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, 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.

Space is limited! Register early to avoid disappointment! 

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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
  • Volunteer Opportunities

“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 registration (before June 20, 2017 11:59 PM MT): $100/person
  • After June 20, 2017: $150/person

Registration deadline: July 31, 2017

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.

To apply, fill out the Accommodation Reservation Form and email Guest Services (guest.services@ualberta.ca). This option costs $49/night.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This form specifies accommodation with Guest Services is available until August 23, 2017; we would like to assure students, campus accommodation will be available for the entire duration of the U of A+ program (August 17 -25).

Students who have confirmed on-campus housing for Fall 2017, can move into their residence building, August 23, 2017. The rate to stay is $25/night until August 28, 2017.

Please note: You are not required to provide credit card information when you apply. Credit card information will be required when you check-in.

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