Prepare for UAlberta

Proper preparation will ease your transition to academic life.

Are you ready to come to the University of Alberta? Below is a checklist of everything you need to do - once you can check every box, you'll know that you're ready.

Apply to the University of Alberta

Receive your admission letter

Organize your finances

Apply for your study permit with your admission letter

Pay your tuition deposit and fees

Arrange travel healthcare coverage until you can receive coverage in Alberta

Register for your courses

Complete your online orientation

Find a place to live

Pack for your trip

Plan to enter Canada

Attend UAlberta campus orientation

International Student Services is excited to greet you in Edmonton. If you have any specific questions about your journey to Edmonton or about getting set up once you arrive, feel free to reach out to 

Alternatively, you can make an online appointment with an advisor

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 am - 4 pm (MST) or
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (MST)
Make sure to check out Online Orientation for additional pieces of information.