U of A Plus Program

International Undergraduate Academic Success Program

August 15 - 24, 2018

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, 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:

  • How to work with students from different cultures 
  • What are Canadian classroom expectations
  • How to write academic essays and reports 
  • How to communicate appropriately with your professors
  • How to build your resume and plan for your future career in Canada
  • Volunteer experience/field trip: Get to know Edmonton's culture, experience teamwork activities and make friends! 

“My experience with U of A+ was one of a kind, just like the friends I met and the tips on how to thrive in school!” – Jesslyn Rosanna

Who Can Register?

Students from all faculties are welcome. To apply you must:

  • Be a first-year international student coming to the University of Alberta
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or bridging program student
  • Have a valid study permit upon arrival


Early bird before June 22, 2018: $150.00

After June 22, 2018: $200.00

This fee includes:

  • Registration
  • All classes, workshops, training, class materials,
  • Field trip (transportation and lunch included)
  • Opening reception breakfast, lunches, and graduation dinner

You must prepare for additional living costs, including temporary accommodation, meals and transportation from the airport, etc.


Student and Guest Services

Students enrolled in U of A+ can register for temporary accommodation with Student and Guest Services.

Find Your Own Accommodation Students may find their own temporary housing in Edmonton for August. See the temporary accommodations section for other options.


For questions or more information email uaplus@ualberta.ca