U of A Plus Program

International Undergraduate Academic Success Program: Every August 

Do you want to get a head start at the U of A? Are you are looking to overcome the unique challenges of being a new international student--living in a new culture, adapting to a new learning environment? U of A+ is the program for you!

U of A+ is an introductory academic skills program, focused on increasing international undergraduate students’ academic proficiency and clarifying what is expected of students in a Canadian university classroom.

Through a series of classes, workshops, one-on-one training, and peer-led activities, you will develop skills to help you succeed in the Canadian post-secondary system. It’s also a great way to connect with other students and build lasting friendships.

What you will learn:

  • Inter-cultural communication
  • Interacting and participating in the Canadian classroom
  • Time management
  • Independent learning strategies
  • Your commitment to academic integrity
  • Critical thinking
  • Academic writing

What Students Say:

"U of A+ prepared me for university life and gave me a head start."

"I was able to make friends with other students in my program during U of A+ and they have now become my support system."


For questions or more information email uaplus@ualberta.ca