GOAL: Build a diverse, inclusive community of exceptional students, faculty and staff from Alberta, Canada, and the world.

In building a globally connected environment for the benefit of all, we contribute to a richer future for our students and researchers. Diversity on campus promotes global perspectives, cultural learning, and intercultural awareness that is becoming increasingly vital in today's global environment. UAlberta International contributed through efforts designed to enhance diversity of international students, connect international faculty members across borders, delivering services and programs for international students, and more.

2017-18 Highlights

  • In Fall 2017, UAlberta achieved:
    • a record number of new international undergraduate students
    • a new total of 2,669 international graduate students, making up 35% of the total graduate student population
  • UAlberta welcomed a record number of Chinese students while increasing the worldwide diversity of its international student population.

  • In 2017-18, UAlberta International expanded digital recruitment marketing, offering a series of Virtual Open Houses, including faculty-specific events. Over 2,000 international applicants participated in webinars preparing them for their arrival at the university, including topics such as obtaining a student visa. 

  • The Sponsored Student Program, operated by UAlberta International, continued to identify and build relations with sponsoring agencies as well as deliver specialized services to sponsored students through the application period and through to graduation.

  • The impact of our international recruitment activities is demonstrated by peer-leading survey results from the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE).