Are you planning on applying for a government student loan for your program abroad/international program? Below are some tips on how to apply for a full-time Alberta student loan for your education abroad!
If you are from a province other than Alberta, please contact your province of residency. If you are not sure which province you should apply to and/or your program will be part-time, visit Student Connect
for more information.
If you are a student with a permanent disability, please visit Accessibility Resources
early for the best information on how to apply for your funding.
1. Register in your international study or work abroad program
- Chat with your program advisor or University of Alberta International if you have questions about registration. Your program advisor should provide you with information about the course names, course credit weight, dates and costs. Visit 142 Telus Centre to speak with an advisor.
- If your program is not administered by University of Alberta International, you will need to speak with a student advisor from the faculty, department, centre, etc offering the program to get the same information.
- If you know or even suspect that you will need a student loan, be sure to mention this to the advisor and point out that you will need to demonstrate some sort of course registration at UAlberta in your full-time Alberta student loan application.
2. Start your government student loan application early!
- Once you are registered in your course, you can start your Alberta Student Loan application. You can apply online through studentaid.alberta.ca.
3. Complete the full-time loan application
- If you registered in an international study or work abroad program, you will identify the University of Alberta as your home institution.
- If you are registered in a work abroad or study abroad program, you will identify the international institution as the home institution.
- After you submit your online application, you will need to complete a special form called a Schedule 3 along with supporting documents.
- You will only need to complete Part 2 of Schedule 3.
- You will need to include a letter from the University of Alberta (or the international institution) that details the start/end dates, tuition and fees of your program. Your program advisor from University of Alberta International can provide this letter.
- If you know your airfare costs, you can include them on Part 2 of Schedule 3. No receipts are needed for the airfare estimate.
4. Upload Schedule 3 and supporting documentation to your Alberta Student Aid-My Loan account using the ‘upload electronic document’ feature.
- You will only be able to submit these documents after you have submitted a full time application.
If you have any questions about your student loan, contact Student Connect
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