I-Advise: A Better Way to Connect

Speak to an International Student Advisor about study permits, visas, health insurance, work in Canada, and more. Make an appointment with I-Advise.


Welcome to International Student Services

International Student Services provides programs, services and events for U of A international students. Our team of licensed immigration consultants and student advisors supports international students with adjusting to living in Edmonton, immigration and additional support to help international students succeed at the U of A.

The University of Alberta has implemented special measures to support Ukrainian students impacted by the war in Ukraine. Visit U of A Stand with Ukraine for more information.

Travel to Canada

Review the latest requirements to enter Canada 

Prepare for U of A

Review everything you need to plan for your first academic year at the U of A.

Get Involved

One of the best ways to connect to the U of A community is by getting involved and helping out your fellow community members. Expand your inter-cultural skill set and volunteer for ISS.

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Life in Canada

Learn what day-to-day living is like in Edmonton.

Bursaries and Loans

For students with unexpected financial shortfalls, International Student Services offers emergency assistance.

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Student Stories

Read international student's stories on living in Edmonton and studying at the U of A.


Global Beat is the International Student Services’ bi-weekly newsletter that keeps you updated on the latest news, information and upcoming events on and off-campus. 

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Contact Us

We understand you may have a pressing concern and require assistance. The first step is to connect to the right person by making an appointment with one of our International Student Advisors. Learn more

About U of A International 

Driven by the University of Alberta's vision to connect with the world, U of A International works with a broad range of international and external stakeholders to support the creation of an internationally vibrant learning and research environment.