Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway – NCA Accreditation

Faculty of Law Admissions Process and Terms

Students are considered NCA Special Students and are permitted to register in one or more courses which are not being taken for credit toward a degree or diploma at the University of Alberta or any other institution.

To be considered for admission as an NCA Special Student, applicants must normally have received a law degree from an accredited post-secondary institution (equivalent to a Canadian JD or LLB degree), must meet English Language Proficiency requirements, and must provide a valid NCA Assessment report.

NCA results will determine application to the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law.

For the 2017/18 and 2018/19 Academic Years:

Applicants must meet English Language Proficiency requirements as specified in the University of Alberta Calendar.

Beginning for the 2019/20 Academic Intake:

Applicants from outside of Canada may meet their English Proficiency requirement based on the university they have attended or the country in which they reside. Some conditions apply. Where applicable, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (Paper-based) or total score of 100 with a minimum of 25 in each section (Internet-based), a minimum Academic IELTS score of 7.0, with at least 5 on each band, a minimum Academic PTE score of 68, or the EAP 550 course is required

Since the Faculty of Law has limited enrollment, priority in admission is given to applicants to degree programs.