 5: Admissions.